Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The 2012 Asheville Herb Festival on May 4, 5, & 6 at the WNC Farmers Market


If you're like me and enjoy stepping outside to cut fresh herbs to use in the kitchen, then this is the event for you.  This will be the 23rd year that the Asheville Herb Festival has been available for us to attend and find our favorite herbs.  But its much more . . . take a look at what's offered:  largest selection of herb plants and products such as herbs for cooking, gardening, and medicinal use; herbal soaps, lotions, tinctures, teas, & herbal baked goods, dried herbs & flowers, and herb-related crafts, gifts & books.

Western North Carolina is a southeastern mecca for high-quality, often organically grown herbs, vegetables, and other produce. Conservation easements help farmers preserve existing farms and establish new ones, and many farms are dedicated to organic agriculture practices such as producing heirloom vegetables and range-fed livestock. Among the area’s many growers of herbs and other traditional plants, the Asheville Herb Festival has become an annual opportunity for old and new friends to show off their latest plants and products and share their knowledge. “The herb festival is sort of like a family reunion,” remarked Rick Morgan, who founded the festival more than 20 years ago. “When we get together in the spring, everyone has news to share. It’s a very friendly atmosphere.”

The WNC Chapter of the NC Herb Association represents a wide variety of herbalists and herb businesses in North Carolina: herb growers and vendors, natural gardening and landscaping specialists, and makers of herbal ointments, balms, soaps, teas, medicines, and other herb products. Join more than 25,000 other herb lovers in celebrating the 23rd annual Asheville Herb Festival May 4, 5, and 6, at the WNC Farmers Market. It’s the greatest festival in the whole southeast!

Vendor List

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism
Ceara Foley
2 Westwood Pl
Asheville, NC 28806
828-350-1221
info@herbsheal.com
www.herbsheal.com

Appalachian Seeds Farm & Nursery
Chip Hope
280 Broadstone Road
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-243-0222
seeds@appalachianseeds.com
www.appalachianseeds.com

Appalachian Shed
John & Terrie Travers
4633 Hwy 321
Butler, TN 37640
423-768-3167

Balm of Zarahemlia
Jeff Racer
71 Old Fort Rd
Fairview, NC 28730
828-628-1588
soap@ balmzara.com
www. balmzara.com

Barry Farms
Russ Barry
345 Kimzey Rd
Horseshoe, NC 28759
828-778-5409

Basil King
Skipper Etheridge
107 Carolina Mtn Dr
Candler, NC 28715
828-670-8663

Big Pine Natives
Dianne Tolman
3751 Big Pine Road
Marshall, NC 28753
828-649-2259
scovington@madison.main.nc.us

Blanket Creek Nursery
Jeannie Bason/ Fred Pegram
1638 Southwest School Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012
336-970-0041
blanketcreek@ cs.com

Blue Heron Farm
Susan Mallard
88 Merrell Road
Leicester, NC 28748
828-683-1812
BlueHeronFarm@charter.net

Blue Ridge Soap Shed
Tim & Karen Wylie
179 Meadow View Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
828-765-6001
info@ soapshed.com
www.soapshed.com

Bluff Mountain Nursery
Danni & Tom Speight
873 Bluff Mtn Rd
Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-7250
bluffmtnnursery@yahoo.com

Broadwing Farms
Pete Dixon
PO Box 125
Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-3647
pete@ pex.net
www. broadwingfarmcabins.com

Carnivorous Plant Connection
Josh Lynch
www.cp-connection.com
joshlynch@gmail.com

Carolina Herb Farm
Robert Cummings
208 World’s Edge Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28793
828-272-0652

Carpe Diem Nursery
Joanne W. Ward
PO Box 105
Edneyville, NC 28727
828-685-9242

Cedar Cliff Farms
Erica Curtis/Rebecca Hornbeck
PO Box 1779 Weaverville, NC 28787
828-777-3340

Charles Street Garden
Walter Hoover
PO Box 337
Saluda, NC 28773
www.charlesstreetgarden.com/japaneseirises
828-749-5846

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
Juliet Blankespoor
56 Sluder Branch Rd
Leicester, NC 28748
828-683-5233
juliet@chestnutherbs.com
www.chestnutherbs.com

CP Connection carnivorous plants
Josh Lynch
21 Hanlon Mountain Road
Leicester, NC 28748
www.cp-connection.com
joshlynch@gmail.com
828-515-0386

Crystal’s Gardens
Crystal Bennett
4806 Oak Forest Drive
Summerfield, NC 27358
336-643-9924

Dancing Woods Farm
Beth Herdman
3270 Hamburg Rd
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-689-5361
dancingwood2004@yahoo.com

Dawson Green
Peggy & Neil Dawson
194 Canada Rd, Box 189
Tuckasegee, NC 28783
828-293-5057

Doghead Herb Farm
Sam Katz
320 Baird Cove Rd
Asheville, NC 28804
828-278-0344
dogheadfarms@earthlink.net
www.dogheadherbfarm.com

Elk Mountain Nursery
Craig Mailloux
PO Box 599
Asheville, NC 28802
828-683-9330
craig@elk-mountain.com
www.elk-mountain.com

Faerie Made Soaps
Tina Glenn
57 Oakwood St
Asheville, NC 28806
www.faeriemadesoaps.com

Flower Peddler
Deborah Stone
6010 Emsley Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407
336-255-4984

French Broad Organics Recycling
Maggie Young
PO Box 584
Enka, NC 28728
www.frenchbroadorganics.com
frencbroadorganic@bellsouth.net
828-230-7878

Geowild
Nancy O’Dell
228 White Oak Ridge
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-658-3904
redclay_7777@yahoo.com

Herb Neck Wraps
Danni Speight
873 Bluff Mountain Road
Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-7250
dannispeight@yahoo.com

Hill’s Farms Plants
Melinda Hill
PO Box 460
Dana, NC 28724
828-685-9782

Huffman’s Herbs
Brenda Huffman
3145 River Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
828-433-4919
bhuffmanherbs@bellsouth.net

J & B Herb & Plant Farms
Burton Edwards
620 Weldon Wrenn Rd
Roxboro, NC 27574
336-599-0381

Medicine County Herbals
Janet Kent
PO Box 64
Asheville, NC 28802-0064
Janetkent27@gmail.com
828-292-2337

Mills Garden Herb Farm
Madge Eggena
732 Mills Garden Rd
Statesville, NC 28625
704-873-3361
millsgardenherbs@roadrunner.com
www.millsgardenherbs.com

Moon Creek Farm
Rick & Jan Smith
2943 Hodges Dairy Rd
Yanceyville, NC 27379
336-694-4406
mooncreek@person.net

Mountain Farm
Marilyn Cade
125 Copperhead Bend
Burnsville, NC 28714-7357
828-675-4856
marilyn@mountainfarm.net
www.mountainfarm.net

Mountain Gardens
Joe Hollis
546 Shuford Creek Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-675-5664
joehollis@excite.com
www.mountaingardenherbs.com

Mountain Rainwater Systems
Linda J. Patterson
W. Asheville, NC 28806
828-275-2712
pattersonl1@bellsouth.net
www.mountainrainwater.com

NC Ginseng & Goldenseal Company
Robert Eidus
300 Indigo Bunting Ln
Marshall. NC 28753
828-649-3536
Robert@ncgoldenseal.com
www.ncgoldenseal.com

Oliver Organics
Hal Oliver
101 Winsom Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28739
828-697-1153
olivorg@bellsouth.net

Our Hands to Yours
Norma Barnes-Mackin
9088 N. NC Hwy 109
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
336-769-3157
ourhandstoyours@netscape.net
www.ourhandstoyours.com

Plant Wise Solution Nursery & Plants
Ron Hoover
306 Bartley Road
Spindale, NC 28160
www.plantwisesolutions.com
Ronhoover0309@bellsouth.net
828-286-0309

Raindrop Ridge Farm
Dorita Boyd
135 Campleach Rd
Washington, NC 27889
252-923-9251
raindropherbs@beaufortco.com

Red Moon Herbs
Kimchi Rylander
1039 Camp Elliot Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-1310
herbs@redmoonherbs.com
www.redmoonherbs.com

Red Wing Farm
Christopher Fielden & Beth Trigg
PO Box 42
Asheville NC 28802
828-298-0957
www.redwingfarm.net
redwingfarmer@gmail.comblog @ http://milkingweeds.blogspot.com

Riverhouse Acres
Barbara & Steve Eaffaldano
4744 Pisgah Dr
Canton, NC 28716
828-646-0303
rvrhouse@bellsouth.net
www.riverhouseacres.com

Rockbar Farms
Howard Hunter
484 Bluff Mtn Rd
Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-3294

Running Pine Herb Farm
Sam Crumpton
325 Richardson Rd
Reidsville, NC 27320
336-349-5512
dscrum@netpath.rc.net

Sisters Floribunda
Bonnie Frontino/Lynn Von Unweth
270 Summer Haven Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778
828-298-2271
catfurn4@charter.net

Smoking J’s Farm
Joel Mowrey
36 Rootstock Road
Candler, NC 28715
www.smokingjsfieryfoods.com
store@smokingjsfieryfoods.com
828-230-9652

Somewhere in Thyme Herbals
Barbara Carrier/Monty Phelps
PO Box 456
Bristol, TN 37621
423-990-2373
highthyme@bpes.tv

Sow True Seed
Peter Waskiewicz
PO Box 18508
Asheville, NC 28814
828-691-7333
peter@sowtrue.com
www.sowtrue.com

Toad Song Farm
Mary Mizio Bevies
14765-D Buffalo Rd
Clayton, NC 27527
919-553-2992
marymizio@earthlink.net

Unusual Dialogue/Crazy Lady
Kathy Krafcik
50 Kaesler Lane
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-284-6482

Useful Plants Nursery
Chuck Marsh
1041 Camp Elliot Rd
Black Mtn, NC 28711
828-669-1759
chuck@earthaven.org
www.usefulplants.org

Wildwood Herbal Flower Farm
Alan Salmon
817 Reems Creek Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
828-645-4342
asalmon@buncombe.main.nc.us

Willow Creek Landscaping
Britt Averine
279 Hobson Branch
Weaverville, NC 28787
www.willowcreeklandscapesupply.com
willowcreeklandscaping@gmail.com
828-777-3503

Can't find who you're looking for?
Asheville Herb Festival
PO Box 1427 Candler, NC 28715
A. D. Reed at 828-301-8968

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