We started as a nonprofit agricultural school on a hilltop farm and evolved into the organic yogurt company we are today. So we’ve done some changing. But we’ve also stayed the same. Right from the beginning, we’ve been committed to healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet. How better for us to show you Stonyfield’s evolution than with stones? Milestones, that is.
Celebrating strong women
We team up with Miriam Nelson, PhD, bestselling author and leading researcher in the field of exercise and nutrition, to educate women about health, nutrition and fitness and to honor the many ways women stay strong emotionally, mentally and physically.
With the long-awaited release of the USDA National Organic Standards, we publish a guide to help consumers understand organic and the positive impact that supporting organic agriculture can have on the environment.
Finally, a soy yogurt that makes you say “Yum!”
We launch the first single-serve soy yogurt with fruit on the bottom.
Number of employees: 187
Cases produced each week: 242,604
Annual sales: $96,800,000
YoBaby Drinkable Yogurt
With the explosive growth of our YoBaby yogurt, we create YoBaby Drinkable Yogurt for babies and toddlers. Cheers!
We introduce a treat for yogurt (and dessert) lovers of all ages. (We still make lots of creamy, indulgent yogurts, but no longer make Moo-La-La.)
Thinking outside the lunchbox
To improve the eating habits of children while they’re in school, we sponsor organic and all-natural snack vending machines in schools from California to Connecticut.
Saluting commuting and bidding with lids
People stepping off Boston’s subways receive free smoothies during one week in June as we thank them for choosing public transportation. Over 165,000 yogurt lovers cast votes to determine how we’ll allocate $40,000 of Profits for the Planet donations among three environmental organizations.
Just trying to keep up
Record growth leads to our installing, in the Yogurt Works, a new form-fill-and-seal machine that helps us reduce waste and improve efficiency.
Now available by the glass!
After more than 20 years of turning organic milk into great-tasting, healthy yogurt, we start selling organic milk.
On the “Moo-ve” again
We move offices temporarily while we expand our Yogurt Works and build a “green” office building at 10 Burton Drive in Londonderry, NH.
Teaming up with like-minded folks
We contribute to the University of New Hampshire’s plans for an organic dairy farm. When complete, the research, education and outreach facility will be a first among US land grant universities. We team up with extreme skateboarder Bob Burnquist, a fan of organics, and enlist “America's Pediatrician”, Dr. William Sears, to reach out to yogurt-loving parents and their kids.
Get moving and junk the junk food
More healthy, Stonyfield-sponsored vending machines are installed in schools in Washington state, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York and Maryland. We also create Good2Go, a before-school nutrition and activity program designed to help kids start the day with exercise and a healthy breakfast.
Planet heating up, we step up our actions
Our CE-Yo Gary joins the first Virtual March on Washington to help stop global warming and invites others to march. We install solar panels to bring renewable energy to our production plant.
Through a contest, we invite parents to send us photos of their babies and toddlers for a chance to become the next “cover babies” on our YoBaby multipacks. We receive more than 12,000 entries and choose six winners.
MOOville hits the road
Our fun mobile farm tour “MOOville” begins its nationwide trek, bringing the farm experience to festivals, fairs and concerts, to teach both kids and adults about the benefits of organic agriculture.