Whole Earth & Sea vitamins and supplements start with the best raw ingredients from Factors Farms®, a special place nestled in the Okanagan valley. The region’s unique microclimate allows our farmers to grow rare and potent heirloom species of plants. Large tracts of land that surround the growing fields are preserved as wild areas – a habitat and sanctuary for native plants and animal species. Between the fields are a number of ponds, teaming with life.
It is all part of the Whole Earth & Sea philosophy. Frogs from the ponds play a key role in insect control, since we don’t use any pesticides. Native trees, plants, and grasses in the surrounding areas limit common weed growth and seed production, since we don’t use any herbicides. Working wildlife such as native pollinators and insect-eating birds co-exist both in the fields and in wildlife corridors. They are all part of the organic farming process where select non-GMO organic seeds from only the most potent heirloom varieties thrive and grow in a patchwork of seasonal colour.
Factors Farms’ finest
Whole Earth & Sea represents the finest of what Factors Farms has to offer. Our goal is to always go far beyond the minimum requirements of organic certification.
Our plants are always fresh harvested and not dried. The drying process often destroys many of the phytonutrients that a plant has to offer, so we simply don’t do it. Instead, we harvest our crops in the early morning, before the oxidative effects of the daytime sun have taken effect, and only when the plants are at their peak. Our farmers rely on regular nutrient testing rather than almanac dates on a calendar to determine when our fruits, vegetables, and herbs are ready for harvesting. Then, we only use the most concentrated parts of the plant. The result is high-potency and nutrient-dense products.
Where nature and science meet
What else is unique about our farm? We have a state-of-the-art extraction facility onsite. And because the extraction facility is located right on the farm, freshly harvested plants don’t need to spend months travelling to be processed while losing potency. Our crops are harvested fresh and processed raw on the same day, preserving top potency in each capsule. It is truly a difference that you can feel.
Beyond the farm
Beyond the farm, our ocean harvests are sustainably sourced and rigorously tested. In addition to testing for heavy metals and mercury, Whole Earth & Sea also tests for radiation – the unfortunate effects of which can last for up to 2,000 years and affect some migratory fish.
The ISURA® promise
All Whole Earth & Sea products are tested by ISURA, Canada’s only independent, not-for-profit natural health supplement and food product verification and certification organization. While the industry standard is to test random batch numbers for quality, ISURA tests every single batch not just for pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs, but also for solvents, plasticizers, and other contaminants. Did you know that some certified organic products may still contain plasticizers, depending on how they are processed or transported? Not Whole Earth & Sea. Each and every Whole Earth & Sea product carries with it a promise of quality that no one can match.
They say we are what we eat. At Whole Earth & Sea, we have always believed this to be true. From our farm to your vitamin cabinet – we wish you only the best.