Our Mission

“To offer an alternative to the world of health care and to educate our clients and our community in the field of nutrition and holistic remedies."

The Herb Basket - Building Trust & Good Health

Over 25 Years of Service to Central Virginia & the Tri-Cities

About The Herb Basket


A family-owned and operated health food store serving Fort Lee, the Tri-Cities & Central Virginia for over 25 Years. We are proud to offer customers top-rated natural products, and industry-best wellness services. While many of our customers are focused on preventative health and holistic living, we also work closely with those clients facing more difficult nutritional challenges.

Meet The Team

Becky Hanks

Owner, Wellness Consultant


Becky is a Master Herbalist, Certified Natural Health Professional, and has a Doctorate of Naturopathic Ministries.  Having received much of her training at Trinity College of Natural Health, Becky has trained with leaders in the natural health community including Dr. Bernard Jensen, Reverend Hannah Kroger, and Wendell Whitman.


It was in 2006 that Becky founded the Virginia Chapter of the Certified Natural Health Professionals, where she served as president for two years.  She currently serves as the legislative coordinator for the Virginians for Health Freedom.

Becky and her husband live in Prince George and spend their free time traveling and visiting their three children and three grandchildren.

Renee Gartman

Wellness Consultant

Renee started with The Herb Basket in 2007. It was in 2009 that she obtained her Certified Natural Health Professional degree and, in the same year, opened her own natural health and wellness center in Colonial Heights.

​In 2017, Renee rejoined the team at The Herb Basket, and began offering wellness consultations.

​Renee and her husband live in Prince George, and she spends much of her free time with her family and in her garden.

Joseph Hanks

Owner, Store Manager


Joseph manages the retail store and focuses on store operations, educational programs and community engagement. 


A member of Nature's Sunshine's Retail Manager Committee, Joseph works to help develop strategies for improving customer experiences in independent health-food stores & practitioner settings nationwide.


Please Contact Joseph with product or services questions, or if you are interested in partnering in community engagement activities (fund-raisers, food drives, etc).

Joe and his wife live in Chester and spend their free time making memories with their son, Julian, and dog, Molly.


Stephenie Blakeley

Licensed Massage Therapist


Stephenie joined The Herb Basket in 2015. She received her massage therapy degree from Centura College and has been practicing massage for over nine years.

Stephenie has several certifications and specialties including: deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, reflexology, prenatal & therapeutic relaxation.

Stephenie’s goals with clients can be summed up simply: “To make a difference.” A gardening and fitness enthusiast, Stephenie spends most of her free time with her four children and six grandchildren.

Sarah Osborne

Team Leader


Sarah joined The Herb Basket in 2020. She is passionate about health and helping people feel their best.  She spends significant free time reading and enhancing her knowledge and experience in the fields of health and wellness.

In her free time Sarah enjoys being outside, reading historical fiction and solving puzzles.  Her family loves dinner around the table together followed by board games. 

Sarah lives in Prince George with her husband and teenage son and daughter. 

Abigail Simons

Team Member


Abby joined The Herb Basket in 2018. She currently attends Richard Bland College, in pursuit of an Associate in Arts Degree.

Abby’s interests include music, art and Japanese culture. Her passion for art has helped shape her skills in graphic design, and has taken a significant role in maintaining The Herb Basket's website.

Abby lives in Petersburg with her cat Callie, and enjoys her time off reading and working with her watercolors.

Store Hours: Tues-Fri 10-6 : Sat 10-2 : Sun-Mon Closed

Call us today 804-862-4372

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5716 Courthouse Rd Prince George VA 23875

Employees of The Herb Basket, Inc. are not medical doctors.  Information on this website is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health conditions or diseases, and should not be considered substitution for consultation with your physician or licensed medical professional.  If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider immediately.  Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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