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The Rare Seed

New Gloucester, ME

Karen Farrell
Midwife, Plantswoman, Organic and Natural Sales Expert

Prompted by health concerns in her family, Karen Farrell began studying natural foods and medicines at age 12. In her formative years - She studied traditional herbalism with Gladys Hadju and spent 6 years studying traditional home birth midwifery and women's health, both academically and in practice - including volunteer Midwifery journeys to Indonesia and Haiti. 

Karen has worked the last 20 years in the Natural Products Industry, starting as a working member in a co-op, to working in an independent health food store to Whole Foods Market and the last 18 years in leadership in the sales & brokerage community.

​Karen was the owner and force behind Topline Marketing, a highly successful Regional Sales and Marketing brokerage in the Natural Products Industry which she sold in 2013 to the most respected Independent National Brokerage in the US - Presence Marketing. 

​Karen is now the National Director of Brand Management for Nutrition and Body Care at Presence Marketing, where she oversees her team and the go-to market strategies for brands including Burt's Bees, Andalou Naturals, Dr. Bronner's, Navitas Naturals and many more well-known natural and organic brands.

​Karen lives with her husband & two sons on 80 acres in the Maine Woods, which she's repopulating with endangered native medicinal plants - and is currently continuing her herbal studies at David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies.

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