Nicholas Weinstein opened the doors to this small shop in Temescal Alley after returning to the Bay Area from Massachusetts, where he studied herbal medicine with Brittany Wood Nickerson and Dori Midnight and started a Community Supported Medicine (CSM) program on an organic farm.
“The newest of the tiny shops along Oakland’s Temescal Alley, Homestead Apothecary is a beguiling little world of scents. It offers an appealing range of plant products – including dried herbs, tinctures, skin care and seedlings – and friendly advice from its owner-proprietor, Nic Weinstein, a community herbalist.” See the article
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“Amble down near the end of Oakland’s charming Temescal Alley, open the door to Homestead Apothecary, and you may find you are walking back in time to a world when health and wellbeing were enhanced by age-old herbal knowledge.Colorful jars of fragrant medicinal herbs and herbal tea mixtures line the walls here as soft light pours in through the skylight above, illuminating shelves of tinctures, lotions, soaps, and other body-care products. Proprietor Nicholas Weinstein seeks out local organic and artisanal products for his customers. He makes his own tea mixtures, tinctures, and eye pillows.On your way out, you can stop at Cro Café and get a hot cup of tea brewed from one of Nic’s herbal tea blends, good for keeping that herbal warmth with you on your way to your next stop.”