Sunrise Farms has been producing high-quality yogurts,
spreads and cheeses since 1976. But the experience needed to
produce premium cultured dairy products of this caliber has
been accumulated over more than 40 years. Kevin Johnston has
brought all of his background in research, product development
and manufacturing to Sunrise Farms' product line. Today, with
his son Michael supervising the production, they continue to
make the finest quality yogurt products available.
In addition to a line of yogurt-based products, Sunrise Farms
packages shelf-stable products such as syrups, relishes and glazes
which are sold under a number of private labels. Sugar-free syrup
was first developed and packaged by Sunrise Farms for one of
their private label customers.
With growing interest in the therapeutic and nutritional value
of cultured dairy products, Sunrise Farms will be marketing a
greater variety of yogurt-derived spreads and cheeses, both plain
and flavored with herbs and vegetables. These products are lower
in calories and fat than other spreads and cheeses! They have all
of the health benefits of naturally-made yogurt, and are a tasty
topping for a cracker or a flavorful addition to a favorite recipe.
Look for the Sunrise Farms label in the gourmet deli-dairy case!
In the 1960's, Kevin Johnston joined Colombo, Inc. and learned
the yogurt-making business on their production line. By 1976,
Kevin was their Vice President of Operations, and had seen the
company grow from $500,000 in yearly sales to $20 million per
year. Kevin was instrumental in bringing their first yogurt
containing fruit to market for the company.
After he left Colombo, Kevin became a consultant to the
cultured dairy products industry, helping companies like
Mountain High in Denver, Zack's Frozen Yogurt and Stonyfields
bring quality products to the marketplace. He also operated a
small cultured products laboratory that developed new products
and recipes for his clients. He produced the first yogurt drink
commercially available in the US in the early 1990's. He has been
a member of the American Cultured Dairy Product Association,
the Milk Industry Foundation, and the Massachusetts
Dairy Technology Club.
In 1976, Kevin founded Sunrise Farms, in order to use the
knowledge and experience gained from years in this industry to
produce the natural yogurt products that he knows are the best
available...products that start with the finest ingredients, that are
processed naturally, that are not subjected to excessive heat during
production, and do not contain fillers or other additives found in
lesser brands. Sunrise Farms products are the ones you want to
serve to your family!