We started out as a family owned business in 2010, in the town of Ciuperceni, Satu Mare county, Romania, with the goal of obtaining an organic goji berry farm and a high quality genetic stock for further propagation in our nursery.
Since growing this plant was new to the western world, like most fellow growers, at the time we didn't have any in-depht knowledge of this plant and no specialty literature on growing it was anywhere to be found on-line, but we emboldened ourselves by saying that us europeans were the ones that uncovered the secret of the silkworm, let's not loose hope. We had no other choice but to take the bumpy road and learn as we were growing it.
Growing organic Goji berries is by no means an easy task, we encountered many difficulties along the way, due to the huge variety of pests and insects which in their own way just love the Goji plants just as much as we do, they caused us many problems until we managed to work out a system to prevent and deal with them.
After years of natural selection, as well as very thorough and rigorous genetic selection done by us with the goal of obtaining a super vigouros, sweet tasting strain that has the highest amount of vitamins and antioxidants, we managed to isolate a strain of the original plant with all the desired caracteristics, to be able to bring the best quality goji berries to our valued customers.
We named this strain "Lycium barbarum Erma" and we registered it and obtained the european certificate of autenticity for it, making it the first registered goji strain in Europe.
Along the way, little by little, we learned a lot about this wonderful plant and accumulated a knowledge base that we wanted to share with the rest of the western world awakening to the incredible healing potential of this plant.
For this reason in 2014 we started the "Goji Cultivators Forum", where all goji berry growers from around the world can share their experiences and learn from each other's mistakes and successes, because today's beginner will be tomorrow's professionals.
The ones interested in Goji cultivation can access the Goji Cultivation Forums through the top menu and can register a free account.
At the end of 2014 we layed the bases of "The Association of Organic Goji Berry Growers" with the goal of facilitating the spread of goji berry cultivation inside and outside of our country, through the rendering of the propagation and growing techniques to those that are willing to start goji berry cultivation, rebuying their harvest of goji berries and leaves, also to protect the fluctuation of market price, to be able to comercialize a variety of high quality products and to be able to represent the growers on the domestic and international markets.
To grow the best quality organic goji berries through which we can become a recognized name in this industry, while providing the extraordinary health benefits of this wonderful plant to our customers.
We do this by integrating newer growing techniques with the traditional ones, we use a completely green farming approach, without pesticides or chemicals, just pure organic growing, striving to protect the environment and health of our customers. We are commited to bringing you the highest quality goji berries available.
When manufacturing our final products, we NEVER use any additives, preservatives, sugar, artificial sweeteners, because our goal is to obtain the highest quality products that are available on the market, in our opinion quality is the one that sells a product which has to be in it's purest, undiluted form and we live by this.
- Dr.eng. Doina Clapa, Dr.eng. Andrei Barbos and Dr. biologist Alexandru Fira from The Institute for research and fruit-growing development - SCDP Cluj Napoca, Romania
- Andrei Mocan, PhD in pharmaceutics, the leading scientist in pharmaceutical research on Goji in Europe.
For a better health, for Your health!.