Ancestree Herbals LLC, is a trusted producer of premium quality wildcrafted and certified organic medicinal herbs. We sell our herbs custom-ordered and wholesale, primarily serving natural medicine manufacturers, oil and tincture producers, retail herb stores, and seed distributors. Experienced grower Tyler McGrath is dedicated to providing the highest quality botanical products through sustainable wildcrafting practices and small-scale polyculture farming. Never having worked with any sort of pesticide or synthetic fertilizers, Tyler has gained an appreciation for working with natural biotic systems, and not against them.
Our farm is located in the rural Methow Valley on the Eastern slope of the North Cascades in Washington State. We currently intensively manage just 3.5 acres, which harbors well over 50 species of medicinal herbs, shrubs and trees, and a multitude of insects, rodents, birds, and occasionally, hungry deer.
Our scale allows us to respect the planet by using an extremely low amount of mechanized equipment in our operations. While we do some tractor work for the larger jobs such as turning in cover crop, spreading compost, and preparing beds, all of our planting, weeding, harvesting, and cleaning is done by hand, which results in a consistently clean, healthy, and well cared for product.
Ancestree Herbals was founded in 1999 by well known herbalist Michael Pilarski, who planted a great diversity of medicinal plants, including native trees and shrubs interspersed throughout to create a healthy herbal forest farm. In 2006, Chris Doree and Lexi Koch bought the planting from PIlarski, and continued to expand the farm, turning it into the business that it is today. With the birth of their son Jude in the Spring of 2012, Chris and Lexi sold the farm to Tyler McGrath, who had managed the farm during the 2011 season. Embracing the practices of sustainability, care, quality, and customer service that Ancestree Herbals has come to be known for, Tyler has continued the excellent work of his predecessors, supplying customers with clean, cared-for quality botanicals.