Blaine company acquires Bellingham's Aldrich Farms

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 22, 2013 

A Blaine natural food manufacturer has purchased Bellingham-based Aldrich Farms, a maker of jams, jellies, mustards and sauces.

Jovan's Pure Nutrition announced the acquisition of Aldrich Farms on Monday, July 22. The company will continue to use the Aldrich Farms brand name and sell its products at a variety of regional stores.

"We're pleased to offer the high-quality products of Aldrich Farms," Jovan Johnson, president of Jovan's Pure Nutrition, said in a news release. "We would like to expand its reach to markets around the Pacific Northwest."

Jovan's Pure Nutrition is a wholesaler of instant breakfast and gluten-free artisan crackers. The company also plans to launch three new lines of products this fall.

Aldrich Farms was founded in 1997. Former owner Richard Buford said he plans to move out of the area and wanted to thank the loyal customers he's had over the years. Its products can be found in a variety of local stores, including Drizzle, Old Fairhaven Wines, Whatcom Farmers Co-op, Terra Organica, Edaleen Dairy and Hannegan Seafoods.

For details about Jovan's, visit jovans.com. For information about Aldrich Farms, visit aldrichfarms.com.

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