Herbal CSA

Appalachian Alchemy invites you to become a sustaining member of our community-supported apothecary which focuses on seasonally appropriate local plants and ingredients. This CSA provides a meaningful way to build and sustain your home apothecary for vitality and resilience.  This program encourages self-care rituals and promises to connect you with the power of bioregional medicine.

Each small batch product is handmade with love, gratitude, and intention.   Shares may include herbal teas, infused vinegars, oxymels, tinctures, salves, lotions, elixirs, flower essences, syrups, herbal sprays, herbal salts, and various seasonal creations!  Each box will be lovingly curated, attuned to the season of its flourishing, and will include 3-4 full size herbal products, plant descriptions, usage/dosage instructions, recipes, and tips to stay healthy throughout the season.  $41 + shipping 

Local to Bristol, Piney Flats, Bluff City, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Gray, Boones Creek, Erwin, Chucky, Limestone, and Greenville are eligible for door front delivery once a month through my partnership with River Creek Farms.  Sign up for your herbal CSA via 


Make sure to check out their amazing CSA shares for fresh fruit and veggies, handmade bread and pasta, eggs, and meat. All local organic goodness delivered straight to your door. 

If you are not local please just shoot me an email for CSA shipment at lesley@appalachianalchemy.com. I will ship to all 50 states.  

Pictured is November CSA offering

Included: 16oz Elderberry syrup, 1oz Usnea tincture, 1oz dry cough tea, 4oz wild cherry bark cough syrup, and a packet of freshly picked pollinator flower seeds.  

The days are growing shorter and much colder.  The garden soil has hardened, the trees have put on their beautiful fall show and shook their summer leaves to the ground, and the vitality of our plant allies is making its way back into the root.   These signals of the change in season welcome us to slow down, to reflect on our year of growth, and to rest our bodies.  Last month’s CSA featured powerful immune-boosting herbal medicines to get our body ready for this change.  Now that cold and flu season is upon us, we must remain diligent in our efforts to cultivate resilience.   The offerings contained in the November CSA will prepare your family’s medicine cabinet with essentials for the upcoming season.   Each share contains:
16oz elderberry syrup that can be used in your preventative routine or used to shorten the duration of cold and flu.
Powerful Usnea tincture that has an affinity for lungs and works as a natural antibiotic for respiratory infections.
Gentle cough syrup made from wild cherry bark and elecampane root to help loosen phlegm and relax irritated respiratory nerves.
Dry Cough loose leaf tea to moisten and lubricate a dry irritated throat. 
A packet of freshly harvested pollinator seeds from my garden. Save these until our earth starts warming again then plant to feed our pollinator friends as they awaken. 
Each product was handmade in small batches with love and rooted with intention for the upcoming month.  I thank you for your support of my local small business and your interest in the medicines our mother earth provides. I wish you and yours health and abundance in all corners of your life.

With gratitude, Lesley