Sunrise Acres is an Egg Farm located in Hudsonville Michigan. Sunrise Acres was started by Marvin and June Patmos with 100 chickens in 1949. His two sons took over day to day operations in the 1980′s. Today the third generation, Bill’s sons, are learning the family farm business.
We now have 2,080,000 layer hens which produce 50 million dozen eggs per year. We have our own feed mill to produce chicken feed and grow replacement hens from baby chicks. Our three packing plants grade and pack 1.6 million eggs the same day they are laid (135,000 dozen per day). We transport them to market with the Sunrise Acres truck fleet.
Approximately 30 percent of our markets are out of state, and that brings millions of dollars in revenue back into Michigan each year. Our family also farms 7,000 acres of Michigan land to produce corn and soybeans for our hens. Sunrise Acres is one of Michigan’s largest grain buyers and employs 120 full and part-time people. Sunrise Acres has always bought local grain to support other Michigan farmers and because it makes sense for the environment. Grow local. Buy local.
We are proud to support our local farmers by buying their grain and we always buy “Michigan First!” with all of our supplies and needs. We participate in the United Egg Producers Animal Welfare Program. We have all been taught by our parents to take care of our animals as we were growing up. Our farms have full HACCP & SQF programs for food safety and we voluntary participate in Michigan’s MAEAP Plan (Michigan Environmental Assurance Program).
Farmers were the first recyclers. Sunrise animal waste (manure) is sold and trucked as solids to other Michigan farmers, some of whom are organic farmers. We work carefully with Michigan DEQ to insure our wastes do not end up in Michigan lakes and streams. We recycle all of our paper and cardboard, batteries, metal, and waste eggs, among other things.
We are proud to be a Michigan Farm Family that produces a wholesome farm food for the People of Michigan and the USA to enjoy.