Articles by 'Shannon'


Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik is an herbalist and plant medicine maker based in Northern New Jersey. Co-Owner of Mayernik Kitchen, Beekeeper & Educator of all things local and homemade. Graduate apprentice of herbalist Robin Rose Bennett and recent graduate of the Chestnut School of Herbs. Shannon graduated from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in 2015 and became a Master Food Preserver in 2019. Currently, Shannon is participating in a year long clinical program for herbal medicine in Bronx, New York.

By Shannon, Posted in Wellness

Lavender may be the herb that everyone world-wide has heard about. It is not clear at what point in the history of lavender that people discovered its healing power. Its rich history reaches back to the early days of civilization, some 2500 years... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Wellness

Many people take their immune systems for granted, given the fact it fights behind our backs against the arsenal of germs to keep us safe. With coronavirus swishing around freely, a great mass of population is thinking about the word immunity and... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

The dark berry of Sambucus nigra is one of the most used medicinal herbs in the world. It is also one of the oldest used in folk medicine to fight the virus that causes colds, flu, sinus infections, and upper respiratory... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Introducing a new line to our product collection, Mayernik Kitchen Herbal Hydrosols are now available! Our small batch hydrosols are made with our homegrown or locally foraged fresh... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Profile

When you live in the Northeast, we unfortunately don’t have a “local” farm to get our citrus from, but we do buy in season (winter), from an organic farm in California. We’ve been buying... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

You can NOW sign up to be a part of our exclusive group we are creating via SMS messaging. Time and time again, our social media posts get... read more.

By Matt, Posted in Personal

Mayernik Kitchen’s Modern Day Herbal Apothecary is now open at 612 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ. ... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in What's Growing Wednesday

Garlic Mustard is a wild plant that is popping up all over in these early spring days. Not only is garlic mustard a wild food, it is very nutritious and can be used in a variety of... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Events

Well, we did a thing! We were interviewed on Eat Well, Travel Often’s Podcast last week and it just went LIVE today and we’d love for you to check it out. Melissa, the creator of one of the largest CSA’s and food co-op’s in New... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

The day was February 8, 2020 and we planted our first seeds for the 2020 season. Not only were we super excited to get going, but we were also a bit nervous as you know, we’ve extended our garden at home by... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

It’s that time of year, cold and flu season is upon us, so we turn to our favorite herbs to help prevent and help speed up any flu/cold like... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Events

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? I know, I know, let’s first celebrate Thanksgiving and then the 2019 Holiday Season is upon us. But because Thanksgiving is so late this... read more.