FOOD + HERB RESOURCES
You deserve to be well fed. These are some places that can help with that. In addition to healthy foods, herbal medicine is practical, effective, and affordable. All of these stores have wise people on staff who can answer a variety of questions about using herbs for wellness. They also all accept EBT for food and for bulk herbs!
The Organic Rainbow
267 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA. 01915
(978) 927 - 4600
*Carmen, the owner, is a wonderful resource in our community! Pick her brain for herbal remedies and holistic care, everything from poison ivy to mastitis. Don’t let the “casual” set up of this shop deter you - it’s full of gems. EBT friendly.
The Common Crow Natural Market
200 Eastern Ave (Corner of Pond Road), Gloucester, MA. 01930
(978) 283 - 1665
* Oh the Crow! This is an awesome health food store who specializes in prepared foods made with amazing ingredients. They also have the best bulk section, including herbs, teas, and spices north of Boston. EBT friendly.
The Natural Grocer
334 High Street, Newburyport, MA.
(978) 463 - 8713
*Very small but well-stocked and adorable, offering delicious prepared foods and beautiful grocery. It’s dog-friendly and they give out dog treats! They will also put feminine products and toilet paper on your EBT card - because they’re wonderful people.
Cambridge Naturals (2 Locations)
23 White Street, Cambridge, MA. 02140
(617) 492 - 4452
92 Guest Street, Boston, MA. 02135
(617) 208 - 8881
*These stores are super bougie, but I love them none the less. Unique natural foods, excellent vegan selections, and they sell beautiful yoga props, local art and books.
Christina’s Spice and Specialty Foods
1297 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. 02139
(617) 576 - 2090
*This beloved Cambridge spot, nestled in Inman Square, is your go-to spot for bulk herbs and spices. Asking yourself where to get dried nettles in the dead of winter? Look no further. They also don’t have a website, so God bless them.
Emma the LavanDoula, full-spectrum doula and herbalist
Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA. 02130
(774) 218 - 8783
*Emma is a gift and a resource to our community. A talented herbalist specializing in prenatal, postpartum, and well-woman care, she also travels teaching courses on fertility awareness and cervical self-exam. Hire her. Learn from her. Support her.