At B&W, we grow quality. With attention to detail from the ground to your plate, we’re obsessed with preserving the inherent natural flavor, freshness, and quality of just-picked produce.
Everything we do—from maintaining sophisticated pre- and post-harvest protocols, to implementing comprehensive food safety systems, to utilizing state-of-the-art equipment—is tailored to meet the unique requirements of specialty leaves.
We harvest for a whole leaf cut on our baby arugula and more leaf for our watercress. And we do not simply dry our products…we use special air tunnel driers that are so gentle they eliminate almost 100% of post-harvest bruising. All of our products are 100% natural and packed without additives and preservatives.
When it comes to growing specialty greens, we are simply the best. There is no one in the world with our depth of experience, range of seasonal farms, and number of proprietary varieties. We think Mother Nature would be proud.
Our Food Safety Program
When your products are enjoyed by consumers around the world and sold by the most reputable names in retail and food service, your standards for food safety must be world class. That is why the most stringent food safety protocol in the industry governs every aspect of our farming and packing operations.
The food safety program at B&W Quality Growers represents decades of research, reflects the best thinking of both internal and external experts, and is continuously reviewed and upgraded to establish next-level best practices.
B&W is GLOBALG.A.P. certified, which means we comply with the voluntary worldwide standard for ensuring safe, sustainable agricultural practices. Along with this global certification, we’re governed by the following accredited and audited programs and are FSMA compliant:
- Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
- Good Harvest Practices (GHPs)
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
- Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA)
- Mark & Spencer Field to Fork (M&S)
All aspects of the B&W Food Safety program, including our farms, packing facilities, harvest practices, food safety and security policies and procedures, and certification requirements are routinely audited by accredited third-party auditors to ensure on-going compliance. In addition, we provide our employees with continuing education related to our food safety program, as well as federal, state, and local food safety regulations.