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Herb/Specialty Crop 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 (and sustainable/ethical wild-harvesters) succeed by helping to connect 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 offer this service is for herbs, mushrooms, unusual fruits and vegetables, hops, kudzu, useful tree and flower species, cultivated and sustainably/ethically wild-harvested plants/fungi, and emerging crops because there aren’t established marketing outlets for most of them. For hemp, please visit Hemp Connections. Please read the additional information and disclaimer at the bottom of this page. In short, we do not vet any of these ads, so do your homework before doing business with anyone listed here.

For your ad to be added to the Herb/Specialty Crop 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/Specialty Crop 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/Specialty Crop Connection Ad” in the subject line and include a copy of the ad as it is printed with the date it was posted.

Herb/Specialty Crop Connection Ads

6/28/2022 – Medicinal Herb Manufacturer seeking Ethically Wildcrafted or Certified Organic fresh and dried medicinal herbs to purchase. Please contact sherrylshumate@gmail.com.

6/23/2022 – St. John’s Wort avail at the farm. Jake’s Farm, 31 Peony Ln, Candler NC 28715 Organic/non-inspected. Call/text Chris Sawyer (preferred) 828 712 4472. email; jakesfarm@msn.com Pics available. Peaking now. 10/lb pick your own. 20 we pick

6/14/2022 – Angelica archangelica seed for sale. Organically grown & sifted, May 2022 crop. $17/oz. 5.5 oz avail. $80 for all 5.5 oz. Text 336-262-8450 or email (preferred) to Paul at 50ontheroad@gmail.com.

6/7/2022 – Model GS3 Seederman Vacuum Seeder for sale. Asking $8k but will consider reasonable offers. Purchased in 2015; Info about this model http://seederman.com/pdf/gs3manual.pdf. In Mills River, NC contact skane@gaiaherbs.com.

5/11/2022 – Pedicularis canadensis (Wood Betony, Canadian Lousewort) is in full flower. Fresh flowers and leaves available. Sustainably managed/harvested. Forest Grown Verified. David Brown, KyMtnBoy@aol.com, Mountain Cove Forest Farm.

2/24/2022 – The ASD Herb Hub is currently seeking producers of botanicals that are interested in processing and marketing through the AH Herb Hub in Duffield, VA. Please see links provided. For more info contact Robin Suggs rsuggs@asdevelop.org

2/7/2022 – Piedmont naturally grown medicinal herbs, fresh & dried. Taking 2022 preorders until 2.15.22. Or order year round, subject to availability. Visit www.maplespringgardens.com for price list & order forms. Contact Sunshine Dawson  

1/24/2022 – Available for sale, dried, cut finely, wildcrafted pokeroot from our homestead, cultivated with organic growing practices. $17/lb. contact@asiliherbs.com Have a great day!

1/24/2022 – I have a specialty crop and produce farm in Ayden NC. I’m looking to take on new buyers who want to have herbs or specialty crops grown for them year after year. Text or call 252-814-8140 email me at bcgarris2@gmail.com.

10/7/2021 – Wanted: Seeking American elderberry, whole, pomace or undiluted juice, fresh or frozen 1 gallon/1 lb or more for processing experiments at NC State University, will be paid. penelope_perkins@ncsu.edu

10/7/2021 – Available for sale, forest grown in Appalachia: dry ginseng tops, $250/lb; dry goldenseal tops, $75/lb; goldenseal, fresh, inquire for price. Ed Daniels, Shady Grove Botanicals, 304-335-6485 or 304-940-1523, cell.

More Information About Herb/Specialty Crop Connection

Herb 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. Please be up to date and follow all relevant food safety and handling rules and guidelines as provided on your county, state, and federal level.

Disclaimer: We offer this Herb/Specialty Crop 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 identity, 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/Specialty Crop Connection requests and ads may be denied or removed at any time for any reason.