The Coachella Valley is well known for two things: their popular annual Music and Arts Festival, and 60,000 acres of fertile farmland that in 2007 produced a half billion dollars worth of fruits and vegetables. While we’re all music lovers at HerbCo, it was the incredible farmland and 300 frost-free days a year that drew us late last year to lease over 100 acres in this lush valley. Formerly tended by Cal-Organic Farms, this parcel is now growing 12 herb varieties, including basil, dill, mint and oregano, and is organically certified by Oregon Tilth. We’re proud to have 20 folks on our payroll who are producing great looking product destined exclusively for our HerbCo customers.This farm makes such a great addition because it introduces a new growing area and climate to HerbCo’s rapidly growing family of farms. Having farms in multiple growing regions greatly reduces the risk of any one weather event - be it major flooding, a hurricane or massive windstorm – significantly affecting overall supply. Another plus to this location is its proximity by air to other HerbCo locations: flying through Seattle, product can be harvested, cooled and shipped to Denver, Dallas or Chicago within a 24 hour time period.