In the interest of conservation of forest botanicals in their wild habitats, we encourage buyers to ask suppliers where they source their planting stock. Is it wild harvested? From where? Did they have landowner permission? If nursery grown, what kinds of pesticides and fungicides used if any? There may not be a way to verify the answers to these question but we believe it is important to let suppliers know that consumers are paying attention to these sourcing concerns. Buy wisely!
The following compilation is an alphabetical list of suppliers known to the WVFFI partners. The WVFFI does not officially endorse these suppliers.
colwellsginseng.com Colwell's Ginseng is a family run ginseng farm with three generations of experience growing wild simulated ginseng in the heart of Central Western Pennsylvania Appalachian Mountains.
companionplants.com Companion Plants is located in the scenic rolling hills just outside Athens, Ohio. We offer over 600 varieties of common and exotic herb plants including medicinal, culinary, ceremonial, aromatic, butterfly, fiber, and dye plants as well as over 200 varieties of seed, most of which we grow ourselves using environmentally friendly methods.
landscapingrevolution.com Loess Roots was founded in 1974 in the forested Loess hills area of western Iowa near Council Bluffs. This small company has endeavored to create a natural forested habitat and refuge for the establishment and propagation of forest-grown medicinal botanicals.
ozarkmountainginseng.com Ozark Mountain Ginseng is a family farm nestled in the Ozark Hills along Eleven Point River in southern Missouri. We have been growing American Ginseng and other Medicinal Herbs since 1983.
redrootnatives.com Our small propagation nursery is located in Big Ivy in northern Buncombe County, NC next to the Pisgah National Forest. We specialize in propagating native shrubs and perennials of the southern Appalachian woodlands. Our stock is primarily seed propagated, on occasion propagated from rooted cuttings or division of rhizomes, and never collected from the wild.
roanegrown.com/ We grow a wide variety of herbaceous Perennials, Herbs, and Flowering Shrubs that we hope will find a home in your garden. Since just which plants those will be is a very personal choice, we try to offer as much information as we can to help you decide. Enjoy your gardening!
ruralaction.org/forestry Rural Action has been offering high quality goldenseal rootlets and stratified ginseng seeds for planting since 1999. Ramp bulbs are also available.
www.shadygrovebotanicals.com We offer all natural, quality products, free from chemical spraying and pesticides! We take utmost care in practicing organic forest farming methods to ensure that our botanicals provide high quality benefits for our customers. Located in the rural Appalachian Hardwood forests of West Virginia, we specialize in the stewardship of "at risk" Ginseng and Forest Botanicals and are actively involved in sustainable harvesting techniques.
sunfarm.com Our plant list offers descriptions of a selection of the 10,000 plants growing in the collections here at the gardens. Many of these plants are in commercial production, and available in retail and wholesale quantities. Others are available for custom propagation.
Please contact us if you would like your business added to this list.