We are the Experts in Organic Ingredients

High Quality Organics (HQO) was born in October 2009 when two successful organic companies, Herb Trade (Reno, NV) and Great Spice Company (Southern California) merged. We are privately owned and fiercely independent. We are not for sale.

Today, HQO is the only all-organic food ingredient company in North America. For over four decades, we’ve been supplying food companies of all sizes with bulk certified organic herbs and botanicals, spices, teas, blends and grains.


Our value to our customers – from small start-ups to the largest global brands – is in our personal relationships and network with hundreds of organic family farmers around the world. We source the highest quality and safest organic ingredients year-round, from over 30 countries on all six continents. If you need it, we know where to get it.

Our expertise in quality control and flavor formulation make us your trusted partner in developing any food product. Because we have access to every step in the supply chain – from sourcing organic seed and growing the crop to the transportation, manufacturing and distribution of the ingredient – we have the ability to provide unprecedented and consistent quality.

We are your partner in developing new products, converting conventional to organic, private label packaging and custom blending. Our R&D team has over 15 years of experience in flavor formulation so, quite simply, they’re some of the best.