Welcome to Blessed Maine Herb Farm! Our small family farm business is operated with great love, care, attention and intention. We process and create our medicines in a state of the art herb production facility, right here on the farm.This year we are celebrating our 29th year of service to our community.
Our farm is located on a beautiful ridge-top in rural Maine and we grow approximately 4 acres of medicinal herbs and wildflowers using natural, reciprocal and regenerative farming methods.. We offer herbal products of exceptional quality, made with herbs we grow, wildgather and process by hand.
We practice a simple, sustainable lifestyle and our work with the herbs is accomplished with respect for the earth and all of the web of life. We create Herb Tea Blends, Tinctures and Formulas, Gemmotherapy Elixirs, Syrups, Vinegars, Infused oils, Body Care, Smudge Sticks and hand rolled Incense. You will find all our product offerings listed in the index of this website.
Our gardens not only provide us with our food, medicine, material and spiritual sustenance, but act as teaching gardens as well. We sponsor the annual Community Herbalist Retreat on the farm, as well as other herbal and healing workshops and events. We also offer a number of on-line classes. You'll find our herbal study opportunities listed on the Study Herbal Medicine page.
Our gardens are open to the public, by appointment, during the growing season. We invite you to come for a visit and enjoy their beauty and peacefulness.
Several years ago we purchased a fifty acre parcel of land that surrounds our farm on the south and east sides. This land includes a seven acre field that is directly linked to our cultivated gardens. It has been organic pasture for many years and contains a fabulous spring fed pond. This spring we planted 170 fruit trees at the top of the new field. This summer we've been preparing an acre and a half of the open field area for a fall planting of wildflowers to create a nourishing habitat for pollinators.
The other forty-plus acres is very recently and quite heavily cut over woodland - we've been working with the National Resources Conservation Service on a forest restoration project for this land. We've begun replanting the land with medicinal plants, shrubs and trees and plan to transform it over the next several years into a wild food and medicinal plant sanctuary with a well marked trail complete with map and botanical markers.
Our Food and Medicine Trail project is both an offering to the land and a gift to the community we love so much. The trail is a mile long and ends at the Wesserunsett Stream which is a critical protected salmon waterway and a beautiful place for a picnic or a soak in the running waters.
Last summer the Community Herbalist Retreat participants planted a number of medicinal plants along the trail. We recently planted 150 elder trees and patches of both Solomon's plume and Solomon's Seal.
Because care taking the earth and the preservation of endangered and threatened plant species are concerns of ours, we are cultivating herbs such as goldenseal, ginseng, bloodroot and black cohosh here. All of these herbs have been seriously overharvested in the wild. We pledge to use no rare, threatened, or endangered plants in the herbal medicines we make.
Through our work we intend to make a positive impact in our community by offering education regarding the many gifts offered to us by the plants, creating jobs, supporting and participating in a local food and medicine chain, making available locally grown and produced herbal medicines of impeccable quality, encouraging the wise use of land and serving as a successful model for sustainable living and local economic growth.
Blessed Maine Herb Farm is dedicated to offering you the very best of what is offered to us all by our Great and Bountiful Mother Earth.
Nothing but the purest ingredients, gathered from near and far, are combined with our herbs, to present you with a truly safe and natural product you can use with confidence.
Thanks for the trust you place in us by ordering our products. We appreciate your continued support, welcome with open hearts those of you who may be new to us, and look forward to many more years of growing herbs with great care, attention and love and preparing premium quality herbal products for our valued customers and friends.
If you have a question or concern about the use of medicinal herbs, please feel free to ask. We're here to help, and a response is guaranteed.
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Class cancellation policy: All deposits are non-refundable. If canceling a month in advance you will receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation charge. If canceling within two weeks of the start of a class, half payment will be refunded. There will be no refunds given if cancelling within one week of the start of any class or after the class has begun.
Tour cancellation policy: All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel at any time after paying your tour fee in full, you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel within two months of the tour dates you will be refunded half your payment. If you cancel within one month of the tour you will forfeit your payment.
Consultation cancellation policy: Cancelling a consultation within a week of its scheduled date results in a $50 cancellation charge.
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