Goldthread is dedicated to leading the movement
in revitalizing herbal traditions to benefit people, plants and the planet.
Our goal is to teach people how to utilize plants as the foundation for an effective and sustainable approach to optimum health.
We began as Goldthread Apothecary & Herb Farm, founded by William Siff, our clinical herbalist, licensed acupuncturist and life-long ethnobotanical adventurer, who has practiced natural health and wellness techniques for nearly 20 years. At the farm, situated in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts, we grew more than 100 species of herbs and spices and distilled dozens of essential oils over a traditional wood-fired still.
For more than a decade, our apothecary provided custom formulations refined through years of clinical application; including tinctures, teas, essential oils, tonics and elixirs to support optimum health.
Our Farm to Pharmacy program utilized a unique hands-on style to train students from around the country in traditional herb farming, with the philosophical and practical application of utilizing herbs as the foundation of functional health care. Through our educational initiatives, aspects of this local, sustainable and community-based model spread and took root in other regions.
We started one of the country’s first herbal CSA’s, bringing fresh herbs directly to people and inviting them to the farm to get their hands dirty.
Throughout this journey, we partnered with diverse organizations, schools, and farmers to share the message that herbs have a positive, lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and the planet they inhabit.
According to the tenets of traditional wellness practices, health begins with the individual and radiated outward, ultimately benefiting all living things.
The desire to share our experience and vision of traditional herbal wellness practices has led to the evolution of Goldthread and the launch of our category-defining plant-based beverage line. Our unique and proven formulations are now available in a collection of delicious, accessible, and nourishing elixirs that are designed to initiate a wider audience into the world of botanicals for health.
This direction allows us to support and collaborate directly with those involved in herb cultivation and stewardship from all over the world.
For most people across the world, the knowledge of how to use plants for healing remains intact as a viable, affordable and safe system of health care. As we experience greater challenges to our health, in an increasingly complex and stressed-out world, interest in traditional approaches to wellness are surging.
The strength of plant-based systems of healing is in their simplicity, sustainability and capacity to help us take care of both our bodies and the environments that we inhabit.
Well known systems such as, Ayurveda, Tibetan, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, stand among countless indigenous traditions that retain the practical and enduring knowledge about plants and their key role in preventative health care.
Our mission is to infuse the wisdom and energy of the world’s great herbal traditions into delicious, efficacious elixirs, adding a little twist of our own for good measure.
Discoveries about the health benefits of herbs continue to emerge at an astonishing rate. Keeping up to date with the latest scientific research about the benefits of plants informs our formulations and increases their health optimizing potential. Goldthread is excited to be at the forefront of a new global tradition, that integrates both traditional and modern understandings of plants into a powerful, unified approach to health.