OUR community Apothecary

We are honored and delighted to offer our full service apothecary at 57 BANK STREET in downtown New Milford! We have expanded our hours, inventory and services! We will continue to specialize in local, small batch, handcrafted, community supported herbs, teas, aromatherapy, flower essences, jewelry, classes, readings, consults & more!

Twin Star Community Apothecary offers a variety of herbal products, we specialize in local, ethically wildcrafted and organic bulk medicinal herbs, handmade tinctures, custom crafted teas, and topical preparations.  We carry a variety of smudge and sacred smoke, hundreds of flower essences, specialty books, plant oracle cards and more. We also offer Community Supported Apothecary CSA Shares (seasonally) as well as locally made specialty products such as organic Tick Away and ethically sourced essential oils.  Many of our products can also be found on our  ETSY account.

Open Apothecary hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-5
Friday & Saturday 10-6
Sundays: 11-4

 You may contact us at (860) 350-0077 or at 

Come on in and see what we are up to!

"Like going home! Relaxed and professional staff, full of targeted knowledge for a personalized regime." - Satisfied Customer Review via Square

"Very knowledgeable on products and use of products there. The teas are very good!"      - Satisfied Customer Review via Square

"What a wonderful place to find quality oils and tinctures. And the knowledge behind the uses is deep."  - Satisfied Customer Review via Square

"Staff is so wonderful, and events are always so interesting. Loved buying the plant medicine seedlings this weekend." -  Satisfied Customer Review via Square


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Lupo Passero Clinical Herbalist & Flower Essence Practitioner
A Community Herbalist with over 20 years experience in the field of herbalism and natural health. Lupo has worked closely throughout the years within the natural products industry serving as a staff herbalist in a variety of local health food and herbal stores and has served as an educator and as a consultant for over 10 years for some of the best manufacturers of herbal medicine in the country.  Trained as a clinical Herbalist under the tutelage of Roshani Tobias in Asheville North Carolina in 2003, Lupo has been working closely with folks of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to create healing herbal regimes for better heath and wellness as well as to help support specific ailments. Lupo takes her years of knowledge and intimate relationship and understanding of the plants and essences and pairs them with a deep appreciation for the healing connection between the mind, body and spirit. She is always happy to help create a custom tea blend or herbal remedy and enjoys supporting individuals innate ability to heal themselves with simple and effective plant potions.

Rebekah Sutter, Apothecary Fairy, Potions Master & Staff Herbalist Bekah is a blossoming community herbalist & artist residing in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Rebekah first joined the Twin Star Tribe in the summer of 2013 and has since completed various herbal trainings including: Foundations of Herbalism, Practices and Protocols of Herbalism, Tropical Herbalism in Costa Rica, Flower Essence Practitioner Training, Seed to Market Advanced Herbal Training and Spiral Path Women's Herbal Apprenticeship. She has served as the Twin Star Herbal Apprentice for nearly five years and has helped Lupo co-teach a variety of classes throughout that time. Rebekah skillfully creates and crafts the majority of herbal preparation in our apothecary and also co-teaches in the Art & Science of Herbalism, The Spiral Path Women’s Medicine Way Course, Foundations of Herbalism and Introduction to Herbalism courses. She also hosts and organizes both the Plant Partner and Plant Wisdom Wednesday monthly offering as well as our 13 Moons Women Circle. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing physical, energetic & plant spirit magic of the herbal world and creating beautiful hand-crafted artwork and herbal remedies. Rebekah and her work can be found in the Twin Star Apothecary throughout the week.


Haley Nedderman, Staff Herbalist Haley has been taking classes at Twin Star since 2014, completing trainings that include Foundations of Herbalism, Practices and Protocols of Herbalism, Flower Essence Practitioner Training in Costa Rica, and the Seed to Market Advanced Herbal Training. Before coming to Twin Star, she completed her bachelor's degree in Natural History and Environmental Humanities at Sterling College (VT), so her knowledge of plants also extends to their ecological roles and stories. Currently, Haley is working in the apothecary after completing Twin Star’s 7 month mentorship program as an Herbal Apprentice. She spends her days blending teas, inventorying our selection of beautiful herbs, wildcrafting, coming up with new recipes, and much more. What draws Haley in the most when studying herbal medicine, is learning about the ways plants help us heal on an emotional and spiritual level. As an herbalist, she hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life.


Mairead Rosa, Budding Herbalist Mairead graduated with a degree in Allied Health Sciences from Western Connecticut State University, and is currently studying to get into school to be a Naturopath. She also graduated from Twin Star’s class Foundations of Herbalism. She’s been an intern at TwinStar since January 2018 and has learned more than she could have ever imagined in such a short period of time. One of her passions is nutrition and learning how to use food as medicine. Mairead would love to be able to spread what she learned about nutrition to the community, and be able to use it as part of her own practice once she is done with school.

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Matthew Arnold, Budding Herbalist Matt attained a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotion Studies: Holistic Health from Western Connecticut State University. He has completed various of Twin Star’s herbal training including: Intro to Herbalism, Intro to Flower Essence, Foundations of Herbalism, Practices and Protocols, and Seed to Market. While in the apothecary he manages the bulk tincture inventory while also performing other small tasks. Matt enjoys working with all dogs especially rescue dogs to help them rehabilitate from their former troubled lives and find new, caring homes.

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Dricana is from Asheville, North Carolina where she grew up immersed in herbalism and knowledge of local plant life. She has always had an affinity for plants and herbs but has only recently decided to pursue it through the apprenticeship at Twin Star, beyond the knowledge she'd found for herself. Although her current training is minimal, she is taking in as much as she possibly can by involving herself in a plethora of classes and by following her mentors Lupo Passero and Bekah Sutter in the classroom and apothecary.

Melanie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has coached individuals and families looking to integrate healthy habits and mindfulness practices into their lives. She has worked as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist for 11 years and is owner of Holistic Therapy 4 Kids LLC. She has completed a 5 month herbal medicine apprenticeship in Israel in the Emek Haelah Valley where David beat Goliath. Melanie has completed a 3 month herbal internship at Moondance Botanicals in Denver Colorado focused on product making. She also most recently received a certificate in botany through the Boulder School of Clinical Herbalism in Colorado. Melanie is thrilled to be apart of the Twin Star community connecting with like minded herbal enthusiasts and continuing her education in the field of herbalism. In her spare time you can find her singing karaoke, latin dancing, making medicine, gardening, doing yoga, or getting lost in the woods!