ST. GEORGE — Balance of Nature, a Washington County-based whole food supplement company, is commemorating 25 years of business in Southern Utah.

As part of that celebration, the company presents and participates in several local events throughout the year, with two upcoming initiatives planned for early December, according to a news release.

Beginning Dec. 2, the company plans to purchase 10 tons of fresh oranges to be distributed to communities throughout the county. Following this giveaway, Balance of Nature is inviting the community to its annual Christmas Tree Festival starting Dec. 8 at 1568 S. River Road in St. George.

These community events are among several in which Balance of Nature participates throughout the year. Most recently, the company partnered with the Utah Food Bank to organize a food drive. This collaborative event took place Nov. 18 in conjunction with Lin’s Fresh Market and Harmons Neighborhood Grocer.

“We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support and generosity of our community,” CEO Lex Howard said in a press release issued by Balance of Nature. “Together, we have collected over 7,000 pounds of food — equivalent to 6,228 meals — for those in need through the Utah Food Bank. This remarkable act of kindness and unity embodies the true spirit of compassion and care for our neighbors.

“Thank you to the three Lin’s Fresh Markets and Harmons Neighborhood Grocer on 1189 East 700 South in St. George,” he said in the news release. “A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this vital cause, making a tangible difference in the lives of others. Your support fuels our commitment to continue serving and uplifting our community of Southern Utah.”

Balance of Nature also participates in the St. George 4th of July parade, where they present the U.S. flag in conjunction with United We Pledge, a St. George-based private, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nondenominational organization established to celebrate and promote freedom, family and faith. During the 2023 parade, four tons of oranges were passed out to spectators.

At the Enterprise Corn Fest, the company sponsored the Enterprise Future Farmers of America by subsidizing the local harvest.

And at the Hurricane Peach Days, volunteers with Balance of Nature helped support the annual fun run by setting up and manning water stations and registration tables and providing prizes and swag bags for participants. Additionally, Balance of Nature handed out four tons of fresh peaches during the Peach Days parade.

Balance of Nature is a whole food supplement company whose stated mission is to provide quality products and services, all while supporting the community. Balance of Nature believes fruits and vegetables are for everyone and is committed to sharing that message.