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 dryers. 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.
The Cerophyl product grew out of the research by Charles Schnabel and other scientists. They found that the young grasses of wheat, barley, rye and oats contain a higher level of vitamins than any other leafy green vegetables. That peak occurs at the once-a-year jointing stage. In addition to high levels of vitamins, they also identified a grass juice factor that was unique to cereal grasses. Schnabel’s research with doctors and hospitals showed that grasses harvested at this once-a-year time was very helpful for a number of health problems. This research inspired Ann Wigmore and other authors, and they praised him in their books.