About Us

    Growing Herb

    We had always loved growing herbs, and recognized that there was a lack of top quality growers providing more than the 'usual suspects'; we could fill a huge void, and we did. Becoming a successful web based business is worthy of a small book, so I'll save the details for later. However, within 6 years we had expanded our offerings to 170 different varieties.

    We now sell to every state in the continental US and we are currently bursting at the seams!

    The concept of an 'exchange' has grown beyond our wildest dreams. We are connecting with more gardeners than we could have ever envisioned way back in 1985. The internet provides both the gardener and the grower with unlimited access to one another. And, believe us when we say that our customers have been a driving force in our success, not just through our sales but through their suggestions and requests and complaints. We listen!

    So, whether you have just found us, or have been with us since 1985, please know that we are still moving forward and not standing still. We are constantly adding, adjusting, improving. We literally can't sit still! So, when we are not working, we are gardening (or collecting seeds, or canning, or playing with our dogs, horses and goats, kayaking, fishing or visiting our children when we can get away). We thank you for allowing us to do what we love, and we are so grateful to be able to fill your gardens with our farm fresh herbs. What an honor.

    Our plants had been featured in 2 major motion pictures, made their debuts with both Martha S and Oprah and I'd even made it into the Wall Street Journal, Fine Gardening and Horticulture. I even hit the cover of Greenhouse Grower magazine!

    Our Plants

    Our Plants

    The herbs we grow, for the most part, are species plants. We avoid patented plants, therefore you are free to plant and cultivate and pass along to friends and neighbors and enjoy sharing the bounty!

    Our Core Values

    We love what we do: growing and providing the finest quality and selection of herbs and helping our customers have gardening success. Every herb we grow and sell is rooted behind our core beliefs. They are firmly ingrained in our company culture and reflected in our belief that gardening enriches, empowers and should be incorporated into our daily life.

    As part of our core beliefs, we adhere to these principles:
    • Chemical-free gardening
    • Growing open-pollinated species plants
    • A free exchange of gardening information with our customers
    • A 'virtually local' business model: As a small business, we treat all of our customers as neighbors.

    From the

    From the<br>Founder Briscoe White

    30 years ago, I was newly married and well on my way to a career in real estate development. I was really happy with my union, it was my job that was causing the angst. In fact, the more I didn't like my job, the more I gardened. In fact, our little lot in the city was becoming a 'drive by'. I was growing an awesome garden! I was so passionate about that garden that I was coming home for lunch, which just meant I was coming home to garden. An added bonus, I was dropping the 25lbs I had gained as a 'guy who lunched'.

    Thankfully, it didn't take long to realize the truth: I didn't want to develop real estate, I wanted to grow plants.

    Admitting it is one thing, acting on it is a totally different experience. And, even tougher when you are turning your back on the 'family business'. But, luckily I was too young and naive to understand the risks, and I dove right in ~ working 12 hour shifts at a greenhouse operation, learning the ins and outs of managing a garden center, and getting a real education at one of the finest botanical gardens in the country. Within 3 years, I was ready to launch The Growers Exchange on a busy urban street corner in an upcoming, and very hip neighborhood.

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