It all started on a warm day in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley. The year was 1912 when an entrepreneurial group of raisin growers agreed over shared dreams and sturdy handshakes to sell raisins as one. They had no name and no sales plan. But with the guidance of a wise and well-respected farmer, named H.H. Welsh, The California Associated Raisin Company began its century-long journey of spreading sweet raisins around the world. Today, Sun-Maid continues to keep things light, bright and enjoyable with new product releases, like Sun-Maid Sour Raisin Snacks, which are the only fruit snack made of whole fruit, it’s the perfect encapsulation of 100+ years of encouraging the world to grow young — one natural, dried fruit at a time.