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Jacob

Jacob is our Procurement Officer here at Mountain Rose. A fifth generation Oregonian, he spent his boyhood exploring the woods, leading to a lifelong reverence for nature. He apprenticed at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies where he learned to harvest plants sustainably and make medicine for friends and family. He also practices the traditional Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do, loves books on plants, Chinese philosophy, and fantasy/adventure novels.

Recent Posts

Harvesting Seaweeds off the Coast of the Atlantic

Seaweeds, also known as “sea vegetables,” are widely prized for their rich supply of minerals and their unique umami-packed flavor. Bladderwrack, dulse, and nori are some of the healthful certified organic seaweeds that thrive off the beautiful coast of Maine's Atlantic waters. I took a trip across the country to visit with our skilled harvesters who devote their life to these flavorful ocean treasures.

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Sustainably Harvesting Oregon Grape

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Alternative wellness philosophies often ask “what is the root cause?” By assessing the root cause, one can take proactive measures towards health and well-being. In the case of Oregon grape, the root of this plant has been used by traditional healers to stimulate the digestive tract. Oregon grape root is classified as an Alterative and a Bitter in the tradition of neo-eclectic herbalism popularized by Michael Moore, Howie Brounstein, and many others.

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