We only use resources from controlled organic cultivation. For us, this is a matter of course. In addition, we pay much attention to climate, location and soil when selecting our organic cultivation areas, since these factors have a major impact on the taste of spices and teas, similar to wine. The growers themselves, from whom we purchase our raw materials, are particularly important to us.
With great care and their long-standing experience, they grow organic products of the highest quality at selected locations around the world. We always try to maintain direct contact with them – no matter where they take care of their Herbaria plants. Whether it is indigenous people in India or organic farmers in Franconia, all our producers have one thing in common: they provide us with raw materials, the quality of which is second to none.
We also meet Bioland criteria
We are particularly proud of a number of individual spices that may also bear the Bioland logo. Because not all organic products are fully organic: the EU eco regulation and the EU organic label offer a basic standard for organic products. But Bioland goes one step further – that means: consistent organic farming according to the strictest guidelines, with responsibility for the future. Bioland is the leading organic farming association in Germany with the nationwide largest number of members. Bioland farms operate without any synthetic pesticides and chemical-synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. The association guarantees the quality and purity of our raw materials by means of constant checks.
And here is why Bioland and Herbaria are such a perfect match: Producing according to a number of the Bioland criteria has been a matter of course for us for years. Thus, it is only a logical step that six regional aromatic herbs from our product line “Bio-Feinschmecker Basics” (organic gourmet basics) are now also certified as organic: Oregano, thyme and marjoram from Schwebheim, the traditional herb-growing village in Lower Franconia. Our caraway from the Lippe Uplands in East Westphalia, our fine dill tips from a family-run business in Middle Franconia and our highly aromatic coriander, which is cultivated near the Lorelei rock within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
On the basis of a Bioland certification, Herbaria voluntarily subjects itself to stricter rules and thus assumes responsibility for the future of our agriculture.