In 1962, Ted Bell started one of the largest cherry farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Now with over 160 acres of cherries, 17 acres of pears and 32 acres of hazelnuts, Bell Foods Inc. continues to grow under the leadership of Ted’s son, Craig. Throughout their history, one pervasive commitment has persisted, and that is the demand to always deliver great quality products that are organic and natural. Included in this commitment is a drive to ensure that everything they do is positive for the environment. That challenge was certainly tested with the sludge in their two lagoons.
For years, Bell Foods has struggled to eliminate the pervasive odors coming from the sludge in their wastewater lagoons. Finding an environmentally friendly solution proved to be daunting as solution after solution failed to deliver the results Craig expected. That is, until Craig searched the web, found the SciCorp.net site and decided to reach out.
It was a leap of faith on Craig’s part as he had never heard of SciCorp before, didn’t know anyone who had used the solution and had been through failed attempts in the past. A conversation with Derk Maat from SciCorp helped overcome those issues and Craig decided to give SciCorp’s natural Biologic® SR2 a try.
The results were immediate. Odors were quickly eliminated and the neighbours couldn’t be happier, and neither could Craig. Craig continues to use the product and is so happy with the results that he has recommended the product to the Oregon State Environmental Quality Commission and to others in the area who may have odor issues with their food and agricultural operations.
Craig Bell and his company, Bell Foods Inc., are proof that it is possible to solve serious issues with the right powerful and natural solutions. Thank you to Craig and his crew for your commitment to caring for the earth while delivering great healthy products.