Thursday, February 20, 2014
Workshop in March to Meet Buyer from Mountain Rose Herbs, and More!
Mountain Rose Herbs (https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ ), a much-loved and respected medicinal herb supply company (I have six big bags of their herbs sitting in my office right now!) wants to buy medicinal herbs grown and sustainably wild-harvested from our Southeast region with a particular interest in our native botanicals. Brian Russell, the buyer, will be attending the Organic Growers School (http://organicgrowersschool.org ) on March 8 and 9 in Asheville, so we have taken the opportunity to put together an afternoon workshop on Friday, March 7th so interested growers and wild-harvesters can meet Brian, learn what he would like to buy from this area, and what you need to do to sell to him. It will give him a chance to learn what we have to offer. There will also be presentations by Joe-Ann McCoy from the N.C. Arboretum on how to make a voucher, by Sarah Schober on what the Bionetwork Natural Products Laboratory has to offer you, and by Jennifer Flynn on the Blue Ridge Naturally Brand (something Mountain Rose is very interested in). I might say a few words, too.
Space is limited, so register now on EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/selling-locally-grown-and-wild-harvested-herbs-with-the-buyer-from-mountain-rose-herbs-tickets-10631048753. The event will be held at the Haynes Conference Center on the AB-Tech Enka Campus near Asheville (an address and map will be posted soon).