WINTER SUN TRADING COMPANY
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
FOCUSED ON WELLNESS
ORGANIC & WILD-CRAFTED HERBS
Cotton Wood root, natural pigments and materials
Traditional Old Style Katsina Dolls
Traditional Old Style Katsina Dolls
Old Style Katsina Dolls
Katsina doll carver
Turquoise Slab earrings, Hishi strand necklaces
Traditional Katsina Dolls
Silver Overlay Jewelry
Wood carving, metal work, printmaking
(pictured with husband) Traditional Navajo Pottery
The Winter Sun Trading Company was established in 1976 in Arizona by Phyllis Hogan. This unique family business is owned and operated by Phyllis and her two daughters. The shop specializes in Native American art and Southwest botanicals. The art gallery offers a wide range of genuine hand crafted jewelry, baskets, paintings, and a wide variety of Traditional style Hopi Katsina carvings.
The Winter Sun apothecary started with 25 plants. Most of those were ceremonial or ritual herbs. Today we offer one of the largest selections of organic and wild crafted herbs in the Southwest. Our plants are harvested at the time of their optimal strength and hand processed by knowledgable Winter Sun staff-- no animal testing is done. Our liquid extracts-- referred to as tinctures-- are easier to use, convenient, and more potent than tea. Our goal is to provide the finest service available to our wonderful patrons and we are glad to help you in any way.
Phyllis Hogan has been a practicing Southwest herbalist for 25 years. She is the proprietor of the Winter Sun Trading Company, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA established in 1976. Winter Sun specializes in traditional organic southwest herbs and tinctures and American Indian Art, focusing on the Hopi and Navajo of northern Arizona.
In 1983 she co-founded the Arizona Ethnobotanical Research Association (AERA), a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit educational and scientific organization. The AERA was organized to investigate, document, and preserve traditional plant use in Arizona and the greater southwest. The AERA was recently awarded recognition by the American Herbalist guild at their 14th annual symposium for outstanding contributions in the field of American ethnobotany.
Hogan has lectured on southwest herbal medicines and their traditional uses throughout the United States and in Finland. In April of 2000 she was keynote speaker for the first ethnobotanical festival at the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center in Austin,Texas. She has taught ethnobotany in bilingual education programs and health education for the Pima, Hualapai, Havasupai, Hopi, and Navajo tribes.
Meaghan Smith has her roots in Cultural Anthropogy, Ayurvedic Nutrition and cooking. Meaghan is the proprietor and chef at Harvest Catering, a small, locally owned and operated business located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Meaghan is committed to the profound healing power of sustainable, locally-grown, organic foods and is a passionate advocate of the local foods movement, as well as farm to table meals. Meaghan believes that Mother Nature has provided humanity with everything necessary to not only nourish but to heal the body. She trusts in the ability of plants to facilitate the healing process, which has led to a deeper study of botanical medicine which inevitably led her to work and study at Winter Sun Trading Company.
Patty has been studying holistic healing since 2000. She is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher and a 90 hour registered children’s yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. She is currently attending a program for Holistic Nutrition through The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Patty has taken classes and workshops with many different herbalist and has completed a 9 month herbal program through The Foragers Path School of Botanical Studies. Patty is a mother and supports her children’s health and wellbeing through the practice of herbal and holistic medicine. When she is not at Winter Sun, Patty enjoys wild foraging, gardening, yoga, hiking, teaching yoga to children and playing with her family.
Tally Thomas, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona, as well as a Chinese herbalist, massage therapist and yoga teacher. Although she is a trained Chinese herbalist, she believes you don’t need to look very far for medicine you need. Prescribing Western herbs within the Chinese medical framework is a long term project of hers. She has had the privilege of being a part of the Winter Sun team, especially working directly with head herbalist Phyllis Hogan. It has been incredibly fun, educational, as well as clinically beneficial. Tally often sends patients to Winter Sun for herbal teas, tinctures, and supplements.
Melissa Rose Quercia is a student of the plants. She was introduced to the wonders of herbal medicine while working in an organic garden in Taos, New Mexico. There she formed a connection with the earth was life-changing. She continued on to study locally at the Forager’s Path School of Botanical Medicine, then interned at the Herb Pharm in Williams, Oregon. She took a brief stint to travel and explore the plants of Central America where she helped implement small, educational herb gardens. She has returned to her home in the Southwest, and is delighted to be working and studying here at Winter Sun! She is excited to share the empowering wisdom of plant medicine.
Shannon Pynes has been living in Flagstaff since she was three years old. She is the daughter of an organic beekeeper and an elementary school teacher, and the youngest of three sisters. Her passion is photography, which she has been able to explore while working as the website content manager for Winter Sun Trading Company since September of 2014. She is currently studying visual communications with an emphasis in graphic design at Northern Arizona University.
I am an artist and student from Northern Arizona. Growing up in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas I have gained a great appreciation for the natural beauty of the west. Through art, river rafting, education, working with Phyllis and exploring my Dineh cultural connection to the land and people, I am especially blessed to live, work and learn in this beautiful part of the world.