Appalachian Herbals CSA

Appalachian Herbals CSA

Offerings from the forests, meadows and gardens of Appalachian Kentucky

The Appalachian Herbals CSA offers you earth medicine and seasonal nutrition in a quarterly box of plant magic. A collaboration between two herb-loving farmers, Joana (Sylvatica Forest Farm) and Sarah (Among the Oaks Herb Farm) grow and wildcraft herbs and transform them into the staples of your apothecary and kitchen. Each seasonal box offers 4 items, steeped in the diversity, lore and beauty of Appalachian Kentucky. We believe Food is Medicine, and you’ll see that reflected in our offerings. Our hope is that you will come to experience rich connections with the plant world by working with herbs as food and medicine in your daily life.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a model commonly used by vegetable farms – the customer buys a year’s share of products at the beginning of the season and receives regular boxes of the harvest throughout the year. It’s a great way to support farmers up front while getting a bulk discount on their harvests!

Enrollment in the 2024 CSA Subscription OPEN NOW!

Each box contains 4 products – all infused with herbs grown organically and harvested with care by us! Your subscription also includes an Herbalism 101 zine packed with info to help you on your journey to becoming a home herbalist. Each quarterly box also comes with additional information about how to work with each product! All CSA members receive a 10% discount on other Sylvatica Forest Farm and Among the Oaks Herb Farm products.

CSA members are also given free admission to join 3 seasonal workshops each year, where they can pick up their seasonal share. Events may be plant walks, workshops, farm tours, etc and are hosted near either Berea/Rockcastle Co or the Red River Gorge. We hope you will take the opportunity to join us in community and learn together!

With this subscription, you will…
> Deepen your connection with the land by engaging with seasonal herbal preparations
> Build your home apothecary and gain confidence working with herbs in your daily life
> Benefit from seasonal plant diversity and nutrition
> Explore our Appalachian ecosystem and its native, cultivated and “invasive” plant life
> Support local regenerative farming and forest stewardship practices
> Support queer, women-owned small businesses

> Receive free admission to 3+ workshops (a $60+ value)
> Receive 10% off additional goods from Sylvatica Forest Farm and Among the Oaks Herb Farm

Joana Amorim is a young farmer, originally from Portugal and now living in Kentucky. Daughter of a biodynamic and organic farmer, her passion for the natural world started early. Her certification in herbalism, permaculture design and her social organizing experience are the foundation to the Forest Farm concept, an integrated perennial-focused approach to farming that aims to inspire and educate the community on resilience and regenerative human interaction with the natural world, while providing high quality produce and medicine from the land. Joana is also a natural builder, a social justice activist, a visual artist, a cook, a dancer and co-founder of Sylvatica Forest Farm.

Sarah Barney is a sun-loving, dirt-worshipper rooted in Beattyville, Kentucky. A trained ecologist and beginning farmer and folk herbalist, she is dedicated to working in tandem with the earth. On her farm and homestead, she uses beyond organic practices to produce a diversity of medicinal and culinary herbs for her community. Her work aims to build self-sufficiency and community resilience through land stewardship, nature connection and health empowerment. When she’s not farming or making medicine, you can often find her wandering in the woods, dancing or traveling.

Questions about the CSA? Email us at: sarah @