HERBAL RESOURCE LIST - June, 2005
A loose list of extended-family or preferred resources, with
a heavy emphasis on former students and friends...those in support
of bioregional and autonomous herbalism. Centralization and "standardization"
of product and marketing is the TRUE enemy. This is the current
version. I am sure I missed lots of good folks, but this is what's
on the Rolodex, kids. If you know me, you know that I MEAN well,
but sometimes forget the details. All opinions mine.
WHOLESALE BULK WILDCRAFTED AND ORGANICALLY GROWN HERBS
- ADAPTATIONS - Tane Datta
P.O. Box 1070,
Captain Cook, HI 96704
Permaculture-grown tropicals plants, such as Gotu Kola, Ginger,
BLESSED HERBS - Martha & Michael Volchok
109 Barre Plains Road
Oakham, Mass. 01068
A VERY large selection of wildcrafted herbs, and generally a
moral plant source. They will answer questions about their sources,
and will freely acknowledge any necessary compromise made. Although
Big, B.H. is 2 notches closer to the earth than other wholesalers
(such as Frontier) and Michael deals almost exclusively with
the pickers themselves. They try their damnest to walk a narrow
line between the heavy and blind demands of the herb industry
and their acute awareness of the earth. They will also ship fresh
herbs if humanly possible. I have even picked for them.
DESERT WOMAN BOTANICALS - Monica Rude (SWSBM)
P.O. Box 263
Gila, NM 88038
She grows herbs, sells plants, and can be a source for bulk herbs
FRIENDS OF THE TREES/Michael Pilarski
Growing Season Address:
Friends of the Trees - PO Box 253, Twisp, WA 98856 509.997.9200
Friends of the Trees - PO Box 4469, Bellingham, WA 98227 360.676.7704
Herbs seeds, organic and wildcrafted herbs from the Pacific NW,
and the Northwest Herbal Faire (August)
Norway, lowa 52318
Fair quality of wildcrafted herbs and international herbs as
well. Well-meaning, politically aware and BIG, but too heavily
tied to the International trade for my taste. There is no other
way to run a coop that sells 50 tons of Chamomile by the pound
each year, to be perfectly honest. A true coop at heart, the
weight of demand has forced Frontier into Big Herb Business.
HORIZON SEEDS - Richo and Mayche Cech
P.O. Box 69
Williams, OR 97544-0069
Medicinal plant seeds, organic and wildcrafted herbs. Impeccable.
ISLAND HERBS - Ryan Drum
P O Box 25
Waldron Island, WA 98297-0025
- Quality herbs picked by loving energies and spirits. Also
offers apprenticeships in medicinal herb wildcrafting and cultivation
as well as weekend herbal retreats at his homestead.
- NATURESPIRIT HERBS & SEA VEGETABLES - James and Karl
- P.O Box 150
- Williams, OR 97544
- Superb wildcrafted seaweed, extracts, liniments and wholesale
- P.O. 212
- Honaunau, HI 96726
- 1-808-328-9522 (home)
- This Hawaiian grower has several varieties of organic Kava,
as well as Gotu Kola, Passion Flower, Ginger, Turmeric and Galangal
available (depending on season)
- MONTANA ARNICA (formerly Montana Botanicals)
P.O. Box 350057
Grantsdale, MT 59835
Many organic and wildcrafted herbs. Impeccable.
NATURE'S CATHEDRAL - Leroy Ballard
1995 78th Street
Blairstown, IA 52209
Grows Echinacea and Golden Seal---check for other current cultivated
PACIFIC BOTANICALS - Mark & Margie Wheeler
4350 Fish Hatchery Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
High quality organic and wildcrafted herbs. Will deliver fresh
plants if you're on the list early enough. They have a limited
selection of sea vegetables. Will fill 1/2 lb. orders.
- SEGO'S HERB FARM
4820 NE 306th Circle
La Center. WA 98629
360-759-8009 503-819-8934 (cell)
organic Ginseng, Golden Seal, Ginkgo and Echinacea. Inquire for
SOUTHERN VIRGINIA HERBALS - Robert Wooding
Southern Virginia Herbals - Certified Organic
1107 Wooding Trail
Halifax, VA 24558
Tel: (804) 476-1339
Fax: (804) 476-4413
Organic grower and wild crafter of East coast herbs...The Man
for small quantity, morally gathered herbs from the east and
11253 Trade Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, Ca. 95742
A fair quality herbal wholesaler but has lots of other products
such as oils, teas, soaps, etc. for retailers.
Overland Park, KS 66204
Cultivated Ginseng and Golden Seal
TWO RAVENS HERBALS - James and Meryl (SWSBM)
Rt. 1 Box 172, Kooskia Idaho 83539
Wildcrafted herbs primarily from Pacific N.W. and Rockies vacinity.
Organically grown herbs from the Sawtooth Community Garden Project.
Extracts, Salves, etc.
WESTERN HERBS and HERBALISTS
- BEAR CREEK HERBS (SWSBM)
602 N. Bullard
Silver City, NM
The usual southwestern tinctures; sometimes has wildcrafted herbs
COLUMBINES & WIZARDRY HERBS - Howie Brounstein
P.O. Box 50532
Eugene, OR 97405
MITCH COVEN "Vitality Works" (SWSBM)
5821 D Midway Pk Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
SW tinctures, formulas...big variety, w/many bodyworking formulas
DANCING WILLOW HERBS - (SWSBM)
960 Main Street
Durango, CO 81303
Retail store, also wholesales wildcrafted tinctures, a few wildcrafted
and LOTS of formulas.
DEBRA BRANDT "From the Ground Up" (SWSBM)
2137 N. Main St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Source of SW herbs and tinctures in small lots. Reliable ex-student
w/decades of experience as a R.N. psychiatric clinician
DESERT BLOOM HERBS - Richard McDonald (SWSBM)
- 1606 N. Florida
- Silver City, NM 88061
An extensive wholesale line of southwestern herbs and unique
EVERGREEN HERBAL MARKET- Diane & Cecil (SWSBM)
701 Northern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Retail store, wholesaling some wildcrafted tinctures. Resource
mavens, they can track down ANYTHING (for a moderate profit).
They also manufacture computer software of my material.
THE HERBALIST - Tierne Salter (SWSBM)
2106 N.E. 65th
Seattle, WA 98115
For years the MAIN herb store in Seattle, they also have a BIG
wholesale line of tinctures, formulas and gee-gaws, with lots
of yummy body and cosmetic stuff. Although she doesn't make a
big deal about it, Tierney often has an awesome amount of hard-to-get
plant materials. With Clarissa Smith no longer the owner of Wyoming
Wildcrafters, Tierney would be our extended-family source of
choice for wholesale tinctures from the NW.
HERBS ETC. (Retail and mailorder) (SWSBM)
1345 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
HERBS ETC.(Wholesale) -Daniel Gagnon
1340 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, N.M.
My old store, now mainstream national manufacturing, STILL a
source of a HUGE line of tinctures made properly.
JAE BIRD BOTANICALS - Jae Schneider (SWSBM)
P.O. Box 22088
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Wildcrafted or organically grown herbs in tinctures and oils:
wholesale prices / bulk Chaparral
CHARLIE JORDON - Dragon River Herbals (SWSBM)
Box 74, Hwy 285
Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
Tinctures, formulas, botanicals...the emphasis here is on morally
wildcrafted herbs. Politically active and part of the Land Tithe
movement, he is a good resource person.
Vacaville, CA 95696
A first-class herbalist-body-worker-counselor, KAMI knows the
plants in her area, and can probably supply some hard-to-get
tinctures and herbs. A Country Herb Woman.
ROBYN KLEIN - "Robyn's Recommended Reading" (SWSBM)
6101 Shadow Circle Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Besides being former editor of the AHG journal, Robyn offers
classes and is also an ethical wildcrafter. She is currently
gleefully pursuing her Ph.D.
CAROL TASCHEL (SWSBM)
6 Gavilan Place
Santa Fe, NM 87505
She is a practicing clinical herbalist, teaches at the two SF
Massage schools, and gives a number of field and lecture classes
during the year in the Santa Fe area.
SUPER SALVE - Denise Tracy (SWSBM)
HC 61 Box 300
Mogollon, NM 88039
Denise manufactures and formulates an excellent line of salves,
ointments, and skin care products, with an emphasis on the use
of native Southwestern herbs.
TAOS HERB CO. - Rob Hawley
PO Box 3232
- 710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
- Taos, NM 87571
A good retail store, they also wholesale a wide variety of wildcrafted
tinctures and preparations.
WINTER SUN TRADING CO. - Phyllis Hogan
107 N. San Francisco, Suite #1
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Wildcrafted herb tinctures, some organic. Established 1976. A
specialist in plant tradition of Native American Southwest.
OTHER REGIONAL HERBALISTS, HERB RESOURCES, SCHOOLS
- Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Eclectic Institute Inc.
- 36350 SE Industrial Way, Sandy OR 97055
These are the folks that reprint the Eclectic Manuals and papers,
make a large (and expensive) line of well-crafted extracts and
supplements for the Naturopathic trade.
1130 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3527
There are usually one or two ex-students working in this store.
Lots of energyand good community resources.
The Herb Pharm - Ed Smith
P.O. Box 116
Williams, Oregon 97544
Ed STILL runs the class act herb business for professionals in
the west. I have never seen any compromises in the products they
put out. A bit quirky but impeccable.
049 SW Porter
Portland, OR 97201
The old-line Naturopathic school, with a lot of folks dressed
in white coats. The Mama school that started in Yellow Springs,
Ohio in 1946 and moved to Portland in 1956.
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine - 7Song, Director (SWSBM)
PO Box 6626
Ithaca, NY 14851
Adam Sellar (SWSBM)
Oakland CA, 94609
The ultimate Urban Radical Herbalist, his school and classes,
although sprawled through time, offer great field, clinical and
intellectual fodder. He has become a Master clinician over the
years. Like yours truly, not a teacher for every person, but
the BEST for some people.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
2140 East Broadway Road
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Fax: (480) 858.9116
The New School on the block, SW is well-funded, has good teachers,
and is in it for the long haul. The down-side is it's in PHOENIX.
David Winston (Herbalist and Alchemist)
Broadway, NJ 08808
Although David is hard to contact personally, he REALLY knows
his shit, and the company has all the wierd stuff in tincture
form (sometimes bulk) from the eastern seaboard that we have
grown accustomed to having access to here in the west. Check
out some of his info, eclectic scans and antiquarian herbal book
and periodicals for sale at http://www.herbaltherapeutics.net/herbal_therapeutics_library.htm
Woodstock, N.Y. 12498.
What can I say. Wise Woman herself, with LOTS of classes, books,
and Wonderful Wicca Wierdness. You can also pay to be her apprentice
and learns LOTS about the care and treatment of goats (g).
- Jim McDonald
- An intelligent, adventurous Michigan country herbalist who
offers many classes and online articles on herballing, gathering
and preparing in general
- He also has a very good linkpage with many midwest and eastern
herb grower sources
APOTHECARY and HEALTH SUPPLIES, MATERIALS
3220 S. Dodge Blvd, Suite 6
Tucson, AZ 85713
(outside Tucson) 1-800-290-8485
Scienceware, containers, gloves, chemicals
11531 Rupp Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
Suppository Molds, Pharmaceutical Equipment NOTE: Need to be
a business, have a wholesale number...or order through a friend
3040 Hill Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43607-2931
Online store for herbs, spices, gelatin, etc, in bulk. Good quality.
1 - (419) 324-0032
The Chemistry Store
- Creative Health Products
- 5148 Saddle Ridge Road
- Plymouth, MI 48170
- Blood pressure cuffs, scales, oximeters, blood chemistry
testers, etc. Reliable discount source for self-monitoring devices.
- Lavender Lane
7337 Roseville Road Suite #1
Sacramento, CA 95842
Bottles, atomizers, oils, salve jars, wierd bottles, essential
oils, candle and soap supplies...retail and small lot wholesale
THE source for bulk Chinese herbs, and a variety of herbal supplies,
blenders for herbs ($400-$500) Hopefully you can get someone
on the phone you can understand.
58 Vale Road
Brookfield, CT 06804-3987
- Ethanol, etc.
Denver, Kansas City, Seattle, Los Angeles and Albuquerque (old
Salve jars, Salve tins, dropper bottles, amber storage bottles,
shrink wrap sleeves, etc. Old friends to herbalists, they know
our needs. Minimum purchase.
HYDRAULIC PRESS INFORMATION
- Trinity Herb Press
Riverside Technical Design
- Phone 360-582-3084
- 425 E. Washington St. suite 8, Sequim WA. 98382
- Rod Nelson makes a splendid little tripod press. I have one.
- The "Wilbur" Press
- A spiffy vaccum-compressor press in a sturdy aluminum carrying
case...just for herbalists. I also have one.
- The Maximizer
- Years ago there was the mythic "Knuth" press. Later
it became the "K & K" press. Now, born again out
of the ashes there is the "Maximizer", happily revived
by Al Hassek. In my opinion, the best small hydraulic tincture/juice
press ever made.
- Allen Scientific Glass, Inc.
- 1752 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
800.406.1812 - 303.442.2141 Office - 303.442.2260 Fax
- Allen makes percolator cones in 1-4 liter sizes.
- Amazing Products, USA
- (772) 879-1970
- These folks make an improved version of the old (and long
missing) vertical styled bottle and jug cutter, perfect for turning
a Perrier or Calistoga bottle (with cap) into a .75 liter percolator
cone (suspended in a widemouth quart mason jar), using the cap
to control flow and the jar to collect the percolate.