French Broad Food Co+Op

Hours: 8am to 8pm
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

With so many folks at home during this pandemic, there is no better time to learn the plants around you. Not only is it many wonderful skills to learn, but it can help keep you and yours healthy with the abundance of plants around us.

A brand new book that I love currently is Wild Remedies by Rosalee de la Foret & Emily Han. It takes you through each season and the plants that are abundant with some inspired recipes to help you include them into your diet. This book is also packed full of useful info on botany and wild crafting principles.

A favorite that we have a hard time keeping on the shelves is The Fungal Pharmacy. Mushrooms have been popular for some time, but especially so after the release of Paul Stamets movie Fantastic Fungi. If you want to expand your knowledge of mushrooms, this is the most comprehensive book that I have seen so far!

Another new book this spring is by Susan Weed. Abundantly Well includes many lifestyle medicine suggestions as well as how to support the body when you take pharmaceuticals. Any overall support we can give our bodies and immune systems is welcome!

I hope you stay safe during this challenging time. Please call on us if you have questions or herbal needs.
Thank you so much for supporting your community coop!

Melissa Fryar

HBC manager and herbalist