The old-fashioned traditions of hard work, integrity and service, have long been
the mainstays of their business model for success. For over 30 years, these have been
the ingredients of the success for the Sowden Bros., an organic farming operation
that grows approximately 350 acres of certified organic prunes in the
heart of the Sacramento Valley.
The Sowden Bros. are first generation farmers. In 1976, they bought a 25 acre prune
ranch in Southern Butte County. This was their start. Today they farm nearly 350
acres of organic prunes near Live Oak, California. Live Oak is a small
town in the fertile traditions, just east of the Sutter Buttes, 60 miles north
of Sacramento. They also buy prunes from other organic growers. All of the prunes
they grow, buy, and process are certified organic by QAI.
With a variety of highly popular organic prune products sold and marketed in the
U.S. and internationally under the Mornin’ Glory® label, the Sowden Bros. have
developed a reputation for providing high quality products such as organic prune
juice, pitted prunes and the most recent addition — organic prune extract — heralded
by the international consumer market as a “Miracle in a Jar”
* for its health benefits.
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