With thousands of grower members stretching across the sunny citrus groves of California and Arizona, the Sunkist cooperative reflects the values of its 120-year history: family-owned farms, traditional growing practices, stewardship of natural resources, and a dedication to innovation.
Sunkist is committed to providing quality, safe organic citrus – from our farms to families everywhere. Following industry-leading practices for growing, harvesting and packing, our growers and packinghouses ensure the highest quality organic citrus for consumers around the world.
Sunkist organic growers and packinghouses are certified through the USDA’s National Organic Program to meet the organization’s national organic standards. Organic farming uses only natural pest control and fertilizers, never chemical weed or pest killers.
Before produce can be labeled organic, a government-approved inspector must test the farm to ensure the grower is complying with the required guidelines to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that process and pack organic products must be certified as well. If all related companies pass the test and the soil is certified to be free of prohibited synthetic and chemical substances for three years prior to harvest, organic certification is granted.