Owner, Red Moon Herbs
Jeannie Dunn grew up in a back-to-basics family farm setting in central NC. All four grandparent raised tobacco and transitioned into produce and fruit for sale or personal use during their retirement years. Her own parents shared cob oven, honey sales, strawberry picking and life skills with the four children. Knowing there was a new destiny for the future family farm, Jeannie moved to the mountains in the late 90s to study wild plant identification and herbalism. The family farm now provides fresh herbs for Red Moon Herbs, an Asheville herbal extracts company harvesting in peak season and processing herbs in the Wise Woman Tradition. When Red Moon can’t harvest themselves, they support local farmers and wildcrafters who harvest in pristine places. Some consider many of Red Moon’s plant sources weeds, but the Wise Woman Tradition sees what grows prolifically around us as exactly what we need within us. Jeannie continues to grow the company and hopes to keep the family farm in the family by expanding fresh herb gardens and adding raw vinegar production in the future.