Prosser, WA-based Sunset Produce will greet visitors to Booth 1501 during Fresh Summit 2017, which is expected to draw upwards of 20,000 attendees and feature more than 1,000 exhibitors during the Oct. 20-12 exposition in New Orleans.
According to Sunset Vice President Brenden Kent, the booth theme centers on “getting to know Sunset Produce better.” Brenden said some of the company’s owners will be at the booth, and he said, “There are no smoke and mirrors with our company. We do not pretend to be someone we aren’t – we are a true family-owned company from the ground up with really nice family-grown onions.”
The company’s slogan echoes Brenden’s comments: “Quality Onions from Sunrise to Sunset!”
He added, “Our main focus is to showcase our products, and we have also taken a really cool drone video that shows our crop from start to finish.”
The video, along with more photos, can be viewed at the company’s website, http://www.sunsetonions.com.
The company’s history is steeped in family values, and the website shares not only the history but the philosophy behind the operation as well.
Formed by brothers Robert and Duane Munn in 1989, Sunset Produce includes the experience of their father, Lorin, who started in onions in the Treasure Valley of Idaho-Eastern Oregon after farming in Utah for many years.
The Munn family moved to Washington in 1976, and today the fourth generation of Munns is growing onions and other crops in the fertile Washington ground.
The website says, “One of the notable aspects of the success of these farms is the hands-on, day-to-day management that each family member provides. They all grew up as young people on farms and know every aspect and detail of what is required to grow the very best quality crops possible. One of the sayings while driving on the farm whenever you pass a pickup, a truck, a tractor, or a road grader you had better wave because it may well be one of the owners driving. If anyone needs to see the growers during the day, we find out which field they are in and that is where we meet.”
Brenden said of PMA and the experience and value gained by attending the show, “We have attended the PMA expos for more than 20 years, but we’ve only have been an exhibitor for two years.” He added that exhibiting “gives us exposure and lets people know who we are!”
Featured Image: Sunset Produce exhibits at PMA 2016. Left to right: Robert Munn, Lorna Munn, Rob Munn, and Brenden Kent.