Sunrise Fresh Produce in Jackson, Mississippi is conveniently located to easily service customers all across Mississippi. Our customers stretch from the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Oxford and Tupelo in the north. In addition to most of Mississippi, our service area also extends west into Monroe, Louisiana and down to Natchez. Sunrise proudly sources many fresh products from local farmers and partners with restaurants who share our concern for local sustainability.
The Sunrise Fresh Produce location servicing the Gulf Coast region is situated just off I-10, in Robertsdale, AL. Our distribution center covers a territory from near Montgomery, Alabama down to the Gulf Coast, and includes the panhandle of Florida through Sandestin. The Gulf Coast is home to some of the Deep South’s best restaurants and resorts whose chefs demand fresh, high quality produce. We also are very active in partnering with, and promoting regional farms.
Sunrise Fresh Produce in Jacksonville, Florida serves the Atlantic Coast region from Palm Coast all the way up through Savannah, Georgia and into Hilton Head, South Carolina. Jacksonville also delivers to customers westward into the Lake City, Gainesville and Ocala markets. The extraordinary chefs and business owners we serve throughout this coastal region choose Sunrise because of our quality and customer service. Local growers also know Sunrise supports local family farms season after season.
Many things set Sunrise Fresh Produce apart from other distributors, but one of the most important differences is our total commitment to food safety and traceability. Each Sunrise location is GFS certified. Our teams work very closely with national and local growers, making sure the products they send us - and how we handle those products within our warehouse - exceed governmental food safety regulatory standards. Our staff is diligently trained in safe handling, storing and shipping practices and procedures so that the produce you receive from Sunrise is safe and fresh!
MS Farm Recieves Grant
Sunrise Fresh Produce Regional Manager, Chris Fuss was honored to present a $20,000 Cultivating Change Grant check to Choctaw Fresh Produce on Monday, March 5, 2018. This year of the more than 100 applicants, Choctaw Farms in Philadelphia, MS was awarded first place and the $20,000 grant.
Pictured receiving the check is Jason Grisham, Economic Development Specialist. "The quality of the soil on our land is not the best", explained Grisham. "This grant will help us bring in better soil and create raised growing beds so we can increase the quality of our yield".
Choctaw Farms has 19 high tunnels and greenhouses spread across their community. The produce they grow is sold to kitchens and chefs that cook for the schools, hospitals, casinos and other community outlets located on the Reservation - as well as to chefs across Mississippi who are committed to buying and serving local.
The annual Cultivating Change grant program, through Greener Fields Together and the PRO*ACT network of purveyors and distributors, allows local farmers to apply for grants to help their farms be more successful and sustainable. For more information and a list of this year's winners, please visit: www.greenerfieldstogether.com
Cultivating Change Grants
Swain Farms, located in Patterson, Georgia, was recently awarded $3,000 from the Greener Fields Together Cultivating Change grant program! Swain’s Farm is a first-generation, family farm who applied for the funds to help with the purchase a refrigerated truck so they can, “be available for deliveries the entire blueberry season,” explained Johnnie Swain.
Sunrise Fresh Produce is committed to working closely with local farms, and congratulates the Swain family on receiving this well deserved grant.
For more information about all GFT grant winners visit: www.greenerfieldstogether.org