Resources (Publications/Web Sites)
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Issued weekly, the National Wholesale Herb Market News Report, from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) provides supply and demand information in national markets and wholesale prices for each market. Cost: free from web site at http://www.ams.gov/fv/mncs/nherb.pdf or $10 per month via mail or fax. Contact: AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Market News Service, 2202 Monterey St., Suite 104 A, Fresno, CA 93721; (559) 487-5178.
HerbalGram, the quarterly journal published by the American Botanical Council, includes market reports, legal and regulatory updates, and research reviews. Cost: $25 per year. Contact: HerbalGram, P.O. Box 201660, Austin, TX 78720; 1(800) 373-7105.
Directory of Specialists in Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants is a compilation of names, addresses and phone numbers of experts in the field. Cost: $35. Contact: Lyle E. Craker, Ph.D., Department of Plant and Soils Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003; (413) 545-2347.
The Directory of Flower and Herb Buyers 1999 lists 56 buyers of flowers, herbs, seeds, roots, and other botanicals, state by state. Cost: $9 (plus $1 shipping and handling). Contact: Prairie Oak Seeds, P.O. Box 382, Maryville, MO 64468; (660) 582-4084.
The Herbal Green Pages is a resource guide with 6,000 herb related businesses, both retail and wholesale. Cost: $35. Contact: The Herb Growing and Marketing Network, P.O. Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245; (717) 393-3295.
The Herbalist is the newsletter of the American Herbalists Guild, a professional herbalist organization. Cost: $35 per year. Contact: American Herbalists Guild, P.O. Box 70, Roosevelt, UT 84066; (435) 722-8434.
Cornell Book of Herbs and Edible Flowers includes production tips and color photos. Cost: $10.95 (order code 132HB). Contact: Cornell University Resource Center, PO Box 3884, Ithaca, NY 14852-3884; (607) 255-2080.
ATTRA Herb Overview
Includes production and marketing information.
Herbs and Herb Gardening: An Annotated Biboliography and Resource Guide
Complete publication available at this site.
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
Contains a journal list of 1,500 publications with links to their web sites.
Seed and Plant Sources for Medicinal Herbs and Botanicals (Missouri Alternatives Center)
Links to medicinal herb and botanical sites.
Guide to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Purdue University Center for New Crops
Crop descriptions, guide to herb varieties and sources of seeds and plants.
Growing Herbs for Essential Oils, Cooking and Medicine
General production and resource information from the New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research.