OUR MISSION

  • HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES

    People know they should make healthier food choices, but it's not always easy. We believe everyone deserves healthy food that's more accessible, available and affordable.

  • FRESH THINKING

    We've combined our 95 years of farming expertise with creativity and innovation. The results: high-quality products made as much of fresh thinking as fresh ingredients.

  • PARTNERS ON A JOURNEY

    We are partners on a journey to change the way people think about and use fresh fruits and veggies. We will help inspire people to lead healthier, more vibrant lives.

  • CRAFTED BY A BUNCH OF CARROT FARMERS.™

OUR VALUES

Rooted in Quality

Thanks to nearly 100 years of working the land, we have a hard-won wisdom and passionate commitment to providing superior, fresher products.

Motivated by the Greater Good

Community is our top priority. We're driven as much by the health of our families as we are the health of our country and our world. For that reason, we never stop learning and partnering with others who share our cause.

Creativity Matters

We believe in the power of innovation to connect people with fresher food. That's why we add a punch of creativity to everything we do – from farming to product development to our marketing conversation.

Brand of Bold Action

We loudly and proudly celebrate fresh fruits and veggies, and we do it through action more than words. We lead by example.

THE WHOLE CARROT

OUR OPERATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE USE OF THE ENTIRE CARROT

Some famous guy once said, "Waste not, want not." We couldn't agree more. That's why our operations are designed to make use of the entire carrot. From tip to greens, we make sure each inch of the carrot reaches its full potential. Our long orange friends are juiced into fresh beverages, cut & peeled into Baby Carrots or carrot time savers like Chips and Matchstix. Even the leftover carrot tops are used as fertilizer in the fields.

SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES

LARGEST AGRI-SOLAR FARM IN NORTH AMERICA

Our solar panels generate energy that powers pumps used to water our fields. Motors used in pivot irrigation are also powered by solar energy.

SPRAY SAFE PROGRAM

This is a program that prevents pesticide drift incidents. As a result, nearby people and crops are kept safe. Neighboring farms are contacted before any application to let them know when – and what – we'll be applying. If they have any concerns, we work with them to make sure there's no drift. This goes beyond industry standards and gives us a higher level of safety for our neighbors, our workers and our consumers.

HIGH EFFICIENCY PIVOT IRRIGATION

We use circular overhead pivot sprays with high-efficiency nozzles. This uses 20% less water, increases spray pattern efficiency and reduces the labor required for traditional pipeline sprays. Bonus: it cuts down on the need for pipe tractors, which lowers fuel use and emissions.

PRECISION GIS FARMING

Our Geographic Information System (GIS) uses GPS to accurately map out the farms. The advantages? We avoid overlapping fertilizer applications. We reduce our carbon footprint by cutting back on equipment run time. And driver safety and efficiency improve, so we can harvest with less carbon emissions. Bottom line: we leave a smaller farming footprint on the land.

USED WATER & SOIL RECLAMATION

We reclaim our used water for spray applications on alternate crops. This moves the water back to the aquifers, allowing the earth to naturally filter it for future use. Soil is reclaimed to the farms and used in local soil replenishment projects.

GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program at Bolthouse helps us live in harmony with all constituents of the farming and earth community. It ensures: 1) Soil practices keep the soil in good shape and prevent erosion, compaction and restore its organic structure. 2) Water is protected and the water used in irrigation of crops is managed to limit use and provide safety to the consumer. 3) Human practices for harvesting and planting are maintained to provide consumer protection and worker safety. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and all our GAP's are certified by rigorous third-party audits.

SOIL DEPLETION PREVENTION

We use harvesters that reduce the amount of dirt hauled into the plant by 3-5%, which helps reduce soil depletion.

CLEANER DISTRIBUTION

FRESH LOGISTICS

In 2006, we created a high-speed rail distribution method to ship produce from Bakersfield, CA to Chicago, IL. It reduces CO2 emissions by millions of pounds, saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel every year and cuts down on a host of toxin and particulate emissions.

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

We are committed to using recyclable packaging for our products. Beverage & salad dressing containers use PET #1 recyclable. Portions of these bottles are made with re-grind plastic. The film on our carrots bags LDPE #4 recyclable.

CA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAIN

Disclosure Statement. As a company, we are committed to conducting our business in a manner that respects the basic human rights of workers. We are proud to have a zero tolerance policy for slavery and human trafficking in our direct supply chain of tangible goods. To ensure our direct suppliers share those values, we: 1) Verify product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery and conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with our prohibition against trafficking and slavery. Our audits are conducted by trained Bolthouse Quality Assurance personnel on an annual rotating announced basis. Our suppliers know and understand that if any evidence of human trafficking or slavery is found during an audit, Bolthouse will cease doing business with that supplier. 2) Require all direct suppliers to certify in writing that materials incorporated into our products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. Our standard terms and conditions of purchase have always required suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, beginning in 2012, Vendors will be required to affirmatively certify their agreement to conduct operations in accordance with our comprehensive Supplier Code of Conduct. Bolthouse is a member of the SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) website, which will also require ingredient suppliers to complete a Sustainability Acceptance Questionnaire addressing labor standards. 3) Maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. Our internal accountability standards and procedures are simple—we will not employ anyone involved in trafficking or slavery. 4) Provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products. Each of our supply chain employees and management share our values and meet annually to review updated informational materials on mitigating risks of slavery and human trafficking. Social Accountability/CA SB657 Certification. Effective January 1, 2012.

HOW WE GOT HERE

1915

The Bolthouse family starts commercial vegetable farming in western Michigan. Vegetable varieties are continually improved, and the company advances from field packing celery to storing onions for off-season supply. By 1950, Bolthouse Farms is a leading supplier of carrots to Midwest processors like Gerber, Campbell's and Heinz.

1959

William Bolthouse spearheads modern packaging technology by building a fresh carrot cellophane packing facility. We begin marketing to supermarkets and chain stores. These are the first bagged carrots, which are still called "cellos" to this day.

1990

The Baby Carrot is born. Bolthouse Farms introduces ready-to-eat cut-and-peeled carrots, marketed under the name "Shortcuts."

1997

The foodservice business begins with carrot juice concentrate and fresh ingredient production.

1999

We acquire Golden Valley to meet demand for Shortcuts aka Baby Carrots.

2002

Organic carrot farming production begins.

2003

Several new business lines begin, including super premium beverages, frozen carrot business and our Hydrobind® fiber business, which adds a boost of vegetable fiber to products. A state-of-the-art bottling facility is built in Bakersfield.

2004

We acquire a processing facility from Mercer Ranch in Prosser, WA. This local footprint in the Northwest gives us shorter distances to market and reduces our carbon footprint. It also creates local access for customers and consumers alike.

2006

Fresh Logistics begins a rail served forward distribution center. Several trucks that typically service Eastern markets are taken off the road, reducing our carbon footprint.

2007

We begin manufacturing yogurt-based dressings. The yogurt base gives the dressings fewer calories while preserving taste.

2010

Bolthouse Farms launches "Eat 'Em Like Junk Food" marketing campaign, bringing baby carrots into the snack food spotlight and turning produce marketing on its head.

2012

Bolthouse Farms is purchased by Campbell Soup Co, bringing the expertise of fresh produce, juices and salad dressings into Campbell's product line and harnessing the power of a major international CPG company.

OUR MISSION

HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES

People know they should make healthier food choices, but it's not always easy. We believe everyone deserves healthy food that's more accessible, available and affordable.

FRESH THINKING

We've combined our 95 years of farming expertise with creativity and innovation. The results: high-quality products made as much of fresh thinking as fresh ingredients.

PARTNERS ON A JOURNEY

We are partners on a journey to change the way people think about and use fresh fruits and veggies. We will help inspire people to lead healthier, more vibrant lives.

CRAFTED BY A BUNCH OF CARROT FARMERS.™

OUR VALUES

Rooted in Quality

Thanks to nearly 100 years of working the land, we have a hard-won wisdom and passionate commitment to providing superior, fresher products.

Motivated by the Greater Good

Community is our top priority. We're driven as much by the health of our families as we are the health of our country and our world. For that reason, we never stop learning and partnering with others who share our cause.

Creativity Matters

We believe in the power of innovation to connect people with fresher food. That's why we add a punch of creativity to everything we do – from farming to product development to our marketing conversation.

Brand of Bold Action

We loudly and proudly celebrate fresh fruits and veggies, and we do it through action more than words. We lead by example.

THE WHOLE CARROT

OUR OPERATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE USE OF THE ENTIRE CARROT

Some famous guy once said, "Waste not, want not." We couldn't agree more. That's why our operations are designed to make use of the entire carrot. From tip to greens, we make sure each inch of the carrot reaches its full potential. Our long orange friends are juiced into fresh beverages, cut & peeled into Baby Carrots or carrot time savers like Chips and Matchstix. Even the leftover carrot tops are used as fertilizer in the fields.

SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES

LARGEST AGRI-SOLAR FARM IN NORTH AMERICA

Our solar panels generate energy that powers pumps used to water our fields. Motors used in pivot irrigation are also powered by solar energy.

SPRAY SAFE PROGRAM

This is a program that prevents pesticide drift incidents. As a result, nearby people and crops are kept safe. Neighboring farms are contacted before any application to let them know when – and what – we'll be applying. If they have any concerns, we work with them to make sure there's no drift. This goes beyond industry standards and gives us a higher level of safety for our neighbors, our workers and our consumers.

HIGH EFFICIENCY PIVOT IRRIGATION

We use circular overhead pivot sprays with high-efficiency nozzles. This uses 20% less water, increases spray pattern efficiency and reduces the labor required for traditional pipeline sprays. Bonus: it cuts down on the need for pipe tractors, which lowers fuel use and emissions.

PRECISION GIS FARMING

Our Geographic Information System (GIS) uses GPS to accurately map out the farms. The advantages? We avoid overlapping fertilizer applications. We reduce our carbon footprint by cutting back on equipment run time. And driver safety and efficiency improve, so we can harvest with less carbon emissions. Bottom line: we leave a smaller farming footprint on the land.

USED WATER & SOIL RECLAMATION

We reclaim our used water for spray applications on alternate crops. This moves the water back to the aquifers, allowing the earth to naturally filter it for future use. Soil is reclaimed to the farms and used in local soil replenishment projects.

GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program at Bolthouse helps us live in harmony with all constituents of the farming and earth community. It ensures: 1) Soil practices keep the soil in good shape and prevent erosion, compaction and restore its organic structure. 2) Water is protected and the water used in irrigation of crops is managed to limit use and provide safety to the consumer. 3) Human practices for harvesting and planting are maintained to provide consumer protection and worker safety. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and all our GAP's are certified by rigorous third-party audits.

SOIL DEPLETION PREVENTION

We use harvesters that reduce the amount of dirt hauled into the plant by 3-5%, which helps reduce soil depletion.

CLEANER DISTRIBUTION

FRESH LOGISTICS

In 2006, we created a high-speed rail distribution method to ship produce from Bakersfield, CA to Chicago, IL. It reduces CO2 emissions by millions of pounds, saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel every year and cuts down on a host of toxin and particulate emissions.

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

We are committed to using recyclable packaging for our products. Beverage & salad dressing containers use PET #1 recyclable. Portions of these bottles are made with re-grind plastic. The film on our carrots bags LDPE #4 recyclable.

CA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAIN

Disclosure Statement. As a company, we are committed to conducting our business in a manner that respects the basic human rights of workers. We are proud to have a zero tolerance policy for slavery and human trafficking in our direct supply chain of tangible goods. To ensure our direct suppliers share those values, we: 1) Verify product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery and conduct audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with our prohibition against trafficking and slavery. Our audits are conducted by trained Bolthouse Quality Assurance personnel on an annual rotating announced basis. Our suppliers know and understand that if any evidence of human trafficking or slavery is found during an audit, Bolthouse will cease doing business with that supplier. 2) Require all direct suppliers to certify in writing that materials incorporated into our products comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business. Our standard terms and conditions of purchase have always required suppliers to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, beginning in 2012, Vendors will be required to affirmatively certify their agreement to conduct operations in accordance with our comprehensive Supplier Code of Conduct. Bolthouse is a member of the SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) website, which will also require ingredient suppliers to complete a Sustainability Acceptance Questionnaire addressing labor standards. 3) Maintain internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking. Our internal accountability standards and procedures are simple—we will not employ anyone involved in trafficking or slavery. 4) Provide company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products. Each of our supply chain employees and management share our values and meet annually to review updated informational materials on mitigating risks of slavery and human trafficking. Social Accountability/CA SB657 Certification. Effective January 1, 2012.

HOW WE GOT HERE

1915

The Bolthouse family starts commercial vegetable farming in western Michigan. Vegetable varieties are continually improved, and the company advances from field packing celery to storing onions for off-season supply. By 1950, Bolthouse Farms is a leading supplier of carrots to Midwest processors like Gerber, Campbell's and Heinz.

1959

William Bolthouse spearheads modern packaging technology by building a fresh carrot cellophane packing facility. We begin marketing to supermarkets and chain stores. These are the first bagged carrots, which are still called "cellos" to this day.

1990

The Baby Carrot is born. Bolthouse Farms introduces ready-to-eat cut-and-peeled carrots, marketed under the name "Shortcuts."

1997

The foodservice business begins with carrot juice concentrate and fresh ingredient production.

1999

We acquire Golden Valley to meet demand for Shortcuts aka Baby Carrots.

2002

Organic carrot farming production begins.

2003

Several new business lines begin, including super premium beverages, frozen carrot business and our Hydrobind® fiber business, which adds a boost of vegetable fiber to products. A state-of-the-art bottling facility is built in Bakersfield.

2004

We acquire a processing facility from Mercer Ranch in Prosser, WA. This local footprint in the Northwest gives us shorter distances to market and reduces our carbon footprint. It also creates local access for customers and consumers alike.

2006

Fresh Logistics begins a rail served forward distribution center. Several trucks that typically service Eastern markets are taken off the road, reducing our carbon footprint.

2007

We begin manufacturing yogurt-based dressings. The yogurt base gives the dressings fewer calories while preserving taste.

2010

Bolthouse Farms launches "Eat 'Em Like Junk Food" marketing campaign, bringing baby carrots into the snack food spotlight and turning produce marketing on its head.

2012

Bolthouse Farms is purchased by Campbell Soup Co, bringing the expertise of fresh produce, juices and salad dressings into Campbell's product line and harnessing the power of a major international CPG company.