Our Story

FOLK APOTHICS

CREATED AS A GATHERING PLACE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN PRESERVING APPALACHIAN TRADITIONS. A PLACE OF HERBAL WISDOM, APPALACHIAN COMRADERY, AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THINGS FOLK.

 

Throughout the centuries, my folk have gone by many names, some positive….some not so much.  My grandfather purchased people’s warts for a penny.  Days later, they would disappear.  I have met those who would rid a child of thrush by blowing into their mouth.  I have known men to speak certain words to ‘draw out the fire’ of a serious malady.  Call this what you will, but my folk have survived and thrived within these hills for centuries.  Dying out is the image of James Dickey’s backwoods hillbilly.  And like the Phoenix, a new generation of mountain folk are emerging from the ashes.
People with pride in their culture, those interested in preserving a way of life that was rough, but pure, challenging, yet (mostly) honest.

All products at Folk Apothics are organic, gmo free, or wildharvested unless otherwise noted.  Many of our herbs and products come directly from our small Farm where we use all organic growing practices, or what my great grandfather simply called….farming.  Each of our products hold a story.  Whether gathered under a forest canopy sharing time with my daughter, or harvesting corn for the CSA under a full moon well into the witching hour with the entire family, everything here holds a mountain memory.

-LUKE

 

Meet The Folk

Luke

Master Herbalist, Explorer of the Appalachia, documentary nut, prone to accidents, collector of stories.

 

Clay

Apprentice, Music Guru, Blacksmith, Leather Crafter, Old Soul, True Woodsman.

 

Valerie

Organization Guru, free spirit, master of beads, keeper of the register, trivia nerd

 

Isobella

Creator of bath products, traveler, theater kid, musician, Leo, keeper of knowledge.

 

Amanda

Yogi, Keeper of the books, travel companion, Pisces, gold star wife.

 

Hannah

Massage Therapist, magic hands, computer guru, lover of festivals, old soul, new mom.