The Canadian Pine Pollen Company is committed to bringing you the highest quality pine pollen harvested using ethical and sustainable practices. We harvest exclusively from the spectacular forests of British Columbia. We pride ourselves on providing this select superfood in its most natural way possible: wild, raw, and living, with all its nutrients intact.
The Canadian Pine Pollen Company started from a quest for healthy and active lifestyle fuelled by a shared passion for the wild and a endearing respect for the land.
We wanted to bring this natural Canadian superfood to invigorate our diets and the diet of our friends; to harvest, dry, and naturally, extract the pine pollen from the pollen buds while keeping the pollen's unique and complex physical structure and organic chemistry completely intact. And we wanted to do this while keeping to the highest Canadian standards of GMP and CFIA and adhere to an internal set of Sustainable Harvest Protocols that would guide our harvest and contracts.
We faced many obstacles, and along the path found many blessings. The pine trees pollinate with weather and thus blooms simultaneously over geographical regions. When the pollen buds bloom the pollen is blown away in three days. Harvesting in the wild poses logistical difficulties. Yet, the mountain ranges of British Columbia provide a fortunate strategic approach; you follow the weather and the altitude and all of a sudden you have a reasonable window for pine pollen harvest.
Our first harvest, 2016 batch was small but successful. Everyone liked our Canadian sourced pine pollen products. Between the three of us and our health and longevity minded associates and friends, we soon had to wrestle over our own annual supply.
Our long journey down various research and experimental paths had come to an end. There was a way to harvests. To make this a sustainable venture we needed to develop a network of like-minded individuals who wanted to make our vision, a small part of theirs.
Whether it's renting commissary space in the Fraser Valley for R&D, paying for right-of-way access to veteran Ponderosa stands in the Okanagan, setting up our camp on private land in the Caribou or hiring local professional foragers to get the inside scoop on harvest sites, the Canadian Pine Pollen Co. greatly appreciates the support and contributions of the communities, people and businesses in British Columbia for our second year of harvest and operation. Our story is not complete without you.
Canadian Pine Pollen Co. puts the health and well being of people and the planet first. We've created an internal Sustainable Harvest Protocol, and work to promote the responsible and sustainable use of forest resources in Canada, and around the world. We donate monthly to NGOs like Community Forests International, to support the amazing work being done to educate, facilitate and support economic development through sustainable business practices.