2019 marks the 30th anniversary for Silver Hills Bakery, an Abbotsford, British Columbia-based supplier of sprouted products. Silver Hills offers more than 20 varieties of artisanal breads, bagels, tortillas and buns, including its “Squirrelly Bread,” all of which are plant powered and feature nutrient dense sprouted grains.
In the U.S., the products are available at Whole Foods Market, SuperTarget, Publix, Sprouts Farmers Market and Natural Grocers.
The concept for Silver Hills Bakery was born at a small lifestyle spa—Silver Hills Wellness Spa in North Okangan—where Brad Brousson was working and realized the need for a healthy bread for the guests. Brousson had learned to make sprouted bread from scratch from his mom. Stan and Kathy Smith, friends of the family, also realized the power of sprouted grains and joined Brousson to help bake the nutritious loaves. Over time, the trio decided they had something special and branched out to create Silver Hills Bakery in 1989. Since then, Silver Hills has been delivering non-GMO, sprouted, plant-based products to communities throughout North America.
“Silver Hills started as a passion project between friends to bring delicious and nutritious sprouted breads to our local community. Thirty years later, that passion is stronger than ever as we continue to deliver high-quality and delicious sprouted products to consumers across North America,” says Stan Smith, co-founder of Silver Hills Bakery. “We’re so excited to be celebrating 30 years of sprouted power and we thank our employees and customers for making this milestone possible. It’s humbling to reflect on the lives we’ve been able to impact through the power of sprouted grains.”
The company remains family-owned, and employs more than 300 people. Silver Hills products are distributed to more than 350 retailers, in both natural foods retailers and major grocers, in both Canada and the U.S.
Silver Hills said it is one of the first food brands in North America to ensure its products are free from glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide that has been linked to cancer by various experts including the World Health Organization. In addition to being guaranteed non-GMO, all Silver Hills products display the Bio-Checked Non Glyphosate Certified seal.