THE HISTORY OF HIGH QUALITY ORGANICS TIMELINE 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. 1986 Considered the “Fresh Herb” experts and had pioneered the fresh herb category in supermarkets. 1995 Started to convert processes to organics, expanded with a full line of high quality dried herbs. Developed unique growing and drying techniques. 1996 Expanded to full herb and spice line, began to travel globally and transition farmers to quality organic methods. 1997 Created the first 100% organic line of herbs and spices in North America. 2000 Eliminated all conventional products and sales. Became the first 100% Organic Ingredient Company. Bring Jay Fishman in as partner to build sales department. 2002 USDA creates “The Organic Rule” and we are noted by the industry as the source supplier of Organic Ingredients. 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. 2005 We established highest national quality certifications and supply the top selling seasonings in the leading big box chain. 2006 Fully established flavor solution and re-engineering dept. 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. 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. 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. 2018 Began our expansion and upgrade of facility, processing and consumer products co-packing. 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.