While Stonyfield is best known for making yogurt, yogurt wasn’t the way the founders of Stonyfield thought they’d change the world. In 1983, Stonyfield co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were simply trying to help family farms survive, protect the environment, and keep food and food production healthy through their nonprofit organic farming school.
Just to keep things running, the duo started putting their farm’s seven cows to work making yogurt. They knew they were making a healthy food grown with care; what they didn’t expect was how much people would love it.
People went crazy for the yogurt from Samuel and Gary’s little farm school, and the two knew they had found a way to make a real difference. With this yogurt business, the two organic farming teachers could show the whole world that a company could make healthy, delicious food without relying on toxic chemicals that harm the environment and public health.
So, the two went all-in on yogurt and, over 30 years later, our mission is still healthy.
Today, we continue to honor the example our founders set.
We’re still here in New Hampshire, just 30 miles east of the old farm. And now, everything we make isn’t just delicious, it’s certified organic - made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. While we’re at it, we support family farms and take care of the world around us.
Thanks for being part of our journey.
The best food starts with ingredients that are grown with care.
We’re constantly working to get to know and support the organic farmers and suppliers who help us create food that makes the world a better place for all of us. And we think it’s important to share those stories with you.
Everything we make isn’t just delicious, it’s also made with certified organic ingredients. In a world full of choices, organic makes things simple because it’s always made without the use of artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs.
We believe it’s important to take care of the world around us to make food that you can feel good about feeding your family.
Organic farming has always been at the heart of our Earth-friendly yogurt business, but we take it further with our sustainable business practices. At Stonyfield, we don’t have a green team, we are a green team.