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Barefoot Botanicals  We are herbalists and commercial growers of certified organic medicinal and culinary herbs.

It's becoming a sea of sunflowers here. @seedphytonutrients can look forward to some amazing sunflower seeds cold-pressed into oil very soon!

My girl cave turned into a studio today!!!! So exciting to have the Organic Life team to our farm!
#organiclifemag #herbfarm #herbalist #certifiedorganic

Burdock, Arctium lappa flower. Who needs to "cleanse" when you have gently detoxifying herbs like Burdock? In addition to improving metabolic process and elimination, Burdock root contains high amounts of food for the good bacteria in our guts in the form of inulin. Don't be afraid of the strange brown root at the market. Peeled and grated or sliced thin it makes an excellent addition to Asian salad dishes. When dried the root can be added to tea blends. Be aware that Burdock can push waste products out to the surface and may increase skin blemishes for a time. A gentle bitter, it stimulates gastric secretion, encourages bile production, and improves elimination. Burdock follows humans as it likes disturbed ground. I like to think that the plants we need most are always knocking on our door. Burdock definitely knocks on mine. #burdock #herbalist #herbfarm

When I first started learning about herbs in the late 1990s, we only used the root of the echinacea. But herbalism is always evolving, reflecting on tradition and learning new ways of doing things. I am experimenting with harvesting flowers, leaves and later roots for a combined tincture that will capture every phase of growth while increasing the yield of plant medicine from each plant. Is anyone finding an improvement in outcomes with their clients by doing this? Seeking information for further study and teaching. #echinacea #herbfarm #herbalism

Hello my old friend. Calendula is a gentle but powerful medicine for healing wounds inside and out, moving lymph, and restoring digestive process. We will be harvesting this every other day for the next month. #herbfarm #calendula #herbalist

Milky oats coming out of the dryer. Tincture making is finished and now the rest will be had for tea. Nourishing and soothing base for blending. #herbfarm #milkyoats #herbalist

The last of the lavender for the season. So nice to preserve the aromatic essence of the plants with our still. #herbfarm #hydrosol #lavender

Eric's favorite place to be. Thanks to my grandad Pappy Shanahan for the 1949 Farmall Cub bought here in Doylestown in 1950 at the Doylestown Agricultural Works. I'm sure he's smiling down us 💜

The Seed Phytonutrients Team hanging out at the farm. For those of you who don't know, Seed Phytonutrients is a line of all natural skin and body care products and is supporting small farms like ours. Soon to be found in a store near you. #seedphytonutrients #organicfarming #herbfarm

Just in case you wondered what 140 pounds of fresh California poppy looks like. Soon to be tea and tincture to assist with sleep and pain. #californiapoppy #herbfarm #herbalist

Celebrating Solstice with my friend California Poppy. Eases pain, helps with rest, carries the energy of a warm summer siesta into our medicine.

We are distilling yarrow hydrosol for the first time today. The essential oil is a beautiful deep blue. The scent is divine. Can't wait to experiment with this product!

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