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
808-328-9044
Permaculture-grown tropicals plants, such as Gotu Kola, Ginger, Kava, Passionflower.

BLESSED HERBS - Martha & Michael Volchok
109 Barre Plains Road
Oakham, Mass. 01068
800-489-4372
508-882-3839
FAX: 508-882-3755
blessedherbs@blessedherbs.com
http://www.blessedherbs.com/
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
505-535-2860
desertwoman@gilanet.com
http://www.gilanet.com/desertwoman
She grows herbs, sells plants, and can be a source for bulk herbs and extracts.

FRIENDS OF THE TREES/Michael Pilarski
Growing Season Address:
Friends of the Trees - PO Box 253, Twisp, WA 98856 509.997.9200 fax 997.4812
Winter Address:
Friends of the Trees - PO Box 4469, Bellingham, WA 98227 360.676.7704
friendsofthetrees@yahoo.com
http://www.friendsofthetrees.net
Herbs seeds, organic and wildcrafted herbs from the Pacific NW, and the Northwest Herbal Faire (August)

FRONTIER HERBS
Box 299
Norway, lowa 52318
1-800-669-3275
http://www.frontierherb.com/
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
541-846-6704
http://www.horizonherbs.com/
herbseed@chatlink.com
Medicinal plant seeds, organic and wildcrafted herbs. Impeccable.

ISLAND HERBS - Ryan Drum
P O Box 25
Waldron Island, WA 98297-0025
http://www.ryandrum.com/
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
541-846-7995
http://www.naturespiritherbs.com/
Superb wildcrafted seaweed, extracts, liniments and wholesale wildcrafted herbs.

LISA MINOR
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
406-363-3716.
arnica@bigsky.net
Many organic and wildcrafted herbs. Impeccable.

NATURE'S CATHEDRAL - Leroy Ballard
1995 78th Street
Blairstown, IA 52209
319-454-6959, 800-944-0687
Grows Echinacea and Golden Seal---check for other current cultivated herbs

PACIFIC BOTANICALS - Mark & Margie Wheeler
4350 Fish Hatchery Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-479-7777
http://www.pacificbotanicals.com/
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)
http://www.SegoHerbFarm.com/home.html
roger@segoherbfarm.com
organic Ginseng, Golden Seal, Ginkgo and Echinacea. Inquire for prices.

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA HERBALS - Robert Wooding
Southern Virginia Herbals - Certified Organic
1107 Wooding Trail
Halifax, VA 24558
Tel: (804) 476-1339
Fax: (804) 476-4413
http://www.gardenmedicinals.com/pages/va_sources.html
rwooding@meckcom.net
Organic grower and wild crafter of East coast herbs...The Man for small quantity, morally gathered herbs from the east and southeast.

STARWEST BOTANICALS
11253 Trade Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, Ca. 95742
(916) 631-9755 
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com
A fair quality herbal wholesaler but has lots of other products such as oils, teas, soaps, etc. for retailers.

RANDALL STROM
6716 Hadley
Overland Park, KS 66204
Cultivated Ginseng and Golden Seal

TWO RAVENS HERBALS, LLC. - James Flocchini and Meryl Kastin–Flocchini (SWSBM)
205 Cedar Hollow Ln. Kooskia, Idaho 83539
(208) 926-7833
tworavens@wildblue.net
http://www.tworavensherbals.com
Wildcrafted herbs primarily from Pacific N.W. and Rockies vacinity. Organically grown herbs on their farm. Extracts, Salves, etc. Wholesale/retail.
 

WESTERN HERBS and HERBALISTS

BEAR CREEK HERBS (SWSBM)
602 N. Bullard
Silver City, NM
505-388-5035
The usual southwestern tinctures; sometimes has wildcrafted herbs as well

COLUMBINES & WIZARDRY HERBS - Howie Brounstein
P.O. Box 50532
Eugene, OR 97405
541-687-7114
howieb@teleport.com
http://www.teleport.com/~howieb/catalog/cwcat.html

MITCH COVEN "Vitality Works" (SWSBM)
5821 D Midway Pk Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
1-800-403-HERB(4372)
http://www.vitalityworks.com/
SW tinctures, formulas...big variety, w/many bodyworking formulas

DANCING WILLOW HERBS - (SWSBM)
960 Main Street
Durango, CO 81303
http://www.dancingwillowherbs.com/
Retail store, also wholesales wildcrafted tinctures, a few wildcrafted tea blends
and LOTS of formulas.

DEBRA BRANDT "From the Ground Up" (SWSBM)
2137 N. Main St
Las Cruces, NM 88001
505-523-7510
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
505-388-3542
800-583-2976
An extensive wholesale line of southwestern herbs and unique preparations.
http://www.desertbloomherbs.com
info@desertbloomherbs.com

EVERGREEN HERBAL MARKET- Diane & Cecil (SWSBM)
701 Northern Blvd.
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-892-5243
croach@flash.net
http://www.eherbsplus.com/
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
206-523-2600
800-694-3727
theherbalist@theherbalist.com
http://www.theherbalist.com/
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
888-694-3727
http://www.herbsetc.com/
herbsetcmo@aol.com

HERBS ETC.(Wholesale) -Daniel Gagnon
1340 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, N.M.
505-471-6488
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
505-583-2348
http://www.dragonriverherbals.com/
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.

KAMI (SWSBM)
P.O.Box 5381
Vacaville, CA 95696
707-446-1290
kami@livingawareness.com
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
406-585-9134
robyn@rrreading.com
http://www.rrreading.com/index.shtml
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
505-982-6153
ctashel@cybermesa.com
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
(505) 539-2768
Denise manufactures and formulates an excellent line of salves, ointments, and skin care products, with an emphasis on the use of native Southwestern herbs.
supersalve@starband.net
http://www.supersalve.com/ss.htmlss.html

TAOS HERB CO. - Rob Hawley
PO Box 3232
710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-1991
http://www.taosherb.com/
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
602-774-2884
wintersn@primenet.com
http://www.wintersun.com
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
425.823.1300
425.823.6222 Fax
http://www.bastyr.edu/

Eclectic Institute Inc.
36350 SE Industrial Way, Sandy OR 97055
888-799-4372
888-655-4372
eclectic-institute@worldnet.att.com
http://www.eclecticherb.com/
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.

Herb Room
1130 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060-3527
831-423-5526
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
541-846-6262
800-348-4372
http://www.herb-pharm.com/
info@herb-pharm.com
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.

NCNM
049 SW Porter
Portland, OR 97201
503-255-4860
http://www.ncnm.edu/
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
607-564-1023
http://www.7song.com/

Adam Sellar (SWSBM)
P.O.Box 3151
Oakland CA, 94609
510-845-4028
http://www.pshm.org/
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
(480) 858.9100
Fax: (480) 858.9116
http://www.scnm.edu/
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)
P.O.Box 553
Broadway, NJ 08808
908-689-9020
dwherbal@nac.net
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

Susun Weed
P.O.Box 64
Woodstock, N.Y. 12498.
914-246-8081
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
248-737-3589
An intelligent, adventurous Michigan country herbalist who offers many classes and online articles on herballing, gathering and preparing in general
http://www.herbcraft.org/
He also has a very good linkpage with many midwest and eastern herb grower sources
http://www.herbcraft.org/linksresources.html
jim@herbcraft.org
 
 

APOTHECARY and HEALTH SUPPLIES, MATERIALS


ADCHEMCO
3220 S. Dodge Blvd, Suite 6
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-790-8485
(outside Tucson) 1-800-290-8485
Scienceware, containers, gloves, chemicals

Apothecary Products
11531 Rupp Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
800-328-2742.
http://www.apothecaryproducts.com/
Suppository Molds, Pharmaceutical Equipment NOTE: Need to be a business, have a wholesale number...or order through a friend who does.

BulkFoods.com
3040 Hill Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43607-2931
Online store for herbs, spices, gelatin, etc, in bulk. Good quality.
http://www.bulkfoods.com
1 - (419) 324-0032

The Chemistry Store
1-888-816-4441
1-800-224-1430
1-888-295-3397
http://www.chemistrystore.com/index.html
 
Creative Health Products
5148 Saddle Ridge Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
1-800-742-4478
http://www.chponline.com
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
888-593-4400
http://www.lavenderlane.com
Bottles, atomizers, oils, salve jars, wierd bottles, essential oils, candle and soap supplies...retail and small lot wholesale

MayWay
510-208-3123
http://www.mayway.com/
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.

Pharmco
58 Vale Road
Brookfield, CT 06804-3987
800-243-5360
Ethanol, etc.
http://www.pharmco-prod.com
Pharmco-Prod@Worldnet.att.net

Packaging West
Denver, Kansas City, Seattle, Los Angeles and Albuquerque (old friends)
http://www.packagingwest.com/
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
http://www.olypen.com/rdnelson/
rdnelson@olypen.com
Rod Nelson makes a splendid little tripod press. I have one.
 
The "Wilbur" Press
619-527-4030
http://www.wilburstincturepress.com/pages/1/index.htm
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.
707-928-5970
juicerpress@earthlink.net

PERCOLATOR CONES

 
Allen Scientific Glass, Inc.
1752 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
800.406.1812 - 303.442.2141 Office - 303.442.2260 Fax
http://www.allenglass.com/
Allen makes percolator cones in 1-4 liter sizes.
 
Amazing Products, USA
(772) 879-1970
http://amazingproductsusa.com/homepage.html
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.