Locally Grown. Locally Owned. Fine Granulated. Because Michigan Sugar Company is owned by local growers, nearly every cent you spend on Pioneer Sugar stays in the local economy, helping provide jobs for more than 2000 people, helping build strong communities throughout our growing region. And because Pioneer Sugar is pure, natural sugar, it adds a delightful taste at only 15 calories per teaspoon! Locally grown. Locally Owned. In many ways, the best way to add a little local flavor.