Farm Visit Snapshots: Poppysol Farm + Apothecary

— Written By
en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Grower Hannah Popish of Poppysol Farm + Apothecary has been cultivating herbs and flowers at her one acre permaculture-inspired farm outside Pittsboro since 2017. A clinical herbalist, Hannah is passionate about connecting people with plants and provides holistic health consultations with customized tea and tincture blends. In addition to teas and tinctures, she also produces body balms, bath soaps, seasonal flower bouquets, and offers a flower CSA.

Hannah holds a Plant Sale every spring and fall where customers can find medicinal plant starts and some native perennials. She also offers garden design consultation with a focus on medicinal and native plants.

You can find Poppysol products at Oakmoss Attic and Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro, and at Freehand Market and Saxapahaw General Store in Saxapahaw.

You can also find Poppysol at the Saturday Slowdown market at RambleRill Farm in Hillsborough, held the first Saturday of the month from April-December.

Visit the Poppysol Farm + Apothecary website for information on workshops, individual consultations, and to shop online for herbal products. Follow Poppysol on Facebook and Instagram for information and updates.

Email Hannah if you want to sign up for her newsletter to receive updates about her products and services.

Below are photos I took at Poppysol the summer of 2021. More details are provided in each photo caption.

Early August in the herb and flower garden. Hannah grows over 100 different species of flowers and herbs! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hannah walks trough the shaded woodland garden behind some bee balm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A tiger swallowtail butterfly and bumble bee share the nectar from a Mexican sunflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hannah and her beloved dog Mimi check out the lemon balm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The bumble bees were busy pollinating the roses! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Thanks to the pollination services provided by bees, the fruit, or rose hips, can be harvested for tea. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hannah garbles the dried lemon balm, a process that removes the dried leaves from the stems. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Garbling causes the leaves to fall through the mesh screen. Lemon balm leaves are used for tea and tinctures. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hannah carries a harvest basket in front of the apothecary. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Harvesting purple passionflower vine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Passionflower vine is tinctured and also can be dried and made into tea. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A monarch nectars on zinnia. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Siberian motherwort is used in herbalism for a variety of ailments. Consult an experienced herbalist before using medicinal herbs. Photo by Debbie Roos.

View of the greenhouse and apothecary. Raised beds in the greenhouse produce year-round crops like bacopa, lemongrass, ashwagandha and gotu kola. Hannah starts seeds in the greenhouse for her plant sales. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Anise hyssop is harvested for flower bouquets and also used for tea and herbal medicine. It is also an excellent pollinator plant! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hannah harvests goldenrod for a client. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The goldenrod will be sold fresh. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hannah harvests perilla which is used as a culinary herb and for herbal medicine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Dried herbs and flowers in the apothecary. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Dried calendula, coneflower, lavender, rose, and chamomile. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Poppysol Farm table at the monthly “Saturday Slowdown” pop-up market at RambleRill Farm in Hillsborough. Photo by Hannah Popish.