Milk & Honey Herbs


Potent, live medicinal plants for your home garden!

Medicinal plant conservation is a poignant topic in our modern world.  Here in Massachusetts we have seen the near-extinction of many important woodland medicinals due to over-harvesting, such as American Ginseng, Goldenseal and Black Cohosh just to name a few.  Part of our mission here at Milk & Honey Herbs is to create a sanctuary of threatened medicinal herbs, and also offer organically and ethically grown plants (especially those on the United Plant Savers  “To Watch” and “At Risk” Lists) so that folks can create their own herb gardens at home, contributing to local and planetary biodiversity.

~Our Medicinal Plant Nursery was recently featured by NOFA-MA (the Northeast Organic Farming Association)!~{here}

 See the article {HERE}

We are a small-scale, sustainable nursery guided by the principles of permaculture.  Our focus is on field-grown perennials, and most of our offerings are 1-3 years old, at least, with strong and well-established root systems.  We do offer annuals and biennials as well. Our 2 ½ acre farm is home to a unique range of habitats, including open field, woodland edges, wet meadow and woodland, and mixed hardwood forest.  By using permaculture principles, and also taking advantage of the naturally diverse growing preferences of medicinal plants, we have been able to grow our herbs in their ideal natural habitats, producing exceptionally healthy and medicinally potent stock.


Offerings at a glance....
Perennial Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)  - SOLD OUT for 2014
Goji Berry/ Gou Qi Zi (Lycium barbarum)
Hops (Humulus lupulus)  - SOLD OUT for 2014
Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Schisandra/Wu Wei Zi (Schizandra chinensis) - SOLD OUT for 2014
Spice Bush (Lindera benzoin) - SOLD OUT for 2014
Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina) - SOLD OUT for 2014

Herbacious Perennials
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Arnica (Arnica chamissonis) $7.95
Astragalus/ Huang Qi (Astragalus membranaceus)

Baical Skullcap/ Huang Qin (Scutellaria baicalensis) 
Balloon Flower/ Jie Geng (Platycodon graniflorus) 
Bee Balm, Scarlett/ Bergamot (Monarda didyma)  
Bee Balm, Wild /Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)  
Blue Violet (Viola odorata)  
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)  
Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor) 
Butterbur (Petasites palmatus) 
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) 
Chocolate Mint (Mentha piperita)  
Codonopsis/ Dang Shen (Codonopsis pilosula)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
(Symphytum officinale)  
Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita) 
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)  
Echinacea, Narrow-Leaved (Echinacea angustifolia) At Risk- SOLD OUT for 2014
Echinacea, Ozark Coneflower/Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) - At Risk
-SOLD OUT for 2014
Echinacea, Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) - At Risk
-SOLD OUT for 2014
Echinacea, Glade Purple Coneflower (Echinacea simulata) - At Risk
-SOLD OUT for 2014
Elecampane (Inula helenium)  
Garden Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) 
Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum) 
Grindelia (Grindelia squarrossa)
(Cochlearia armoracea)
Hyssop, Blue (Hyssopus offcinalis)
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) 
Lavender, Czech (Lavendula angustifolia krajova)
Lavender, Munstead (Lavendula angustifolia var munstead)
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)  
Licorice, Chinese/ Gan Cao
(Glycyrrhiza uralensis) - SOLD OUT for 2014
Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) 
Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)  
Motherwort (Leonaris cardiaca)
Mugwort/ Ai Ye (Artemesia vulgaris)  
Nettles (Urtica dioica)  

Oregano, Greek (Origanum heracleoticum)  
Oregano, Dwarf Greek (Oreganum vulgare, "Humile")
Plantain (Choose Plantago major or Plantago lanceolata) 
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis
Rue (Ruta graveolens)   
Sage, Garden (Salvia officinalis)
Sage, Red/ Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza)
Sage, White (Salvia apiana) - To Watch
St Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)   
Self Heal/ Heal All (Prunella vulgaris)
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Skullcap (Scultellaria lateriflora)   
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)   

(Hierochloe odorata)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)  
Tarragon (Artemesia dracunculus)
Thyme, English Broadleaf (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme, German Winter (
Thymus vulargis)

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycanthemum virginianum)  

Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) 
Wormwood (Artemesia absinthum)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)    
Yarrow, Pink (Achillea millefolium var rubra) 
Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) 
Yomogi/ Japanese Mugwort (Artemesia princeps)

Herbacious Biennials
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

Evening Primrose (Oneothera biennsis)
Greek Mullein (Verbascum olympicum)

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

Shade-Loving Perennials (Woodland Medicinals)
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) - At Risk
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) -At Risk
(Sanguinaria canadensis)  - At Risk
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)  - At Risk
Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)  - To Watch
Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) - To Watch
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens) - To Watch
Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)   - At Risk
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)


Herbacious Annuals-
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) 
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)  
Chamomile, German (Matricaria chamomilla)
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Holy Basil, Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) 
Hopi Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica)
Greek Basil (Ocimum minimum) 
Smoking Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

(Acmella oleracea)
Sweet Annie (Artemesia annua) 

Other fun offerings (not necessarily herbs!)- We recommend ordering by May 31st to ensure availability
Strawberry, Jewel
Bearded Iris, Antique
Egyptian Walking Onion

At Risk-Indicates plant is on United Plant Savers “At-Risk” List

To Watch-Indicates plant is on United Plant savers “To-Watch” List



Please place your order here at least 1 week before intended date of pick-up.  Some Milk & Honey plants will also be available for sale this spring at River Valley Market Co-op in Northampton and All Things Local Cooperative Market in Amherst!

Ordering times vary depending on plant type (annual, perennial, woodland plant, etc).  We are a small, sustainable nursery and we do tend to sell out of certain plants.  To ensure availability it's best to get your orders in as early as possible  and by the suggested dates above.  BUT we still sell plants well into the fall, so please don't hesitate to be in touch anytime throughout the growing season and we will do our best to fill your order if we can. 
~place an order~

 The farm will be open the following days in May & June for order pick-ups, 10am-4pm: 
SAT May 10th
SAT May 17th
SUN May 25th
Every THURSDAY in May and June

Off-site pick-up available in Greenfield & Northampton, MA:
Greenfield, MA-Pick-ups Fridays at 10 am in May & June
Northampton, MA- Pick-up time + site TBA
(please inquire if you are interested)

Delivery to your home within the Pioneer Valley is available.  There is a $30 delivery charge for this service.  Please inquire if you are interested.

Additional Notes for the 2014 Season....

  • We ship!
  • We start accepting orders in January |Milk & Honey Herbs at Ripplemead Farm | Shutesbury, MA 
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