Railyard Apothecary is Burlington’s local herbal apothecary. We are a non-profit organization with a primary goal to provide high-quality, affordable medicinal herbs and health education to the Burlington community and beyond. All of our herbs are from organic and/or sustainable sources, either from local farms and forests, or from international organic distributors. By partnering with local farmers, wild-crafters, and educators we hope to serve as a hub for the herbal community in Northern Vermont.
Railyard also holds weekly classes and events on a variety of topics including herbal medicine, nutrition, growing and harvesting herbs, astrology, and much more. During store hours, customers can stop in for a quick plant walk (seasonally), chat with our staff herbalists, or request a 15-minute walk-in consultation. Railyard works closely with the Burlington Herb Clinic next door, and can fill custom-blended herbal formulas for naturopaths, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and other local healthcare practitioners.
Walk-in consultations (up to 15-minutes) with one of our staff herbalists for a custom-made herbal formulation.
We fill herbal formulas for local healthcare practitioners including naturopaths, acupuncturists, and herbalists.
Weekly classes and events on herbalism, healthcare, nutrition, and spirituality. Yoga classes are held at the Railyard Yoga Studio next door.
We have at least one clinical herbalist on staff during open hours to answer any herbalism questions you may have.
Hang out in our lounge and read from our library of modern and traditional herbal texts.
Herb walks along the railyard and waterfront are hosted seasonally.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us staff our apothecary during store hours and to help us glean and wild-harvest local herbs during our seasonal herb mobs! Please email us if you are interested.
We are happy to partner with local health-oriented businesses to enrich our community. For example, we sell local spirulina from Northern Spirulina, medicinal bone broths made by the Simmering Bone, essential oils from AroMed, locally-made flower essences, and more! This summer we will host the Burlington pick up for Golden Well Farm & Apiaries CSA shares. We are always looking to partner with more local businesses, so get in touch!
Part of our team of herbalists at Railyard Apothecary: (left to right) Kara, Susan, Nick, Mica, and Emma.
Railyard Apothecary 270 Battery Street Burlington, VT 05401