Heather Chase is the owner of The Local Grocer and Be Well Studios, a certified clinical herbalist and certified holistic nutritional consultant. She has been studying nutrition and herbal medicine since 1995 and has completed herbal apprenticeships with Corinne Martin (ME) and Susun Weed of The Wise Woman Center (NY). She received certification as a clinical herbalist in 2005 at The Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and received certification as a holistic nutritional consultant from the Global College of Natural Medicine (CA) in 2006.
An experienced landscaper and avid permaculture gardener, Heather loves to create beautiful medicinal/edible landscapes. She and her partner Russ Van Deursen are currently creating a permaculture demonstration site at their farm, Mountain Flower Farm, in Intervale, NH, where they grow food for their store, host educational workshops and provide apprenticeship opportunities.
Menu of Services
Personalized Educational Shopping Services
Intro to health food · Are you trying to make some positive changes with your food choices and feeling a little overwhelmed with all the conflicting information out there? Our in-house holistic nutritional consultant and clinical herbalist is here to help! Get a guided tour of the store and get the skinny on whole foods shopping. You’ll learn essentials for your whole foods kitchen and what foods you should avoid. You’ll leave with a recommended reading list along with educational handouts on cooking techniques. Do you have food allergies? This is the perfect way to find out all the foods you CAN eat and where to find them in our store. 45 minutes. $50
Q & A with the Herbalist
15 minutes with the store owner in the herb and supplement department. This is a product education session only, based on your specific questions. $20 This is not a health consultation. For a full health consultation, please see below.
Private Wellness Consultations
Health & Wellness Consultation · 1 ½ – 2 hours · Private consultation with Heather to address health concerns or to simply work towards optimum wellness. Complete health and family history is addressed to achieve a constitutional health profile. This is an interactive process and an educational experience. You will leave with written dietary, supplement and lifestyle recommendations.
$100-$150 sliding scale based on self-assessed ability to pay
Follow-up Sessions · 30 minute private follow-up sessions with Heather to monitor progress, make changes as needed and provide further health education and motivation. Health & Wellness Consultation is a prerequisite. $40
To schedule a wellness consultation or personalized shopping service with Heather, please email her at [email protected]