Writer: Patience Lister, August 2, 2019
Natural Factors is one of the largest manufacturers of natural health products in North America. Considering this status, it can be surprising to hear where our products come from. Behind every one of our ingredients is an up-close-and-personal story involving a local farm, organic plants, and passionate employees.
A quality natural health product must start with the best raw materials. This is why we source a wide variety of organic, nutrient-rich ingredients locally at Factors Farms®. Our 600 acres of certified organic farmland is located in an alluvial valley near Armstrong, British Columbia.
The alluvial soil at Factors Farms is extremely fertile due to natural deposits of organic matter and special lime stratification. All our ingredients begin their journey as carefully chosen non-hybrid, non-GMO seeds, which thrive in the rich alluvial soil and natural sources of fertilizer, such as chemical- and pesticide-free compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants.
Mature plants with the highest level of active ingredients are hand harvested at peak freshness. Within hours of each harvest, the raw material is processed locally at Natural Factors facilities to capture the maximum medicinal potency of each plant. When an ingredient is not available at Factors Farms, we make every effort to source a replacement that is grown organically and in a way that is fair for the farmer, local community, and environment.
At Factors Farms we know that growing the best raw material and producing high-quality products go hand in hand. Every aspect of our farms – from the soil and seeds to harvesting and production – is designed to enhance the well-being of our customers for generations to come.