FARMACY HERBS is located at
28 Cemetery St. Providence, RI, 02904
May- November Hours 2015
Saturdays: CLOSED / Find us at the Hope Artist Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-1pm
We offer a large selection of bulk dried herbs, tea blends, herbal products, local honey, books and herbal products.
Click here for a list of our products
We do NOT sell Medical Marijuana
*Farmacy Herbalists do not treat or diagnose disease.
We work with herbs and nutritional healing to SUPPORT HEALTH.
*We do not give out herbal/health related information over email, phone or text.
Call for an appointment.
*Farmacy is an urban community health and herbal education center with extensive medicinal herb gardens located in Providence. Our herbs for our products are grown on our 5 acre farm in West Greenwich, RI.
Farmacy's herb shop/community health center opened in 2008. This urban space is also home to our teaching gardens, our store and our health and education center. These urban medicinal herb gardens were founded in 2000. This space also hosts our production kitchen where we produce our products. In 2011 we purchased a 5 acre farm in West Greenwich, RI where we have honey bees, fields of medicinal herbs and a classroom space.
*Farmacy's eduation programs focus on herbal information, nutritional healing and organic farming practices.
Since 2000 we have been offering free/sliding scale classes at elementary schools, nursing homes, and for non-profits. We offer educational programs for Colleges, Hospitals and Garden Clubs. We offer a 6 month and a 4 month Herbal Education and Training Program (HEAT) 2x per year at our Providence site. Check out the What's Happening page for the latest classes. We offer Level 2 herbal programs taught by local Doctors and Naturopaths at our farm in the summer.
*We cultivate and wildcraft our herbs on local farms and on our 5 acre farm in Southern Rhode Island.
Our collection of herbal products and bulk herbs are sold at local stores and farmers markets. We sell these herbs at local farmers markets, stores, restaurants and in our own store.
offers holistic-based information, referrals and resources to cancer
We do not treat cancer. This program provides information and referrals to people looking to complement their medical treatments. We also offer free herbs and supplements to low income cancer patients.
Farmacy Herbs, a small sustainable alternative business model, is working to create accessible community health care and wellness through environmental awareness and holistic practices. We strive toward sharing affordable, do-it-yourself methods of natural health-promoting practices. We use alternative business practices by utilizing the work trade and sliding scale model.
You can find Farmacy products at these venues:
The Wintertime Farmers Market
Saturdays, Hope Artist Village, Pawtucket, RI
Hope St. Farmers Market
Traditional Eastern Medicine
188 Waterman St, Providence
Providence Community Acumpuncture
22 Parsonage St, Providence
Olive Del Mundo
Hope Street, Providence
Wesminster St, Providence
The following restaurants serve
Farmacy Herbal Teas
Chez Pascal, Hope St, Providence
Nicks on Broadway, Providence
New Rivers, Providence
AS220 Food and Bar, Empire Street, Providence
Clover Foods, Boston, MA
Awards, Newspaper Articles, TV:
Providence Journal, 5 Herbs for Your Health, March, 2012
March 31, 2012
WRNI Channel 12 News, Rhode Show, July 23,2012
Providence Pheonix, "Best of 2010" Award
Providence Monthly , July 2010, Growing a Greener Providence Issue
"Urban Farming Flourishes in Providence"
East Side Monthly, June 2010 Issue
"East Side Eden" article
Rhode Island Monthly "Best of Rhode Island"
August 2009 Issue
* Health and Beauty Award*
International Herbal Symposium, June 2009
*1st Place Prize in the Herbal Product Making Contest, Purely Medicinal Category
Northeast Herbal Association
*2008 Community Herbalist Award*
It's a Good Look.com
*Martin Luther King Day Award *
Providence Business News
*Weekly Small Business Feature, July 2009*
*Front Page Article, Urban Oasis, and Grand Opening, September 2008*
In supporting Farmacy, you are supporting a community based effort focused on supporting healthy and positive social change.
Quote from a recent volunteer, Vanessa Jones:
Most of all, I am moved by the possibility Farmacy Herbs represents: growing, not outside the city, but blossoming smack in the middle of this chaos. Like a bee buzzing and zipping about, I slow for a moment, land on this flower and taste its sweet healing nectar. Though a brief time, my spirit is nourished. I fly on, carrying pollen-laden possibility to the next place I land: just one more example of the power in plants.
For all interested parties: check out the federal and local laws that protect herbalists:
DSHEA Act, passed in 1994, which classifies herbs and vitamins as foods and makes it legal to sell them without licensure.
The Unlicensed Practitioner Act (RIGL 23-74) allows herbalists to practice without a license.
There is no governmental certification for herbalists, only recognized institutions.
*The services of Farmacy Herbs are for educational and support purposes only and are not meant to substitute the advice and/ or treatment of your doctor/health care practitioner.