World Wide Farms is a grower, packer, and distributor of fresh culinary herbs and greens. Our original company, The Herbal Garden, was founded by Vern Meyer in 1986 and started as a three-person organization operating out of a small barn. In 2009, we became World Wide Farms – recognizing that we own farms in Illinois and Mexico, and partner with other farms across the globe as necessary to supply our customers with herbs.
We grow organic products with bio-dynamically approved methods, nurturing the soil so that it yields the best, all-natural culinary herbs. Our customers represent some of the largest retailers and food service distributors in the greater Midwest.
Vern Meyer had a vision to grow fresh herbs on a commercial scale, making them available year round for consumers, private and industrial. He has put together a network of world class farms, staffed by people he has worked with for over 25 years.
Manuel Ochoa has been in the herb business since 1995, as a part of The Herbal Garden. He is a vital part of production, imports and operations management. Manuel has traveled all over to farms ranging from the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia, inspecting farms and meeting growers.
Cindy Kellogg is the office manager extraordinaire at World Wide Farms. She is responsible for all general office functions including banking, accounts payable, and receivables. Cindy is also a part of sales and special project support.