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Fat Squirrel Herbals, LLC
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. - ~Irish Proverb

About Us

We believe in creating from nature, in giving back to the world, and in the simple pleasure of taking a breath.

Fat Squirrel Farm

I am proud to have 5% of the profits go to the Human Rights Campaign and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

I grew up in Kentucky and when I was very little, my grandmother often shared her country wisdom with me and taught me how to use various plants.  Unfortunately, so much of that knowledge was lost when people wanted to be more "cosmopolitan"  and scoffed at the "Old Wives Tales"  I started studying medicinal herbs formally in upstate NY when my son was born.  I fell in love with the abundance of Mother Earth again and have continued my studies.

Everyone always asks me "How did you come up with the name "Fat Squirrel?!!"  Well, it is the name of our farm. My husband has been an avid bird watcher his whole life so we have many bird feeders and in the fall the squirrels really go to town and get fat!!  I have literally seen some of them waddle away. For me the Fat Squirrels symbolize abundance - there is plenty for everyone.

I chose to begin with lavender because everybody loves it.  My teacher said that people are often introduced to the medicinal herb world through beauty and fragrance. That while they may be hesitant to dive into the medicinal aspect of the plants, that their beauty is also a type of medicine and can be a gentle introduction.

I love to watch people’s facial expressions when they smell real lavender. It’s calming effect is immediate.