Friday, November 22, 2013

Medicinal Herb Event: Focused on Harvesting, Washing, Drying, and Packaging

Medicinal Herb Growers: Special Event
Focused on Harvesting, Washing, Drying, & Packaging
December 14th from 9 to 4 in Mills River, NC

Many medicinal herb sales are lost because beautifully grown herbs are not properly washed, dried, or packaged. This workshop will be led by buyers from Gaia Herbs, Red Moon Herbs, and Strategic Sourcing along with Jeanine Davis and Alison Dressler from NC State University. This will be a small event so there can be lots of interaction been the growers and buyers. Bring your questions, samples of your herbs, and pictures of your facilities. We will also discuss GAPs, cGMPs, and how FSMA may affect your medicinal herb business. (If you don’t know what those acronyms stand for, you really need to be there!). Pre-registration is $20 which includes lunch (plus a $2.09 Eventbrite fee). Registration at the door is $30 and lunch is not guaranteed. The event will be held at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC. There are limited spaces available so please register early at our Eventbrite page.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or having an exhibit table, please contact Alison Dressler at alison_dressler@ncsu.edu or call 828-684-3562 x150.

Register at:  EventBrite.

This workshop is partially funded by a grant from the GoldenLeaf Foundation.