Sunnyside Farms Market was opened in 2002 by Durango native, Holly Zink. As a descendent of farmers, ranchers, and business owners, Holly was instilled with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong connection with local agriculture. While attending CU in Boulder, Colorado, Holly worked at a natural foods grocery store where she realized that her dream job would be to open a store of her own. After graduation, she went on to attend the meat sciences program at CSU and interned at meat processing facilities in Weld County, Colorado in order to educate herself about all aspects of the meat business. Sunnyside Farms Market was opened in tandem with its sister business, Sunnyside Meats processing facility, which is owned by Holly’s father, Jerry Zink. Together, the businesses act as an avenue to supply the finest all-natural meats from local growers to households and restaurants in the community.
In 2008, Sunnyside Farms Market moved into a new building that they share with two other locally owned businesses. Nature’s Oasis (a natural foods grocer) and Serious Delights Bakery came together with Sunnyside to make an ideal one-stop-shop for the customers.
In addition to offering a quality of product that is second to none, Sunnyside Farms Market is known for its dedication to outstanding customer service and provides a friendly, relaxing atmosphere that shoppers can truly enjoy. Holly and her husband, Jesse, lead a highly competent staff who are happy to swap recipes and give menu suggestions to a wide variety of shoppers, from the die-hard backyard grilling enthusiast to the person who is cooking their first Thanksgiving dinner.