Thanks for joining the CSA! Please read all the info below before you start choosing your herbs for the share. The CSA begins in June, and we will send out the newsletter the week before each share pickup so that you can choose your herbs from what’s available. Please wait until you receive the newsletter to choose your herbs for the week.
For non-CSA members, you are also welcome to purchase fresh herbs from us throughout the season. You can purchase herbs from this page using the “Add-on” option below each herb (or sometimes its listed by the pound). The “CSA Share” option is reserved for members only. Please read through our Logistics Page for non-members before purchasing fresh herbs so you can be aware of delivery charges and time frames. Thank you! Any questions please email us.
CSA Member details:
How it works: 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.
More questions? Check out our logistics page.
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 the next share. Most of these will still be available in two weeks so if you’re a full share member you’ll have more opportunity then. Shares for these are generally in quantities like 25 calendula flowers, couple big handfuls of echinacea flowers.
Notes for this week’s share:
Stinging Nettle seed – bag of unripe to ripe seeds on the stalk
Stinging Nettle leaf – bag of nettle leaf, some starting to flower
Virginia tobacco (tabacum)- bundle of very large leaves, smoking tobacco
Wild Carrot – also known as Queen Anne’s lace – small brown bag full of ripening flowerheads – use the seeds. Not for use during pregnancy. Will likely come with some insect travelers hidden inside
Hops – bag of hop cones with leaf mixed in
Crampbark – bundle of twigs. peel off the outer bark to process fresh or dried in oil or alcohol
Lemongrass – small bunch of stalks. This is a thin stemmed variety, different than larger types sometimes seen at grocery stores.
New England Aster – leaf and flower bunches
Goji berry – add on only as we aren’t sure how much yield we will have. one portion is a handful of fresh berries
Barberry root – small bundle of roots (limited to just a few available this week, may increase more for the final share)
Northern whitecedar – Thuja occidentalis sometimes also called Arborvitae. We like to bundle and dry this one into bundles and burn.