To know Stonyfield and our co-founder Gary Hirshberg, is to know that we believe everyone deserves the right to know what’s in their food. That’s why our products are certified organic, and also why we’ve been fighting for years in support of GMO labeling at the state and national level. In fact, since 2011 we’ve donated over $650,000 (and countless hours) to state labeling campaigns and the national efforts of Just Label It.
What do you do when you find yourself with an abundance of beets and cucumbers*? If you’re me, you plug those ingredients into Google in various combinations until inspiration finally strikes. In this case, inspiration came in the form of Beet Tzatziki and my life has been changed forever. Gone will be the days when I forego a crudités platter at a party. Because nothing says party like fuchsia colored food.
Every now and then a story emerges about Stonyfield, our co-founder Gary Hirshberg, and the strength of our commitment to the organic mission and all it stands for – including the importance of labeling foods produced with GMOs. Just such a story recently came out that was so untrue, we wanted to make sure to set the record straight for anyone who might believe that we would ever waver from our historic leadership in this cause.
Moms know that when their kids are eating right, staying active and having fun, they feel great and can be at their best. Maintaining this type of healthy lifestyle for the family may sound daunting but there’s magic in discovering how simple it can be. That’s why Stonyfield YoKids, the presenting sponsor of Disney On Ice, is proud to team up with Disney Magic of Healthy Living. Making organic and yummy snacking choices easy for busy families is what Stonyfield does best – so it only makes sense to join forces with a program that inspires both children and adults to find simple, fun and engaging ways to stay healthy.
Imagine this, you’ve decided to spend the day with family or friends enjoying the great outdoors (in New Hampshire, where Stonyfield is based, this is extremely easy to do). It’s a beautiful Saturday, and you’ve just reached the top of Mount Major overlooking lakes and forests. Feeling a little hungry, you start staking out a spot to stop for a snack. When, out of nowhere, a smiling stranger in a Stonyfield t-shirt offers you a nice cold yogurt!
We are baby-crazy here at Stonyfield. We love talking about our babies’ many talents (Rolling over! Giggling!), bringing them into the office for what I like to call Baby Stand-Arounds (you know, where everyone just stares at a newborn trying to be her favorite adult), and sharing tips on everything from surviving sleepless nights to temper tantrums.
UPDATE: December 2014
Our vocal and financial support for GMO labeling continues! We donated $5,000 to the state GMO labeling campaigns in Colorado and $10,000 to Oregon. This is in addition to the $5,000 we donated last month to the Food Fight Fund to defend the GMO labeling law in Vermont.
I’m going to be perfectly honest with you here: Despite my Stonyfield bona fides, I am not a Perfectly Green Mom. Although I’ve done my part – we cloth diapered our first son (not the second), and I’m down with recycling and reusable lunch containers, that kind of thing. A little more honesty: I’m okay with this.
You know that moment when you’re feeding loved ones something you’ve made from scratch and it just feels like it’s better for them? Or when you go berry picking, and the berries that came from the farm where you met the farmer taste even more delicious?
We’ve invited members of Team Stonyfield to share moments of their personal journeys to the 2014 Boston Marathon. Team member Lauren Newcomb (pictured above, left) celebrates the people and places that make her love her life as a runner.
It’s official – Stonyfield is the Official Yogurt of the Boston Marathon. And we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate, we rounded up 9 runners looking to be part of this year’s Boston Marathon to represent Stonyfield as our official team, and added a runner from our Stonyfield employees.
It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and we’re in the mood for love. But, instead of getting all romantic, we’ve asked our fellow Stonyfielders to share with us stories about their own experiences with random acts of kindness. Since, much to our delight, this entire week is Random Acts of Kindness Week (#RAKWeek)!