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Why we make Haven Herbs formulas the way that we do...

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Why we make Haven Herbs formulas the way that we do...

At Haven, I (Lily, the staff herbalist) have a particular way of making products (fly method, focused on tinctures) and choosing supplements to make (based on customer request) that may seem odd until you know why I do what I do. So I thought I'd take a moment to explain the main points of why our products look the way that they do. First, all products have come into being from customer request. I am an herbalist that sees clients and makes custom formulas, in addition to my mass market formulas for Haven. Once I have a number of clients need the...

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Worker Ownership

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Worker Ownership

So as you may know, Haven Herbs is a worker-owned company. But what does that mean, on a daily, weekly, or annual basis? Many people are unfamiliar with what a worker-owned company is, much less how it differs from any other kind of business. So we thought we'd take a moment to share with you how our company is run, how it is the same and different from other companies, and why we believe that worker-owned companies are the thing we all need to thrive.We will be looking to fill additional worker-owner positions soon- so make sure you are on...

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Make/Do Farm

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Make/Do Farm

Last month, Haven customers may have experienced shipping and fulfillment delays- and it's not because of Covid-19!Lily, our staff herbalist and sourcing specialist, moved her family out of Columbus and onto a farm in Madison county. Here, she will homestead and also grow herbs for Haven's needs among other farming. Her classes will be moving to the farm, too- as will Haven's production and order fulfillment. After the move and getting plants into the ground, the next steps for Haven are to renovate the old dairy barn and milking rooms into production facilities and storage for Haven! The image on this post...

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Covid 19 Impacts

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Covid 19 Impacts

**Update 7/7/20** We have caught up on backorders from the move, and the only backorders that get created are due to lags in our supply chain due to Covid-19.  Some folks are shipping less frequently due to less staffing or lags in their supply chain as distributors. We continue to produce weekly and keep customers informed of any delay in their order, allowing them the possibility of substitutions.Shipping companies are still using temps are are strained. You may experience insufficient scans for tracking, broken shipments, or lost shipments. We do our best t replace broken items and play detective for you....

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All About Adaptogens

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All About Adaptogens

What the heck is an adaptogen?! This is an herbal action that everyone should know about! An adaptogen is a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress (and we all have stress!). A well-known example is Ginseng, but there are dozens- all having different effect in the body. In order to qualify as an adaptogen, the plant or fungi must:1. Be non-toxic to the recipient2. Creates a non-specific response in the body (this is why science will not verify the health benefits from adaptogens- they cannot identify or quantify within the systems of the body, even with a ton of...

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