Herb firm Shenandoah Growers, president and CEO Timothy A. Heydon has announced the acquisition of Homestead, Florida-based Herbonics on 26 July 2002. Heydon stated: "The Eastern half of the US deserves a fresh herb company with the ability to deliver products fresh and refrigerated within the day of harvesting. With consumers demanding a full selection of culinary herbs at their grocery and super stores, Shenandoah Growers is ready to deliver for the increasing demand."