We love the CSA (community supported agriculture) model which directly connects people to their farmers, and we’re excited about the potential to connect people more directly with their herbalists as well!
Avena is offering a seasonal CSA born of the idea that we may offer a fun and educational approach to supporting the health of our community. Every season of the year affects particular systems and energies within our bodies, making us vulnerable to various illnesses. We’re all familiar with this in the language of “Flu season” or “Hayfever season” and each seasonal CSA share includes herbal remedies selected to support the body and mind through the energies that are prevalent during that time of the year.
Every share comes with a written piece by herbalist Deb Soule about the energies of the season and ways to help support yourself and your family through the coming months, as well as access to a special seasonal video of Deb explaining this and usage of the products.
As with all of our customers, CSA members can also call to speak with an Avena herbalist on Mondays 6-7p and Wednesdays 1-2p with any short questions regarding herbal usage by dialing (207) 596-0714
High quality, hand-made herbal products from our biodynamic farm in Maine to support your family’s health through the year
Exposure to new herbs and ways of using them in a fun, seasonally based model
Instruction regarding the use of herbs to support seasonal health from Avena’s founder, herbalist Deb Soule
Know your farmer, your medicine maker and your bottler: it all happens right here at Avena Botanicals. From seed to bottle, get your remedies directly from the source and feel good about the quality and safety of your medicine
Each Seasonal CSA is available for $75, a 7% savings, and the full year CSA is available for $270, a 15% savings.
Shipping will be calculated at checkout based on your location.
All sizing is based on longer-term usage and is generally 2oz or greater
Spring: The spring CSA will come with herbs and products designed to help cleanse the body of excesses gathered in the winter months by supporting the digestive and lymph systems, to help us adapt to the warmer weather and a more extroverted time.
An example of products that would comprise a typical Spring share:
- Spring/Fall Tonic
- Special CSA Spring Tea Blend
- Bitters Tonic
- Heal All Salve
- Infused Medicinal Vinegar
- Infused Medicinal Honey
Ship Date for Spring CSA: March28th
Order the Spring CSA
Summer: The summer CSA will come with herbs and products designed to support the nervous system, to balance this hot, busy time of the year with cooling, relaxing herbs and preparations.
An example of products that would comprise a typical Summer share:
- Rose Petal Elixir
- Fairy Flower Tea
- Lemon Balm Gylcerite
- Rose Water Spritzer
- Firefly Balm
Ship Date for Summer CSA: Summer Solstice, June 21st
Order the Summer CSA
Autumn: The autumn CSA will come with herbs and products designed to support the respiratory system, the digestive system, to help ease the body into colder months and to encourage a sense of rootedness.
An example of products that would comprise a typical Autumn share:
- Triphala Powder
- Milk Thistle Compound
- Lung Tonic
- Lemon Balm Lip Salve
- Sinus Support
- Nettle Leaf tea
Ship Date for Autumn CSA: Fall Equinox, September 22nd
Order the Autumn CSA
An example of products that would comprise a typical Winter share:
- Herbal Throat Spray
- Elderberry Elixir
- Herbal Zing
- Propolis Plus
- Immune Tonic Tea
Ship Date for Winter CSA: Winter Solstice, December 21st
Order the Winter CSA
** Shipping will be calculated based on your location. The shipping price included at checkout for the Full Year CSA includes amount for all four shipments.
If you have a CSA and are interested in offering our CSA through yours, or would like to be a pick up point for multiple CSA share holders: We are happy to ship multiple shares together to help save on shipping costs for our members.
Call to set this up or to offer other ideas: 207.594.0694