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.
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