SunRidge Farms is pleased to be exhibiting at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Come by our booth, PV1178, and sample our newest items and get your discount code for 25% off online orders so you can fuel your body while hiking, climbing, paddleboarding, backpacking, or any other adventure. SunRidge Farms is a premier provider of nut&seeds, dried fruits, trail mixes, granola, and confections that are out of this world. Our products are found in bulk bins at your favorite grocer or natural food store. We also have a full line of prepackaged items that makes it easy to grab and go. Come by the booth August 3-6 and see what SunRidge Farms is all about!
Whether we agree with it or not, the US Congress has decided to forward a bill that passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that supersedes State law (specifically Vermont) in regards to labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO). President Obama is expected to sign this bill into law. Here’s the detail – [link] Rest assured, we’ll still be using NonGMO ingredients and sourcing from NonGMO sources. The environmental impacts of GMO corn, beets, and soybean are simply too negative to ignore. The inability of the farmers to prevent cross contamination, singular and increasing herbicide use, mono crop culture, and impact on the local ecosystem are real. This is not healing the planet. It’s still the only one we’ve got so let’s continue to push for agricultural changes that take care of the Earth so she’ll continue to take care of us. SunRidge Farms is a producer of fine foods – confections, nuts & seeds, dried fruits, trail mixes, and granola. Much of our production is solar powered, our trucks use bio-diesel, and we pay employees $5 per day to bike to work.
Vermont’s GMO labeling requirement became law on July 1, 2016. Many major food companies have already prepared labels to meet Vermont’s requirements without any issue. The US Senate is attempting to circumvent State requirements with their own bill that differs somewhat from Vermont’s law. Here’s a link to this information – [link] SunRidge Farms stands with Vermont in sticking with a strong GMO labeling requirement that meets the 9 of 10 Americans desire to know what is in their food. The law works as demonstrated by Campbells and Hershey’s (amongst others) label changes that comply with the Vermont requirement. Contact your representatives and let them know you don’t want the Vermont requirement to be circumvented or undermined.
Make a choice to reduce your meat consumption and you truly have a positive impact on the environment. What a great way to let a positive lifestyle choice have a ripple effect that is also positive. Here’s the detail – [link] Let’s continue to find ways save the planet. SunRidge Farms is committed to reducing it’s carbon footprint. We utilize solar for most of our manufacturing energy needs, we pay employees to bike to work, and we utilize bio-diesel for our fleet of trucks.
Here’s a great article that simplifies the GMO conundrum – [link]
The FDA’s recall page, [link], has information pertaining to the brands affected by sunflower seeds that potentially are contaminated with listeria. SunRidge Farms is NOT affected by this recall for any item of ours containing sunflower seeds. Take advantage of our sunflower seeds and our many other choices of trail mixes, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, and confections in the month of June by using promo code ‘summerheat2016‘ at checkout for 20% off your online order!
GMO labeling is still a hot topic and now the State of New York is poised to join Vermont in mandating that GMO’s be labeled. Here’s a story published by the AP – [link] SunRidge Farms supports the labeling of GMO’s. We want you to know what’s in our foods. We also want to encourage organic farming/agriculture to ensure that our planet thrives for coming generations.
The use of the word ‘natural’ or ‘all natural’ for foods has been in debate for years. Does it mean organic or NonGMO or does it allow for the use of artificial ingredients, colors, GMO’s, and preservatives?? Currently, the FDA has just closed the public comment period and will review these comments and may or may not issue their definition or guidelines for the use of this word. The entire food industry now waits for this guidance so that any changes to packaging and/or marketing copy can be updated to stay in compliance. For more on this click here. SunRidge Farms supplies ‘All Natural’ items as part of our offerings. For over 30 years, SunRidge Farms All Natural has meant: – No Preservatives or Additives – No Artificial Colors or Flavors – No Hydrogenated Oils – 0g Trans Fat We’ll continue to honor our heritage and our stance on the term ‘All Natural’ until regulations require us to change. Should that occur we’ll adjust just as the food industry does anytime that new regulations demand. Rest assured, the commitment to sourcing only the best ingredients remains our focus and that’s our bottom line. We thank you for making SunRidge Farms your choice!
Still wondering if eating organic makes sense? More and more evidence makes it clear that the advantages are many. Here’s some more fuel to help motivate you to make better eating choices.[link] SunRidge Farms urges you to consider organic foods as often as possible. Let’s work together to increase organic acreage for agriculture in the USA.
We are currently in a mass extinction event. The term “extinction event” is used to define any period from three to twenty centuries, during which the planet loses 75 percent of its biodiversity. The world has lost 52 percent of its wildlife in the past four decades alone, so it is well on its way to meeting that criteria. Read this story – [link] There is only one earth and we must protect her.