It’s April 2013 and late last year we celebrated 30 years of business. The staff here at SunRidge Farms did an amazing job of finding photographs and attaching captions and stories on a timeline that covered one of the walls of our building so those of us who hadn’t been part of the entire journey could ‘see’ the beginning and follow that to our current status. It truly tells a wonderful story and emphasized how we truly are a lifestyle company that produces excellent foods. Wouldn’t that make us a food company? Well, there is no doubt that foods play an important role in our existence but it’s so much more than that. From our very first trail mix, the goal has not been so much about the food but how to allow a food to benefit our lifestyle choices. A better trail mix led to many other products (over 1300 now) that has provided the opportunity to build a company that can positively impact the lives of others as well as our own team. Almost 40% of our energy needs are now accomplished via solar, our delivery trucks utilize biodiesel, and our recycling and other environmental efforts are top notch so we’ve reduced our carbon footprint dramatically. By practicing what we preach we hope to exist well into our children’s children lifetimes so that when they look at the next timeline on the wall they can be just as amazed as we are while still being able to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and enjoy foods free from contamination. We can all agree that that’s a lifestyle we all want and we know that many of the choices we’ve made can be accomplished by almost EVERY other company out there. These choices don’t always equate on a short term dollar and cents basis but reflect doing the right thing for the future. Those are choices that we hope will set an example for others to copy and expand upon. As always, we appreciate our customers and suppliers and the support we’ve been given throughout the years. If you are new to SunRidge Farms, give us a look see and try some of our items. It’s not just a brand, it’s a lifestyle.