Sawmill Herb Farm is wholeheartedly committed to sustainable land-stewardship and providing top quality organically grown healing plants to the local community.

Through our educational programs and partnerships we aim to strengthen community awareness of medicinal herbs as a component of holistic health and bring the deep wisdom of nature connection into the community one seed at a time.

Our farm was started in 2013 by Susan Pincus and is located on unceded land of the Nipmuc and Picumtuc people, also known today as the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. We offer a fresh herb CSA providing a diversity of medicinal and culinary herbs throughout the growing season. In the spring we fill our greenhouse with certified organic plant starts for gardeners. Year-round we offer tea blends and bulk dried herbs.

Sawmill spent 11 years farming in Florence on Grow Food Northampton land before transitioning to our long-term home in Montague, MA. 


Sawmill Herb Farm Core Values:

  • Sawmill Herb Farm stands firmly rooted in the inclusion and care of our community through plants. We believe in reciprocity with the Earth, being in right relationship to one another, to plants, and to our ancestors for the medicine they led us to know. We do not tolerate discriminatory behavior.
  • Sawmill Herb Farm acknowledges that we work on land that has been colonized and stolen from the indigenous communities of Turtle Island.  We commit to reconciliation and protecting resources that are historically and presently exploited.
  • Sawmill Herb Farm honors each person’s journey and experience with nature and with plant medicine. We honor guides, teachers, mentors, spirits, and all those who guide and share the way of plants. We acknowledge and revere our teachers as we move, practice, and share what we have gathered.
  • Sawmill Herb Farm stands in solidarity with the earth, with people of marginalized communities, and are active in listening to these voices, experiences, and supporting the healing process. This includes creating accessible educational material and resources to encourage folks in their own healing journeys.
  • Sawmill Herb Farm stands in community and encourages all forms of wellness, medical and holistic forms of care. We are committed to growing together and learning in community.


Sawmill's Team:

Susan Pincus is the owner of Sawmill Herb Farm. She began her apprenticeship with the natural world at a young age with walks in the woods and a garden in the backyard. Susan trained for many years as an herbalist and naturalist with teachers at Thyme Herbal, Clearpath Herbals and Wolftree, among others. In addition, Susan is a Certified Practitioner of Radical Aliveness, a unique somatic healing modality that works with the intersection of systemic reality and emotional process. 

Naomi (she/her) finds meaning and magic in spending time with plants. She feels grateful to have landed at Sawmill Herb Farm, where she is able to tune in and stay present with the pace of the seasons from the excitement of spring greenhouse season, to full bloom peak summer season, and even through the deep dark introspective and integrating winter season. Naomi enjoys making medicine to share, and is always learning more about herself through working, harvesting, and playing with plants. As a relatively recent transplant to the pioneer valley (2021), she is building and rooting, and is thrilled to be with Sawmill for her third season! 

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    • Sawmill Herb Farm was featured on the Food.Curated documentary series.

    • Hear us on the River with Monte and with Phil Korman of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).

    • Thank you to Leslie Lynn Lucio for this great article about Sawmill Farm in the Pioneer Valley Edible Magazine.