Welcome to the Wellness Corner!

My name is Ashley, and I have been in the role of Wellness Buyer since early November 2022. I was thrilled to step into this position last fall, as my own journey to wellness has left me with a lot of experiences (and a lot of trial-and-error) that I am eager to share with you.

In addition to the wellness department, I also manage our bulk section. Two seemingly different departments that, I have found, actually overlap a bit if we were to look at an individual’s wellness as a well-rounded journey. For example, you can find an assortment of single-herb supplements in the wellness department in the forms of capsules, tinctures, or powders, but you can also find a variety of dry herbs, roots & powders in our bulk department. By offering some of the foundational supplies that every wellness connoisseur needs in their toolkit, co-op patrons have the opportunity to get hands-on with their healing.

And for me, wellness isn’t just about my physical body, but how I move through the world and the impact I leave on our planet. In this way, bulk offers people an opportunity to move away from single-use packaging by bringing in their own containers to fill in our bulk department. 

Again, wellness is a journey with many ups & downs. Beyond keeping our shelves stocked and bulk bins filled, I am here to offer assistance in whatever way I can to help you on this path.

Featured Wellness Items 

Join me at the UMW Health and Wellness Fair on March 14 from Noon – 5 PM. This event is open to ALL!

I will be showcasing the following brands with samples:

Host Defense

Mad Hippie

Walnut Hollow – Find out more about this local company by visiting their Facebook or Instagram.

Back Roads – We offer this brand in our bulk section as well.


A local farm whose products we carry in our bulk section that makes beautiful tea blends as well as offers herbal education. 

Informational Websites


Healing tips and guidance primarily through whole food plant-based diet that has aided me greatly in my own healing


So many of these recipes have been *life* changing for me with my vegan & gluten-free diet. The range is from beginners to intermediate, so there is something for everyone


A beginner’s guide to herbalism was my first dive into the world of herbal medicine and healing. I continue to routinely consult it before making any herbal remedies with the herbs I get at the Co-op.