Spring Sunrise Organic Ghee is produced in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa using methods respectful of the ayurvedic tradition in a solar-powered kitchen, under the influence of 24-hour Vedic chanting. Our building is designed according to Vedic principles which allow it to make use of the nourishing influence of the sun to promote health and well-being. The building faces due east, has large windows, and has overall proportions and other features that encourage positivity.
Fresh organic butter is cooked slowly over many hours and is then filtered and poured into jars by hand. Our butter comes from cows with year-round access to green grass. This gives our ghee its rich color and flavor. Online orders are shipped without plastic bubble wrap using biodegradable shipping containers made from recycled paper and cardboard. Our company supports the mission of The Cows Foundation which is to promote the compassionate and loving care of cows — allowing cows to live out their full life span, nurse their calves, and graze freely on organic pastures. We feel these values support the naturally pure influence of ghee on the mind, body and spirit.
Our mission is to bring you the most refined and soothing gift from nature for your total nourishment!
John and Christina Revolinski moved to Fairfield, Iowa, in 1980 to meditate in the Golden Domes at Maharishi University with the hundreds who gathered there to create world peace. They started a home food business in 1992 to supplement John’s earnings at a local non-profit.
When 12-year-old Donald came home from school with a watercolor he titled, “A Spring Sunrise,” the business became “Spring Sunrise Natural Foods.”
As the years passed, the business gradually grew on its own. While Christina always wanted to “go national,” John was happy to collect a small supplemental income from a business that virtually ran itself. For years their inspected kitchen was located in the basement of a rental home they owned and was operated by the downstairs tenant in exchange for rent.
As the number of retail outlets in the region grew and they started co-packing for a local entrepreneur who sold their ghee under his own label on Amazon.com, they realized they needed to expand their manufacturing capacity to take advantage of the growing interest in ghee nationally. After searching disappointingly for rental space, they decided to build their own production facility in nearby Maharishi Vedic City.
On April 18, 2018 the company moved into the new “ghee house,” solar-powered at the insistence of son, Donald, now a partner in the company. It is designed according to “Vastu,” principles of architecture from ancient India which align the building, its inhabitants, and the goods produced there with the positive and life-supporting influences of Nature.