Editor's Note: NutraIngredients-USA reports on a presentation by Jeff and Melanie Carpenter, founders of the Vermont Herb Growers Cooperative (VHGC), delivered at AHPA's Botanical Congress. The Carpenters illustrated the benefits of using the coop model to ensure high quality and traceability while also smoothing out the purchasing process and helping ensure consistent supply. The coop has found that consumers are willing to pay more for higher quality herbs with higher concentrations of bioactive compounds.

October 10, 2017

A nascent organic herbal cooperative model in Vermont offers the promise of increasing domestic herbal ingredient sources. The founders say they have been pleasantly surprised that demand for these higher priced materials has consistently outstripped supply.

For more news from AHPA, follow us on social media: 

Manage your AHPA email subscriptions
Already subscribed? Manage your alerts by clicking on the "Update Profile" link below.