Rhody Gem: Farmacy Herbs

April 2021

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What it is:

An herbal shop and education center surrounded by lush gardens boasting over 500 types of herbs, salves and oils, teas, and other extracts to help you feel your best.

 

Where to find it:

Recognizable by its entrance shadowed beneath a wide awning, find the shop on Cemetery Street on the north end of the North Burial Ground.

 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Setting foot inside Farmacy Herbs is like stepping into an old-timey apothecary: the smell of spices and the wood stove hit you first before noticing the walls stocked with hand-labeled mason jars of bulk herbs and brown-paper bags of tea. Owner and herbalist Mary Blue explains that all products are created in small, handmade batches, many with locally and organically grown herbs from their West Greenwich farm to guarantee the highest quality. “Customers often tell us how effective our products are, and return time and time again,” Blue says. Farmacy also offers online and in-person classes and internships, training enthusiasts on how to use herbs to support their health. To adapt to COVID guidelines, window service allows for contact-free shopping, along with a full outdoor store. Long-standing customer Nina Magliocchetti says, “I’ve taken classes, made wonderful friends there, and most of all, have been inspired by Mary Blue’s infectious enthusiasm for community herbalism and healthcare accessibility.”

Farmacy Herbs28 Cemetery Street • 270-5223

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