Contract Growing – (Generally: 1000 pound dry herb minimum)
Pacific Botanicals rarely speculates crops (in other words we do not grow more herb than our annual needs predict). This includes what we grow for contracts and shelf stock. Contract growing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We plan our crop acreage allocation in December of each year for the following year’s harvest (late summer for herbs and late fall for roots). The seeds are planted in the Greenhouses beginning in February of the year of harvest and the seeds are then harvested in the late fall of the year for the following year’s crops.
Depending on volume we can offer discount pricing for growing contracts. There are obvious economies of scale when growing and harvesting herb that can work to our Customer’s advantage as well as Pacific Botanicals.
What we can grow:
Our catalogue contains a list of the herbs that we currently grow on the farm highlighted in green under “origin.” Growing to order is one of our biggest strengths. We have grown a variety of botanicals for many clients over the years, from rye flour for organic whiskey to proprietary ingredients for botanical creams and medicines.
Give us a call at 541-479-7777, x104 and we will figure out a plan to deliver the freshest, highest quality product to you at harvest time.
Toll Processing (Powdering Herbs) – 25 lbs minimum:
Pacific Botanicals has the ability to powder many sea vegetables, herbs, seeds and roots to a size 60 mesh. Our equipment doesn’t accommodate powdering berries. Depending on the number of processes required to powder the particular root or herb, here is an approximation of costs associated with processing:
MILL SET UP/CLEAN UP FEE – $50.00
25-99 lbs –$1.50/lb
100+ lbs –$1.20/lb (Mill Fee Waived)
Give us a call at 541-479-7777, x105, if you would like to discuss how this service might work for you.