Thanks for joining the CSA! Please read all the info below before you start choosing your herbs for the share.
How it works: To start, add your pickup location to your cart (its the very first item on the page and should be the location you chose when you signed up for the share unless you’ve emailed us otherwise). Choose your five herbs that you purchased as part of the share by adding any combination of 5 items in to your cart (ex. 2 stinging nettle, 1 echinacea root, 1 comfrey root, 1 cleavers). All of the items on the page are available to you and as default are listed as “CSA Share.”
If you’d like to purchase additional herbs you can do that by adding “Add-on” items to your cart, roots are also listed by the pound those are add-on items too. After you finish, click “Checkout” and follow the process through to the end. If you are just choosing your 5 CSA Share herbs then the charge will be $0. You should get a confirmation email, if you don’t receive that then it’s likely you didn’t finish the checkout process. Also, please note that in the case that we don’t have enough of a particular herb available we harvest the “CSA Shares” first then do the “Add-on” herbs.
FAQ: How much is in a “bunch” of an herb? Sizes vary depending on availability but we like to give you enough of each herb to make medicine with. For example, for nettles we give out about a gallon size bag of tops. For dandelion root we will harvest a handful of roots.
Notes on some herbs:
Herbs with limits – throughout the season we get flushes of different herbs, like chamomile blossoms, calendula blossoms, california poppy leaf and flower and others. We limit these as we don’t always have enough for everyone to get some each time. So, make your selections early and if you don’t get some this time around hopefully we will have some available again for then next share. These are generally in quantities like 25 calendula flowers, a small handful of chamomile flowers and a bag of california poppy leaves and flowers (use all parts for medicine making)
Basils (sweet & thai) – our herbs are all refrigerated, basil doesn’t love the cold but will generally hold up well enough for the journey. please let us know if the basil doesn’t arrive in good condition
Elder flower – available this week only
Garlic scapes & st johns wort – possibly this week only
Horsetail leaf, wild rose & mullein leaf – likely the last week for these
Pennyroyal – for experienced herbalists only, has many potential adverse effects
Rue – may cause a skin reaction/rash especially when touching the plant and being in the sun. use gloves with this one and be careful!
Yarrow – in peak condition right now