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SunnyRidge Farm adds organic blueberries

by | February 22, 2010
SunnyRidge Farm has expanded its product line to include organic blueberries. Product will be sourced from both company-owned farms as well as through contract growers, beginning with Florida production in March and continuing through August.

"Our expansion into organic blueberries is a natural complement to our existing product line and continues our company's commitment to innovation within the berry industry," Keith Mixon, president and chief executive officer of SunnyRidge Farm Inc., said in a Feb. 22 press release.

"SunnyRidge continues to position itself as a key partner to our customers providing a one-stop-shop for a reliable, year-round supply of the most popular berry varieties. As consumers become increasingly interested in the methods used to grow their produce, it is important that we continue to provide retailers with products that enable the consumer to choose the product that they are most comfortable with -- for themselves and their family," he added.

The organic blueberries will be harvested from approximately 200 total acres. The company expects to ship 5 million pounds during the 2010 domestic season, most of which will be sold to grocery and clubstore retailers. The berries will be certified organic based on U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program standards, and all will come from GlobalGAP certified farms.