The old-fashioned traditions of hard work, integrity and service, have long been the mainstays of their business model for success. For over 30 years, these have been the ingredients of the success for the Sowden Bros., an organic farming operation that grows approximately 350 acres of certified organic prunes in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. The Sowden Bros. are first generation farmers. In 1976, they bought a 25 acre prune ranch in Southern Butte County. This was their start. Today they farm nearly 350 acres of organic prunes near Live Oak, California. Live Oak is a small town in the fertile traditions, just east of the Sutter Buttes, 60 miles north of Sacramento. They also buy prunes from other organic growers. All of the prunes they grow, buy, and process are certified organic by QAI.