Herbal Events

  • Portland Plant Medicine Gathering

Stories from the Herbal Path: Portland Plant Medicine Gathering

A few weeks ago I ventured up to the National College of Natural Medicine with our Domestic Farms Rep, Anna, for the sixth annual Portland Plant Medicine Gathering. What a lovely event! This was my second year attending PPMG, so I knew I could expect a fantastic time. We kicked it off Friday evening with a fun and inspiring keynote from the one and only Robin Rose Bennett. She had us sing while she drummed on a djembe, and we honored the four directions. She then flowed right into an uplifting discourse about herbalism and its importance as a healing modality. We both came away from the keynote feeling uplifted and inspired. If you ever get a chance to hear Robin speak, I highly recommend it! Saturday morning began with the bustling Plant Medicine Marketplace. It’s always fun to chat with fellow plant people and meet with our incredibly […]

  • Mountain Rose Herbs Events Calendar 2015

Mark Your Calendar: Events in 2015!

Each year, Mountain Rose Herbs sponsors and participates in amazing events all across the country. From herb festivals and organic farming conferences, to natural products tradeshows and wilderness conservation fundraisers, we love to connect with you in person! Here’s where you’ll find us in 2015…   January   Fun with Fermentation Saturday, January 10th, 2015 Mac’s at the Vet’s Club, Eugene, OR   Good Earth Home and Garden Show January 23rd – 25th, 2015 Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR   Oregon Truffle Festival January 23rd – 25th, 2015 Eugene, OR   February   Local Food Connection Monday, February 2nd, 2015 Lane Community College, Eugene, OR   Organicology February 5th – 7th, 2015 Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, OR   KLCC Microbrew Festival February 6th – 7th, 2015 Lane County Fairground, Eugene, OR MOSES Organic Farming Conference February 26th – 28th, 2015 La Crosse Center Arena, La Crosse, WI   Florida Herbal Conference February 27th – March […]

A Trip to the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference!

It took four flights and almost 3,000 miles, but the adventure was well worth it when I walked up the path beneath a canopy of fall-colored trees in Black Mountain, North Carolina for the 10th annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference. I was eager to get checked in, pick up my updated program booklet, and plot my classes for the next few days—not to mention, get a lay of the land and find all the booths, vendors, and activities! This was our first venture to this growing conference, so we’ve been super excited to experience it! As a sponsor, Mountain Rose has been looking forward to sharing in this wonderfully diverse community of women herbalists on the East Coast. I was determined to try to cover as much ground as possible during the gathering, by attending classes and activities, sampling the freshly-prepared meals, visiting the vendor booths, and chatting with folks at our […]

Photo Thursday!

We recently spent a delightful fall day exploring stands of mushrooms: fresh, dried, powdered, tea, and even kits! The Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum is always something we look forward to, a mark of fall in motion and a winter to come.  Hundreds of species on tables with dozens of experts on hand.  We sponsored the event again this year serving our delicious Firefly Chai tea infused with Reishi Mushrooms!  We also talked about some of the other dried mushrooms we offer: Shittake, Reishi and  these beautiful Maitake! View our photo album on Facebook! For more mushroom learning: Medicinal Mushrooms

The Sunday Steep!

We’ll be spending this Sunday at one of our favorite local events…the Mount Pisgah Mushroom Festival! Every year, we look forward to sponsoring and attending this event and celebrating all things fungi. Since we also love serving up free tea to all the attendees, our Events Coordinator, Mason, has come up with this delectable Reishi Chai tea recipe and we will be offering it by the cupful. It is absolutely perfect for a cool fall day, and full of spicy herbs and yummy mushroom goodness… Mason’s Reishi Chai Tea First, decoct the reishi by adding 4 slices of dried reishi to a saucepan and add 4 cups of water. Bring this to a boil and then simmer for 1-2 hours (the longer the better.) You can do this the day or evening before or right before you make your tea. Strain out the reishi. If you make the reishi decoction in […]

Photo Thursday!

Alieta braved the rain today to warm folks up with mulled cider! She sampled out 200 cups of hot spiced organic apple cider along with recipe cards, and free bags of mulling spice made with organic herbs at the Kiva Grocery in downtown Eugene. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat! Want our Mulling Spice recipe? You can find it here!  

Photo Thursday!

We had so much fun at the Mother Earth News Fair last weekend! It was wonderful to connect with our Pennsylvania customers and to meet some new faces!  Hannah Kincaid, Assistant Editor at Mother Earth News, captured this sweet moment at our booth when Mason and Kori had a heartwarming chat about the fancy dress this little festival goer was wearing. She was so proud that her mom made it just for her! We will have more photos from the event to share soon!  

Photo Thursday!

We had such a blast at the Free Herbalism Project! Here are two of our awesome customer service reps turned tea goddesses for the day. Miriam and Halsey brewed and served free tea for us during the gathering. Check out the Free Herbalism Project photo album here!

The Sunday Steep

We've been preparing for our next Free Herbalism Project and feeling excited to welcome jim mcdonald and Heron Brae as our visiting herbalists this Friday, August 29th from 5 to 9 pm! Heron will explore food and medicine from the wild world around us, and jim will take us on a journey of aphrodisiacs and energetics. With our thoughts of love kindled, we've created a very special tea recipe to celebrate at the gathering. We'll be serving this delicious blend at the event, free of charge! As romantically beautiful as it is a sensuous sipping experience, we hope you'll join us for this incredible night of free herbal education. But, if you can't be with us, feel free to brew up a bit of this tea to share with someone you love…     Love Tea Recipe 2 Tablespoons organic Pink Roses 1 teaspoon organic Damiana Leaf 1 Tablespoon organic Orange […]

Photo Thursday!

Two weekends ago we ventured up to the 2014 Bite of Oregon, our first time at this food event!  We sampled out and sold our Organic Hibiscus High Tea, Organic Mint Chocolate Mate, some of our culinary salts and organic peppercorns.  Pictured above is Leslie,  our Store Accounts Manager,  staying cool behind a pyramid of our favorite tea mugs. It was a hot weekend, but we had a good time meeting new folks, checking out all of the delicious food, and dancing to live music!

Photo Thursday!

Jennifer Gerrity, our Executive Director of Operations, returned a few weeks ago from the Ginseng Summit hosted by the United Plant Savers with these gorgeous sustainably grown ginseng roots to share, as well as inspirations for supporting and protecting this important wild medicinal well into the future. Learn more about how you can play a part here!  

Photo Thursday!

We’re packing up and heading to Portland for the 31st annual Bite of Oregon this weekend! Visit our booth to try beautiful artisan salts and organic gourmet peppercorns. We’ll also be brewing up tea samples of organic Hibiscus High and Mint Chocolate Mate. Tickets are only $5 for the day or $15 for the whole event. Sweet deal! Hope to see you there!