Support Your Local Herb Shop!

I love local herb shops! They are sometimes the most interesting store in the town! Full of local remedies, consciously wildcrafted herbs and handcrafted natural medicines.

It’s where you’ll find nature all packaged up in the most healing and beautiful ways imaginable.

Support your local herb shop! You are sustaining local herbalists, healers, small farms and families.

The message is loud and clear about the value of eating local. It supports local economy, families and small businesses.

Just like we want to eat local and shop local, well, the same goes for your herbs and natural remedies.

Local Food. Local Medicine.

Local Farm. Local Pharmacy.

Roots Herbal Apothecary

Most of the herbal medicine makers I know are stewards. Stewards of the earth, the land and the gardens where the herbs grow.

They are also stewards of their communities, tuned into what medicines their people really need and what needs to be created to help people be well.

Most herb shops are not only filled with amazing healing remedies but they almost always have an education track. You can take classes and learn how to use the healing remedies more effectively.

You can connect with other people that are making changes, creating a healthy lifestyle and contributing to a cultural shift that honors the earth and gentle healing ways.

I have to say, I have met some of the most wonderful people through the whole handcrafted herbal movement that comes together in herb shops!

And it is a movement….. There is a huge resurgence of interest in herbal remedies. People want an alternative. People want to be informed about how to work with and use natural remedies to take care of their health.

We are working our way through the symptom suppression mindset that we grew up and embracing wellness practices that are self-care and earth-care focused.

Your local herb shop is a place where it all comes together. Love of the earth, the plants, the craft of herbal medicine making, the knowledge to make it all real and a place to reclaim our human heritage of knowing how to respect and use the plants to stay well.

I want to give a shout out to all the plant apothecaries, herb shops, herb rooms, herbal tea houses and all of the amazing herbalists, people that love the earth and make medicine to keep their people well.

Infuse your local economy, feed your local farmer, invest in your community herbalist and buy your natural remedies from your community herb store.
I am putting together a list of all the herb shops I can find.

Can you please help me in supporting the herb shop keepers?

Do you know of another herb shop that we can put on the list?

If you know of an herb shop that isn’t on our list, please leave a comment and tell us about your favorite herb shop and we will add it to the list!



1) Alembique Apothecary- Berkeley, CA

2) Corners of the Mouth- Mendocino, CA

3) Crimson Sage Nursery –Orleans, CA

4) Davis Co-Op- Davis, CA

5) Farmacopia- Santa Rosa, CA

6) Five Flavors Herbs- Oakland, CA

7) Food Bin and Herb Room- Santa Cruz, CA

8) The Fountain of You- Laytonville, CA

9) Fremont Natural Foods- Fremont, CA

10) Garden of Eden Apothecary- Pt. Reyes Station

11) Gathering Thyme- San Rafael, CA

12) Gold Trail Natural Foods- Jackson, CA

13) Grateful Desert Herb Shop & EcoMarket- Joshua Tree, CA

14) Haalo- Nevada City, CA

15) Homestead Apothecary- Oakland, CA

16) Humboldt Herbals- Eureka, CA

17) Lhasa Karnak Herb Company- Berkeley, CA

18) Lovejoy’s Tea Room – San Francisco, CA

19) Moonrise Herbs- Arcata, CA

20) Natural Life Foods- Pleasant Hill, CA

21) Nutrition Shoppe- Vacaville, CA

22) Possibli Teas- Pioneer, CA

23) Rainbow Grocery- San Francisco, CA

24) Rosemary’s Garden- Sebastopol, CA

25) Roots Herbal Apothecary- Point Arena, CA

26) Sacred Well- Oakland, CA

27) Samovar Tea House – San Francisco, CA

28) Scarlet Sage Herb- San Francisco, CA

29) Sereni-tea- Mt. Shasta, CA

30) The Stinging Nettle- Sonoma, CA

31) Sunshine Herb Shop- Auburn, CA

32) Teance Tea Room – Berkeley, CA

33) West County Herb Company- Occidental, CA


34) Green Goddess House of Herbs –Phoenix, AZ

35) Tucson Herb Store- Tucson, AZ

36) Winter Sun- Flagstaff, AZ


37) Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary- Fort Collins, CO

38) Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice- Montrose, CO

39) Sage Consulting and Apothecary- Colorado Springs- CO

40) Willow Creek Herbs and Teas- Grand Junction, CO


41) The Bee – West Palm Beach, FL

42) Elixir Tea House – Sarasota, FL

43) The Herb Corner- Melbourne, FL

44) Infused Tea Company – Saint Petersburg, FL

45) Leaves and Roots- Orlando, FL

46) Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbs- Indian Harbour Beach, FL

47) The Tea House – Sarasota, FL

48) Your Big Picture Cafe – Davie, FL

49) Zen Mystery – Dania Beach, FL


50) Gallery Espresso – Savannah, GA


51) The Herb Pantry- Boise, ID


52) Herbs and Heirlooms- Terre Haute, IN

53) Monarch Apothecary and Milk Weed Soaps- Gosport, IN


54) Maypop Commuity Herb Shop- New Orleans, LA


55) Zensations Apothecary- Baltimore, MD


56) Acadia Herbals- Northampton, MA

57) The Herbarium- Chicopee, MA


58) Blue Boy Herbs- Carriere, MS

59) Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary- Starkville, MS


60) Butterfly Herbs – Missoula, MO


61) Herbally Grounded- Las Vegas, NV

New Jersey

62) Olive May- East Orange, NJ


63) Clary Sage Herbarium- Portland, OR

64) Fettle Botanic Supply and Counsel- Portland, OR


65) Urban Moonshine- Burlington, VT


66) The Elderberry- Charlottesville, VA


67) Dandelion Botanical Company- Seattle, WA

68) The Herbalist- Seattle, WA

69) Herban Wellness- Seattle, WA

70) The Hidden Alchemist- Seattle, WA

71) Tenzing Momo – Seattle, WA

West Virginia

72) Good Natured Market & Vegetarian Café-

73) Sage Moon- Berkeley Springs, WV

74) Tonic Herb Shop- Shepherdstown, WV


75) Community Pharmacy- Madison, WI

Outside of U.S.

76) The Little Herbalista- Coleraine, UK

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Hello I’m Kami, Welcome to Living Awareness!

I believe every family needs to have someone on board with a working knowledge of natural remedies if you want to take care of your family’s health for real.

When I was growing up, natural remedies was not a mainstream concept like it is now, in fact, you are going to be surprised that I never even heard the word natural remedy until I moved out of the house!

In my early 20’s I met someone by chance that told me about holistic health and herbal medicine. I wondered why nobody had talked to me about it before and had a voracious appetite to learn everything I could.

Now, 30 years later I've helped thousands of people demystify the world of herbal medicine and become empowered in using herbal self-care in their home to prevent illness, take care of common ailments and protect their health naturally.

For 20 years I've had a clinical herbal practice connecting people with plants and their wellness. I've developed and taught herbal curriculum for UCSF School of Nursing and the Integral Health Master’s Degree Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Stick with me! You’ll learn awesome herbal self-care, get inspired to be more self-sufficient in your health care and nourish a deep love for the herbs and how to use them, knowing you are doing the very best you can to care for your wellness.

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I LOVE this!!! So useful and needed for those of us who are new to herbs. Thank you!!!

Kathy Rayl

The Herb Pantry
2012 W. Canal St.
Boise, ID 83705

Cara Saunders

319 N Mt. Shasta Blvd
Mt. Shasta, CA
Great selection of green, black, white, and herbal teas. Also sell tinctures, glycerites, and salves that are locally made by Bear Wallow Herbs.

Shannon hickey

Hi Kami,
I remember frequenting an herb shop when I was going to school in Berkeley back in the early 90s. Not sure if this is the same one, Lhasa Karnak, but it has two locations; one on Shattuck Ave and one on Telegraph Ave:

Cheryl Fromholzer

Hi Kami,

Gathering Thyme recently moved! We’re in San Rafael now at the corner of 4th and E Street. Thank you for mentioning us! Green blessings.


My local shop is Olive May
Main Street
East Orange, New Jersey 07018


Hey! We’ve got a great one in Charlottesville, VA named The Elderberry


Acupuncture Plus
Nutrition Shoppe
both in Vacaville, Ca


Great idea! Do you happen to know of any in N.E. NC?

Glenda Glass

Gold Trail Health Foods, Jackson, CA

Stefanie Herren

Sage Woman Herbs in Colorado Springs, CO, And White Wolf Herbals in Elizabeth, CO


Rainbow Grocery in SF has a bulk herb section that is AWESOME.

Grateful Desert Herb Shoppe

Grateful Desert Herb Shoppe
61695 29 Palms Hwy. Suite A
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
shoppe: 760.366.8333

Susan Blanc

Hi Kami, great idea! Please add Five Flavors Pharmacy in Oakland, a real treasure!


Sunshine Herb Shop
516 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-7788


community pharmacy, madison, WI


Hi Kami! I recently stumbled upon a small gem of a place called, Alembique ( in Berkeley. It’s a small corner shop apothecary that feels less like a store and more like you’re visiting someone’s charming living room filled with cool little jars of herbs & potions. If anyone visits, be sure to say ‘hello’ to Bab, the proprietor of this magical place.


Oh, forgot to mention another awesome place, Five Flavors Herb in Oakland!


Herb Corner, 277 Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32935
Mama Jo’s Sunshine Herbals, 1300 Pine Tree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

danielle davidson

The Nutrition Shoppe
983 Alamo Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95687
I haven’t been there in ages, but I checked online and their Yelp page is active.

Amber Dawn Hallet

In Seattle Washington we have the Hidden Alchemist, Dandelion Botanical Company, The Herbalist, and Herban Wellness. We are blessed!


Hi Kami, Alambique in Berkeley is awesome! A small apothecary that feels more like someone’s well stocked living room full of herbs, essential oils, hyrdrosols, books,, and potions.


How about fremont natural foods in fremont California? they have over 200 bulk herbs and local items as well as supplements and locally made jewelry. They also have a facebook page for their updates!


Humboldt Herbals, Eureka CA 🙂


The Fountain of You!
Laytonville, CA


Tonic Herb Shop – Shepherdstown, WV

Good Natured LLC – Martinsburg, WV


95 Montgomery Dr. Ste 90
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Herbalist-owned & operated with a Tincture Bar featuring over 200 herbal extracts – sold in singles by the ounce or custom-formulated by on staff herbalists!

Kit Cassingham

Herbs & Spice — Montrose, Colorado


The Stinging Nettle in Sonoma is a sweet Mama run apothecary featuring all local products and herbs. 50 Lichtenberg Ave. suite 6. Sonoma, ca 95476 or Facebook. Please support this Mama! She is an amazing herbalist, educator, and resource!

Kami – I had the most wonderful experience today! After looking at your list and seeing NOTHING for the entire state of Indiana – I did a google search. There was nothing in Bloomington (where I live and a college town) – but I found a shop in Terre Haute, IN – just about 1.5 hours away. The shop is called Herbs and Heirlooms. They have a website – but they don’t mail items – you must visit the store. I was two steps in the door and already the trip was worth it! I found everything on my list… Read more »
Lauren Stauber

Thanks for putting together this great list! I have one great apothecary to add. Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary in Colorado.


Hi there! Smile Herb Shop in College Park, Maryland has been around 41 years and going strong! Their website is


Very awesome idea!!
Trinity Herbs & Wellness Willow Creek, CA
Sequoia Apothecary Garberville, CA

Pat Wilson

Herb Shoppe
Herb & Spice
3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR ·
(503) 234-7801


I was in Durango attending an Herbal Conference and found the sweetest apothecary

Kim Costin

grian herbs montpelier vt


Let’s get a few from Canada on the list. The Light Cellar, 6326 Bowness Road NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0E5,; Herbal Healing, Calgary, AB (they sell at farmers markets in Calgary),, Full Bloom Herbals in Calgary, AB,, and Organic Matters in Nelson, B.C. (online store),


Love this. Wish there were more In GA, but I will definitely keep following. Thank you.

Kathy Dee

The Herb Shoppe Portland, OR There was another one in NYC but it seems to be defunct. Herbs are fresh and the staff is knowledgable

Kathy Dee

Mountain Rose Herbs Eugene Oregon. I have bought from them for a very long time.


so sad not one shop listed in Texas. Oh well so much for herbal medicine.

Tasha Hanel

Check with Herbalists without Borders they have a list of these herb shops in the U.S

Cynthia Franceus

Herbiary in Asheville North Carolina. Maia Toll’s shop

Connie Karstens

The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center
61231 Hwy 7 W
Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350

A charming on-farm wellness center with an amazing herbal apothecary, hand crafted herbal products and supplies. Visit the beautiful medicine garden near the shoppe and pick your own medicinal herbs too! The shoppe also carries local grass fed meats, fermented foods and other health foods. Many classes and workshops offered.

Thanks for this great list and your research. Did you want to include traditional Chinese herbs? 20 yrs ago i ordered a number of bulk herbs from Vinh Khan Herbs in San Francisco. They may have many herbs that are not only Chinese. The ones I ordered were for a kidney cleanse, including Gravel Root. They were very inexpensive at the time. An internet search revealed no actual website or list of products. Yelp had some info : They have Chinese Med. doctors for consultations. When I lived in SF in the ’60s I walked into the store and… Read more »

Come to Thailand-every market has a fresh herb and spice section
Most towns have a weekly market where local farmers and hilltribe growers come to sell there produce
And every larger town has a Chinese apothecary
Herbs are very much a part of daily life here and a local harvest of wild plants and herbs makes its way into daily use