We believe in building relationships with the people we work with, so the process isn't just a matter of signing up. The harvest partner/farmer needs to believe in what we're doing, practice sustainable growing and harvesting (small farms that practice regenerative farming are preferred), and to set aside a small portion of land of at least 1/10 acre for pollinator and wild plant conservation, so the process starts with a conversation and a site visit.
Once that's done, and both parties think it's a good fit, the next step is for the farmer/harvest partner to sign a Declaration of Sustainable and Ethical Harvest Practices. We pay fairly and ask in return that our harvest partners/partner farms follow ethical and sustainable harvest practices (no over-harvesting of wild plants or harm to wild plant stands).
We currently have Harvest Partners/Partner Farms in Virginia and Arizona.
If you're a small farmer and are interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.