We believe in supporting our community and partner with many local vendors. Anytime you visit Sunny Bridge you are sure to find our shelves stocked with foods sourced from within 300 miles of the store—including meats, raw milk and honey.
We are very proactive in supporting our farms and businesses. Our relationships with these farmers and producers are at the very heart of Sunny Bridge.
There are SO many reasons to choose to buy local...
Local food is fresher and tastes better than food shipped long distances from other states or countries. Local farmers can offer produce varieties bred for taste and freshness rather than for shipping and long shelf life. Additionally, since local food doesn’t have to travel very far it is also great for the environment. Short distances mean reduced carbon dioxide emissions and packing materials.
By supporting local business you are contributing to the community by keeping the money you spend in our area. You are also supporting small, family-owned farms and businesses and enabling them to thrive. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is grown or raised enables you to choose safe food from farmers who avoid or reduce their use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified seed in their operations.
In 1910, Frank L. Ross had a dream. He wanted to build a 'model farm' in Washington County, Pennsylvania, to practice the latest methods of animal husbandry and farm design.
Frank Sr. and his son, Uncle Tom, set about to bring the finest livestock to Washington County including cattle regularly brought in from select western farms, including the farm of President Eisenhower.
Fast forward to 2020…
Amy Ross Manko (5th generation) and her son, Drew (6th generation) currently run and work the farm. They grow produce and raise livestock including sheep, cattle, turkeys, hogs and also have miniature Mediterranean donkeys. The farm concentrates on the finest “heritage breeds and are an official member of Shave ‘Em to Save “Em, Livestock Conservancy that provides wool to fiber artists and their customers.
They are in the National Registry of Historic Places through the US Dept of the Interior and are also recognized by the local History and Landmarks Organization. Amy was named a Top Ten Entrepreneurial Mom in the 2015 Gladys Magazine.
They are proud to carry out and share Frank Sr.’s dream.