Herb Trade Show

The Herb Trade show will be held throughout the conference at the USO Hall. The USU is our main conference center and where plenary sessions and keynote talks are held. It is the venue for the Saturday Evening Tasting and Grower/Buyer Meet-up. There is room for about 30 tables around the USO Hall. For Saturday evening we will add additional tables for the Herbal Beverage Tasting. There will be light background music during the Tasting.

Farms, buyers, stores, wholesalers, herbal product manufacturers, nurseries, seed companies, herb organizations and herb schools will have tables to promote their products/services and meet people. Products must be herb related.


The application form is further down this page. Zoom there now.


(Signed up as of February 7)

Alquimia Botanicals, Portland, OR. Nursery stock.

Bastyr University, Seattle, WA. Promotion, outreach, talking to prospective students.

Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm, Peg Schafer, Petaluma, CA. Dry herb display of TCM herbs grown domestically. Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.

Crimson Sage Nursery, Orleans, CA. Potted herb plants.

Endorfin Foods, San Francisco, CA. Botanical Chocolates, herbal bitters

Field to Cup Project, Alabama. Connecting with growers for her cross country documentary of herb farmers.

Friends of the Trees Botanicals, Seeds, books, herb divisions/rhizomes

Gentle Strength Botanicals & Massage Therapy, Arcata, CA.

Heidi Bohan, Carnation, WA. Her book The People of Cascadia - Pacific Northwest Native American History.

Herbal Moments, North Vancouver, BC, CANADA. Wholesaler of herbs (flowers, leaves, seeds, gums, roots) and essential oils.

Herbal Vitality, Sedona, AZ. Tinctures, herbal products, connecting with producers.

Heron Botanicals, Kingston, WA. Tinctures, herbal products, connecting with producers.

Island Herbs, Ryan Drum. Herbs, Seaweed, herbs and DVDs of Old Man and the Seaweed.

Judy McMillan, Cheney, WA. Botanical Art

Kira Mardikes, Port Townsend, Botanical Art

Lovelight Herb Farm, Veneta OR. Herbs.

Mountain Rose Herbs, Promotion, outreach, grower connections.

Mountain Spirit Botanicals, Port Townsend, WA. Herbal Products.

North West Asian Medicinal Herb Network, Bellevue, WA. Promotion, outreach, grower connections.

Pharmacopia Herbals, Eugene, OR. Herbal Products, dry herbs,

Wild Root Botanicals, Alger, WA. Hydrosols and essential oils.

Zack Woods Herb Farm, Jeff Carpenter. Books, The Medicinal Herb Farmer.

And more to come.

The Saturday evening Herbal Beverage Tasting will feature the following companies and more:


CommuniTea Kombucha, Seattle, WA. Quality, traditional Kombucha with herbal infusions.

Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Chimacum, WA. Botanical Hard Apple Ciders.

Old Growth Ales, Springfield, OR. Botanically-brewed beers.

Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, WA, Botanically-brewed beers.

Vilya Spirits, Cave Junction, OR. Absinthe. (formerly known as Ridge Distillery)

Wild Wines, Applegate Valley, Jacksonville, OR. Wild Berry Wines.

+ There will also be a Huge Herb Display! Featuring Dried herbs, Fresh herbs in vases, Freshly dug roots.

Full booth size ($150) is about 6x8 feet, and includes 1 table and 2 chairs.

A half space ($75) is ½ table and 1 chair.

The application form is further down this page. Zoom there now.

Sponsors who have given $500+ get a Trade Show space without additional payment. It would be very helpful if they also filled out a Vendor Application form.

Beverage companies only set up for the Tasting do not have to pay this fee. Companies setting up in the Trade Show for the entire weekend may, or may not, have to pay the booth fee depending on sponsorship and/or beverage donations.

Please bring your own tablecloths, decorations, hands-outs, things to sell, etc. You can have a person at the table throughout the conference, or when you wish, or not at all.

State Health Code Laws require all food items be made in a state licensed kitchen.

There is space outside for Trade Show participants who want to bring their own 10x10’ canopy to sell nursery stock, etc. A 10x10 booth fee is $150.

We will be putting together a public information table(s) where anyone can place promotional material and/or business cards. These 1 or 2 tables will be shared by many people so just a small space is available per person/company. These tables will be open for conference sponsors and presenters who are at the conference but don’t want to run a booth space. Any attendee can also place printed material here. Sponsors who can’t attend, can also send material. There will also be a public bulletin board for posters, announcements, etc. which is open to the general public to post on. Interested parties can mail us appropriate material for placing on these tables (or posting on the bulletin board) and we will do it for you. Before mailing send us an email about what you propose to send for prior approval and to discuss quantities. A financial donation is appreciated when you send material. [email protected]. Mail to:
Friends of the Trees, PO Box 1133, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Below is an on-line form to describe your business/organization and what you will be selling/displaying. This information will be included on our website. You can read a letter from our Vendor Coordinator HERE.

A goal of the conference is to have many herbs on display. Growers are encouraged to bring samples of their herbs. Herb nurseries are invited to bring plants to sell.

Products for sale at the 2016 Conference must be herb related.

The Trade Show set-up starts at 12:00 noon on Friday and goes through Friday and from 7:00-9:00 am Saturday morning. Earlier set-up increases exposure.

The Trade show area is open to the public from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday. 7:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturday and 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

The building will be locked between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am.

Everything must be cleared out of the room by 7:00 pm Sunday.


We are encouraging people to bring propagation material to sell at the conference (or trade or give away if you like). Farmers and gardeners are encouraged to bring plants. There will be an outside area of the Trade Show for plants.  I know if someone had a lot of Chinese herb starts to sell at the conference they would do well as the TCM Track will be robust.  Here is what I am bringing.  Other people are encouraged to send lists of what propagation material they can bring.  Most herb growers I know are always looking for new stuff to try out. 
People bringing plants (that I know of) are: Tina Glaessner of Crimson Sage Nursery, Nicki Neilson of LoveLight Farms, Atlanta from Port Angeles and myself. Who else? I imagine some of the other vendors in the Herb Trade Show will bring plants as well. 
Friends of the Trees Botanicals
2016 propagation material from Michael Pilarski’s farmettes
I just returned from a 5-day root-digging trip (with my son and grandson) to my herb plantings in Montana and northeast Washington. I went with the specific purpose of getting lots of plant material to spread around at the herb conference. Here is a list of what I ended up digging and will have for sale at the conference.  These prices are for large-sized stock.  There will be lower prices for small-sized stock. 
Herb Rhizomes
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) $6/10
Bugleweed (Lycopus americanus) $8/10
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora). $3/10
Nettles (Urtica dioica) $8/10
Hops crowns (Humulus lupulus) Beer varietel (possibly Halertau) $4.00
Crown divisions $3 each. $25/10 (of single species)
Beebalm, (Monarda didyma)
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
Calamus root (Acorus calamus)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale). This is the true official comfrey. Almost all of the comfrey in the US is Russian Comfrey, the sterile hybrid Symphytum x uplandicum which is a cross between S. officinalis and S. asperum.  
Culver’s Root, Blackroot (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Joe-Pye Weed , Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum)
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
Orris root (Iris florentina)
Bulb divisions $2 each
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Walking onions (Allium x proliferum) syn. Allium cepa var viviparum
Garlic-chives (Allium tuberosum)
Friends of the Trees 2016 Tree Sale
Distributing trees, shrubs and vines since 1978.
Besides my usual line of fruiting plants, this year I made a point of ordering some medicinal trees and shrubs to bring to the conference. 
Ginkgo biloba (Bai Guo) seedling 2-0 12-18”, $5.00.
Paulownia  tomentosa (Chinese Empress Tree) (Mao Pao Tong). P1 Heavy $5.00.
Amur Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense) (Huáng bǎi) 2-0, 6-12”, $3.00.
Yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifoliim) (Wen Guan Mu) 1-0, 6-12”, $3.00.
Blue Elderberry (Sambucus cerulea) northwest native, 1-0, 18-24”,  $3.00
Aronia Berry (Aronia melanocarpa). 1-0 18-24”, $2.50
Chinese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis chinensis) 2-year transplant, 12-18”, $6.00

Black Currant (Ribes nigra), Titania, 2-year, $4.50

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Please add one name per line including yourself (if you are attending, which we hope you do).

Please choose your booth size

Trade Show payment can be done through Paypal on our website.
You can print out this form and mail it with a check payable to Friends of the Trees Society to:

Herb Conference
c/o PO Box 1133
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

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