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Litehouse Foods Chooses Kaniksu Land Trust For Nationwide Giving Program

SANDPOINT – Litehouse Inc. is known as a hometown hero of sorts in the rural community where it began. Started by a local family, the business has become a nationwide household name and is now 100% employee owned. The brand has worked hard to stay true to its community roots, despite its international success and ranking as the No. 1 Refrigerated Salad Dressing brand in the United States1. One way they have done this is by giving back to the communities they serve, particularly the local community that nurtured the success of that fledgling small business in the 1960s: Sandpoint, Idaho.

In 2020, Litehouse launched Green Garden, a brand that makes better-for-you food products, including organic and non-GMO freeze dried herbs, and non-GMO plant-based dressings, dips and mayos. Last year, Green Garden launched the “5% Planting the Future” initiative, through which the brand donates 5% of annual net income to support planet-focused youth initiatives that educate young adults on ways to be stewards of their communities and planet. Kaniksu Land Trust (KLT), also based in Sandpoint, has been selected as the first recipient to benefit from the “5% Planting the Future” program.

“We are committed to balancing individual hopes and the collective needs of others – our youth, our families, our communities, and our planet,” explained Krystle Turnbull, Product Manager for Litehouse Inc. “Through Green Garden’s ‘5% Planting the Future’ initiative, we’re able to play a part in creating a more sustainable future for the next generation.”

When asked why Green Garden chose KLT, Turnbull said, “Kaniksu Land Trust has a reputation for doing noble things to support the well-being of the Sandpoint community. Our shared core values of fostering community, supporting youth initiatives, and general stewardship make KLT an ideal recipient.”

Kaniksu Land Trust works with willing private landowners to protect special places and applies land-based solutions to community challenges ranging from education to food security. KLT’s nature education program, Rewild the Child, which takes kids outdoors to foster interest in conservation and stewardship of the land, in turn, providing numerous health and social benefits to the child, has grown immensely popular over the past six years since its inception and now offers over 2,200 youth days of outdoor learning and nature immersion each year. The program serves to foster an ethic of stewardship and conservation while also providing health and wellness benefits to local children for future generations.

KLT’s full suite of education programs, from school outreach to summer camp, includes a nutrition aspect to ensure children’s basic needs are met so that they are ready to learn and explore.

“All of our education programs include food. Every child gets the same snack, meal, and drink, creating a sense of inclusivity and belonging,” said Katie Cox, KLT Executive Director. “This partnership with Green Garden is so meaningful because we are all concerned with the same things: community, children, and stewardship of this beautiful place we call home. We are honored to have been selected as Green Garden’s first ‘5% Planting the Future’ recipient.”

Turnbull concluded, “As a 100% employee-owned company, it is in our DNA to support organizations that benefit communities and drive change to build a better future.”

Green Garden products are available locally from the Litehouse Specialty Food Store, located at 125 S. Second Avenue in downtown Sandpoint.

To learn more, visit eatgreengarden.com and kaniksu.org/Learn.

California Pizza Kitchen to Bring Popular Restaurant Dressings to Grocery Stores Nationwide with Litehouse Inc.

California Pizza Kitchen to Bring Popular Restaurant Dressings to Grocery Stores Nationwide with Litehouse Inc.

CPK accelerates growth strategy at retail by bringing California creativity to the salad dressing aisle COSTA MESA, Calif., September 7, 2022 – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), known for its innovative California-inspired menu, today announced a new strategic retail partnership with Litehouse Inc., the leading refrigerated salad dressing brand in the U.S.*  The new partnership, designed to leverage growing consumer demand for creating restaurant-quality experiences in the home, will introduce a collection of new CPK-branded salad dressings inspired by the popular salads found on the brand’s in-restaurant menu.  Scheduled for early 2023, the salad dressing launch will include a range of new flavor varieties and lean heavily into CPK’s reputation for creativity, fresh ingredients, and unexpected combinations.

Litehouse Expands Flavor Offerings for Family Size Dressings & Dips, Including New Garlic Ranch & Caesar Dressing

SANDPOINT, IDAHO, (August 30, 2022) – Just in time for football season, Litehouse Inc., a 100% employee-owned company and the No. 1 Refrigerated Salad Dressing (RSD) brand in the U.S.1, has added two crave-worthy flavors to its popular line of 20 oz. Family Size Dressing & Dip: new Garlic Ranch and its already beloved Caesar. The new flavors join the growing line of Litehouse Family Size Dressings & Dips, which includes Homestyle Ranch, Jalapeno Ranch, Chunky Blue Cheese, Thousand Island and more.

Sky Valley Expands Sauce Portfolio with Green Sriracha

Green Sriracha

New plant-based and gluten-free hot sauce brings a flavor twist to a beloved condiment

SANDPOINT, IDAHO (June 28, 2022) – Sky Valley™, a 100% employee-owned brand that makes condiments and sauces with authentic, global flavors, today introduced new Sky Valley Green Sriracha, a plant-based and gluten-free Southeast Asian hot sauce packed with the fiery, bold flavor of zesty lime, jalapeno pepper and cilantro. Green Sriracha adds variety to the brand’s portfolio of unique sauces, and the new Asian-fusion flavor experience is the perfect complement to Sky Valley Red Sriracha. Despite the current sriracha shortage due to a poor chili pepper harvest, Sky Valley Green Sriracha and Red Sriracha are in stock and available nationally.