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Church Brothers Organic True Leaf Farms, CA


Family owned: Church brothers


Jurisdiction over growers: Provides internal audits per GAP guidelines of growers and harvest crews



Lettuces, broccoli, endive, escarole, cauliflower, celery, cabbages, bok choy, green onions, cilantro, parsley, kale, leeks, radishes, snap peas, snow peas, spinach, salad mixes

Church Brothers LLC – field fresh pack items

True Leaf Farms – ready to eat items

1800 acres organic, 40,000 acres non-organic

Basic good farming practices reduce risk of crop failure by going all organic


Food safety:


GAP – excellent scores/clean history

Developed "Lighthouse FS&Q" food safety quality program for use in-house and for other companies

Laser scans of each box and pallet

Innovative and advanced cooling techniques

"Truck appointment schedule" minimizes shipping times



Recycle all materials possible

Water conservation by reduced run-off

Plans to use bio-diesel are forthcoming


Pesticide use:

Good farming practices and IPM used


Fertilizer use:

Use of amendments – compost, calcium based on soil analysis

Each ranch determines use on individual basis



"Right seed in best ground"

Crop rotation

Crops planted based on knowledge of weather, rotation, shipping schedules

Soil erosion management through cultivation and rotation


Independent testing:

AIB, Silliker Lbs, Primus Labs (Church is a co-founder), LGMA confirms water and soil analyses

HACCP approved; Fair Trade certified

Other state/federal certification:




Website provides online access to Raw Product Test Results and Food Safety Documentation – accessible by anyone at

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