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With a collective 58 years of industry experience, our Starwest Botanicals sourcing team has unparalleled expertise working directly with farmers of organic herbs, teas and spices in over 50+ countries around the world. 

Our Sourcing Philosophy

We collaborate with select farmers and organic agricultural engineers in over 50 countries who are experienced in processing, sterilizing, exporting, and supply chain functions. Working directly with our partners, we remove costly middlemen.

Our sourcing goes beyond direct purchases. We embrace wildcrafting, a significant part of our product base. We ensure ethical collection and partner with experienced harvesters for sustainable practices and ecosystem preservation.

Through this approach, we empower farmers, enhance practices, and refine processing. We guarantee fair compensation, transparency, and exceptional product quality.

Sourcing Stories

Starwest Sourcing Stories: Elderberries

Sambucus tree, elderberries contain natural substances called flavonoids that have been reported to help fight inflammation and boost the immune system.* High in fiber, elderberries also have nutritional benefits including Vitamin A, potassium and Vi…

Starwest Sourcing Stories: Turmeric

While it may seem like turmeric has suddenly become all the rage in wellness communities here in the U.S., the use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in this part of India. Celebrated for both its culinary and wellness…

Starwest Sourcing Stories: Cardamom

While we may not always grab Cardamom first from our cabinet, culinarians and health professionals alike know that it’s one the wellness world’s best kept secrets.The ayurvedic nature of cardamom has been utilized for centuries. The powerful…

Starwest Sourcing Stories: Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one spice that we hardly think twice about including in our pantry. It is a must have; a trusty standby; the go to spice when the holidays come around. But did you know there are two types of cinnamon in the market today – Ceylon and Cass…