PINES believes in and is passionate about sustainability.
That's why we make great efforts to ensure we protect the earth in all we do.
You may be a producer using a green superfood under a label other than PINES. For example, if the label says it contains wheatgrass, barley grass, oat grass, or alfalfa, contact the company and ask if they source quality green ingredients from PINES. If you are purchasing a green superfood brand that sources from PINES, thank you for supporting the planet.
We are committed to sustainability through our irrigation practices, our avoidance of fertilizers, the fact that we are non-GMO, and how we maintain food safety.
If you think the products you use should include ingredients that help protect the planet from waste and unneeded chemicals, or you represent a company that wants to use more ethical, higher-quality ingredients, please fill out the contact form below so our representatives can show you how PINES ingredients can improve your brand!
PINES is a Kansas-based grower that does not irrigate. We seek to protect the Ogallala Aquifer, a vital U.S. water source in western Kansas, which farmers currently use throughout Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas to irrigate crops. Approximately 90% of the Ogallala Aquifer’s water is pumped for irrigation, and this once massive underground aquifer is also contaminated with farm chemicals and severely depleted due to irresponsible farming practices. Instead of growing appropriate dry-land crops, they have grown thirsty crops that are appropriate only in areas with adequate rainfall or at least with easily replenished groundwater for irrigation.
PINES is a much different kind of greens producer. Pines is composed of several sincere and committed 100% organic families.
Over 40 years ago, Pines began the true organic farm movement in Kansas. More than 150 people, who shared a belief in organic farming, re-established Cerophyl in 1976 to create more organic farms in Kansas. It was also PINES’ people who helped write Kansas’ organic standards in the early 1980s. Those standards served as one of the models for the Organic Program established in 1990.
Therefore, we do not believe in “dual farming,” where farmers grow organic and non-organic crops. Since 1932, PINES has never used chemicals in any of our fields.
When you use green ingredients from PINES, you can put “Certified Organic,” “Non-GMO Project Verified,” and “vegan” on the label, and you will have documents to prove it.
PINES grows only certified organic whole-food greens, all with fiber intact. PINES was one of the leaders in establishing the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. We began to lobby for it after our founding in 1976, and we helped write one of the model organic standards for the Act.
PINES offers the only vegan-friendly, organic, verified non-GMO cereal grass and alfalfa available anywhere. We do not use our facilities to support the factory farming meat industry or other chemically-based agribusinesses.
We are the only producer of whole food cereal grass and alfalfa to use modern, computer-controlled human food-grade equipment to dry our grasses and alfalfa. We use our equipment only for certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified human food.