Potent, live medicinal plants for your home garden!

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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.

ALL PLANT ORDERS for the 2015 season are DUE BY MAY 1st! WE SHIP!


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 (full descriptions here)

Perennial Trees, Shrubs, & Vines
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) 
Goji Berry/ Gou Qi Zi (Lycium barbarum)
Hops (Humulus lupulus) 
Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Schisandra/Wu Wei Zi (Schizandra chinensis)
Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina)


Herbacious Perennials
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Arnica (Arnica chamissonis)
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) 

NEW! Calamus (Acorus calamus)
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
Echinacea, Ozark Coneflower/Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa) - At Risk

Echinacea, Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis) - At Risk
Echinacea, Glade Purple Coneflower (Echinacea simulata) - At Risk
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)
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")
NEW! Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)
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
NEW! Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
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!)
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


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!

PLANT ORDERS are due by May 1st!

After this date you are welcome to come peruse our offerings at any of our OPEN FARM & PLANT SALE Days.  However, to ensure the plants you would like are available, a pre-order is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Not a local? We ship!  {PLACE YOUR ORDER}

The OPEN FARM & PLANT SALES 2015, 10am-4pm:
Pick-up your order or peruse our offerings.

SUN May 10th
SUN May 17th
SAT & SUN May 24th, 25th

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.