THE HISTORY OF HIGH QUALITY ORGANICS

TIMELINE

  • its starts with an idea high quality organics

    1977

    One of the first natural foods supermarkets, sourcing natural and organic herbs, botanicals, spices, teas and grains.

  • 1983

    Began fresh herb farming in California, experimenting with organic methodologies.
  • fresh herb icon

    1986

    Considered the “Fresh Herb” experts and had pioneered the fresh herb category in supermarkets.
  • dried herbs

    1995

    Started to convert processes to organics, expanded with a full line of high quality dried herbs. Developed unique growing and drying techniques.
  • travel the globe

    1996

    Expanded to full herb and spice line, began to travel globally and transition farmers to quality organic methods.
  • travel the world

    1997

    Created the first 100% organic line of herbs and spices in North America.
  • 100% organic sales

    2000

    Eliminated all conventional products and sales. Became the first 100% Organic Ingredient Company. Bring Jay Fishman in as partner to build sales department.
  • USDA the organic rule

    2002

    USDA creates “The Organic Rule” and we are noted by the industry as the source supplier of Organic Ingredients.
  • main supplier of major food companies

    2004

    We establish an effective quality control dept., and become the main supplier to the major food companies as more enter the organic food industry.
  • certifications

    2005

    We established highest national quality certifications and supply the top selling seasonings in the leading big box chain.
  • establishing flavor solutions

    2006

    Fully established flavor solution and re-engineering dept.
  • Purchase Herb Trader

    2009

    Bring Raju Boligala in as partner to manage the company, and take to the next level. Purchase Herb Trade, leading organic tea supplier, and merge companies in Reno.
  • High Quality Organics Europe Team

    2010

    We focused the company on being the customer centric organization with the total commitment to sustainability and authenticity of organic products. HQO BV (Europe) established.
  • partnership in 46 countries

    2012

    Built out a full supply chain team and expanded grower partnerships in 46 countries, established complete food science dept., greatly enhanced quality with high marks from SQF Quality Certification.
  • co-packing business high quality organics

    2018

    Began our expansion and upgrade of facility, processing and consumer products co-packing.
  • High Quality Organics Logo

    Today

    We continue to support our grower partners worldwide, develop our employees and food safety, nurture the team culture and drive decisions every day to be of great service to our customers. We continue to passionately live our values as a fiercely independent company.