How We Grow
We are not your typical herb farm growing basil and thyme! Our medicinal herbs are grown in soil that has been chemical free for 9 years and counting. Because of our biodynamic farming practices, our intention of growing potent, healing herbs begins by focusing on the health of the soil itself. We harvest only those herbs that are at the peak of their potency and then dry them as quickly as possible. Our herbs are minimally processed by hand, reducing oxygenation by leaving each pertinent plant part as whole as possible.
Herbs with Healing Intent
Our herbs are planted, grown and harvested with love and healing intent. This talk of intentions is so much more than lip-service. Our cultivation in a chemical-free environment with biodynamic principles is guided expressly by the goal of achieving the highest concentration of chemical plant constituents responsible for healing effects. Through our biodynamic farming practices, each herb is planted at the precise time to encourage its optimal growth and health. Our herbs are also harvested individually at the correct time to maximize the constituents intended to be captured. Healing intent also includes interacting with our plants on a personal and spiritual level that communicates a more powerful and intentional product for our customers.
We do not merely harvest herbs to tick the boxes of available chemical constituents, instead the medicine is given freely and with intention from the plants themselves. This is done by way of constant communication throughout the year, but specifically by seeking permission, being granted that permission and offering thanks each time we approach a harvest. In this way we are assured by our plants what we should harvest and when. The energy in the medicines you create from a plant that has intentionally given of itself for the purpose of healing is much stronger and more profound. There is more vitality and sparkle. Try us and we think you’ll agree.
Any herbs that you purchase should pass the “smell, sight, and taste” test to ensure quality and effect. Your herb should look vibrant, and it is best if it is as whole as possible. The smell and taste don’t have to be pleasant, but the experience should be strong and fresh.
These standards are foremost in our minds as we process our fresh herbs each season. We harvest by hand and selectively pick only those specimens that are at their peak of potency. After drying quickly in our barn loft in optimal conditions, they are minimally processed by hand. Each time a plant is broken it provides more surfaces for oxygenation to damage the quality. It is our goal in processing herbs for your family to leave them as intact as possible. Our attention to detail results in a higher quality herb in both aesthetics and constituents.