Fresh Herb CSA
Fox Haven Learning Center has teamed up with Sundown Herbs, Vital Traditions LLC, and Ravenrock Farms to offer the region’s first Fresh Medicinal Herb CSA.
Our CSA offers a range of herbs from different backgrounds including Appalachian, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal traditions as well as a diverse mix of culinary herbs and spices. Our mission is to provide nutritive and immune supporting herbs, grown organically by hand, for our community members.
Every tradition of people stems from a relationship with plants. In the modern era many of us have lost touch with this relationship. Our lives have been severed from the land. This Herb CSA invites you to reconnect with your roots, deepen your understanding and rebuild your herbal support system.
Through your membership you will also be supporting our work to begin a bio-regionally harvested seed bank, that builds the resilience of our seeds. As our membership grows we will gain the collective strength to begin cultivating rare and endangered herbs and to repopulate our forest land at Fox Haven.
We are pleased to offer three different CSA options, each designed to meet different needs.
Building Your Herbal Relationship is a monthly CSA package with an hour long hands-on class that is best for beginners and community-oriented learners. Building Your Herbal Practice CSA is a Bi-monthly option without classes that speaks to the individual-learner or the intermediate herbalist. Building Your Herbal Apothecary CSA is an open CSA that is designed for clinical herbalist and advanced practitioners, or those herbalist living further away.
We look forward to sharing these herbs with you and your families! Join us!
Our CSA recognizes that building a relationship with whole plants is valuable and nourishing and we have designed our offerings to meet each member where they are on their journey. From beginning herbalism to advanced herbalism, our shares offer a diverse range of plants to accommodate different comfort levels and skills.
CSA members can arrange with us by email or phone.
Tonic Herb Shop Pickup: Shares will be available for pickup at Tonic Herb Shop located at 140 East German Street in Shepherdstown WV on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Pickup and class will be held from 2-3:30pm
What does that mean? Medicinal plants that are heavily watered, planted in deep compost or otherwise pampered might be lush and green, but may be substantially less potent as medicines and health supplements. At Fox Haven we feed our soil and work to build soil with better structure and draining capacity that is alive with microbes. We let the herbs grow themselves and even encourage a little nibble from an insect or a little period of dryness to prod our plants into producing the volatile oils and active chemicals our members are looking for.