Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mountain Rose Herbs Certifications & Cultivation Methods



You will hear me talk a lot about how much I like buying my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs. I would like to share with you a few reasons that I adore Mountain Rose Herbs so much.

OTCO: Mountain Rose Herbs is a certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth Certified Organic which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program.

Fair For Life: Mountain Rose Herbs is Social and Fair Trade Certified by IMO. This certification covers an extensive assortment of products they offer and includes complete fair trade coverage for their entire company.

Earth Kosher: The entire line of herbs and spices offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are Kosher certified through Earth Kosher.

Mountain Rose Herbs Cultivation Methods: 

Organic: Grown, harvested, and processed without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, GMO's, synthetic chemicals, growth agents, and free from irradiation and chemical sterilization.  All organic products must be certified through a USDA accredited certification agency.

Wildharvested: Items gathered from their natural environment by experienced collectors.  All wildharvested items collected for Mountain Rose Herbs are sustainably gathered per initial agreements with the collectors.

Cultivated Without Chemicals: Same practices as organic, but without the certification.  The growers have not been certified through a third party certification agency, but they do not use any harmful, conventional growing methods.  All materials offered by Mountain Rose Herbs as "Cultivated Without Chemicals" have been tested in their laboratory for residues and are guaranteed free from such agents.

I am a student Herbalist and the botanicals that I use in my medicinal recipes have to be of the highest quality.  I insist that the plant materials I use when making medicine be free from pesticide resides, be free of irratiation, ozone, sulfur, gas and chemical treatment.   I trust Mountain Rose Herbs to provide me with the most exceptional quality of botanicals outside my own garden.

Contact Mountain Rose Herbs

If you ever have any questions for Mountain Rose Herbs, you may visit their website (HERE) or email them at info@mountainroseherbs.com or call them toll-free at 1-800-879-3337

Green Blessings!!

Shannon 



**The above information is from the Mountain Rose Herbs Organic Herbs & Spices Brochure. I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs.