Işık Tarım, Turkey's first company with an independent organic project, succeeds in transforming ancestral agricultural lands into "Organic Happy Villages" across the country. As the leading processor, packer and exporter of organic dried fruits, hazelnuts and frozen fruits in Turkey, it continues to pioneer in the field of organic food:

  • 2021

    Işık Tarım took its place among Turkey's Top 500 Largest Industrial Enterprises within the scope of ISO 500.

  • 2021

    Innovative and new product range has been expanded.

  • 2020

    Işık Tarım was entitled to become an accredited R&D Center.

  • 2020

    In-house microbiology and pesticide laboratories were established.

  • 2020

    A separate facility investment was made in Izmir for snack bar, ball, bites.

  • 2020

    Plant and processing line investments were made for the production of further processed product groups in the hazelnut plant.

  • 2019

    Cooperation with EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) was initiated for long-term projects.

  • 2019

    Işık Tarım started its online branded sales.

  • 2017

    Işık Tarım received 3rd Biggest Dried Fruit Exporter Prize in 2017 from ‘Turkish Exporters Assembly’.

  • 2017

    Işık Tarım received 2nd Biggest Dried Fruit Exporter Prize in 2017 from the ‘Aegean Exporters Associations’.

  • 2017

    With new technological investments, infused product group (strawberry, cherry, sour cherry) was added to the product range.

  • 2017

    New facility investment was made for capacity increase and efficiency in dried fruit retail products.

  • 2015

    Hazelnut production in the Black Sea was included in in-house operations and the production

  • 2014

    Happy Hazelnut Project started by establishing a standard with our project partner, then Happy Hazelnut Project certification was achieved.

  • 2013

    Our company, ‘AKPINAR GIDA A.Ş’ was established in Afyon. Capacity was increased by investing in a new IQF facility.

  • 2013

    Our company, ‘ISIK ORGANIC CO’ was established in USA.

  • 2013

    SEDEX-SMETA social and ethical certificates were obtained.

  • 2011

    Operational efficiency and capacity increase were achieved by implementing the "Lean Production" methods in dried fruit facility.

  • 2009

    Our company, ‘Happy Village Food Products Limited’ was established in UK.

  • 2007

    Production of IQF products was integrated into in-house operations in Afyon.

  • 2007

    Bio Fair Trade (Fair Trade Sustainability Association) projects have started.

  • 2007

    Entered the retail industry by investing in retail packaging lines.

  • 2003

    BRC, Food Safety Standard Certificate was obtained.

  • 2002

    Işık Tarım became the "First Turkish Company" to receive the JAS Organic certificate from Japan MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan).

  • 2001

    Entered IQF (Individual Quick Frozen) sector and started to export frozen products.

  • 2000

    By increasing the product variety within Happy Village Project, organic farming activities were expanded from Aegean Region to all regions in Turkey.

  • 2000

    Organic strawberry, dark sweet cherry, hazelnut, sour cherry, plum, mulberry and apple projects were initiated.

  • 1995

    Company invested in drying tunnels.

  • 1993

    Biodynamic Agriculture (Demeter) project was started within the scope of Happy Village Project.

  • 1992

    Işık Tarım became the first member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) in Turkey.

  • 1991

    Company started the first independent organic project (Happy Village Project) in Turkey to expand organic farming.

  • 1989

    “Işık Kollektif Şirketi” was transformed into “Işık Tarım Ürünleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S”

  • 1987

    First raisin export, it is made to Europe.

  • 1984

    Raisin processing facility was established in Izmir, Oren.

  • 1983

    Mehmet Ali Işık established his unlimited company, “Işık Kollektif Şirketi”

Işık Tarım continues its sustainable organic agriculture projects in harmony with the ecosystem by expanding organic Happy Villages in Turkey, and expands its goal to become a global brand that produces and markets organic, healthy, fair and tasty products..