The interior of Winter Sun Trading Company with wooden floors and walls and a large sunlit storefront

About Us

The Winter Sun Trading Company was established in 1976 in Arizona by Phyllis Hogan.

Phyllis owns and operates this unique family business. 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 knowledgeable 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.

 

Winter Sun Trading Company Staff

The Winter Sun Staff


Phyllis Hogan

Phyllis Hogan

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

Meaghan Smith

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.

Janek Keediniihii

Janek Keediniihii

Janek is an artist and student from Northern Arizona. Growing up in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas, he gained a great appreciation for the natural beauty of the west. Through art, river rafting, education, working with Phyllis and exploring his Dineh cultural connection to the land and people, Janek feels especially blessed to live, work and learn in this beautiful part of the world.

Melissa Quercia

Melissa Quercia

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.

Amy Perry

AmyPerry

Anthony Delagarza

Anthony Delagarza