Mountain Rose Herbs has its beginnings from the noted herbalist Rosemary Gladstar as a source for materials to her students Mountain Rose Herbs has roots which reach back to 1987 when Rosemary Gladstar (respected, loving and published herbalist and educator) created a business for the purpose of providing her herb students with necessary supplies. She was teaching classes at the California School of Herbal Studies (which she also started) and when she moved to Vermont she passed on the herbal torch and divided up her entrepreneurial ventures. Her business was sold off and separated into 2 separate ventures. One was a retail herb shop and the other was a mail order herb company. The retail herb shop (not affiliated with Mountain Rose Herbs) is still in operation to this day and the mail order company was purchased by two of Rosemary’s students thus beginning the groundwork for Mountain Rose Herbs.