HA Farm Family


Nicole Finkelstein Owner/Operator

Nicole is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, licensed Acupuncturist, Registered Herbalist, and Master Gardener who was raised as a naturalist on her family's strawberry farm in rural Ohio. She spent much of her childhood exploring the plant kingdom and testing botanical remedies passed down through generations of Appalachian healers.

With over a decade of Western and Eastern herbal study & practice, she quickly recognized a need within the rapidly growing field of herbalism. Nicole started Herban Austin to meet the demand for local, sustainable medicinal & culinary herbs, while offering resources and education for the local community and fellow niche growers.

Dustin Finkelstein Co-Owner, Apiary Manager

Dustin is a professional photographer at Dustin Finkelstein Photography, beekeeper, and the man muscle of Herban Austin. He grew-up in Knoxville, TN, where he gained an appreciation and love for nature through years of exploring the Great Smoky Mountains of Appalachia.

He and Nicole married after meeting at Ohio University and moving to Austin where they share a home with a loving beagle (Kodak), and a fussy welsh corgi (Elvis).



Our Volunteers! Herbalists, Hard Workers, Plant Lovers

Our farm would be in shambles if it wasn’t for the awesome folks that come to lend a hand on the farm.