Our Mission - A Seed is Planted
To be a socially responsible company that offers the finest organic products available at
national and international levels.
To improve the health of the consumer with high quality organic products and shift consumers' demand for organics to the mainstream choice in the Western Hemisphere
To increase the availability and selection of organic
products at affordable pricing.
To empower and enrich the lives of our employees and their families by facilitaing and supporting each and everyone's personal growth, education and prosperity.
To support and increase the prosperity of organic and biodynamic farmers, farms and our employees.
The Visionary Behind the Mission
Robert Roman, B.S., M.Ed.
Founder & President
Organics In America, S.A.
After many years of work in the Organic, Bio-Dynamic, and Natural Food industries in the US, Robert relocated to Costa Rica primarily for the climate. However, in his search for opportunities in CR, he discovered and purchased a small distributorship of organic & natural products for sale in the fall
of 2004. This was not only the birth of Organics In America S.A. but also his access to develop the organic industry throughout Central, South, and North America; to create a successful company within the natural food industry and to support his commitment to foster the prosperity of organic/biodynamic farmers and farms.
Robert’s involvement with the Organic industry started in 1974, with the raise of a hand as he volunteered to become the Coordinator of the Columbia Community Grocery in Columbia, MO. He soon took on a leadership role as Chairman of the Committee on Cooperatives, an Advisory Board to the Governor of MO. He participated in the formation of the National Cooperative Bank, the operations of the Ozark Cooperative Warehouse, and Project Taproot at the University of MO.
His experience encompasses the following:
• International Purchases & Sales
• Coordinating purchases of US finished goods for export & distribution in Costa Rica
• Financials, new product introductions, and overall management of OIA
• 45% growth and profitability in 2nd year
• Served 3 years as a Peace Corps primary & high teacher - 1969-1972