SunRidge Farms and O’Neill Wetsuits team up for the Halloween Freakshow Surf Contest

SunRidge Farms is pleased to be part of Halloween Freakshow Surf Contest sponsored by O’Neill Wetsuits on October 29-30, 2016.  64 surfers will compete for cash while shredding famous Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.  Come out and support these outstanding athletes as they battle for the best waves to see who rules Steamers at Halloween! O’Neill and SunRidge Farms are embarking on a journey together as we begin to celebrate a combined 100 years of Santa Cruz, California based healthy pursuits.  O’Neill will celebrate 65 years in business and SunRidge Farms 35 years in 2017.   O’Neill offers the best in wetsuits and surf related gear globally and SunRidge Farms is the leader in organic and all natural foods available in bulk bins at grocers and natural food stores nationwide and internationally. See you at Steamers!

National Bulk Foods Week October 16-22

SunRidge Farms is the established leader in bulk food sets at your favorite grocer.  Since 1982 we’ve been leading the way in providing the best nuts & seeds, dried fruits, trail mixes, granola, and confections.  Bulk foods provide many advantages and supports our mission of taking care of the planet while producing the best foods imaginable.  How does bulk food provide these advantages?  First and foremost, almost 40% of the food produced in the USA goes to waste.  When you buy packaged product, often times the fixed package size offers more food than needed and no easy way to reuse or store the excess.   That waste ends up in the landfill rather than our stomachs.  With bulk you only buy what you need.  Secondly, packaged product is simply that, packaged.  The cost of designing and producing the package creates additional costs and environmental impacts.  If new ingredients or formulations are needed, new packaging is then needed, potentially leading to the waste of previously produced packaging.  Lastly, offering foods in bulk provides the most variety of options to consider.  From staples to snacks, plenty of choices are available that will meet anyone’s discriminating palate.  To take advantage of the multitude… Read More

Hit the Trail with SunRidge Farms

Fall is upon us but that doesn’t mean we’re headed indoors.  Cooler weather is really conducive to hiking, including many of those trails that would have been too hot during the summer months.  Layer up and get outside and don’t forget to bring along SunRidge Farms trail mixes to fuel your adventure.  From our original Hit the Trail Mix to our newest Kid’s Mix, we’ve got a trail mix for you.  Do you want just nuts & dried fruit? Got it!   How about chocolate or yogurt pieces in a mix?  Have that too!  Want to create your own trail mix?  Easy enough, pick the individual items when you shop the bulk department and mix together when you get home.  So, it’s  time to get outside and Hit the Trail – [link] Click the link above to see our full selection of SunRidge Farms trail mixes that will sustain you on your next adventure!

Fuel your adventure with SunRidge Farms this Fall! Find this months promo code here for 20% online orders.

The approach of autumn isn’t the end of summer fun.  Let’s stay active and embrace the slight chill in the air and sunlight that fades a little earlier each day.  Staying active requires fueling the body and that’s where we at SunRidge Farms come in.  Trail mixes, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and granola all provide easy to carry and nourishing sustenance for adventures of all types, from taking the kids to the Halloween store or pumpkin patch, enjoying  full moon stand up paddling sessions, or taking those treks in the hills that were too grueling in the summer heat.  The fall brings us tailgates, homework, homecoming, and yard work.  Those adventures need fuel too! Take advantage of the changing of the seasons for 20% online orders by using promo code ‘ autumn2016 ‘. Post a picture of your SunRidge Farms fueled adventure on Facebook or Instagram by October 15  and we’ll pick a lucky contributor or two and send them a gift box for participating.  

SunRidge Farms – entering the digital age of organic and all natural foods

If you stop by our website frequently you’ve noticed something different during this visit…we’ve changed.  This is for the better, though we know it will cause some growing pains with our long term followers.  We’ve launched the site quietly as it’s as shocking to us as it is to the aforementioned long timers.  Please enjoy the significant improvements – you can use your phone or tablet as well as your computer; nutritional panel and ingredient information is front and center;  and increased accessibility to our vast selection of items – that will aid you in your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle through organic and all natural foods. If you find a broken link, have trouble checking out, or have any other questions please use our ‘contact us’ feature.  We’ll be able to resolve most website issues within 24-72 hours.  Our image library is being updated in the background so check back frequently to see our products in detail. Thanks so much for your support of SunRidge Farms.  Welcome to our digital leap forward; help us share our mutual values and interests by joining and liking us on Facebook and Instagram.    

Join us at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City August 3-6

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!

Congress sends GMO labeling bill to President Obama

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.

The GMO Labeling Battle is Still Here

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.

Reduce Meat Consumption and Lower Your Individual Carbon Footprint

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.