About the Farm

about the farm

why support small, regional herb farms?

Herbs lose their aroma and flavor, as well as medicinal qualities, when they are dried and improperly stored for long periods of time. The imported herbs you find in grocery store bulk bins are often grown on an incredibly large scale, using questionable labor practices, harvested mechanically, dried in full sun and stored in a warehouse for years. Not only can these practices be unethical and unsustainable, but they result in a low quality dried herb. The majority of herbal tea brands, even those blended locally, are made with these low quality herbs. And worse still, the majority of the profit from these herbs goes to the herb distribution companies and the manufacturers, not the farmers.

The quality of your medicine is only as good as your ingredients.

At Among the Oaks, and on other small, organic herb farms across the US, herbs are grown on a human scale. This allows us to put great care into every single plant we grow. We then harvest them at their peak quality and make them available fresh, or we properly dry them in small batches. Take a look at our teas and you will immediately notice the difference in quality – our herbs retain much of the color, flavor, smell and potency as the living plant out in the field. That’s how you know it’s good!

our growing practices

We care very deeply about tending the land in a way that not only conserves it but is truly regenerative. Our stewardship practices include:

Building soil health through minimizing tillage, cover cropping, maintaining living pathways, mulching and adding quality compost.

Diversifying our plantings with a mix of annuals, perennials, shrubs and many native species

Managing invasive species with care

Spreading seeds and roots of the plants that we wildcraft

We believe all humans are an integral part of the land. Stewardship and care of ourselves and our community is also an important ethic of our business!