SpartanRacer Hobie Call Wins 50th OCR

Recently retired as a SpartanRacer, the legendary Hobie Call participated in the Atlantic City BONEFROG race for his 50th first place finish in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). Congratulations, Hobie!

During his career as a Spartan athlete, Hobie won more than 80% of the races he entered. Furthermore, he won the Spartan Race World Championships in 2011, 2013. 2014 and 2016.

spartan Hobie credits Pines Wheat Grass as his most important food. Here is is winning his 4th World Championship.

SpartanRacer Hobie Reveals One of His Secrets

Hobie has used Pines Wheat Grass for many years.  Consequently, he estimates he has gone through several hundred bottles of the largest (24 ounce) size of Pines Wheat Grass powder since becoming an athlete. Hobie prefers the powders, while other athletes prefer tablets or capsules. Both are great solutions, not only for athletes but for everyone. Research has shown most people do not eat enough dark green vegetables for good health and longevity.


Hobie Says Pines Contributes His Health

Hobie says, “Thank you Pines International for your exceptional Wheat Grass. The health required to continually win races as brutal as these is great. I contribute mine more to your products than anything else I eat. I have used your Wheat Grass for many years, and intend to continue for many more.”


Official Green Food of the Ironman Triathlon

Established in 1976, PINES was the Official Green Food of the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. PINES is the top choice of marathon runners, triathletes, bodybuilders and other high level performance athletes. With studies regarding the importance of dark green, leafy vegetables and the nitric oxide they provide and the blood building qualities of dark green, leafy vegetables, it is clear why so many athletes feel Pines gives them an edge.  Pines' green superfoods are available at leading natural food stores or direct through our shopping cart.


For over 40 years, Pines continues to be 100% organic 

Pines was established in 1976 by more than 100 small investors who saw the company as a means to convert more farmland to certified organic and to support sustainable development. Further, they wanted to see the company support environmental causes and feeding programs. The stockholders invested an average of $200 each. Rather than expecting a big return on their investment, they supported the project because they believed in the ideals. They chose the Pine tree as the logo because it is an internationally-recognized symbol of the peace found in nature.

We are 100% organic and the only Kansas wheatgrass and alfalfa producer never to be a part of the confined animal industrialized meat industry.  In addition, we are also the only greens producer for the natural product marketplace from Kansas to grow our cereal grasses and alfalfa in appropriate areas of the State that do not require irrigation. Consequently, we do not use the contaminated and nearly depleted ground water from the Ogallala Aquifer. Furthermore, for 40 years, we have opposed agribusiness that abuses, wastes and contaminates this once-pristine fresh water resource in support of the meat and ethanol industries.

no irrigation

We follow the standards of the father of wheatgrass

All Pines products are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, gluten-free and raw. We follow the standards for the medical research that inspired Ann Wigmore, Steve Meyerowitz and other authors.

Charles Schnabel established those standards in 1937.  As a result, the late Steve Meyerowits called him "the father of wheatgrass" in the dedication of his popular book, "Wheatgrass: Nature's Finest Medicine." Schnabel led the scientific team that produced the research praised by him and Ann Wignore. Because of that research, she recommended the use of wheatgrass in the diet.

Schnabel produced his famous whole food wheatgrass powder in the same location still used by Pines. We still operate one of his laboratories and use many of the same fields. Consequently, Pines is the only green food producer whose bottling and shipping facility is located right next to some of the fields where our organic wheatgrass is grown. We do it all from planting the seed to bottling the finished product.

lab sign Pines still operates one of the laboratories used by Charles Schnabel and his team of scientists for the research praised by Ann Wigmore and other authors.

Pines still operates one of the laboratories used by Charles Schnabel and his team of scientists for the research praised byAnn Wigmore and other authors.

Packaged Appropriately

We package all Pines products appropriately in amber glass bottles with special metal caps. This allows Pines to remove the oxygen from each bottle to protect from the nutritional deterioration that occurs with plastic or paper packaging. After opening, the metal caps allow the bottles to be tightly sealed between use to keep the products fresh. oxygen Oxygen causes green superfoods in plastic bottles & packets to lose their nutritional value even before you purchase them. Only Pines packages correctly.

Pines' Dark Green Powders Increase Nitric Oxide Levels

With Pines, you receive the vegetable nutrition that is lacking in most diets, including high performance athletes.  That's because athletes seek greater stamina, endurance and faster recovery through improved cardio vascular function made possible by nitric oxide and other blood building nutrients in dark green leafy vegetables.

athletes Performance athletes know that a strong cardiovascular system is the key for success. That's why they choose the most nutrient-dense green superfoods.  

Pines' Green Superfoods are Organic and Non GMO

All Pines' products are Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free and Kosher. They are available at leading natural food stores or direct through our shopping cart.