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.
If you ever wanted to visit a beautiful farm and the family that owns it, take a ride to Frankferd Farms in Saxonburg! Their fourth-generation organic farm specializes in organic, local, bul and specialty foods. They started out as a flour mill and grew to be the distributorship and retail store that they are today. Their customers include families, stores, restaurants and universities in the seven surrounding states. They are a huge supporter of local businesses and their suppliers include many local vendors and local neighborhood bakeries (including us!).
In 2016 they began the Farmer’s Fork Event Series welcoming guests onto their farm sharing local food and fun. Each month featured a chef from a local restaurant, drink and live music.
Their goals include providing people affordable access to healthy, wholesome, honest food and to contribute towards a healthier planet.