Pines/Cerophyl: 100% Organic Green Super Food Grower Since 1932 

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 who share our commitment to 100% Certified Organic Farming, 100% Non-GMO Project Verification and sustainable practices such as our not being a part of the depletion and contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer.

If you are a consumer and seek Pines’ products, you can locate them here. If you are a consumer using a brand of a green super foods other than Pines, you will know whether the company sources from Pines/Cerophyl by the color of the product. If it’s bright dark green as you will see in the videos at the end of this page, then the product likely contains wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass and/or alfalfa from Pines.

Another indicator of quality is serving size. If a product includes cereal grass or alfalfa from Pines/Cerophyl, the serving size is usually about 3.5 grams, while the a serving of a lower quality product that does not contain Pines/Cerophyl ingredients is 8 grams or more for the same amount of nutrition.

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.

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. 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 wheat grass, barley grass, oat grass, rye grass and alfalfa.  All are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Kosher.

Pines/Cerophyl is proud of our long association with many quality brands. Until the mid-1990’s, 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.

Ogallala Aquifer

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

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 100% organic families. 

Our farmers never use ground water 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 land they tend.

100% Organic – No Dual Farming – No Irrigation

Since 1932, Pines/Cerophyl has never used toxic poisons on 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, 100% organic, non-GMO computer-driven, all stainless steel, human food grade dryers brought into operation in 2010 and 2012. We have never and will never use them to produce feed for the confined-animal meat industry or any crops grown with chemical poisons.

At this site, you will also learn more why we are the only truly vegan-friendly cereal grass and alfalfa grower. You will learn why our more gentle drying process results in a far better product. To find out more why our greens are better, please read about us and our process.

We seek partners with end users who share our ideals and goals.  With Pines\Cerophyl’s green ingredients, you support a tradition that goes back nearly 100 years of being truly organic. We stand for sustainable practices.

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!

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