The Bolthouse family began commercial vegetable farming in western Michigan in 1915. From the very beginning, the company was known for quality and innovation. After more than 90 years of farming and distributing premium, fresh produce, Bolthouse Farms added a state of the art bottling facility in fall of 2002. This new facility allowed Bolthouse to produce premium quality beverages as well. In 2007, Bolthouse added another state-of-the-art facility to produce premium, refrigerated dressings.
It really is! We have big fields, lots of tractors, and specialized farming equipment.
This process quickly heats the juice to kill potentially harmful microorganisms and then quickly cools the juice, all in a matter of seconds. This form of pasteurizing our juice allows us to provide you with a safe product, without losing the wonderful taste of the juice.
We bottle our juice daily in our state-of-the-art bottling facility located in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Yes! Our juice must be kept refrigerated below 41°F at all times.
Once the bottle is opened, our juice should be consumed within 7-10 days. Always store juice below 41° F in a refrigerator.
Some nutrients degrade due to heat during the "Flash Pasteurization" process. Our cold fill production method enables us to limit the amount of heat treatments during bottling, so you get the highest nutritional value and freshest taste possible while still ensuring the safety of our product.
Bolthouse juice bottles can be recycled anywhere that accepts P.E.T. #1 plastics.
Bolthouse Farms® beverages can be found in the refrigerated produce section of your local grocery store. (Please see our "Store Locator" for help finding stores near you.)
With the exception of the Green Goodness, Daily Greens, Peach Parfait Breakfast Smoothie and the Strawberry Parfait Breakfast Smoothie, which contain whole grains, all other beverages are gluten-free per FDA guidelines.
No, we do not use MSG in our beverages. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a compound of glutamic acid and is used as a flavor enhancer.
In our 100% juices, we only use fruit juice as a natural sweetener.
Yes, a small amount. Perfectly Protein® Vanilla Chai Tea contains .24 mg of caffeine per serving. (One cup of brewed coffee ~115mg)
No. Bolthouse Farms® pasteurizes all of its premium beverages for food safety as well as shelf life purposes. These pasteurization time/temperature parameters are designed around FDA established pathogen kill requirements and FDA guided safety margins.
Yes, all our bottles are BPA-free.
Yogurt is naturally lower in fat and calories than mayonnaise, which is the leading ingredient in most refrigerated dressings. Yogurt is highly nutritious because it is a good source of calcium and protein.
Classic Ranch, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, Zesty French, and Salsa Ranch. (Please note that none of our dressings are Kosher for Passover).
Since we use fresh yogurt as the base for our dressings, our dressings have less oil and fat than many other refrigerated creamy dressings. Oil and fat can limit the amount of water activity in a dressing, and thus act as preservatives.
No, none of our dressings contain any trans fat.
No, we do not use MSG in our dressings. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a compound of glutamic acid and is used as a flavor enhancer.
Our dressings are sweetened with apple juice from concentrate or reduced acid pineapple juice from concentrate.
All our dressings are gluten free.
For several reasons. 1) Safety. Glass is heavier and can break much easier than the PET plastic used in our dressings. 2) Convenience. Plastic bottles are easy to lift, handle, and pour. 3) Better food safety for consumers. Glass bottles are not built to handle utensils, which are often used with dressings in jars. 4) Plastic is better for transportation. There are fewer broken bottles and less weight per bottle, so trucks can transport more bottles. As a result, we reduce the number of trucks on the road.
Yes. The bottles can be recycled anywhere that accepts P.E.T. #1 plastics.
Our dressings are available in the produce section of grocery stores across the United States and Canada. Please see our "Store Locator" for help finding stores near you.
Because our dressings need to be refrigerated at all times, we do not ship directly to consumers.
If you are a distributor or retailer, please contact us for more information. Our dressings are not available for shipping directly to consumers.
Please visit the "Dressings" section of our website for detailed nutritional information on both our Yogurt Dressings and Olive Oil Vinaigrettes.
No. We are unable to source all of our ingredients from organic suppliers.
From time to time, we distribute coupons to our retail customers. Look for coupons on bottles of Bolthouse Farms® dressing at your local grocery store. We also have online coupons available during certain time periods.
Yes, due to the dairy ingredients in our dressings.
Our dressings can be stored in your refrigerator up until the Best If Used By date. Once opened, our dressings will be safe to consume for 3 weeks or longer if properly cared for and stored.
Yes, all our dressing bottles are BPA-free.
We plant seeds bred for their sweet taste, small core, and optimal color/vitamin content. We harvest them while they're still young and tender.
Baby-cut carrots are cut and peeled from larger carrots for greater convenience. Immature carrots would lack flavor, because flavor develops as carrots mature before harvest.
Yes. They are washed and ready to be eaten.
No. The sweetness of our carrots is all natural.
Yes. Our carrots are chilled before they are bagged and they stay refrigerated until you buy them. We recommend keeping them refrigerated.
Yes, but frozen carrots may become soggy upon thawing. It is fine to cook them after freezing.
While the majority of our carrots are grown in California, we also use seasonal carrots from Georgia, Washington, and Ontario, Canada.
Because our baby-cut carrots are peeled, they are more susceptible to drying out and may turn white and chalky. Soak them in cold water for a few minutes to rehydrate them and the whiteness should fade.ade.
No, we do not use any carrots that have been produced through biotechnology.
The use of small amounts of chlorine is a common practice used in the fresh-cut produce industry to kill harmful bacteria. The amount of chlorine in our carrot wash water is well within the limits set by the EPA and is comparable to levels found in tap (drinking) water. This process is a scientifically proven to kill any harmful bacteria and helps provide the safest product possible. Bolthouse Farms continuously monitors the chlorine levels and verifies those levels throughout the entire production day.
Since carrots are a root vegetable, they grow underground and need to be cleaned once harvested. The carrots are brought to the plant for a quick scrub and a water rinse for food safety. The water used to wash the carrots is made safe following strict FDA and EPA guidelines.