Since 1988, Sun Orchard has been the leading developer and manufacturer of all-natural citrus based ingredient and beverage products, servicing market leaders across the Foodservice, Specialty Industrial and Club channels. Our products are Not From Concentrate (NFC) and minimally processed to maintain the natural benefits and flavors of the fruit. Our ingredients and beverages are clean label and non-GMO, thereby meeting consumer demand for healthier, authentic, and All-Natural products.
Sun Orchard products are developed to achieve specific taste profiles and are guided by the sensory experience for exceptional taste and aroma. Throughout the development process, we collaborate with passionate farmers, growers, food scientists and others who care deeply about sustainability. Our knowledge and expertise differentiate us from our competition. With 250+ dedicated employees committed to excellence, quality, and customer service, Sun Orchard has built trust and partnerships with our customers for 35 years.
Sourcing & Quality
At Sun Orchard, we source 30+ million pounds of citrus every year to meet the massive consumer demand for healthier natural ingredients and beverages. Our procurement team are experts in harvest seasons and have developed an extensive supply chain network throughout the world. Their knowledge and proficiency in sourcing products during peak growing seasons ensures consistency and quality of product throughout the year.
Premium Ingredients & Beverages
Our products are made from citrus that is expertly selected from the world’s best growing regions. Our expertise is Not from Concentrate all-natural Ingredients and Beverages with no preservatives or additives.
Beverage products include RTD (Ready to Drink) Citrus Juices & Blends, RTD All-Natural Fruit Ades, and RTD Fruit Smoothies. Read More
Ingredient products include Single-Strength Citrus Juices & Blends, All-Natural Ades & Fruit Water Bases, All-Natural Purees and Smoothie Bases, Premium Cocktail Bases and Mixers, and All Natural Fruit Tea Bases. Read more
Sun Orchard was founded on the principle of sustainability. Using responsible environmental processes, we make delicious, fresh-tasting citrus-based ingredients and beverages from fruit that was not appealing enough to go on grocery store shelves. We have stayed true to that guiding principle to this day. Read more
Quality Assurance and Food Safety
Sun Orchard is known for maintaining the highest standards in the industry for quality assurance and food safety. Our manufacturing locations are SQF certified. The team follow HACCP and GMP protocols plus a robust verification and traceability process. All products are gently pasteurized and are overseen by an onsite quality assurance and control team.
R&D and Commercialization
Our knowledgeable Research Development and Commercialization teams offer our customers breakthrough solutions from concept to market. R&D works closely with customers in a fully equipped commercial kitchen and laboratory, while Commercialization provides expertise in packaging design, operational scale-ups, and bringing programs to market. Read More
Manufacturing & Distribution
Sun Orchard has bi-coastal production and distribution facilities in Haines City Florida and Tempe Arizona. These locations service our national and regional customers with refrigerated and frozen ingredients and beverages. We have continually invested capital in new capabilities and equipment that has allowed us to stay ahead of our competitors. Both manufacturing locations have the exact same equipment which results in continuity of supply and efficient logistics options. Our warehouses are multi temperature controlled and have state of the art warehouse inventory systems. Our team is committed to the highest level of service ensuring we meet our customers and consumers needs on a daily basis. Read more
Our people are our greatest assets. The combined years of experience for senior leadership and management teams is second to none. This provides the company and our employees a distinct advantage in their career development and advancement. We believe in developing talent from within and giving people a path to grow. We are always looking for great and talented indivuduals. Join our Team
Sun Orchard services market leaders in Foodservice, Specialty Industrial and Club channels. In Foodservice, these segments include national chain restaurants, broadline distributors, hospitality c-store and many others. Our Specialty Industrial business is focused on serving breweries, distillers, dairies and specialty food manufacturers. For the Club channel, Sun Orchard is able to provide premium private label products that outperform NBE.
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