The Bolthouse family began commercial vegetable farming in western Michigan in 1915…
Farming was back-breaking work in those days. Land had to be cleared as soil was prepared for the first crop. From the very beginning the company was known for quality and innovation. Vegetable varieties were continually improved, and the company advanced from field packing celery to storing onions for off-season supply. Before long, local canneries relied on William Bolthouse for carrots, celery, spinach, and onions. These local canneries soon were companies like Gerber Products, The Campbell Soup Company, and H.J. Heinz. By1950 Bolthouse Farms® was a leading supplier of carrots to Midwest processors. Carrots with the green tops attached were the standard in the 1940’s and 50’s, but customers were interested in the added convenience of modern packaging. In 1959 William Bolthouse built a fresh carrot cellophane packing facility. With quality recognized by customers, the company began marketing to the newly emerging chain stores and supermarkets. Even today the trade calls whole, bagged carrots “cellos!” The chain stores relied on the quality of Bolthouse carrots, but there was one problem– customers wanted fresh carrots year-round. William H. Bolthouse, son of the original founder, searched America for just the right location to harvest carrots every day. In 1972 he decided that Bakersfield, California, had the right combination of sun, soil, and climate. Growing carrots in Bakersfield was anything but the “conventional wisdom” back then. To the surprise of many, the new packing plant grew quickly, as customers enjoyed superior carrot quality in any season of the year. The consumer appetite for freshness grew with the need for convenience. In 1990, William J. Bolthouse, grandson of the founder, introduced SHORTCUTS®. Ready-to-eat SHORTCUTS® are cut and peeled in a gleaming new processing facility. SHORTCUTS® were just what customers wanted. Demand was so great for SHORTCUTS® that a much larger plant was added in 1994. Yet another plant was added in 1999. Bolthouse Farms® is one of the largest carrot operations in the world. In fact, you might be eating Bolthouse carrots in your packaged salad, your favorite restaurants, in vegetable beverages, or in a variety of prepared foods. Bolthouse Farms® built a state-of-the-art bottling facility and introduced Bolthouse Farms® Super Premium Beverages. In the tradition of Bolthouse Farm’s commitment to premium quality and superior flavor, all Bolthouse Farms® beverages begin with the highest quality and freshest tasting all natural ingredients. Every batch of Bolthouse Farms® juice is taste tested and quality inspected before it is released. Each batch passes through a patented clean-room bottling process where sterile bottles are filled and capped in a Class 100 Clean Room, ensuring the product is as safe inside the bottle as it was only seconds after it was flash-pasteurized. The benefit of all this is superior food safety, extra long shelf life, unmatched flavor and enhanced nutritional value. Bolthouse Farms® discovered the purple açaí berry from Brazil and learned it is a nutritional “super fruit” with the exciting potential to be used as an ingredient in super premium refrigerated juice. In 2006, Bolthouse Farms® established Bolthouse Do Brasil to bring the amazing açaí berry and other exotic fruits to customers around the world. Located in Belem, Brazil, Bolthouse Do Brasil® brings the farming and fresh produce expertise of Bolthouse Farms® to the fast growing açaí market by applying superior post-harvest handling and processing technology. The result is the purest and highest quality açaí in the industry. Bolthouse Farms® introduced an exciting new line of all natural refrigerated salad dressings. With yogurt instead of mayonnaise as the base, they provide less than half the fat and calories of the leading brand – with all of the flavor. Yogurt provides a smooth creamy texture with a tangy flavor that blends extremely well with other ingredients. Using an innovative pasteurization process, the premium ingredients maintain their flavor, freshness, integrity and nutrition. Whether it is carrots, beverages or dressings, at Bolthouse Farms® the end result ensures our customer’s satisfaction with unrivaled quality and customer care.
As you can see, Bolthouse Farms has many different products to try!***
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