Do dairy cows usually have a say in where they live and what they eat? Well, most people probably don’t care so much, but when it comes to dairy products, I try my best to buy products from organic companies who are also environmentally and ethically-based. Such is the case for Stonyfield Farm. Not only do they produce organic dairy products, but they are environmentally responsible in every step from raising their cows to packaging to transporting their dairy products. When you have a healthy environment for your cows, then they’ll most likely produce greater amount of milk. And if you feed them grass from certified organic pastures, then it ensures your dairy products will be organic.
The background of Stonyfield Farm began with two friends. One an agriculturist, the other an entrepreuner. Both saw a need to teach their community the importance of yogurt and to support their local farms. Soon after that, what began as a simple idea of teaching their town about sustainable agricultural practices grew into a company that now makes everything dairy related. Stonyfield Farm produces organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, ice cream, and milk and you can find their products in most major supermarket and natural grocery stores. Their products are even sold in come colleges in the United States. They also offer a “Rewards” program for really fun prizes when you purchase their products.
What I love best about Stonyfield Farm is that my son loves their yogurt. He can gobble up 2 or 3 packages of their YoKids Squeezers which is essentially organic yogurt in a tube. They are easy to hold, fun to eat, and if you don’t tell your kids – the squeezers are also good for them. Currently they come in Strawberry and Cherry& Berry and they’re made with organic ingredients which is so important for little kids growing bodies. Eating as much organically-made food as possible helps ensure a healthier future for kids. And who doesn’t want that? And eating dairy or foods high in calcium and Vitamin D is crucial for growing bodies.
Stonyfield Farm began over 30 years ago with a simple yet honest thought – to teach their community about farming skills. When they realized that the needs of their community and their own family grew, the two friends branched out and started a yogurt company in Stonyfield Farm, Wilton, New Hampshire. It began with a handful of cows and later grew to a collective of small farms that now supply the dairy for Stonyfield Farm. And on those farms, healthy cows are producing organic milk to make their yummy yogurt and ice cream.
But Stonyfield Farm doesn’t just produce organic dairy products. They also make organic soy yogurt which are fortified with important live cultures to help with digestion and immunity. Their organic soy yogurt comes in flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and blueberry. What I like best about their soy yogurt is that it’s really smooth and not immensely sweet so you taste the natural flavors of soy and fruit.
Organic, sustainability, and responsible business practices are what drives Stonyfield Farm to succees and become one of the leaders in the dairy industry. When you choose to purchase and consume organic food, you’re not only helping to improve your health, but you’re also helping organic farms and their communities and furthermore increasing the availability and importance of organic products.
Stonyfield Farm has generously offered 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger some great prizes! The giveaway includes 4 Yokids Coupons, a YoKids super cape, and 4 Oikos Organic Multipack coupons. Read below to find out how you can enter the Stonyfield Farm giveaway:
Here is how to enter in the Stonyfield Farm giveaway:
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#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.
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Contest Start Date: April 5, 2011
Contest End Date: April 18, 2011 – Congratulations to Yona W. for winning this prize!
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
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