About Us

John and Nicki proudly own and operate Lovelight Herb Farm selling plants, herb and flower seeds.

About Us

Lovelight herb farm is the community minded, herb farm that’s making not only herbs but plant education accessible.  Founded in 2013 by Nicki and John Neilson, Lovelight Herb Farm is a medicinal and culinary herb farm, teaching center, and producer of nourishing herb and food products. 

Nestled in the beautiful and  bountiful Willamette Valley of Oregon, Lovelight Herb Farm tends and nurtures our plants and seeds so they live their best lives! With love, sunlight, clean water, and patience, we offer high quality plants, seeds, and products. We use all natural growing practices and process our seeds by hand.  This love and attention is a critical part of our everyday life on the farm and we’re happy to offer that love in all of our plants and products.

The farm is located 10 miles west of Eugene in Veneta, Oregon.  We don’t use chemicals and anything that we harvest or forage is done ethically.  We’re keen on sustainability and reducing our environmental impact.  We believe that we are stewards of the land and are lucky enough to be surrounded by abundant forests, sweeping mountain ranges, and many types of wildlife.  We believe that Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”

Our goal at Lovelight Herb Farm is to provide medicinal and culinary herbs to everyone that are grown ethically, with love, and affordably.  We are passionate and driven to offer our products to home growers, farms, and businesses big and small.  

We’re passionate about education and are called to share our knowledge.  From guided herb walks, workshops, and decades of knowledge, we’re eager to help new gardeners and seasoned herbalists alike!  We’re called to share our knowledge and are always available for any questions that you may have!

Our goal is to provide chemical-free and US grown medicinal herbs to everyone from big companies to you at home making remedies for those you love, and to help you learn how you can take charge of your own health care using herbs and foods.

We provide open-pollinated seeds and plants shipped directly to you from our online store; you might see us at local special events like BotanicFest in May, or arrange to come visit Lovelight Herb Farm in person if you are in the area. Please email or call us in advance to arrange a visit.

Nicki has been studying herbs since her move to Alaska in 1993 and received her diploma from Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, BC in 2003. She is an Organic Farmer, Herbalist and Teacher (among many other hats).  With more than 30 years of growing experience, Nicki is available to support new gardeners and loves to mentor!

John is a Design Production Engineer and an Organic Farmer. He manages the many facilities and equipment on the farm.  Nicki and John Neilson have been farming together since 2008 in Veneta, Oregon.

Nicki has been studying herbs since her move to Alaska in 1993 and received her diploma from Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, BC in 2003. She is an Organic Farmer, Herbalist and Teacher (among many other hats).

John is a Design Production Engineer and an Organic Farmer. He manages the many facilities and equipment on the farm.

Nicki and John Neilson have been farming together since 2008 in Veneta, Oregon.