The principals of Kitchen Pick and its parent company, SKP Plant Factory Inc. have been in the business of growing plants commercially for over 30 years. We are located in beautiful Maple Ridge BC Canada, 30 Km east of Vancouver in the picturesque Fraser Valley.
I grew bedding plants in my parents back yard and sold them at Sunday markets while attending the University of BC for my Genetics degree. I loved growing plants and felt there might be a future in the horticultural industry.
Pioneered the first commercial Hydroponic Living Lettuce operation in North America from a zero knowledge base. Developed growing regimes and production techniques still used in the industry today. Rapidly grew the family forestry seedling business by solving reforestation survival issues for forest companies. Explored and developed forest seedling growth manipulation with day length control, which was a major departure from conventional production techniques. Today it is the industry standard method for dormancy induction of forest seedlings.
Further developed forest seedling stock types which overcame physiological and biological constraints to successful reforestation. Created and commercialized a mini plug transplant system specialized for the needs of tree seedling production which addressed root spiraling and out planting timing. The family forest seedling business was now the largest of its type in the world with annual production peaking at 70+ million seedlings per year. In 2005 the Pelton family decided to divest from the forestry business and the company was sold.
In 2006 SKP Plant Factory was born - a company specialized in the production of Living Herbs.
Thank you for visiting Kitchen Pick Living Herbs and I sincerely pledge everyone here at Kitchen Pick Living Herbs will do their utmost to deliver the highest quality living herbs for your culinary enjoyment.
While we provide Basil, Parsley, Cilantro and Mint year round, we have a large assortment of seasonal herbs that includes Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Marjoram, Dill, Oregano and others. Please visit our Seasonal Herbs section for a comprehensive list detailing when our other herbs are available. We pride ourselves in our experience and passion as growers and we are pleased to offer you Kitchen Pick Living Herbs - the highest quality herbs to enhance your dining pleasure.
Our newly constructed 10,000m growing facility is purpose built for herb production, making use of the latest technologies for efficient quality production year round. Certified Food Safe by Primus Labs USA, our production is handled throughout the growing cycle by machinery, and touched by human hands only for inspection prior to packaging. To ensure the highest quality and freshness our premium quality herbs are packaged and delivered daily to stores and distribution centers throughout the Pacific Northwest.