Experience in the power of local plant medicine with the Rise Up Remedies 2020 Fresh Herb CSA!
Before we started our farm, we found ourselves challenged in sourcing locally-grown, organic fresh medicinal herbs for our personal herbal medicine making endeavors. When fresh herbs were challenging to find by or difficult to ethically forage, we had a hard time shoveling out money for dried herbs grown halfway across the world, which were often over-dried or stale by the time we received them.
We started our Fresh Herb CSA last year as a way to provide fresh medicinal herbs to both the herbally curious and seasoned herbalists in the greater Portland area. Our CSA serves as a way for us to give back to our most dedicated customers who support our farm early in the season. After a season with us, your home herbal apothecary will be stocked with medicine you’ve made yourself from 24-28 of our favorite medicinal herbs. Not only that, by joining our CSA, you’ll also have access to our 30+ certified organic herbs (list below!), some of which are rare or otherwise difficult to source fresh. at a discounted CSA member price.
New to using herbs? No problem! We provide written herbal profiles as well as recipe suggestions for each herb in your share, so processing your bounty will be a breeze!
Our 2020 Fresh Herb CSA shares are comprised of a diversity of medicinal herbs, and you’ll have the opportunity to talk with us and your fellow CSA members about the herbs at each CSA pickup in Portland.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Joining our CSA is easy! We offer two different share options so you can choose which size is right for you; the Full Share ($420) or the Half Share ($245). When you choose the Full Share, you can generally expect to receive a full pound of our herbaceous plants and our root crops or between a quart and a half gallon of our flower crops. If you choose the Half Share, each month you will receive half the amount of herbs in the Full Share. We also offer an Apothecary Add-On ($70), which grants you one seasonal small batch herbal product made by your farmers. And with each share, you’ll receive additional CSA exclusive perks!
After choosing your share and signing up, on the first Monday of each month from April to October (dates below), you’ll head to Wildish Botanicals in southeast Portland, where we will introduce you to your herbal array, celebrate the share with an herbal snack or libation, and send you on your way with your herbs and herbal profiles in tow.
When you arrive home with your herbs, the Herbal Profiles and recipes we provide will guide you on your medicine making journey. As the plants grow on our farm throughout the season, so will your herbal apothecary!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT EACH PICKUP?
At each of our 7 monthly pickups, you’ll receive:
- 3-4 hand-harvested certified organic medicinal herbs
- Detailed Herbal Profiles and recipe suggestions for each herb
- A Freshly Prepared Herbal Snack or Libation featuring one of the herbs in your share
And as a thank you for supporting our small farm, you’ll also get these CSA Member Exclusive PERKS:
- 20% off additional bulk fresh herbs not included in a given month’s share *dependent on availability
- An insulated Rise Up Remedies tote bag for transporting your fresh herbs from pickup to your home
- A Fresh Herb Medicine Making Guide to inspire and inform your seasonal herbal concoctions
- An Invite to 3 exclusive on farm work parties so you can socialize with other CSA members and meet the plants in person
- A Members Only Mid-Season Farm Tour in August
*Please note: All CSA members will receive a list of our available fresh herbs in advance of each pickup. Pre-orders must be submitted by Sunday at 12:00PM before each regularly scheduled pickup. Preorders are dependent upon availability. Order minimum is 0.25 lbs. Your pre-ordered herbs will be ready for you at each month’s CSA share pickup.
- 1 quart of Calendula buds
- 1 pound of Holy Basil
- A half gallon of Milky Oat Tops
- 1 pound of Lemon Balm
- 1 pint of Calendula buds
- 1/2 pound of Holy Basil
- 1 quart of Milky Oat Tops
- 1/2 pound of Lemon Balm
Herbal Bug Spray
Monday, May 4
Monday, June 1
Monday, July 6
Monday, August 3
Monday, September 7
Monday, October 5
WHAT'S GROWING IN 2020?
ALFALFA - Medicago sativa
ANGELICA - Angelica archangelica
ANISE HYSSOP - Agastache foeniculum
ARNICA - Arnica chamissonis
ARTICHOKE LEAF - Cynara scolymus
ASHWAGANDHA - Withania somnifera
BLUE VERVAIN - Verbena hastata
CALENDULA - Calendula officinalis
CALIFORNIA POPPY - Eschscholzia californica
CATNIP - Nepeta cataria
CHINESE MOTHERWORT - Leonurus japonicus
COMFREY - Symphytum officinale
CULINARY SAGE - Salvia officinalis
ECHINACEA - Echinacea purpurea
ELECAMPANE - Inula helenium
FENNEL - Foeniculum vulgare
HELICHRYSUM - Helichrysum italicum
LAVENDER - Lavandula angustifolia
LEMON BALM - Melissa officinalis
LEMON VERBENA - Aloysia citrodora
MARSHMALLOW - Althaea officinalis
MEADOWSWEET - Spiraea ulmaria
MOTHERWORT - Leonurus cardiaca
MUGWORT - Artemisia vulgaris
NETTLE - Urtica dioica
OATS - Avena sativa
PEPPERMINT - Mentha piperita
RED CLOVER - Trifolium pratense
SAINT JOHN’S WORT - Hypericum perforatum
SELF HEAL - Prunella vulgaris
SPILANTHES - Spilanthes acmella
SPEARMINT - Mentha spicata
SKULLCAP - Scutellaria laterifolia
TULSI (HOLY BASIL) - Ocimum tenuiflorum
THYME - Thymus vulgaris
VALERIAN - Valeriana officinalis
WOOD BETONY - Stachys officinalis
WORMWOOD - Artemisia absinthium
Do you have additional questions? Check out our Fresh Herb CSA FAQs!