Wellness CSH (Community Supported Herbalism!)
What's a CSH you ask? In the same spirit as a CSA share, in which you pay your local farmer upfront to receive a weekly box of produce, this new Wellness CSH will include a monthly box of seasonal herbal medicine, mostly from locally grown and wildcrafted herbs. Starting this CSH was born out of my desire to create better access to locally grown and produced herbal medicine. This season, I have expanded the amount of herbs I am growing through a plot at the Knoxville Botanical Garden's Center for Urban Ag. Unfortunately, I am only growing on about 1/5th an acre and cannot source all of my market tea blends from this plot yet. My intention with this CSH is for its members to get first access to all of the locally-grown medicinals I produce in my garden. I will still be including some non-local herbs like cinnamon but my intention is for the bulk of this CSH to be directly from my garden and the woods of Knoxville.
What’s a Wellness CSH (Community Supported Herbalism)? Much like a CSA, this CSH provides it’s members with a monthly share of herbal medicinals, from mostly locally grown and harvested herbs. Each month you will receive seasonally appropriate medicine in a variety of different forms -including tinctures, cordials, medicinal tea blends, salves, vinegars, syrups, and fresh herbs! The CSH is a way to support your local community herbalist and herb farmer Rachel Milford and a step towards taking your health into your own hands!
Full Share: Includes 4 seasonal products each month, along with educational materials about the preparations. Two weeks before pickup, I will email out a list of the products, with substitution options so you can customize your box.
Cost: $35/month– You can sign up for 3 or 6 months. Shares can be paid for in full or in 2 installments. This CSH runs year round and you can sign up anytime. Boxes can be picked up the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Market Square Farmers Market. If you are unable to pick up at this time, other arrangements can be made. Boxes can also be shipped!
Examples of what you might receive each month:
Box #1: Herbal Bug Spray Box #2: Elderberry Syrup
Poison Ivy Salve Immune Boost Tea
Holy Basil Tincture Echinacea Tincture
Allergies Away Tea Digestive Bitters
To sign up for a 3 or 6 month share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go ahead and purchase either share option under the "Store" section here.
*To receive your first share, please sign up at least 1 week before the first Saturday of the coming month.