Created from the belief in biodynamic agriculture, Solspring® By Dr. Mercola provides fresh, clean ingredients for products that take organic to a new level.
While organic is well known in the U.S. market, biodynamic is a fairly unknown concept even though its history spans back nearly nine decades. Developed in 1942 by Austrian scholar Rudolf Steiner, biodynamic farming is the ecological-ethical-spiritual approach to agriculture, viewing the farm as a living organism — self-contained, self-sustaining and following the cycles of nature while healing our planet in the process.
It's an approach that can provide far superior harvests compared to conventional chemical-based agriculture, while simultaneously nourishing our earth’s soil. The concept of biodynamic emerged in response to the industrialization of agriculture.
Steiner's view was as simple as it was revolutionary. He said, "You need to stop thinking of your farms as factories and envision them as living organisms — self-contained, self-sustaining, following the cycles of nature, and able to create their own health and vitality out of the living dynamics of the farm." Seventeen years later, Lord Northbourne coined the term "organic" based on Steiner's view of the farm as an organism. So, biodynamic is really the origin of organic farming.
BioDynamic & Organic
Solspring® provides fresh, clean ingredients that take organic to a new level. One of the easiest ways to grasp the concept of biodynamic is to think of it in the context of organic standards. Organic standards are set by the National Organic Program (NOP), while Demeter, the oldest ecological certification organization in the world, sets the standards for biodynamic.
Organic is really about what you don't do. In organic, you don't use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds. You do everything you can to avoid GMO contamination; no sewer sludge on the farm and no irradiation of products.
Biodynamic starts with the organic standard as the base to the Demeter standard. The Demeter standard maintains the core principle that the farm is an integrated living organism, operating as a self-sustaining whole; a portion of the land must be set aside for biodiversity, and animal welfare is addressed.
What's In Store:
Check out these Dr. Mercola Solspring BioDynamic products, available at The Whole Wheatery!
SNACKS & SPREADS
Solspring® hearty and savory Biodynamic® Snacks and Spreads are culinary delights. Made only from the freshest organic garlic, our Black Garlic Puree is produced through a special eco-friendly fermentation system that ensures the best flavor, especially when added to salad dressings and mild sauces. Produced on small Greek farms, our tasty Kalamata Pitted Olives are enjoyable when added to salads, pizza or alone as a healthy snack. Or if you prefer a spread, their tapenade uses only the finest Kalamata olives from southern Greece and makes the perfect treat when spread on French bread or crackers.
OILS & VINEGARS
Solspring® exceptional Biodynamic® Oils and Vinegars are small-batched produced on family farms and vineyards throughout Europe. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil uses only fresh hand-picked and cold-pressed olives to yield an oil bursting with rich flavor. Utilizing traditional slow-maturing techniques and only the finest fruit, their variety of Vinegars offer unsurpassed fresh full-bodied flavors. Treat yourself and your family to our robust selection Oils and Vinegars that are perfect for enhancing the taste of your fresh salads, vegetables and other culinary dishes.
SAUCES & PASTES
Solspring® flavorful Biodynamic® Sauces and Pastes are authentically crafted and produced on a small Italian farm, where the climate and soil are ideal for growing top-quality, nutritious tomatoes and vegetables. The biodynamic farmers strive to create a diverse and balanced ecosystem with a heavy focus on sustainability and soil health, such as crop rotation, to produce vibrant, healthy tomatoes. Enjoy their wide variety of Sauces and Pastes that add the perfect touch and enhanced flavor to your favorite pastas, pizzas, stews, marinades and more.
Organic Tomato Concentrate
SPICES & HERBS
Solspring® exceptional biodynamic spices and herbs are produced on small family and traditional tribal farms in fertile areas of the world. The biodynamic farmers strive to create a diverse and balanced ecosystem with a heavy focus on sustainability within their farm to enhance the nutrition and quality of the food being grown. Treat yourself and your family to our delicious biodynamic spices and herbs to help season your favorite dishes or add a nutritional boost to your shakes and smoothies.