The couple met in Texas when they were both working for the Dallas Arboretum. They each loved cultivating plants and quickly discovered that they shared a vision of having a family farm. The farm has about three acres of herbs in production. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how many unique varieties of herbs they grow, but Jane estimates the number is over 200. Jane’s first love is cultivating plants, particularly in the greenhouse.
They also use a lot of herbs that are wild-harvested on the farm, and that provides a special connection to the land. The wild plants include jewel weed, chickweed, dandelion, prickly ash, and many others. Four Elements Organic Herbals’ business model is unique in that it’s vertically integrated. The supplies they can’t produce on the farm, they purchase directly from the source.