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Sustainability

Small Changes Today, for a Greener Tomorrow

We firmly believe that by balancing environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity we sustain and improve the health of our planet, the viability of our business, and the quality of life for our communities, future generations and ourselves.

SupHerb Herbs

Our herbs are grown locally using proprietary herb varietals and we contract with the most experienced and professional farmers in five different counties in California. Meet the local farmers we contract with who support our sustainable strategy.

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Underwood Farms

Ventura County

Underwood Ranches is a family owned farm that goes back to the 1860’s. For the past 30 years, Chief Operating Officer Jim Roberts (left), has helped the Underwood Family with daily management of all aspects of the farming operation. Even though it is challenging, Jim loves agriculture. The challenge of trying to organize the chaos that mother nature throws at him and still having a successful harvest is what brings him back every day.

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Bowles Farming Company

Merced County

Bowles Farming Company is a family farming operation that’s been in existence since the 1850’s. Cannon Michael (right), President and 6th generation to work in the family farming business, and Derek Azevedo (left), Executive Vice President, are proud to uphold the Bowles Farming Company values of environmental stewardship, ethical treatment of workers and sustainable production. What they love most about farming are the challenges every day brings and the opportunity to create food.

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Pereira Farms

San Joaquin County

Pereira Farms is a family operation that has passed down the passion for agriculture through generations. John Pereira (left) and Anthony Pereira (right) are a third and fourth generation father-son duo that has been growing for SupHerb Farms for a decade. They value the challenges that farming brings and see it as a 12-month adventure, they never know what they are going to encounter.

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The Process

As an agricultural company, we have a great appreciation for all aspects of nature and our environment. We take the utmost care in making sure our agricultural practices are of the highest standard. All of our fields are harvested mechanically by our SupHerb Field department. We practice crop rotation to maintain healthy soil and irrigate with a drip irrigation system to minimize water use where possible.

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Quality and consistency are maintained by using our own proprietary seed. With seeds so small that one seed could set on the point of a ballpoint pen, great care is needed and taken at planting time.

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Our crops are grown in the fertile soils of the San Joaquin Valley. Great care is taken through planting and harvesting to produce the highest quality SupHerb herbs. We take soil samples of each field before they are planted to customize the fertilizer for the field and crop, eliminating usage of excess nitrogen which helps the environment by reducing the nitrogen in our drinking water.

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Our growers employ the latest innovations in growing our crops such as laser leveling of fields to aid in irrigation control, use of GPS when working the fields to increase fuel efficiency and the use of soil sensors to monitor water usage of our crops to prevent excess water usage.

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At SupHerb Farms we own and operate the harvesting equipment. This allows us to maintain quality from planting through harvest. Harvesting is accomplished in the early hours of the morning to capture the freshness of the product, which gives our customers that “garden fresh” flavor from every product we grow.

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Processing of our herbs is completed within 24 hours of harvest to maintain freshness and quality at our state-of-the-art facility in Turlock, California. Our crops are washed and spin dried before they enter our IQF belts for a quick freeze to lock in flavor, color and volatile oils. The process is then completed when your herbs are packaged to your specific need and shipped to your door.

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From Farm to Freezer

Grown in the San Joaquin Valley, an area that is largely agriculture and has some of the most fertile soil, water, and great climate for farmlands.