Our History

1974 . IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. was established by Mehmet Ali IŞIK as a trading company

1984 .Dried fruit factory was built with a size of 700 m2 / 7,534 ft2

1987. The first export of Sultana Raisins to Europe

1991.Company started its own organic agriculture project called “Happy Village”

1992 . IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. became the first member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements) from Turkey

1995 / 2005.Company expanded its own organic agriculture project and added new items of Dried Fruits

2007 . Company invested in retail packaging lines

2008.“Happy Village Food Products Ltd” was founded as a sales company in Warwick, UK

2010 / 2014 . Company invested in new processing lines and doubled total production capacity in the dried fruit factory

2013 . New I.Q.F. factory was built in Afyon, Turkey and started its first production

2013 . “ISIK Organic Co” was founded as a sales/import company in NJ, USA

2015.New Hazelnut factory was built in Akcakoca, Turkey and started its first production

Locations

  • IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. Dried Fruit Factory in Ören, İzmir
  • Akpınar Gıda A.Ş. I.Q.F. Factory in Afyon
  • IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. Hazelnut Factory in Akçakoca (Black Sea Region)
  • ISIK Organic Co, Sales Office in California, USA
  • Happy Village UK, Sales Office in Warwick, UK
Figs Figs
Sultana Raisins & Thompson Raisins Sultana Raisins & Thompson Raisins
Apricots Apricots
Mulberries Mulberries
Apples Apples
Plums Plums
Pears Pears

Our Certifications

We are proud to be the ‘First Turkish Company’ to start it’s own organic project ‘Happy village’. We are holding DEMETER (Biodynamic),

BIO SUISSE (Switzerland), JAS (Japan), NOP (USA), EU Organic, COR (Canada) and BRC Grade A Food Safety certifications.

Bio Suisse
Bio Suisse private organization is the umbrella organization (the protective force) of Switzerland organic farmers. More than 800 production and commercial firms have the license contract with BIO SUISSE (right to use this label).
EU Organic
The EU organic farming logo offers consumers’ confidence about the origins and qualities of their food and drink and its presence on any product ensures compliance with the EU organic farming Regulation.
JAS Japanese Agricultural Standard
It is the national organic program of Japan. The organic products which are to be sent off to Japan need to be certificated according to the standards decided within the frame of this program.
BRC
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme. The Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.
BCS
BCS ÖKO GARANTIE GmbH is licenced as a private controlling agency since 1992 to implement standards/regulations on organic production. BCS certifies more than 450,000 farmers and more than 1,000 processing businesses in import and export worldwide.
Turkish Organic Law and Regulation
Turkish Organic Agricultural Law and Regulation The regulation was made so that organic agriculture could be carried out as an alternative production system and the products of the Turkish producers would be accepted as ‘organic’.
Halal
Halal (means lawful or legal) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law.
Demeter
Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic® Agriculture. Only strictly controlled and contractually bound partners are permitted to use the Brand. A comprehensive verification process insures strict compliance with the International Demeter Production and Processing Standards.
NOP The National Organic Program
The national organic program of the USA. The organic products which are to be sent off to the USA need to be certificated according to the standards decided within the frame of this program.
COR Canada Organic Regime
The Canada Organic Regime is implemented by the Canada Organic Office, part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The framework for the COR is the Organic Products Regulations of OPR 2009 which set out requirements for organic product labeling and the various actors and infrastructure for implementation.
Fair Trade TSA
The Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA) is a non-profit organization specializing in fair trade and social responsibility standard development, ethical supply chain management and accountable, sustainable community development.
Bio Equitable
The Organic Fair Trade approach guarantees to producers a fair remuneration on their production, processing companies being committed to minimum prices (calculated on the basis of production costs), to volumes, and in the medium to long term (a minimum of 3 years).
Sedex
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
Kosher
Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of the Jewish Halakhic law framework, kosher meaning fit or allowed to be eaten.

Our Company

With over 30 years of experience in growing, processing and exporting Organic / Natural Products, we are a leading processor, packer and exporter of Organic / Natural dried fruits & nuts and frozen fruits in Turkey. ISIK Tarim A.S. exports +16,000 MT (35 million lbs) of products to over 30 countries each and every year.

We are proud to be the ‘First Turkish Company’ to start it’s own organic project called ‘Happy Village’. We are holding DEMETER (Bio-dynamic), BIO SUISSE (Switzerland), JAS (Japan), NOP (USA), EU Organic and BRC Grade A Food Safety certifications.

IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. has grown from a small company into one of the largest suppliers of organic / natural dried fruits, nuts and frozen fruits in Turkey. Today, company has over 3,000 registered organic farmers in more than 150 different villages, covering 11,000 hectares of land all over the country. We are proud to be the ‘First Turkish Company’ to start it’s own organic project called ‘Happy Village’.

Company Figures Exporting to over 30 countries
Over 30 years of experience in growing, processing, packing and exporting
16,000 MTs (35 million lbs) of natural / organic certified products
+3,000 registered organic farmers
+800 employees in three factories

Our Philosophy

MISSION

Meeting the requirements of consumers being conscious of healthy diet by means of our high-quality and safe products by transforming ancestral agricultural lands into “Happy Village” villages protecting the ecosystem owing to the responsibility of being the first organic food company of Turkey. 

VISION

To be a world brand for producing fair and ecological products and putting them on the market by making eco-system compliant sustainable organic agriculture projects, “Happy Village” villages widespread.

BASIC VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

Business ethics and moral values of Isik Tarim acting in accordance with the principle of “Not to be engaged in any actions to harm the human and nature” are as follows:

  • Integrity: Honesty and integrity is priority value for all business processes and relationships. We act honestly in terms of our relationship with employees and business partners.
  • Tolerance & respect to the opinion and beliefs: We value our employees, customers and business partners. We are tolerant about their life styles and opinions and respect to all their beliefs and opinions by treating equally.
  • Good faith: acting in good faith and tolerantly to achieve fair, mutual benefit in all relationships, abiding by the laws and code of ethics is our principle.
  • Modesty- Prudency: We adopt the modesty for our relationships with employees and business partners in and outside the company as a course of conduct.
  • Leadership: We lead positive progress, technology and innovation in the fields related to our sector.
  • Diligence: We show maximum effort for success at subjects related to our business as required by the consideration we show to our work and ourselves.
  • Justice: We protect rights of our company, employees, customers and suppliers by showing the necessary sensitivity and respect.
  • Solidarity: Working in cooperation with external and internal stakeholders in all business processes is our priority principle.
  • Responsibility: We exercise due diligence and commitment to fulfill our obligations and social responsibilities and responsibilities towards the society, environment and nature, competitors, suppliers and business partners, employees, customers, and to fulfill legal responsibilities in all internal and external stakeholder relationships in all business processes

Our History


1974 IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. was established by Mehmet Ali IŞIK as a trading company

.Dried fruit factory was built with a size of 700 m2 / 7,534 ft2

1987 The first export of Sultana Raisins to Europe

1991 Company started its own organic agriculture project called “Happy Village”

1992 IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. became the first member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements) from Turkey

1995
2005
Company expanded its own organic agriculture project and added new items of Dried Fruits

2007Company invested in retail packaging lines

2008“Happy Village Food Products Ltd” was founded as a sales company in Warwick, UK

2010
2014
Company invested in new processing lines and doubled total production capacity in the dried fruit factory


2013New I.Q.F. factory was built in Afyon, Turkey and started its first production

2013 “ISIK Organic Co” was founded as a sales/import company in NJ, USA

2015 New Hazelnut factory was built in Akcakoca, Turkey and started its first production

Locations


  • IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. Dried Fruit Factory in Ören, İzmir
  • Akpınar Gıda A.Ş. I.Q.F. Factory in Afyon
  • IŞIK TARIM A.Ş. Hazelnut Factory in Akçakoca (Black Sea Region)
  • ISIK Organic Co, Sales Office in California, USA
  • Happy Village UK, Sales Office in Warwick, UK

Our Certifications

We are proud to be the ‘First Turkish Company’ to start it’s own organic project ‘Happy village’. We are holding DEMETER (Biodynamic),

BIO SUISSE (Switzerland), JAS (Japan), NOP (USA), EU Organic, COR (Canada) and BRC Grade A Food Safety certifications.

Bio Suisse
Bio Suisse private organization is the umbrella organization (the protective force) of Switzerland organic farmers. More than 800 production and commercial firms have the license contract with BIO SUISSE (right to use this label).
EU Organic
The EU organic farming logo offers consumers’ confidence about the origins and qualities of their food and drink and its presence on any product ensures compliance with the EU organic farming Regulation.
JAS Japanese Agricultural Standard
It is the national organic program of Japan. The organic products which are to be sent off to Japan need to be certificated according to the standards decided within the frame of this program.
BRC
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme. The Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.
BCS
BCS ÖKO GARANTIE GmbH is licenced as a private controlling agency since 1992 to implement standards/regulations on organic production. BCS certifies more than 450,000 farmers and more than 1,000 processing businesses in import and export worldwide.
Turkish Organic Law and Regulation
Turkish Organic Agricultural Law and Regulation The regulation was made so that organic agriculture could be carried out as an alternative production system and the products of the Turkish producers would be accepted as ‘organic’.
Halal
Halal (means lawful or legal) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law.
Global
G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice – and GLOBALG.A.P. is theworldwide standard that assures it. A global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. We set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe– and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match.
Demeter
Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic® Agriculture. Only strictly controlled and contractually bound partners are permitted to use the Brand. A comprehensive verification process insures strict compliance with the International Demeter Production and Processing Standards.
NOP The National Organic Program
The national organic program of the USA. The organic products which are to be sent off to the USA need to be certificated according to the standards decided within the frame of this program.
COR Canada Organic Regime
The Canada Organic Regime is implemented by the Canada Organic Office, part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The framework for the COR is the Organic Products Regulations of OPR 2009 which set out requirements for organic product labeling and the various actors and infrastructure for implementation.
Fair Trade TSA
The Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA) is a non-profit organization specializing in fair trade and social responsibility standard development, ethical supply chain management and accountable, sustainable community development.
Bio Equitable
The Organic Fair Trade approach guarantees to producers a fair remuneration on their production, processing companies being committed to minimum prices (calculated on the basis of production costs), to volumes, and in the medium to long term (a minimum of 3 years).
Sedex
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
Kosher
Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of the Jewish Halakhic law framework, kosher meaning fit or allowed to be eaten.

Our Markets

We export our Organic / Natural products to over 30 countries in 5 continents. Our markets include:

  • Retailers
  • Health Stores
  • Co-Packers
  • Bar Producers
  • Muesli / Granola Producers
  • Biscuit Manufacturers
  • Chocolate Manufactures
  • Wholesalers
  • Brokers / Importers
  • Bio / Eco Shops
  • Baby Food Producers
  • Bakeries
  • Jam Producers
  • Food Preparation