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Herb Connection-to Help Connect NC Herb & Specialty Crops Growers With the Industry

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The purpose of this page is to help North Carolina herb and specialty crop growers succeed by connecting them with other growers, buyers, and industries offering relevant products, services, events, etc. Because this is a regional industry, occasionally growers from other Appalachian states will also be listed. Buyers and other services providers can be from anywhere. We use a broad definition for the word “herb”, so that can include culinary, medicinal, aromatic, and decorative herbs and plants used for food, medicine, beverages, decorations, essential oils, and many other purposes. This includes, woodland botanicals, ramps, kudzu, hops, useful tree and flower species, cultivated and wild-harvested plants, etc.

For your ad to be added to the Herb Connection page, it must:
● Be 200 characters (not words) or less (does not include spaces). ●
Include a phone number, email, and/or website link. ● Be a product, service, event, etc. that is needed or useful for NC herb/specialty crop growers in the buying, selling, growing, harvesting, etc. of their products. ● You can post multiple ads. ● To have your free ad listed, email Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu and put “Herb Connection Ad” in the subject line. ● Ads will automatically be deleted after one year. ● To  have your ad deleted earlier, email Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu, put “Herb Connection Ad” in the subject line and include a copy of the ad as it is printed with the date it was posted.

Herb Connection Ads

8/13/2019 – For sale, Fresh Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata. Grown under the Certified Naturally Grown label. $13 a pound plus shipping. Several pounds available. Raindrop Ridge Farm, raindropherbs@yahoo.com

7/8/2019 – Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) planting plugs for sale; 21 plug cell-tray $45. Pick up at nursery or in Asheville. www.redrootnatives.com redrootnatives@gmail.com

7/8/2019 – Maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba) first year seedlings for sale; 50  bare root seedlings for $45. Will ship or can be picked up at nursery or in Asheville. www.redrootnatives.com redrootnatives@gmail.com

7/1/2019 – Hop farm for sale: Zeus and Casscade, 230 plants (150 plants in 4th year, 50 2nd year, 30 1st year), 750 ft rows of trellis. 16 ft above 4 ft below ground. $3k for plants. $2k for trellis hardware. Email:haijun2000@gmail.com

6/17/2019 – False unicorn (Chameaelirium luteum) plants for sale at nursery, in Asheville, or can be shipped. Limited quantities, so reserve now. 36-cell trays of 2nd year plants @ $60 per tray. www.redrootnatives.com, redrootnatives@gmail.com

6/17/2019 – True unicorn (Aletris farinosa) plants for sale at nursery or meet in Asheville. Sorry, no shipping. Limited quantities, so reserve now. 24 cell trays of 3rd year plants @ $60 per tray.  www.redrootnatives.com redrootnatives@gmail.com

6/10/2019 – Blue Ridge Chaga Connection sells local, sustainably harvested dried Chaga mushrooms in small chunk and powdered form and handmade tinctures of Reishi, Lions Mane and Turkey Tail. www.blueridgechagaconnection.com 828-423-3875

6/7/2019 – Asheville Tea Company: Seeking local & regional dried herbs for use in tea. We use many herbs and are looking to buy in pound/multi-pound quantities. Jessie Dean: ashevilleteaco@gmail.com 828-545-3341  www.ashevilleteacompany.com

6/7/2019 – Wanted: Reishi, Lion’s Mane, or Wood Ear mushrooms, preferably fresh but potentially dried. Sustainable harvest only. Please email saralyn@heilbronherbs.com

6/7/2019 – Asheville Tea Company buying local & regional dried elderberry, chamomile, lavender, anise hyssop, tulsi, peppermint, mojito mint, camellia sinensis (tea). Jessie Dean: ashevilleteaco@gmail.com 828-545-3341 www.ashevilleteacompany.com.

6/7/2019 – Asheville Tea Company buying local & regional dried Yaupon, lemon balm, lemongrass, calendula, chrysanthemum, hibiscus sabdariffa / roselle, Jessie Dean: ashevilleteaco@gmail.com 828-545-3341 www.ashevilleteacompany.com.

6/7/2019 – Asheville Tea Company buying local & regional oat tops, passionflower, rose petals and hips, ginger root, turmeric root, dried organic apples. Jessie Dean: ashevilleteaco@gmail.com 828-545-3341 www.ashevilleteacompany.com.

6/3/2019 – American Spikenard (Aralia racemosa) plants in 4″ pots. Two years old; 12 for $48. https://www.redrootnatives.com/  Contact: redrootnatives@gmail.com

6/3/2019 – Mad Dog Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) planting plugs. 4″ deep plugs; a count of 38 plugs in each tray for $48. https://www.redrootnatives.com/  Contact: redrootnatives@gmail.com

5/20/2019 – The Yew Mountain Center in Hillsboro, WV is looking for goldenseal planting stock for production of more stock and educational purposes. Please contact Will Lewis at yewforestfarming@gmail.com https://www.yewmountain.org/

5/10/2019 – Now In season: Milky oats, Lemon balm, Yarrow, Hairy vetch, Premature nettle seed, Nettle stalk for fiber. PYO $5-10 a pound sliding scale. Or come join in a harvest. Email me at pangaeaplants@gmail.com https://pangaeaplants.com/

5/8/2019 – We (Kudzu Culture Industries) at kudzuculture.net are looking for farmer partners for a 3 year Southern SARE research grant proposal we are submitting to develop kudzu based cottage industries. Contact us at kudzuculture@gmail.com

4/22/2019 – We are a certified organic operation and are seeking USDA certified organic Witch Hazel bark (preferred) (or leaf/twigs) of Hamamelis virginiana. Dried material is preferred. Please contact Diana ASAP via organicartiste@yahoo.com.

4/16/2019 – Maple Spring Gardens, Cedar Grove, NC. We offer many varieties of fresh & dried medicinal herbs. They are naturally & consciously grown, hand cultivated & harvested, and processed with high quality control at the peak of their medicine.

4/16/2019 – Wanted: dried Ginkgo leaf from 2018 harvest. 1lb yellow with some green still. Wildcrafted ok, but must have been a tree located at least 50ft away from a road. Please contact Sunshine (305) 766-1761, blissfulsunshine@gmail.com

4/14/2019 – HOP PLANTS FOR SALE! Licensed hop nursery selling potted plants. Visit our website at www.mountainviewhops.com to view available cultivars. Email us at info@mountainviewhops.com with any questions.

4/10/2019 – I stratified too much swamp milkweed seed! I’m selling baggies of stratified seed in moist vermiculite for $45 per bag. Each bag has at least 300 seeds. I can meet interested buyers in Asheville before April 15. redrootnatives@gmail.com

4/9/2019 – Wild Grown Ramps for sale. Grown in the mountains at high elevation for the best tasting ramps! Harvested with respect and care and always the freshest product available. Retail $18 lb Wholesale $25 lb. Mike Goodman 304-960-9124.

4/9/2019 – We buy over 100 different types of herbs that are organic (grown or certified), wild crafted, or cultivated without chemicals and grown, dried, and prepared with love. Contact andrew@herbiary.com. Herbiary in Asheville, NC.

4/8/2019 – WNC grown kudzu root (non-certified organic). Available fresh in Feb. We will have shredded, dry root available soon. kudzuculture@gmail.com or Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kudzucoop?ref=l2-shopheader-name

4/4/2019 – Mark Locklear, Candler NC. FREE HOPS AVAILABLE! I have about 10 bines that are Canadian Red Vine, Nugget & Chinook. Feel free to come pick your own from July-Sept. 2019. Limit two one-gallon freezer bags, please. Email hops@locklear.me

4/1/2019 – SEEKING NC RAMPS!! I am trying to locate a source for NC grown ramps that I can buy wholesale and sell to our customers. We’re in Raleigh NC. Alex Maldonado. Ford’s Produce Co. alex@fordsproduce.com. 919-833-7559  800-821-3673

4/1/2019 – Want to grow your own? We have ramps, false unicorn, black cohosh and more. Nursery grown. Some quantitites limited. pick up or meet up prior to April 15, or after May 1. Red Root Native Nursery, Weaverville, NC. Redrootnatives@gmail.com

4/1/2019 – Nursery grown native medicinal herbs and plants for sale: View availability here. Some quantitites limited. Pick up or meet up prior to April 15 or after May 1. Red Root Native Nursery, Weaverville, NC. Redrootnatives@gmail.com

3/31/2019 – Seeking True Unicorn and False Unicorn (a few plants or nursery grown plugs) for replanting into a sanctuary to proliferate. Jeannie Dunn,  Red Moon Herbs . Reply to Jeanine@RedMoonHerbs.com

3/31/2019 – I offer a variety of medicinal herbs and roots both fresh and dried. Organically Grown with love or ethically wild harvested, putting the land and plant populations first at all times. BearAlchemy@gmail.com or land line, 276-398-1123

3/31/2019 – Wanted fresh from WNC: Horehound; Gentian, flowering tops; Echinacea purpurea root;  Echinacea angustifolia root; and Elderberry. Red Moon Herbs, Asheville, NC. Jeannie@RedMoonHerbs.com

3/31/2019 – For sale: Comfrey – leaves; Elderberry – flowers & berry; Goldenrod – flowers; Mugwort. Laurie Quesinberry BearAlchemy@gmail.com or land line 276-398-1123

3/31/2019 – Wanted fresh from WNC: St. John’s Wort, bud 2/3 and 1/3 flower; Fresh Skullcap, flowering {Scutellaria lateriflora);  Motherwort, flowering top; and Leonurus cardiac.. Red Moon Herbs,  Asheville, NC. Jeannie@RedMoonHerbs.com.

3/31/2019 – For sale: Monarda spp.; Ramp Leaves aka Wild leeks; Spice Bush – twigs, leaves, berries; Violet leaves and Yarrow – flowers and leaves. Laurie Quesinberry BearAlchemy@gmail.com or land line, 276-398-1123

3/31/2019 – Wanted fresh from WNC growers and wild-harvesters: Boar hog root – sustainably harvested or wild simulated grown and Astragalus – 2-3 year old root. Red Moon Herbs,  Asheville, NC. Jeannie@RedMoonHerbs.com

3/31/2019 – I have a wide variety of woodland medicinals available each season. Due to the delicate nature of the populations, please contact me to discuss the possibilities. Laurie Quesinberry BearAlchemy@gmail.com or land line, 276-398-1123

3/31/2019 – Wanted DRIED (Cut/Sift): Calendula – blossom; Elderberry;  Ginseng – leaf; Red Clover – blossom; (Trifolium pratense). From WNC growers/wildcrafters. Red Moon Herbs, Asheville, NC. Jeannie@RedMoonHerbs.com

3/31/2019 – Wanted DRIED (Cut/Sift): Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica); Oat straw (Avena sativa); Comfrey (Symphytum officinale or uplanica); Linden flower. WNC growers/wildcrafters. Red Moon Herbs  Asheville, NC. Jeannie@RedMoonHerbs.com

More Information About Herb Connection:

Growers, please practice the Suggested Good Agricultural Practices for Medicinal Herbs and be aware that the new Food Safety and Modernization Act applies to many of these products. The extension publication Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs covers this topic.

Disclaimer: We offer this Herb Connection page as a free service to help this industry grow. We know and interact with many of the growers, buyers, and supporting industries listed here, but we do not certify, inspect, or vet the products listed for sale or the businesses. We cannot vouch for the identify, cleanliness or safety of the products offered or the practices of the businesses. Please do your own due diligence in “checking them out”. N.C. State Extension does not endorse or recommend any product, service, individual, business, or other entity listed here. All listings are posted at the discretion of N.C. State Extension. All Herb Connection requests and ads may be denied or removed at any time for any reason.