Twin Star Herb Shop Relocates to downtown New Milford

Lupo and Bekah

Lupo and Bekah

Twin Star

NEW MILFORD — Twin Star’s herb shop will once again be relocating to downtown New Milford — at 64 Bank Street.

Herbalist Lupo Passero founded Twin Star in 2009 with a mission to provide a space for students to learn the ancient wisdom held by the natural world, an announcement said.

Twin Star offers courses, classes and workshops on herbalism, primitive skills, ancestral healing and native traditions, flower essences and nature connection, all with the goal of bringing people in closer relationship with the earth.

The herb shop stocks a variety of tinctures, bulk dried herbs, ritual tools, salves and balms, pet care products, medicinal mushroom extracts and more. Many of the products carried in the shop are made from formulas developed by Passero.

Additionally, Twin Star offers products made by current and former students, and trusted herbal supplement companies like Gaia herbs and Herb Pharm.

The herb shop came about in an organic fashion, with Twin Star first selling tinctures and other herbal products to students enrolled in their courses. Since its official opening to the public in 2017, members of the community have sought Twin Star’s alternative and holistic herbal remedies.

The shop was originally located at 57 Bank Street before moving in late 2019 to its current location at 354 Litchfield Road in a building adjacent to The Green Spot. Twin Star is once again relocating the herb shop downtown, this time to 64 Railroad Street.

“We feel that it is important to maintain a downtown presence,” explained Rebekah Sutter, herb shop manager and Twin Star teacher. “What’s even better is that the new space is big enough to serve as both our retail space and our indoor classroom,” she continued.

“It’s always been my dream to have our products and our classroom in the same place,” added Passero. “Oftentimes I’ll be discussing an herb or an herbal formula with one of my classes, but will not have access to the corresponding product we make to show to my students. It will enrich the learning experience for students to be able to see real-life herbal products as they are learning about the herbs.”

While the retail products will be relocated to downtown, Twin Star will keep their production at 354 Litchfield Road. “That space will be closed to the public once we open up on Railroad Street,” Sutter said. “We will continue to use the building next to the Green Spot to make all of our products, and then send them to the downtown location to be sold,” she added, noting that their production space has a large kitchen, a must-have when brewing up herbal concoctions, a release said.

Twin Star’s herb shop will be closed for about a week while the move takes place, and Passero anticipates a mid-September opening at the new location. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“While it’s a lot of work to move everything yet again, we are really excited to be back downtown,” she said.