Ingredients We Grow
Many of the ingredients in our teas are either grown by us on our farm or foraged ethically right in the Southern Oregon Coast Range. We grow using beyond-organic practices and take great care with the soil, plants, and fungi that cohabitate on our farm.
What We Grow
Holy Basil (Tulsi), Peppermint, Lemongrass, Rose, Milky Oats, Lavender, Raspberry Leaf, Coriander, Ginkgo, California Poppy, Spearmint, Lemon Balm, Hops, Mugwort, Sage, Rosemary, Calendula, Thyme, Oregano, Basil, Catnip, Echinacea, Hawthorne
When we source herbs from other farms, we support organic operations and prefer to find a regional source if possible. Every year, we are working towards growing more of our own supply, but find it important to support others who grow items with care.
Ingredients We Wildcraft
Each year we spend much of our time foraging and wildcrafting various unique plants and fungi. We employ ethical best-practices when foraging in our region's ecosystems, which means leaving ample living plants and fungi to ensure they are sustained in perpetual abundance year-in and year-out. We are a part of nature, not separate from it.
What We Forage
Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium, Stinging Nettles Urtica dioica, Oregon Myrtle Nuts / California Bay Nut Umbellularia californica, Artist Conk Ganoderma applanatum, Turkey Tail Trametes versicolor, Yarrow Achillea millefolium, Horsetail Equisetum arvense
Our Wildcrafting Standards
We have established and set in place wildcrafting standards to make sure that we are not only harvesting appropriately but are also enhancing wild places, plants, fungi, animals, and fellow foragers and wildcrafters. These include...
CARE FOR THE WILD ECOLOGY & PLACE: We monitor and seek wild places and wild plant stands that are free from roadways, populated areas, and chemical sprays. Many of our harvest stands are located in the unpopulated regions surrounding our farm in the mountains of Coos County, Oregon, which allows for more protection from certain contaminants. At the same time, this region has heavily farmed tree plantations which are sprayed with herbicides during certain times of the year. Using the FERNS online notification program through the Oregon Department of Forestry program, we monitor the chemical sprays within our region to avoid such areas.
CARE OF WILD HARVESTED POPULATION: Proper regeneration of herb and fungi stands are of utmost importance, not only for the wild plant and balance of habitat but also for the wildcrafting humans that interact with these stands. We keep track of the percentage of harvested population as well as the date harvested of our stands. We harvest only certain portions of each plant to ensure regeneration while also enhancing plant vitality through effective pruning practices.
CARE IN PROCESSING METHODS: We ensure that we are collecting the highest quality of wild plants and fungi as well as processing these plants with care including proper methods of sorting, drying, garbling, and storing.
CARE OF FELLOW WILDCRAFTERS: We deeply care for and tend the relationship with our collaborators and fellow wildcrafters through this shared act of gathering and learning. We discuss these said wildcrafting standards with our fellow foragers and volunteers.