Grab a cup of Stonyfield, close your eyes and picture this – a patchwork of green fields somewhere in the northernmost part of Vermont dotted with happy black and white Holstein cows – a little calf somewhere among them – lazily nibbling on alfalfa and clover. Can you hear their soft, contented mooing?
Now take a bite. There is just something so delicious about knowing your yogurt comes from the milk of cows living the good life on an organic dairy farm.
One of the questions we get asked about the most is whether our cows are treated humanely. On organic farms, humane animal treatment isn’t an option – it’s a requirement with very real standards that let us know the cows making the milk for our yogurt are being treated right.
Ever wonder what the life of an organic cow entails? Organic standards for dairy cows include:
Even better, all of our milk comes from the farmers of Organic Valley as well as a few of our own Stonyfield farmers, and our shared standards are higher than USDA organic.
Now grab a spoon and go to your happy cow place.