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Large field of herbs growing in the dirt on the farm

Spring is a time for anticipating harvests and preparing the ground for what lies ahead. Perennial and fall-planted crops are already in the soil and showing growth as temperatures warm and days lengthen. In the spirit of embracing this season, our procurement team took a trip to visit one of our Pacific Northwest farms.

Down in the Applegate Valley of Southwestern Oregon, our Certified Organic farmers patiently wait for the weather to clear, the soil to dry out, and planting to begin. The seedlings are coming out of the greenhouses to harden off while the farmers hope for the heavy spring rains to subside, which will allow them to cultivate the soil and get the plants in the ground. This spring has been especially wet and cool, as anyone in western Oregon can attest, and we are all ready for some sunshine!

Herbs We source From Pacific Northwest Farms*

Agrimony Echinacea Purpurea Parsley Root
Alfalfa Leaf Elecampane Root Peppermint Leaf
Angelica Root Epazote Plantain Leaf
Black Walnut Hulls Goldenseal Leaf Poke Root
Black Walnut Leaf Goldenseal Root Rue
Blue Flag Root Hop Flowers Sheep Sorrel
Blue Vervain Horsetail Skullcap
Borage Lobelia Spearmint Leaf
Bugleweed Motherwort Turkey Rhubarb
Burdock Root Nettle Root Yarrow
California Poppy Calendula Yellow Dock Root
Catnip Oat Tops
 

*Because of crop availability and other variables, we're unable to guarantee that these botanicals will always be grown locally. But we sure like to support our local farmers when we can!

Paresely being grown on the farm for the root


our commitment to sourcing locally

At Mountain Rose Herbs, approximately 35 of our dried herbs are sourced from right here in the Pacific Northwest from our network of 11 certified Organic farms! This means that roughly 10% of all the dried herbs and spices we offer, and around 75% of all of our USA-grown organic herbs, are all sourced directly from organic farmers in our diverse Pacific Northwest bioregions.

WHY WE LOVE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Farmers can grow a diverse array of crops here in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to our mild temperate climate, clean water, and rich agricultural soils. From the world-renowned peppermint leaf known for its bold minty flavor, to the indigenous california poppy, our growers take advantage of the climate that makes our area unique.

By supporting our local growers we also minimize our impact on climate and support our local economies. We know where our botanicals come from and are grateful for our long term relationships with our US and PNW farmers and we look forward to many more healthy harvests.

Share in the bounty of our domestically grown crops.

Support Your Local Growers!


 

Topics: On the Farm

Rachel

Written by Rachel on May 19, 2017

Rachel Weiner is a Botanical Procurement Officer, specializing in the purchasing of raw botanicals from Latin America, Africa and Western Europe. Her background is in organic farm management and food processing. She enjoys cooking, yoga and adventures in the woods.