Fern & Fungi is a small family-run apothecary in the wilds of rural Ontario. Sarah & Alex make and sell small batch artisan goods crafted from the plants, trees, and fungi growing all around them in the Northern wilderness. They use as many local weeds and wild native plants as possible to give their apothecary a sustainable, bioregional, and seasonal focus.
Our Products concentrate on:
Helping people better incorporate medicinal mushrooms and other medicinal edibles into their daily lives in easy and delicious ways.
Helping people get relief from chronic pain, anxiety, and lack of sleep by making potent herbal salves from medicinal nightshade plants.
Creating calming and relaxing environments to reduce stress & anxiety by providing soothing aromatics like incense, smudge, linen sprays, and oils
Our products are made with organic and locally wild harvested plants, often on a seasonal basis. Wild botanicals are foraged locally by us or trusted fellow foragers. Certified organic botanicals are sourced from Ontario herb suppliers. We strive to only use the finest, freshest herbs we can find and have found keeping things local is the best way to achieve our goal.
The purpose behind creating our herbal products is to help reconnect ourselves and others with the spirit of wild nature.
Who We Are
Sarah Lawless is the founder, head herbalist, and web mistress of Fern & Fungi. She has been a forager and folk herbalist for a decade and was a professional cook for more than half of that. If she's not behind her computer or cook stove, you can find her in her garden or foraging in the woods. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, she recently moved back to rural Ontario to be closer to family and her roots.
A local Ontarian, Alex Marchant is Fern & Fungi's forager, mushroom whisperer, product gnome, and shipper. You can find him blending into the woods in his green coat hunting for spruce resin and turkey tail. He teaches our mushroom workshops and identification walks; everything from edible and medicinal fungi to cultivating and harvesting your own mushrooms.