Pines/Cerophyl: 100% Organic Green Super Food Grower Since 1932
High-Quality Cereal Grass
This website is for companies searching for exceptionally high-quality cereal grass and alfalfa for use in their own products. With nearly 100 years of experience, we seek to partner with companies that share our commitment to 100% Certified Organic Farming, 100% Non-GMO Project Verification, and sustainable practices such as doing our part to save the Ogallala Aquifer from depletion and contamination.
The minimum order for any of our ingredients is 20 kg. If you are a consumer and seek smaller quantities in bottles of our finished product, you can locate them here.
We are the only grower of cereal grass and alfalfa that uses an 8-Step Process. We carefully follow the growing, harvesting, and storage standards established by Charles Schnabel and other scientists who discovered the nutrient-density of cereal grasses and alfalfa.
Pines/Cerophyl is proud of our long association with many quality brands. Until the mid-1990s, Pines/Cerophyl was the only supplier of cereal grass to the ingredient market.
Because we grow in a region with plenty of rainfall, we do not and have not ever irrigated any of our fields. Further, we seek to protect the Ogallala Aquifer that is located in the dry Western part of our State. This once massive underground aquifer is now contaminated with farm chemicals and is severely depleted. Irresponsible farming practices have wasted that precious resource by growing crops that are not appropriate for a dry region like that.
Worse, no one can recharge the Ogallala. It took tens of thousands of years to accumulate that water. Wasteful farming methods have depleted and poisoned it. In less than 100 years, farmers in that region have nearly pumped the Ogallala dry. They use it to grow pesticide-based alfalfa and other poison-based crops as well as “organic” greens for the natural foods market.
Even if the abuse stopped immediately, it would require thousands of years to replenish the water stolen from future generations. We are proud to be located in the area of Kansas where Dr. Schnabel and other scientists conducted their research on cereal grass and alfalfa. They choose our location because the soils, climate, and ample rainfall that are perfect and appropriate for those kinds of crops.
Ogallala-Aquifer-Free Greens Since 1932 From the Original Source
Pines/Cerophyl is a Kansas-based grower that does not irrigate from the Ogallala Aquifer. The Ogallala Aquifer is a vital U.S. Water Source and more than 90 percent of the water pumped is used to irrigate crops. We’ve been at the same location since 1932. We grow in appropriate regions with adequate rainfall that do not require irrigation. Our greens include wheatgrass, barley grass, oat grass, ryegrass, and alfalfa. All are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Kosher.
Pines/Cerophyl Is Not One Family but Several 100% Organic Families
Pines/Cerophyl is a much different kind of greens producer. Instead of one family engaged in generations of factory farming, Pines is composed of several sincere and committed 100% organic families.
Our farmers never use groundwater for irrigation. They oppose wasting natural resources for short term profits at the expense of the environment. They focus on 100% organic farming and respect for our planet. Unlike factory farmers, our family farmers have never used chemical poisons on any of the lands they tend.
100% Organic – No Dual Farming – No Irrigation
Since 1932, Pines/Cerophyl has never used toxic poisons in any of our fields. In our opinion, when farmers grow both organic and poison-based crops, they are not sincere about organic farming. We are 100% organic and always have been. All Pines’ fields have always been farmed organically. We do not believe in “dual farming.”
Modern Dryers Designed for Human Food
One of Pines’ brand-new all stainless steel dryers built from scratch in 2012. We use it only for organic human food.
We use modern, computer-driven, all stainless steel, human food-grade dryers brought into operation in 2010 and 2012 to produce 100% Organic and Non-GMO Project verified ingredients. We have never and will never use them to produce feed for the confined-animal meat industry or any crops grown with chemical poisons.
If you want, you are welcome to advertise this message when you use Pines/Cerophyl as your source of supply. You can also take advantage of our many certifications. We can provide authorization for you to use those logos, including the Cerophyl logo.
As one of our partners, you can benefit from our rich tradition of excellence in producing the most nutrient-dense and cleanest greens. Best of all, we can provide a value that is the best you will find. Let’s make contact. We want to create a great partnership with you!
Meet our green ingredient team. We all work together at one location. Most of our farms, state-of-the-art dryers, milling equipment, laboratory, and shipping facility are all in one place. Our primary location, north of Lawrence, Kansas, is the same site we used as Cerophyl Laboratories in the 1930s and 1940s. Pines/Cerophyl has grown our certified organic greens on fields located near our dryers since 1932. Pines/Cerophyl dries, mills, and ships our crops just across the highway from one of our fields that we first used in 1932. We farm other fields only a short distance from our dryer.
Pines still grows on many of the same fields we used as Cerophyl in the 1930s. As Cerophyl Laboratories, we grew the grasses of wheat, barley, rye, and oats for the world’s first vitamin.
Meet Our Green Ingredient Team
Cindie is the key person in the green ingredient team. She works with Pines’ ingredient customers. She can answer your questions and provide any documentation you may require. Cindie began working for Pines more than 25 years ago. She often attends ingredient trade shows. Cindie is a well-known participant in the natural food ingredient market.
Tina is our company manager. She started with Pines more than 30 years ago. She often helps Cindie in working with ingredient customers.
Kelli joined the Pines team 15 years ago. She often works with Cindie in providing service to our ingredient customers.
Bill has worked for Pines for more than 25 years. He oversees shipments to our ingredient customers including the only 98% pure green superfood tablets in the industry. They contain no binders or fillers. They are available in bulk or private label in nitrogen-packed amber glass bottles.
Jeff is our farm manager who works with other organic farmers to ensure we harvest crops at their nutritional peak. Jeff has worked for Pines for more than 12 years.
Jason handles shipping for our ingredient orders. He joined the Pines team more than eight years ago. In this picture, he prepares a pallet of 66.7-kilo drums for shipment to one of our ingredient customers. Jason also leads the bottling team and can produce custom private label products for customers who want a finished product.
Terrence is a lifelong farmer and mechanic. He has worked for Pines for more than seven years.
Skyler coordinates our harvest operations as well as helping Bill with milling. Shown here, he has just filled one of the pharmaceutical bags with pellets during harvest. Skyler joined the green ingredient team more than six years ago.
Antonio started with Pines about two years ago. He works in all aspects of our farming and harvesting operations, including helping serve our ingredient customers.
Reilly is in charge of laboratory analysis. We still operate one of the laboratories used by the scientists in the 1930s, and most of our analysis is done there. Reilly also sends off samples to independent labs for further analysis.
Deana joined the Pines team more than seven years ago. She works with Jason in our bottling department producing branded bottled products as well as private labeled bottles. Besides bulk ingredients, we can provide you with finished products in oxygen-free amber glass bottles.