Herb Connection: For Commercial Growers and Buyers

The purpose of this page is to help North Carolina medicinal herb growers connect with buyers to start building long-term relationships. If you are a buyer looking for a particular herb, please use the comment section to list what you want and in what volume. Be sure to date your request and include contact information. North Carolina growers, if you have herb available now or in the near future, explain what you have and in what volumes. If you want to remain anonymous, please indicate such and we will have initial communications go to us. I have the comments section set so I have to okay submissions before they are visible. Write your listing in the comment section, make a copy of it, then hit submit (I explain why later). I will read your submission (and contact you if I have any questions), and post it in the Wanted or Available section below. Please use the same procedure to let me know if you want that listing edited or removed. After you submit your comment, there should be a message saying that your comment is awaiting moderation. If you don't get that message, it has not gone through. In that case, email your information (which is easy if you made a copy of it first) to Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu and put "Herb Connection" in the subject line.

Growers, please be sure to practice the Suggested Good Agricultural Practices for Medicinal Herbs. We offered training on that in April 2015 and the videos are posted on our YouTube channel. The draft publication on the topic is listed on another tab in this blog. We understand that sometimes you want to work in confidence or need personal assistance. We still offer that service on a limited basis. Please contact Margaret at Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu. She will be happy to assist you.


BY: Bearz Mountain Wildcrafters Collective 2/17/17

Bearz Mountain is a small collective of wilcrafters that ethically hand harvest a wide variety of local edible and medicinal botanicals. We work hard to provide quality fresh and dried herbs while giving back through propagation programs and educational community outreach. With sustainability in mind, we’re working to build a farm and nursery to provide native live plants and botanicals to our area. We’re currently looking to partner with small business to provide high quality small batches of what our mountain has to offer.

Currently we have on hand:

Dried Rose Hips

Sassafras Bark

Wild Cherry Bark

Yarrow Leaves / Flowers

Heal All Flowers

Common Plantain Leaves

Goldenrod Flowers and much more.

This is a link to a public google drive spread sheet

By: Gentle Harmony Farm 2/18/17

Direct inquiries through the contact page at www.gentleharmonyfarm.com

USDA Certified Organic in Lexington, NC

Boneset – 3# 10 oz.

Dandelion, leaf – 3# 3oz.

Fever Few – 6# 4 oz.

Oats, Dried in their “milky” stage – 18# 12 oz.

Tulsi Basil – 13# 5 oz.

See website for other herbs that may be still available.

By: Pangaea Plants LLC   2/18/2017

Certified Organic, Certified Biodynamic and GAP Certified

Located near Asheville N.C., Offering:

(All yields and prices are subject to change and are for dry leaf and or blossom unless


Anise hyssop, Agastache foeniculum

Ashwaganda,Withania somnifera (root)

Blue vervain, Verbena hastate

Echinacea purperea

Holy basil (Tulsi Kapor, herb and seed), Ocinum sanctum

Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis

Mullein common, Verbascum Thapsus

Passionflower official, Passiflora incarnata (Aerial parts in bloom and seed)

Skullcap Official, Scutellaria lateriflora (Root and seed)

Yarrow Official, Valeriana officinalis

By: Family Farm in Southern WV 9/30/2016

Contact kbobennett@aol.com

In Southern WV

Black Cohosh, Wild, Sustainably Harvested, Organically Grown (not Certified)

Dried, Chopped, and Sifted

$20.00 per dry pound

By: Bat Cave Botanicals! 6/17/2016

Contact: Sara Jackson ~ 828.625.0480 batcavebotanicals@gmail.com


Ethically wild-crafted herbs from our property in Bat Cave, NC. Custom Herb orders for fresh/dry tops or roots, as well as bare root plants, seeds, divisions, etc. Many seasonal wild edibles available in spring, and wild-crafted mushrooms throughout the year.


Wood Nettle: Laportea candensis

Wine Raspberry: Rubus phoenicolasius

Blue Cohosh: Caulophyllum thalictroides

Black Coshosh: Actaea racemosa

Wild American Ginseng: Panax quinquifolius

Bloodroot: Sanginaria canidensis

Trillium: Trillium cuneatum

Sweet Shrub: Calycanthus floridus

Spicebush: Lindera benzoin

Liverwort: Hepatica Triloba

Sassafrass: Sassafrass albidium

Ramps: Allium tricoccum

Mayapple: Podophyllum pellatum

Wild Ginger: Asarum canadense


By Jessie Dean, Asheville Tea Company L.L.C., 2/25/17

ashevilleteaco@gmail.com   828.545.3341

Asheville Tea Company (a new tea blending business focused on locally-sourced craft tea blends), searching for a number of dried herbs/ botanicals in quantities of 2-3 pounds each.

Dried herbs needed:

Chamomile flower     

Anise Hyssop              


Lavender flower         

Tulsi basil       



Elderflower & Elderberry       

Oatstraw & Milky Oats          

Pineapple Sage Flower (& possibly leaf)      


Lime Basil      

Echinacea flower and leaf     

Spicebush leaf and berry       

Red Raspberry Leaf


Blackberry Leaf          


Stinging Nettle


Mountain Mint           

Various Basils & Mints (sweet basil, blue spice basil, cinnamon basil, apple mint, chocolate mint, orange mint, etc.)  

Birch Bark


Lemon Balm  


Dried Berries- Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Mulberry, etc

Roselle/ Hibiscus       

Bergamot flower       







Bitter Orange             

Rose- Petals and Hips

Dried Apples, other dried fruits                     


Yaupon tea




Camelia Sinensis (tea)

By Jeannie Dunn, RedMoonHerbs.com 2/17/17

Reply to: Jeannie@RedMoonHerbs.com

Dried Red clover blossoms

Dried Linden flower whole

Dried Comfrey cut/sift

Dried Nettles cut/sift

Dried Oatstraw cut/sift

Fresh and/or Dried Ginseng Leaf and Stem

Fresh and/or Dried Goldenseal Leaf and Stem 

Fresh young motherwort leaf (very early spring) 4" tops

Fresh or Dried Elderberries

Dried Calendula Flowers

Eastern Osha (fresh)

Local beeswax

From conscientious NC growers/wildcrafters (or those in a 150 mile radius) who practice organic farming and sustainable wild-harvesting.

Please call to discuss quantity, quality and price!

By Christina, Golden Needle 2/22/2017

Reply to: christina@goldenneedleonline.com

Golden Needle is looking for locally grown Chinese and Western herbs in 1 lb quantities, dried. Wild-crafted or cultivated under organic growing methods.

By Herb Buyer 6/13/16

Bloodroot $40-$50/LB, would like this to be cultivated and certified organic

Wild Yam $8.00-$10.00/LB, cultivated and organic would be ideal

Organic Black Cohosh, $10.00-$14.00/LB

Organic Goldenseal $45.00-$50.00/LB

Contact Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu to discuss

By Herb Buyer 6/13/16

Seeking Lespedeza, bush clover.

Contact Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu to discuss.

By: An herbal buyer 1/26/2016

Rhus coppalina, 50 lbs. of dry leaves.

Please respond to Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu for more information. This buyer would like to remain anonymous.


  1. I am doing Import & Export of medicinal herbs in Germany, and would be interested to develop a lasting supplying relation with a grower of Goldenseal roots, who can export with CITES Export Permit (if you procure the CITES Export Permit & Phytosanitary Certificate, I can arrange for all other logistic parts of export).

    Right now, I am looking for:

    35 kg Goldenseal root, dried.
    complying with FDA / Ph.Eur. quality requirements, namely regarding pesticide residuals, aflatoxines and containing min. 2.5% Hydrastine, min 3.0% Berberine.

    265 kg Goldenseal root, dried.
    no particular requirements on quality. Just the botanical identity and orgaleptical quality (smell & looks) must be ok.

    In case you have smaller quantities, it might be likewise interesting - and even be easier (as less risky) to start a first business.

    I would be very grateful for your feedback by email or phone to exchange then more details.

    best regards

    Antoine Pagenstecher
    65195 Wiesbaden

    T. +49 611 23 830 63
    E. ap@plantresources.eu
    H. www.plantresources.eu

  2. This post was very interesting to me. I want to start growing organic herbs that I can sell, what a great idea. I have an acre that I just let my 2 goats roam on. I love gardening, always have... could anyone offer me some advise on how to start. Contact local business' to see what they would be interested in buying? Would people buy from out of state if overnight shipments were involved? Any hints into getting started would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Would anyone have connection with Utah in selling herbs? I have 1 acre that I would love to cultivate on. If anyone has a minute to give me a heads up on starting this type of business, I'd love it. What a great idea. I'm thankful for the article in Mother Earth News!