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Our Story

We are St. Francis Herb Farm

We are herbalists. But not your average herbalists. We are multigenerational herbal artisans who have spent 30+ years researching and cultivating our knowledge and trade. We are obsessed with herbs and the wisdom they unlock in our bodies to heal and nourish naturally. We believe that the whole plant is special and that there is a unique way of getting the best out of it. That is why we created our Holistic Herb™ Approach which customizes our method to each plant. We are also farmers. Proudly Canadian organic farmers who believe in a wholesome back to basics way of living. We would NEVER give you something we would not give our own family. The farm is where we work and where we live, it is our way of life. And we are family people who love our community and believe in an enriching way of life that supports both. We all have a purpose in life, a reason for being that gets us up out of bed. For the past 30+ years, for our family, cultivating and extracting the best out of herbs has been what drives us so that you can feel the difference of well made plant medicine.
Learn more about our Holistic Herb Approach here.

1977
1977
Jeremy begins working at his mother’s store, Mercia’s Health Food Store, in Duncan, BC
1978
1978
Monique manages a herbal centre in Victoria, BC
1979
1980
Monique and Jeremy each receive a Certificate of Herbology from the Academy of Botanical Medicine in Victoria, BC
1980
1980
Monique starts a job at an organic biodynamic farm on Vancouver Island and meets Jeremy
1982
1984
Monique and Jeremy produce their first two tinctures: Propolis and Echinacea
1984
1985
Monique and Jeremy begin selling herbal products to naturopathic doctors on Vancouver Island
1985
1986
Monique and Jeremy develop Milk Thistle Combo (now known as Hepato DR)
1987
1988
With a $12,000 loan, Jeremy and Monique purchase a 178-acre farm in Cormac, Ontario and start St. Francis Herb Farm
1988
1988
Astragalus Combo is launched. Later renamed Deep Immune, it becomes our flagship product
1990
1992
The farm achieves certified organic status
1996
1998
St. Francis Herb Farm moves to Combermere, Ontario
2000
2005
St. Francis purchases a second location in Combermere and expands its operations
2005
2006
St. Francis receives its manufacturing site license from Health Canada
2008
2010
Manufacturing facilities achieve certified organic status
2011
2012
Paul earns his MBA (Carleton University) and begins to take over management of the business
2012
2013
Caitlin Currie and Paul Rivett-Carnac marry
2013
2014
Paul and Caitlin become owners of St. Francis Herb Farm
2014
2015
Paul and Caitlin buy their own farm property, Living Creek Farm
2015
2016
Paul and Caitlin plant their first herbs at their farm (soon to be used in St. Francis Herb Farm products!)
Skill, expertise, craftsmanship: At St. Francis Herb Farm, we work together with care and intention to make products to be proud of. And there`s a lot of heart and laughter in the building too, which makes us more than just a team and a little closer to a family.
Sharon Markwick
Materials Manager, employee for 17 years
Samantha Feltmate
Quality Assurance Manager, employee for 3 years
Sheila McCullough
Order Processing/Customer Service Manager, employee for 14 years
Lisa Madigan
Distribution Centre, employee for 20 years

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