What is it?

The Osha Project is our Community Supported Apothecary, inspired by the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), designed to support our local community in an integrative and individual way. It was named after osha root, a potent healer native to New Mexico. By providing this CSA, we are strengthening our relationship to our community through seasonal herbal shares which include not only hand crafted products, but education on herbalism in the home. Each share follows the seasons of fall, winter, spring, and summer, totaling 4 CSA boxes.
The products that are included in a share contain herbs that are likely to be needed during that time of year.  For example, a spring share would include a nettles tincture or our allergy blend for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, or a spring detox vinegar / tea.  A winter share would include something like our cough syrup or our Echinacea Osha tincture.
We practice bioregional herbalism, in that the majority of the herbs we use are place based or native to New Mexico, however we do use some herbs that you cannot find in this area.  Any herbs that we use are purchased from reputable sources and are either ethically wildcrafted or organically cultivated.
We offer flexibility and strive to cater to individual needs for our shares.  Our registration form provides an opportunity for participants to tell us about any specific ailments or issues they would like to address (skin problems, autoimmune issues, family needs, etc.) so that we can cater parts of the CSA (such as our tinctures) to best suit the needs of the individual, and provide a share that is going to work well with their own / their family's bodies. 

Shares run March through December, and follow the seasonal equinoxes and solstices. Shares will be available for pickup during the weeks of March 20th, June 21st, and September 22nd, and December 21st.

It is important to us to be able to provide you with everything you need, so we ask that the family size and individual share are paid in full up front. We do provide an extenuating circumstances option if needed, where our members are able to pay half of the cost up front, and the remaining half prior to receiving their 3rd share. Please e-mail us if you need assistance at artemisiaherbsnm@gmail.com.

If you would like to become part of the Community Supported Apothecary Family, and find you are coming in after the season has started, we are happy to pro-rate your cost for the remaining shares available, or you may receive previous shares by picking them up at our facility.

Please e-mail us prior to registering if you are joining after the season has started.

Why The Osha Project?

Osha is a highly coveted herb, and in many places is being harvested without regard to sustainability. It is important to us to help further efforts in conserving, restoring, and understanding this precious root. 5% of profits from each share will go directly to the American Herbal Products Association's Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals, to raise funds for an important study that will help determine the range, availability, and recovery rate of osha after harvesting from the wild.
You can read more about their efforts here.

What does a share look like?

Members have the opportunity to choose from three different options, developed to suit a varying range of needs, from a family household to the individual. Share options are outlined below:

Family Share (4 shares provided throughout the year | $350)
You can purchase a family share excluding a consultation/complimentary tincture for $300

This size is a full share to support the needs of a multiple person household / family. Example of a share:

  • Tea or spice blend
  • Salve or body care product
  • 2 Tinctures
  • Honey or vinegar
  • Fresh / dried culinary herb
  • Starts for your own garden
  • Quarterly newsletter outlining products, providing recipes, and herbal information
  • 10% off additional purchases during the time which you are a member
  • Free mini consult with one of our herbalists plus a complimentary custom formula (for you or a family member)
  • Discounts on educational opportunities with Artemisia
Individual Share (4 shares provided throughout the year | 250)
You can purchase an individual share excluding a consultation for $230

This size is a full share to support the needs of an individual. Example of a share:

  • Tea or spice blend
  • Salve or body care product
  • 1 tincture
  • Honey or vinegar
  • Fresh / dried culinary herb
  • Quarterly newsletter outlining products, providing recipes, and herbal information
  • 10% off additional purchases during the time which you are a member
  • Free mini consult with the purchase of a custom formula
  • Discounts on educational opportunities with Artemisia
Single Share (1 share purchased at a time | $60)

The single share is available for those who do not wish to invest in a seasonal share. Shares may be purchased one or more at a time. The share includes:

  • Tea
  • Salve or body care product
  • 1 tincture
  • Honey or vinegar
  • Quarterly newsletter outlining products, providing recipes, and herbal information

Please note other benefits are not available with this share (10% off additional purchases, consultation, discounts on education)

Don't live in an area with a drop off location? Don't worry, we ship!