Tom Stem
The Family Farm At Fall Harvest
My name is Tom Stem and my wife, Janice is responsible for bringing wheatgrass juice to our family.  She became aware of the benefits of wheatgrass juice after a reading book by Eydie Mae Hunsberger.

We really connected with the raw food philosophy and believe that the best solutions come from the inside out rather than the outside in.  Being keen observers over the years, we have watched people use wheatgrass juice and now, more than ever, believe that the nutrition in wheatgrass juice can help the body perform at an optimal level.

We started making our own wheatgrass juice over 35 years ago because there was no commercial source available. You soon understand that keeping the juice available on a continual basis is a 365 day a year job.  Initially, we grew with seeds, soil and trays in a small greenhouse. The grass grew well, but we struggled with soil changes and the growth of molds which dramatically changed the nature of the juice. Over time, we learned that the best wheat grass is grown outdoors in natural conditions.  We have been field growing for many years.

Wheatgrass juice is so difficult to make that even today, 35 years later, it is hardly commercially available.  Even if you find it or try to grow it yourself, the quality is usually so poor that it makes it difficult to stick with it.  We have solutions to these problems that work.  Our interest in the juice has been unwavering over the years and so keen that we have custom designed equipment and re-invented processes.  Today we produce outstanding wheatgrass juice and are pleased to make it available to you.
 
Indoor vs Outdoor Wheatgrass
"Fresh vs Flash Frozen"
Outdoor growth in a proper climate develops:
  • A strong, deep root system.  When not limited by the bottom of growing trays, wheatgrass roots reach down 12" into the soil allowing the development of a nutrient rich plant.
  • Time to mature properly.  Outdoor wheatgrass is different as it takes approximately 60 days to grow to harvesting height. Wheat grass grown indoors is hyper accelerated by hot temperatures and no cool nights. It grows to harvesting height in just 10% of the time (7-10 days) it takes outdoors.
  • Direct sunlight results in optimal chlorophyll content which creates the vibrant green you see in the juice.
  • High phytonutrient content.  These compounds form the immune system of the plant and give it color, flavor, smell and texture.  They are dramatically higher in outdoor grown crops where the immune system of the plant continually responds to variable conditions.  You want this variability as phytonutrients are powerful antioxidants and provide your body with signicant protection.
  • No simple sugars. Wheatgrass grown outdoors features no sugars and no carbohydrates.
All natural organic farming methods:
  • Crop rotation and fallowing feeds the land so the land can feed our crop.
  • Deep discing of the land is used to bring fresh soil to the surface.
  • Herbicide and pesticide free.
  • Our frozen wheatgrass juice is pure nutrition and not denatured in any way.
  • Greater bioavailability as juicing releases the nutrition otherwise held captive by indigestible fibers.
No detectable molds. Mold is a serious problem in indoor tray / greenhouse grown wheatgrass.
  • Mold can pose a big problem to indoor crops; and is solved by growing outdoors.
  • We grow outdoors during nature's seasonal growing cycles and this enables us to create exceptionally clean juice with no detectable molds.
  • No detectable molds means that our wheatgrass juice tastes good. Similar to green tea or watermelon rind, our frozen wheatgrass juice is a pleasure to drink.
  • No detectable molds means you can consume any amount you wish.
Better engineering is our goal in everything we do.
  • We have custom engineered farm equipment that allows us to harvest when the wheatgrass is at the perfect height of 7"-11" without bruising the grass.
  • Our remarkable flash freezing process keeps even sensitive organic elements like vitamins and enzymes alive.
  • Our packaging prevents oxidation (browning) and enables easy portioning so you can take any amount you want.
Get it tomorrow!  We have an excellent shipping process that is fast and flexible.
  • Overnight shipping is included in our prices, they are no extra shipping fees or taxes
  • You choose the day it arrives so you can actually place your order whenever you want.
  • Delivery date selection is done on the ordering page and you can even order into the future.  We only charge your credit card the day your wheatgrass juice ships.
     
Flash frozen juice is far more potent than wheatgrass juiced "fresh" and the key reason for this is the quality of the plant.  Most wheatgrass is grown in the controlled environment of greenhouses; however, wheatgrass needs to be grown outdoors in order to reach its full potential.  Field growing dramatically enhances nutrition because the plant releases phytonutrients in response to changing environmental conditions and the benefits of natural air, rain, sun and soil create a level of purity that are obvious the moment you taste the juice.  The key advantages of outdoor grown wheatgrass vs indoor / greenhouse grown wheatgrass are:

Superior nutrition

  • 6 x deeper root system
  • 10 x longer growth cycle
  • 50% higher chlorophyll levels
  • Zero simple sugars (in the outdoor plant, they convert to complex carbohydrates)
  • Higher phytonutrient levels

Optimal raw and living format

  • Flash freezing is key to capturing the raw and living power of wheatgrass juice
  • It allows us to harvest the best possible plant (field grown) at the optimal moment (nutritional peak)
  • Nutrition is fully maintained by flash freezing and the USDA confirms the retention of freshness, quality, nutrients, enzyme activity, etc. here
  • Other formats cannot provide the same nutritional power specifically:
    • the tray grown plant juiced on the spot does not contain the same nutrient content
    • powders and tablets are normally heat treated which destroys the sensitive organics
    • cut wheatgrass will degrade quickly (for example, picked spinach loses 76% of its vitamin C in 48 hours)
    • refrigerated juice does not work as the juice is too volatile and starts spoiling immediately or the organics must be deactivate (killed) through pasteurization (heat treatment) or cold pasteurization (irradiation)

No detectable molds

  • Field grown wheatgrass never has the mold issues commonly found in tray grown grasses (more here)
  • This means far better taste
  • It also ensures excellent tolerability as many people are allergic to the molds

Superior food safety

  • Freezing keeps food safe because it stops the biological clock, virtually elmininating the movement of molecules
  • This keeps nutrient levels intact and prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause food spoilage and foodborne illness.
The Problem With Indoor Grown Wheatgrass How Outdoor Grown Wheatgrass Differs
Common User Observations Associated
With Indoor Grown Wheatgrass Juice
  • I know it's good for you but it just tastes terrible.
  • I have been drinking the juice for months, but now when I raise a glass to my lips, I just can't make myself drink it
  • I get so dizzy afterwards that I have to sit down
  • The wheatgrass juice gave me a terrible headache
  • I was so nauseated, I thought I was going to throw up
  • It made me throw up
For some reason, it has become common practice to describe these reactions as experiencing the strong detoxifying effects of wheatgrass juice.  Well informed people know better and attribute these reactions to the presence of mold.

Your body is reacting to toxic substances commonly found in wheatgrass grown indoors and within greenhouse environments.  It is well known to growers and kit sellers that wheatgrass grown in these closed systems quickly becomes contaminated with molds.  In the book, "Wheatgrass - Nature's Finest Medicine" by Steve Meyerowitz, molds are discussed on pages 93-94, 98, 113, 115, 158-161, 163-173, 175-176, 197, 202, 210 and 217.

Scrubbing and washing the grass removes some of the contaminates, but in most cases, you are ingesting mycelial growth (slime mold); specifically the phytopathogens Rhizopus sp. and Pythium sp. Growers try to wash the molds off, use fungicides, use hydrogen peroxide or just try to cut above it.  Unfortunately, none of these techniques is effective as it grows right into the grass and it remains tainted.

How To Spot Mold

This is a public service to those that choose to grow.  Wheatgrass is not a staple of our diet today because molds sour too many user experiences. The problem with detecting molds is that they are very fine and you can't see them.  Here is how to see them to help avoid negative experiences.  Use your digital camera to take a picture of the lower portion of the plant and most importantly, force the flash on.  The flash will light up the mold as shown in the example below:


Why Our Juice Does Not Have Mold Issues

We grow in a natural environment in which mother nature in her infinite wisdom has processes which prevent the molds from taking hold.  This is a combination of sun, air, lower density planting, frost cycles, winter and planned fallowing of the land.

Our juice isn't just better, it is in a league of its own.  It always tastes light, a little sweet and is enjoyed by both your taste buds and your body.

For the record, we did grow in a greenhouse at one time and switched to outdoor growth due to the same mold problems found in closed system growing operations today.