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Charles Chen is a popular raw food chef.  People love his tasty recipes. He uses quality ingredients with high food value. Instead of using blends of ten or more items from unknown sources packed in plastic tubs or packets, Charles prefers high grade, single-ingredient products like Pines Wheat Grass packed in glass.

Following the Standards of the Popular “Father of Wheatgrass.”

We grow, harvest and package Pines Wheat Grass with the standards established in 1937 by Dr. Charles Schnabel, the father of wheatgrass.  In other words, Pines is the only green super food company that grows, harvests, packs and ships all from one place.  In fact, one of our fields is right across the road from where we bottle our products!  We grow our own ingredients, while most other products source from dozens of growers.

The Original Green Super Food Company

no irrigation - right whiteThe most respected green super food is Pines Wheat Grass. In fact, Pines was the company that introduced wheatgrass to the natural food market more than 40 years ago.  We have never cut corners . We package our green super foods in amber glass bottles with special metal caps. That allows us to remove oxygen from each bottle before tightly sealing it. That prevents the loss of food value that occurs for super foods packaged in plastic tubs or plastic/foil/paper packets.

We also are the only grower to not use irrigation.  The other Kansas grower has produced pesticide-based animal feed for the meat industry for the past 70 years. It is a major reason for the contamination and depletion of Kansas’ once-pristine fresh water resource, the Ogallala Aquifer.  That “fossil water” took tens of thousands of years to accumulate. Now farming abuse, such as growing pesticide-based animal feed and GMO corn for ethanol has nearly destroyed it. Pines is proud to be the ONLY grower of wheatgrass, barley grass and alfalfa in Kansas that is 100% organic. We have never used chemicals and “dual farming” techniques where a farmer grows both organic and non-organic foods.

Available at Popular and Quality-Oriented Natural Food Stores

You will find Pines Wheat Grass at all Sprouts Farmer’s Markets, Vitamin Shoppes, Natural Grocers and other quality-minded and earth-friendly natural food stores.  Besides powder, Pines’ tablets and capsules are easy ways to add more greens to your diet.  All Pines products are Certified Organic, non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, raw, vegan and gluten free. That includes Pines Alfalfa, which is the world first alfalfa to be non-GMO Project Verified.

Besides his events, Charles Chen is a well known expert in San Francisco culinary scene.  Hakkasan, San Francisco’s 10,000-square-foot fine dining destination recently appointed Charles general manager.  Chen’s other credentials include tenures at some of the Bay Area’s premier restaurants, such as Tarmarine in Palo Alto, Bong Su, and the Michelin-starred Spruce in San Francisco.

Find a Store Near You or Order Online

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The Centers for Disease Control found that only one in ten people eat enough dark green veggies. They also found dark green veggies protect us from disease common to modern society.  That’s why the USDA food plate (at left) made veggies the most important food group. No matter how many vegetables you eat, you probably need more.  PINES products cost less than other vegetables, provide more nutrition. Please use our store locator to find a location near you where you can buy Pines. Also, feel free to order online.