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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 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, 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

9/14/2020 – In search of dried Goldenseal, Yarrow, Calendula, Gotu Kola, Comfrey, Lobelia, Witch Hazel Bark, leaf or flower. This year’s crop preferably. Email if you want to sell any.

7/1/2020 – 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,

5/8/2020 – I have a small block of Goldenseal plants in one gallon containers for sale. I started a bed of Goldenseal from certified seed several years ago, I take out and pot up mature plants each spring. 828-319-0341.

5/8/2020 – I am trying to salvage some plants from a woods area that is getting logged. I have found a few goldenseal and lots of bloodroot and blue cohosh there I haven’t attempted to harvest yet. 828-319-0341.

3/4/2020 – Shiitake Mushrooms Available Fresh @ our farm or Dehydrated via website. 828-468-1603. or $10/lb

3/4/2020 – Fresh, turkey tail mushrooms available for you to harvest @ our farm. 828-468-1603 or

2/28/2020 – Seeking whl dried herbs & spices lb+ (organic, cng, wildcrafted) for artisan tea blends: peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm, lemon verbena, nettle leaf, tulsi, ginger, turmeric.;

2/26/2020 – NC Cannabis-Hemp Root – FRESH – Certified Naturally Grown – VEGAN – Indoor Grown $10/oz. Whole root is used medicinally for traditional therapies. Harvested regularly., 919-696-7019

11/27/2019 – We are new to this community, but excited to enter it. We are looking for different herbs to plant in raised beds as part of our crop rotation for hemp. What herbs are in demand? Who are interested parties?

11/6/2019 – NC organically grown Turmeric, 5lb available, harvested to order. $15 per lb. Gastonia NC 28052. Shipping available. Other herbs available seasonally.

11/4/2019 – Looking to buy 1 pound of Gelsemium sempervirens (L.) J.St.-Hill root bark or whole roots less than .5in diameter. (Please only experienced wildcrafters, this is a highly toxic plant).

11/4/2019 – Looking to buy 10 Pounds of Fresh Mitchella repens aerial portions preferably in fruit or partial fruiting stage.

11/4/2019 – Need organic certified contract grower for dried and preferably cut pineapple mint and/or chocolate mint for herbal teas. Looking for 5 to 10 lbs+ per yr. Please contact

More Information About Herb 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 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/Specialty Crop Connection requests and ads may be denied or removed at any time for any reason.