As a fellow foodie, I know you will appreciate my love of discovering new spices and oils to add to my concoctions. My latest discovery is a brand called Mountain Rose Herbs and their Epicurean Organics, With a fabulous array of gourmet spices, salts and oils there are a million things to love about this brand.
This is a story that has it’s roots in the love of herbs and the need to create herbs to share with students at the California School for Herbal Studies. One woman, Rosemary Gladstar, respected, loving and published herbalist and educator, lovingly created the seeds of a new company that would grow and morph into many phases. Here is what happened after she sold the brand and passed on the herbal torch:
Mountain Rose Herbs is sold to a new owner and is still home based. Most sales are through a small mail order catalog of herbal delights.
In 1990 Julie Bailey began assisting her friend Rose Madrone, the owner of Mountain Rose Herbs, Julie was active in the local Southern Humboldt community; teaching classes and leading plant walks. By early 1991 she had purchased the small business from Rose and began to develop the foundation for what Mountain Rose Herbs was to become. Julie Bailey was committed to creating an ethical business with friendly service, and quality herbs so that people could make their own herbal medicines and body care. Her passion and commitment came from her love of the healing plants, and her dedication and enduring respect for the beauty, balance and diversity of the natural world. These principles continue to guide Mountain Rose to this day.
Over the next eight years Mountain Rose Herbs introduced a larger variety of organic herbs, increased the selection of teas, essential oils and bulk ingredients which were sold to herbalists, students and stores. Growing steadily through recommendations by teachers and happy customers further galvanized the good reputation of Mountain Rose. In 1995 with the increasing popularity of herbs and the irresponsible harvesting of wild plants, Mountain Rose Herbs adopted rigorous guidelines for wild harvesters to further protect threatened stands of wild plants.
And this was just the beginning. Check out the entire story and see what is happening these days at Mountain Rose Herbs here at their online store.
What I Love
- Certified Organic – All of the ingredients are 100% certified organic through Oregon Tilth
- No GMO’s
- No pesticides
- Fairly Traded – benefits….