You found us! Welcome to HOMESTEAD APOTHECARY, our storefront is located in Temescal Alley in Oakland CA and now in East Oakland at 3807 MacArthur Blvd. If you’re local or visiting the area, stop by one of the shops and explore our wall of herbs for just the right ingredient for your home brew, culinary masterpiece, relaxing bath balm or the perfect remedy for your mid winter blues. Our shop is a homage to the plants. In addition to dry herbs we offer handcrafted tinctures made in small batches using local plants as well as other goods including candles, body care, books, flower essences, handmade tea sets, living plants, botanical and nature inspired prints and local honey, all made, collected or grown by folks who are passionate about their craft. We also have a fantastic herb related zine collection and many of our offerings are so local they are delivered here by bike! We always have a trained herbalist on staff that is extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all of your questions.
Our mission is to build community around herbalism and the plants by supporting local herbalists, farmers, makers, and artists. We encourage you to participate no matter what your interest or knowledge level may be. Stop by the shop for a First Friday event, come by for a sliding scale tarot reading or check out the medicinal herb plant sale, take one of our exciting WORKSHOPS or join us for the Annual Herbal Medicine Fair! We hope you’ll take some time to explore the website to find out even more about how you can get involved.
And if you’re exploring our website from outside of the Oakland area, we may just carry our hand crafted line near you, check out our STOCKISTS page to find out which fine shops carry us! Plus we know that in many places, high quality hand crafted herbal medicine is hard to find, we encourage you to check out our ONLINE SHOP, and keep coming back! We add new offerings every week and we are currently working hard to create podcasts for many of our class offerings. To stay in touch, sign up for the NEWSLETTER or check out our INSTAGRAM page.
We look forward to inspiring you to engage with the plants and are excited to be part of your self care practice in whatever way we can help!
All the best from the Homestead Dream Team: Nic, Ashley, Chris, Emily, Kate & Stephanie