People love to talk about Stonyfield products, people and programs, and we’re grateful for all the attention.
Tips from Famous Founders
Our CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, is featured in a recent article in USA Today titled “Famous Founders Share Money Mistakes, Smart Moves.” The article profiles various CEOs and presidents, highlighting their missteps and lessons learned on the path to creating successful businesses. Gary offers readers a simple but important takeaway: “Even if it’s ‘awkward,’ always do background research before making any deals.”
The Martha Stewart Show
The Stonyfield-sponsored Body + Soul Going Greener Guidebook was recently featured on an episode of The Martha Stewart Show—highlighting the practical and affordable ideas that the book has to share (September 22, 2009). Martha herself speaks about the guidebook and tells viewers that it helps to “demystify going organic,” also mentioning that there is a whole section dedicated to practical ways to green your home. While speaking of the guide, the camera focuses on a line-up of Stonyfield products on the table in front of Martha, as she tells viewers they can find out more information about the publication on the lid of Stonyfield’s “delicious yogurt.” Hopefully Martha’s viewers will be inspired to read the guidebook and learn how to green up their lives!
Moms Love Gary’s Message
A photo of President and CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg in the Boston Herald (September 18, 2009) showed him at a YoBaby Meals launch & mom blogger event at the Boston Children’s Museum, explaining the importance of organic for babies. The audience ate it up—pardon the pun.
Foodie Parents Choose Organic
The Boston Globe article titled, “Early on, parents forge habits of healthy eating” (September 2, 2009), reports that the number of “foodie parents” who feed their children healthy, nutritious and balanced diets is growing quickly—and various companies are providing healthy baby food options in response. Stonyfield is highlighted for launching YoBaby Simply Plain, a plain whole-milk organic yogurt free of fruit or flavoring. Brand manager Jeff Pillet-Shore is also quoted: “You naturally want to feed your children the best, and you’re re-experiencing your relationship with food and what you put in your bodies—your own and your children’s.”
Foreign Officials Pay Stonyfield a Visit
This August, a group of foreign agriculture officials toured small farms throughout the New England area, and also made a stop at the Stonyfield Yogurt Works in Londonderry, NH. Various media outlets, including CNBC.com (September 2, 2009), reported on the important trip! In an article titled “Foreign officials tour NH, VT farms, sample food,” Lisa Rathke of the Associated Press tells about their journey and mentions their stop at Stonyfield. According to the article, “Hans Hordick of the Austrian Embassy saw promise in the solar panels on top of Stonyfield’s manufacturing plant, and was impressed with the company’s anaerobic wastewater system.” Numerous outlets published this article to let readers know about just a few of the things we do to reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing facility.
Oikos is an A+ Choice!
In the September 2009 article titled “29 food finds for kids,” Better Nutrition Magazine labels Oikos Organic Greek yogurt as an “A-Plus Choice” for a healthy dessert. The article gives readers an extra tip and suggests combining frozen blackberries with Greek yogurt, topping it off with toasted coconut flakes and ground walnut. Readers now have a new dessert idea using our organic Greek yogurt to feed their hungry kids!
Milking an Organic Idea
A recent article on Newsweek.com tells of the trials and tribulations of the founding of Stonyfield Farm (September 2009). This comprehensive piece, titled “Milking an Organic Idea,” written by our very own CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, tells readers our story—and how things in yogurt land weren’t always hunky-dory (like the time Gary had to borrow $25,000 from a local group of nuns just to balance the budget). This piece also includes a multimedia segment titled “The Yogurt King,” featuring an interview with Gary and video shots of our facility.
White Chocolate Raspberry is a Hit!
Our White Chocolate Raspberry yogurt recently debuted on Phil Lempert’s Supermarket Guru’s list of “new products, hits and misses” (September 2009). With a score of 96, our yogurt was a “hit”—and scored higher than the other four products in the line-up! “It’s one of the best-flavored yogurts I’ve tried in a long time,” says Lempert. We hope his viewers will agree!
Best Organic Greek Yogurt
This just in: the folks at Vegetarian Times have nominated our Plain Oikos as the best organic Greek yogurt. The September 2009 article notes that Oikos is “amazingly thick and yummy.” We hope the magazine’s readers will agree.
Part of the Cool Crowd
Self Magazine has recently included Stonyfield in “The Cool Crowd.” In this September 2009 article, Stonyfield organic low fat yogurt takes first place for best plain yogurt. Self recommends readers “Spoon up this back-to-basics best for its tangy, natural sweetness.” A yogurt taste tester also mentions that “Plain yogurt can be tough to eat solo, but this is delicious.”
A Healthy Snack for Your Gourmet Baby
Our new YoBaby 3-in-1 Meals were recently highlighted in the September 2009 issue of American Baby. The article “Gourmet Baby” mentions that YoBaby Meals combine whole-milk yogurt with half a serving of fruits and vegetables in each cup. It also lets readers know that each 6oz YoBaby Meal supplies babies and toddlers with 35% of their daily protein and calcium needs.
Tasty Cold Comforts
Feeling feverish and need something to bring your Fahrenheit down just a few degrees? Try a tasty “Cold Comfort” such as our Cookies N’ Dream Frozen Yogurt. Loved by kids and adults alike, our Cookies N’ Dream was recently named a “Fab Fro-Yo” by Kiwi Magazine (July/August 2009). According to editors, “this fro-yo perfectly blends creamy vanilla frozen yogurt with heaps of Immaculate Baking Company’s all-natural chocolate wafers.” Plus it contains immune-strengthening probotics, and portions of its profits go toward protecting and restoring the Earth—“making it good for the belly and the plant,” states the article. .
Ward off the Flu with Probiotics
Good Morning America
Our probiotic four-pack recently appeared on Good Morning America (July 2009). According to the “GMA Medical Alert,” consuming foods that contain probiotics is a great way to “ward off the flu and help the immune system.” Dr. Marie Savard, medical contributor, recommends Stonyfield as a good brand to try for probiotic yogurt.
Breeding Cows to Burp Less
Nick.com, the website of the popular kids’ TV channel Nickelodeon, recently posted a news article featuring information about our Greener Cow Project (June 29, 2009). In the article “I Beg Your Pardon? Breeding Cows to Burp Less,” kids are able to learn about our latest project—trying to reduce the methane emissions of the cows that provide us with milk by changing their diet to more-naturally occurring feed such as alfalfa and flaxseed.
Greening the Herds
New York Times
In June 2009, the New York Times published an in-depth story about our recent project with Libby and the other 74 dairy cows on Guy Choiniere's farm in Highgate, Vermont. The article, "Greening the Herds—Trying to Limit Cow Emissions," discusses one of our company’s latest goals: reducing the methane emissions that come from the cows that provide us with milk. By switching to feed that is more natural for them to eat—like alfalfa and flaxseed—not only do cows burp less, but their milk contains higher quantities of omega-3 fatty acids as well.