Producer Profiles

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Raven Crest Botanicals

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Susanna Raeven is an herbalist and medicinal herb grower, and operates Raven Crest Botanicals, a small-scale organic herb farm in Berne, New York. Raven Crest Botanicals is an apothecary of hand-crafted tinctures and extracts, all-natural artisan skin products, herbal tea blends. Susanna grows over 100 medicinal and culinary herbs using organic, permacultural, and biodynamic methods. Her hand-harvested herbs are watered with a solar-operated, pond-fed irrigation system, and her seedlings mature in a beautiful earth-sheltered greenhouse, which is also used as a drying house for herbs harvested later in summer.

Susanna first glimpsed the realm of medicinal plants during a trip to the Peruvian Amazon and has not looked back since. Her herb farm has grown with her plant knowledge, and she continuously increases the size of her growing space and the number of herbs she cultivates. She offers herbal CSA shares, leads plant walks, teaches classes in Western herbalism, and offers herbal consultations.

Look for products with the Raven Crest Botanicals label in the wellness department at Honest Weight. For more information about Susanna and her business, visit her website and read her blogs on