Using natural ingredients and sustainable practices to create health-boosting products is the name of the game for several Charlottesville businesses. From locally grown medicinal mushrooms to herbal remedies and cold-pressed juices, the products from these local businesses will help you feel your best.
If you’re interested in pursuing alternative treatments for whatever ails you, Elderberry Herbals is here to help. You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with a certified herbalist who’ll review your health history and make recommendations for herbal remedies and the use of energetic tools from classic Western herbalism and Ayurveda.
The brainchild of three Charlottesville natives, Commonhealth is a local botantical company that creates various healthy concoctions from organic elderberry grown in Virginia. Handcrafted in small batches, the Elderberry shrub, syrup and cordial varieties promise to bring a splash of good health and pizazz to any beverage.
The Mountain Culture mission statement says it all. “Craft the best kombucha available to nurture the body, strengthen the mind and uplift the spirit. Craft our business to nurture a robust local food system in Appalachia, strengthen mountain cultures and traditions in a modern world, and help uplift human consciousness.” Any questions?
If you’re like most people, you may not have given mushrooms much thought, and Sharondale Mushroom Farm aims to change that. The Sharondale farm culture bank holds more than 100 strains of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, and the mission of the farm is to educate the public on the importance of fungal allies in improving health of soil, crops and animals including humans.
With two locations in Charlottesville, one on the Corner and a second on the Downtown Mall, Corner Juice is on a mission to bring the health benefits of cold-pressed juice to everyone. The juices are made in-house with an 11-ton press, and ingredients used including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are grown organically and sustainably.
Charlottesville’s first cold-pressed juicery, The Juice Laundry creates organic and cold-pressed juices and nut milks. Multi-day juice cleanses from Juice Laundry are a popular option among the health conscious, and the menu also offers smoothies and acai bowls.