Our Nutrilite Trout Lake West Farm in the U.S. is small compared to our other farms, but still mighty, sitting on 162 hectares (401 acres) in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.
At Trout Lake West, we are in great company. We are surrounded by seven square miles of other certified organic farms. That means we have the cleanest air and the richest soil. Contamination doesn’t have much of a chance.
We use only non-genetically engineered seeds. To help them grow, we make sure our farm is 99% weed-free. We pull weeds by hand. We yank them with our GPS controlled tractors. And we destroy them with flame treatments just before our plants sprout. We don’t mess around.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issues Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) recommendations for safety, but those aren’t good enough for us. We demand more from our teams. So, we developed our own safety standards that go above and beyond.
Standards start with the water and soil – we know exactly what goes into them. If they don’t pass our tests, they never touch our fields – no exceptions.
Next up: our harvesting and drying equipment. We swab test it regularly to confirm they are free from contaminants, microbes and pathogens.
At Trout Lake West we only use certified organic seeds that research has proven will produce plants with higher levels of key ingredients we want. They ensure our products work for you!
Our plants’ nutrient levels also get a boost from a volcano – nearby Mt. Adams. Don’t worry, it’s been inactive for more than 1000 years. But thanks to its history of eruptions the soil is rich with organic matter!
Last – but not least – is timing. As soon as a plant is harvested, its nutrient levels start to decline. We transfer our crops from field to dryer in just 20 minutes, preserving their potency for you!