Bolthouse Farms

Bolthouse FarmsBolthouse Farms is one of America’s largest producers of fresh carrots and a variety of carrot products. The company also produces fruit juices, smoothies and chai tea.

Bolthouse Farm’s history began in 1915 when the Bolthouse family decided to engage in commercial farming in western Michigan. Soon after starting the business, the family was field-packing fresh celery and storing onions to be sold during the off-season. William Bolthouse soon had fresh carrot demands coming from local canneries.

In 1959, Bolthouse constructed a cellophane packing plant for the company’s fresh carrot products. This type of packaging for carrots became very popular with consumers and allowed Bolthouse to market the company’s carrots in grocery chains and supermarkets.

In 1972, William Bolthouse, the son of the original founder, moved production to Bakersfield, California in order to provide fresh carrots to customers on a year-round basis.

In 1990, Bolthouse introduced SHORTCUTS®, a line of ready-to-eat peeled and cut carrots. In 1994, the demand for this new product became overwhelming for the old packing plant and so the company constructed a larger one to accommodate the increasing demand for SHORTCUTS®. A second packing plant was constructed in 1999.

In the succeeding years, Bolthouse built its own bottling facility and introduced its line of beverage products, Bolthouse Farms® Super Premium. When Bolthouse discovered the health benefits of acai berry, the company created Bolthouse Brazil in order to create beverages made from acai berries and distribute it around the world. Because of the company’s superior expertise in farming, as well as in produce processing and handling, Bolthouse Farms® acai berry beverages are considered to be one of the purest and the best there is.

Bolthouse Farms also launched a line of all-natural salad dressings based on yogurt instead of the conventional mayonnaise. This makes Bolthouse Farms® salad dressings healthier, as it contains only half the calories and fat as compared to that of the leading brand. Although this line of refrigerated product is another unique offering from the company, customers will still be able to enjoy the excellent freshness and flavor that Bolthouse Farms has been providing all these years.
The company continues to keep its continuously growing number of customers by consistently providing excellent quality products and customer service.

Headquarters: Bakersfield, California
Ownership Type: Privately owned
No. of Employees: 2,450
Geography: USA
Demography: Organic beverages

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  1. […] in 1915 as a commercial farm in western Michigan, Bolthouse grew to prominenceselling fresh carrots, including a ready-to-eat packaged variety that became incredibly popular in the ‘90s. In 2005, […]

  2. Bernd Wilsdorf May 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    we have used your dressing last weekend and love it
    where can we buy it in central Illinois close to Peoria?

  3. jim kluz March 19, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Curiosity question: I just recently started cooking (never too old to learn) and have heard from several sources that regarding carrots, the smaller bags are fresher and in better shape, and the larger 3# bags are a collection of less desirable damaged older carrots? Wondering if you could either confirm or help me bust this prevalent wives tale?

    Also, noticed a recent local notice that the Michigan location is closing after a long time thus removing locally grown products? Are you seriously looking to truck product all the way across the country, and still maintain pricing to consumers here in Michigan?
    Please advise, thanks.

    Please advise, thanks.

  4. barb banaszak September 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Where in Grand Rapids, MI can I find Bolthouse Farms salad dressings? We finished the avocado cilantro and the raspberry Merlot, and cannot remember where I bought them. Help!

  5. Mary Colantone May 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    A fried gave me some Green Tea Soy Latte and it was wonderful. I have Chrones and am always looking for new things. I live in St. Louis, MO 63010, where could I purchase this product?

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