U-Pick Herbs

See you at the farm! 

BYOB – Bring your own basket! This summer, get out into nature and join us at the farm for weekly harvest days. Pick what you’d like, and we’ll weigh it for you right in the garden. Come once or come multiple times, to stock your home apothecary or herbal business.

Harvest days may include a complimentary tea, learning demonstration, or optional add-on workshop. The u-pick is the heart of the herb farm – an opportunity to come together and build relationship with healing plants and each other.  

U-Pick days will be on select Saturdays starting July 15.  See the booking schedule on the Book a U-Pick page. Or, you can email us to book a private harvest & workshop experience, Gather at Awaken.

See our list of plants below. Also visit our u-pick FAQ for more info, and our Community Care page for info on our sliding scale & reparations pricing, as well as Root & Rise Scholarship Fund u-pick credit.

Community Care

Awaken is not just a place to find vibrant, locally grown herbs. We invite you to tend your inner connection to the plants. Sit with them, sketch them, listen to them, breathe in their aroma, leave an offering or prayer, rest in their presence… and if you choose to, harvest some to welcome into your home or herbal business.

Also know that while we need to cover costs and earn an income from this work, profits are by no means our top priority. Please feel welcome to come to a u-pick harvest day to connect with the plants even if you are not able to purchase herbs at this time*. Grow your awareness and intimate knowledge of medicinal herbs through a living connection with the land. Listen to them with your heart, learn about them with your mind, and harvest them with your own two hands. Discover how you can have a reciprocal relationship with them. Perhaps look into which herbs connect to your lineage. We also invite you to visit the farm to tend the plants throughout the season in order to grow that connection. Reach out to book a time.

*Please reach out if you would like to spend time with the plants and not harvest and we’ll make it work!


Carpooling & Community Harvests

We’d love to increase opportunities for more people to access the gardens! If you are planning to attend a u-pick day, we encourage you to reach out to those in your community to see if anyone else would like to harvest who doesn’t have access to transportation. If you’re coming and you’re willing to harvest for someone accessing our Root & Rise Scholarship Fund who can’t come to the farm, please let us know. If you’d like us to post in a FB group for this purpose, or shout out on our IG stories, please reach out. We’d love to help create connections for community care. Thank you!

The Plant Community

Some plants that you might* connect with on u-pick harvest days:

  • July/August: Anise Hyssop (flowers), Arnica, Blue Vervain, California Poppy, Catnip, Chamomile, Comfrey, Gotu Kola, Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Marshmallow (flower & leaf), Milky Oats, Motherwort, Oatstraw, Peppermint, Red Clover, Skullcap, Spearmint, Spilanthes, St. John’s Wort (Solstice Wort). Tulsi, Yarrow
  • SeptemberAshwagandha (root), Elecampane (root), Marshmallow (root), Valerian Root

* we’re probably forgetting someone in this list!

* depending on availability and how the season unfolds for each plant!