Bark n Wag 15 Minute Vet Talk

What is a herbalist grower? Meet Sarah a Horticulturist from California

June 22, 2020

Bark & Wag is in the CBD business. It is very important to work with a herbalist grower to make the sure the product does not have pesticides. For more questions please contact Sarah at [email protected]

Here is an article about Herb Farms. 

Many people are drawn to herbalism, not only because plants are natural or contain healing qualities, but also because being an herbalist can bring you closer to the Earth. 

It’s not unusual to see herbalists with dirt under their fingernails who never leave home without their botanical ID books or a trusted wildcrafting tool. 

We like to plunge our hands into the dirt, spend time with the plants in their native habitats, or simply with herbs growing freely in a garden.  (Read Sue Kusch's articles on the benefits of working with soil here).

While many herbalists love to gather their own herbs, it’s not always possible to do so. Some herbalists may choose to spend their time consulting with clients, making herbal products or teaching classes. 

When you aren’t able to gather your own herbs, buying from a small herbal farmer or ethical wildcrafter is the next best thing. Not only is the quality often incredible, you are also supporting what we want to see more of in this world: 

  • Small-scale organic and sustainable farms instead of concrete buildings. 
  • Family-operated businesses, or businesses that support their employees with living wages and benefits, rather than large corporate entities most interested in making a buck. 
  • Local economies rather than shipping herbs from far away places. 

Sustainable Herbs Project

For more information about the importance of sourcing our herbs sustainably I highly recommend the Sustainable Herbs Project. Created by Ann Ambrecht and funded by almost 1,000 herbalists, this site explores many of the important issues facing the herbal industry. I hope every herbalist is familiar with this important work. 

 

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I am frequently asked about small scale herbal farms, but until now I’ve never had an extensive resource list to send folks to. Thank you to Val who researched and compiled this list for the USA and to Tiffany Traverse for compiling the list for Canada! 

My intention is to provide herbalists an easy way to find their own local farmers and wildcrafters. While it certainly doesn’t contain every farm out there, we did our best to make it a comprehensive by-state list of small herb farms and ethical wildcrafters. This specifically means people who are offering fresh and/or dried plant material and, in some instances, fresh whole plants. 

In choosing the herb farms and wildcrafters, we looked for websites that clearly reflected the availability of plant material. (Educational farms, personal gardens, and herbal products aren't included.)

Disclaimer: I have not received herbs or any other kinds of perks from most of the farmers and wildcrafters on this list. This list is not an endorsement of quality. 

 

Do You Want to be Added to this List?

If you are an herb farmer or ethical wildcrafter and would like to see your website listed here, please click here to fill out the form.

 

USA

California

Crimson Sage

Pearson's Gardens


Connecticut

Pleasant Valley Botanicals

Twin Star

 

Delaware

Sharon's Natural Gardens

 

Illinois

Stone House Herb Company

Wind Ridge Herb Farm

 

Indiana

 

 

Iowa

Nature's Cathedral

 

Kansas

Neff Family Farm

 

Kentucky

Among the Oaks

Flourishing Herbs


Maine

Avena Botanicals

Blessed Maine Herbs

Herbal Revolution Farm

Maine Seaweed

October Fields

 

Maryland

Harding's Wild Mountain Herbs

 

Massachusetts

Flora Verdura

Muddy River Herbals

Sawmill Herb Farm

 

Michigan

Black Locust Gardens

Heartwood Forest Farm

Linden Tree Herbals

 

Minnesota

Will Heal Farm


Montana

Spirit Works Herbs

 

Nebraska

Loess Roots

Spiritus Vitae Botanicals

 

New Hampshire

Bee Fields Farm

Heartsong Farm

Langford Homestead Farm

Remick Museum and Farm


New Mexico

Desert Bloom Herbs

Feral Gardens

New Mexico Farmacy

Voyage Botanica

 

New York

Healing Spirits Herb Farm

Midsummer Farm

Tree Star Farm


North Carolina

Bat Cave Botanicals

Featherherbs

Gentle Harmony Farm

Maple Spring Gardens

Mountain Gardens

Pangaea Plants

Red Root Native Nursery

 

Ohio

Companion Plants

Foraged and Sown

Wild Vitality Homestead


Oklahoma

Our Herb Farm

 

Oregon

Lovelight Herb Farm

Medicine Garden

Mountain Rose Herbs

Naturespirit Herbs

Oshala Farm

Pacific Botanicals

Pharmacopia Herbals

Strictly Medicinal Seeds

Thyme Garden

Tumalo Lavender

Viriditas Wild Gardens

 

Pennsylvania

Cloverleaf Herb Farm

Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary

Farmer Liz

Lancaster Farmacy

Tooth of the Lion

Tulsi Fields Farm

 

Rhode Island

Farmacy Herbs

Parcel Apothecary

 

Texas

Lori Rose Holistic

 

Vermont

Eleven Acre Farm

Flack Family Farm

Free Verse Farm

Wild Faith Herb Farm

Zack Woods Herb Farm

 

Virginia

Forrest Green Farm

Gathered Threads

Goose Creek Gardens

Greenstar Farm

Terembry Farm

The Heathen Homestead


Washington

Ancestree Herbals

Blazing Yarrow Farm

Blooming Artichoke Herbary

Eaglemount Farms

Friends of the Trees

Harmony Fields

Island Herbs

Montevista Medicinals

Smoot's Flavor Farm

Understory Apothecary

The Wheel Medicinal Herbs

YarbWorks

 

Wisconsin

Moonwise Herbs

 

Canada

Alberta

Chickadee Farm Organic Herbs

 

British Columbia

Breath of Life

Cedar Hill Herbs

Fireweed Farm

Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary

New Brunswick

Bear Roots Forest

 

Ontario

Floreren Farm

Foggy River Farm

Green's Creek Farm

Judy's Organic Herbs

Rebel Roots

Richters Herbs

Do You Want to be Added to this List?

If you are an herb farmer or ethical wildcrafter and would like to see your website listed here, please click here to fill out the form.

 

A special thanks to jim “cougar” mcdonald and Michael Pilarski for introducing us to some of the growers and wild crafters listed.

 

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