Pacific Ridge “PACRIDGE,” a farming food company based in Saskatchewan, Canada, announced it is expanding operations to the U.S. by establishing its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.
PACRIDGE brings a foundational vision of soil-to-shelf regenerative farming by empowering farmers, retailers and consumers with transparency and technology.
“We partner with farmers across [more than] 375,000 acres of dryland farms, and with our new True Crops app technology, will start expanding regenerative farming practices and products to more farmers, retailers, and ultimately consumers’ homes,” said Ken Grenier, CEO. “Our expansion to NWA is truly the perfect next step to carry out our vision.”
Through the True Crops app farmers, retailers and consumers have access to seed-to-self crop traceability, unlocking true transparency, quality and regenerative product validation. The app provides crop traceability from seed-to-self and improves access to regenerative food products, while the energy-efficient Sonic Milling technology helps enable expansion of regenerative products to more retail food categories.
Through the power of water and energy, the Sonic Milling process creates shockwaves of sonic energy breaking apart whole grains, nuts or seeds. The outcome is digestible plant-based beverages and product ingredients that are more nutrient dense.
“PACRIDGE, regenerative farming is the science and the soul of our soil. Restoring, renewing, and replenishing the land through regenerative agricultural is not a new idea,” Grenier said. “Regenerative farming practices have always been implemented to improve soil health, crop yields, water resilience and nutrient density.
PACRIDGE is also leading supply chain innovation with the first PACRIDGE net zero food processing plant. The PACRIDGE Grain Cleaning Plant utilizes the newest technologies, producing cleaner products and operations supported by geothermal and solar power. The plant processes a broad portfolio of sustainable grains and pulse crops.
Founded in 2021, the new facility will expand PACRIDGE’s operations. To open the Northwestern Arkansas office, there will be a local staff of leadership to guide PACRIDGE’s growth in the U.S. and with jobs locally. Once open, PACRIDGE will hire in the areas of sales, marketing, EDI and logistics.