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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

11/16/2023 -FOR SALE: 30 lbs of fresh Rutherford County, NC grown ginger, produced using organic practices. Good for eating or planting. burges.ponder@gmail.com.

1/3/2023 – Pre Order fresh & dried herbs for the 2023 season. Maple Spring Gardens has been growing high quality medicinal herbs for over 8 years using organic and sustainable methods. Discounts over 5lbs thru 2/15. www.maplespringgardens.com

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.