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The Moon Mama Herbals Story

Moon Mama Herbals owner and founder, Kris Foss, behind the counter at the apothecary.

My name is Kris Foss, and I am the  Owner and Founder of Moon Mama Herbals. I studied herbalism for several years while working full time as an HR leader, diversity consultant, and workforce educator. In 2019, I realized that I needed a big change that aligned my passion and pull to reconnect with nature with my work life. I ditched my corporate career to follow my passion as a community herbalist and educator and move to New Hampshire. I am grateful for my many teachers, past and present, including Lupo Passero, Rebekah Sutter, and Linda Shreve of Twin Star Herbal Education, Rosemary Gladstar, and Ilano Sabo. I am also thankful for my friend Maria Fowler, who helped to build our online marketplace and shepherd the apothecary through it's first few months! I believe it is important to give back to our communities and have served on several non-profit boards and currently volunteer as a peer reviewer for the American Herbalist Guild journal. I am also a certified End of Life Doula. 

Moon Mama Herbals is a heart-centered business.

The apothecary and gift shop is in Newbury, New Hampshire at the base of beautiful Mount Sunapee. We have an extended national reach through our online marketplace. The shops bring diverse makers together to offer you and your family wellness and beauty products, herbal education programs and workshops, herbal consults, wellness services, and an open-hearted community. Moon Mama Herbals has four pillars that we grew from and operate each day from:

    • We are a part of nature, not apart from nature. By embracing the plants around us, we can learn how to care for ourselves and others proactively and complement allopathic medicine.
    • Herbalism needs to be more accessible to learn and understand. We can all understand and put herbalism into action through a combination of education and our intuition.
    • By bringing together diverse makers, suppliers, and customers, we are stronger. An ever-expanding community that respects and values our differences and our commonalities. A community of lifelong learners, skill-builders, and social change-makers. 
    • Many people seek the knowledge and skills to be self-reliant in this rapidly changing world. Moon Mama will provide our greater community with herbal products and learning to fill that need. 

I hope you'll join me on this winding, and beautiful path through life. From my heart to yours, 


Moon Mama Herbals is proud to be a member of the following organizations:

Herbalists without Borders logoKearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce logo United Plant Savers logoHome