Blog — locavore

Why we do pop-ups at farmer's markets

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Why we do pop-ups at farmer's markets

Haven Herbs got its start as a Lily solo venture, Boline Apothecary. And Boline Apothecary got its start at farmer's markets all over Columbus before becoming a brick-and-mortar shop in 2013. There are several reasons we have returned to farmer's markets (in addition to pop-ups at North Market) and they are all about sustainability, the local economy, bioregional herbalism, and sourcing.1. Sustainability:Keeping our pop-ups as local as possible means less reliance on fossil fuels to get our formulas into your hands. Most people walk to the local farmer's market and they also get to know their farmers and producers. This is...

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Not just Herbalism...Bioregional Herbalism!

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Not just Herbalism...Bioregional Herbalism!

I became an herbalist because I believe that nature provides everything we need for a healthy life if we know what we are looking for and listen carefully. I believe that this is true on a macro and micro level- meaning that there are herbs all over the planet to cure and relieve our maladies, but we should also look closer to home, in our own areas first. This local focus is called bioregional herbalism.To quote Rose Barlow:"The herb market is wide open and flourishing. We see new companies and new herbal products on the shelves each year, even finding...

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