Big Tree Farms raises $1M to build global natural foods business
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Big Tree Farms' bamboo factory in Bali is thought to be the largest commercial facility built entirely with bamboo. Click through for a further look at the company's products and operations.Courtesy Big Tree Farms
To make palm sugar, farmers tap palm trees to drain the sap.Courtesy Big Tree Farms
Big Tree Farms' palm sugar, sold in natural food stores, got a boost in February when Dr. Oz singled it out as the best new alternative to cane sugar.Courtesy Big Tree Farms
Frederick Schilling, co-founder of Big Tree Farms, said he wanted to make a statement by using bamboo to build a production facility. Shown here under construction, the facility opened late in November.