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Eros Yogurt

CONGRATULATION TO OUR WINNER PATRICIA FROM ANN ARBOR, MI. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT COMMENTS! We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too. We’ll be sharing some of our favorites here in an ongoing series. Read on for a chance to win a $50 gift card. What does it take to run a creamery? If you’re Jennifer Bice, it takes lots of care, concern and meticulous attention to detail. The organic creamery behind Eros Organic Greek Yogurt, is operated 100% on solar power from two acres of solar panels. Running on these solar panels is “equal to taking 76 cars off the road, planting 110 trees or powering over 50 homes, “ Bice says. “Creameries use tremendous amounts of energy so we’re constantly looking at new ways that we can deliver the product in a more sustainable fashion.” In addition to solar energy, the creamery uses motion-sensored lights that only come on when needed in order to minimize lighting usage, has electric car charging stations (also operated by solar power) and a computer-operated water system that measures the exact amount of water needed to clean their operational equipment. The same consciousness applies not only to the creamery, but also to their relationship with Diamond W Dairy, their award-winning dairy producer. Using one dairy to provide all of the milk for Eros yogurt means that they can save in transportation resources as well as get fresh, high-quality milk to the creamery faster. “We really wanted the best and most high quality milk, so we’ve formed a partnership with the Diamond W Dairy because they have one of the best dairies in Sonoma County,” says Bice. Brothers Ron and Ken Wilson run the dairy, which provides organic milk from 600 cows to supply all of the milk that goes into Eros Yogurt. The Wilson brothers are the third generation of their family to run their farm and they’re known for the care with which they treat their cows. “We want to make sure the animals are taken care of; I think it just tastes better in the end product.” says Bice. “Eros Organic Greek Yogurt is exclusive to Whole Foods Market, is one of the few organic Greek yogurts, and on top of that, it’s delicious!” Eros Organic Greek Yogurt is available in plain, vanilla, honey, strawberry and blueberry and is found only in our stores. What do you think about the efforts that Eros Organic Greek Yogurt makes to conserve resources in its creamery? Watch the slideshow above and leave a comment with your answer by September 27th. One comment will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift card to our stores.

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Edyta Jagustin says …

I am so thankful for a Whole Food store and their efforts to constantly look for suppliers who make a quality nutricious food like Eros yogurt.

Joan boutette says …

Thanks for all you are doing to prepare wholesome food while protecting the environment!

Lorraine says …

It's so wonderful when the very hard work these folks must do daily pays off --- and we all benefit. TY!

jim wong says …

Can not believe how Eros Yogurt can be so delicious and nutrious.

Lynn says …

I like to support companies who use sustainable practices to create their products. I'm looking forward to trying Eros!

Brian says …

greek yogurt= bomb.com

Parrish says …

I think it is wonderful to see companies go above and beyond for our environment. Keep up the good work. And I love their yogurt.

Claire Diegelmann says …

The efforts put forth by Eros Yogurt should be publicized on a great scale so most people who believe that we can only be dependent on oil can understand we can be self-sufficient without it. We have only one Mother Earth, and Eros should be commended for their sustainable practices and making such a delicious product.

Caitlin says …

Eros is doing some wonderful things with their business.

michael o says …

Nice to see such a positive story.

David Vande Vooren says …

Thank You for creating a product that fills my need for something sweet and creaming without being unhealthy. Very much enjoy your products Thank You

Lee Ann Medina says …

She said it all in the last statement. "By treating our employees fairly we get people that care about the quality of the product." If the people don't care and aren't treated with respect then the animals are not treated that way and neither is the environment! Plain and simple.

aimee says …

Great work. Keep it up.

Barton Brown says …

thanks for sharing

Adriana Cadavid says …

Love the yogurt! Appreciate the time and effort you put into making it.

Em Childs says …

Why not wind- powered milking stations?

Rebecca says …

I'm so glad to have found your website. I really enjoyed learning about Eros and all the good they are doing. I look forward to trying your product. Thank you!

Jewell Jessup says …

Really great story - thanks so much for sharing and for the extensive effort!

vita says …

I love Eros greek yogurt. It is my favorite snack these days. Sweet, simple dairy goodness.. Much love to the cows and employees for making such delicious yogurt!

jill says …

i just bought some of this yogurt for a spinach dip - cant wait to try it! i love what they are doing keep up the good work

crabpaws says …

Brilliant! I wish more companies would do this. The yogurt sounds yummy, too.

Mia says …

I recently began eating yogurt and it's nice to learn about the things Eros does so much to ensure a good healthy product.

eleonor laurea says …

i buy greek yogurt regularly because thats my familys favorite,but i never thought of your product eros yogurt but when i saw the video and read the story,i was encouraged to try to buy the next time i will go to the whole foods near us at cicero and peterson.thanks.

Buddy says …

Awesome...Just think, if everybody did just a little something to save the earth....WOW! Eros Organic Greek Yogurt is GREAT!

Teressa Morris says …

I like that Eros uses only one dairy as the source of their yogurt. Also that Diamond W is an organic dairy.

Chris H. says …

Its awesome to see how a company has put in so much effort to not only create a quality product but of their great sourcing efforts, attention to detail, & commitment to the environnment. =)

Elizabeth Thomas says …

This much work put into a product as everyday as yogurt makes me appreciate all their effort to be sustainable and nudges me to be more mindful of my own heavy carbon footprint!

Lorrie Brown says …

Thank you for the great background story.

erica says …

Thanks so much for that wonderful and informative video! I can't wait to try Eros Organic Greek Yogurt! I'm so excited!

Linda Chaboya says …

Graet slide it's nice to know when choosing a yogurt your getting the best! I have started juicing and have gone all organic plus grass fed/finished beef! No more hormones in my families food!Love that this company has gone solar plus treats their employess well! Great job!!

Michelle Johnson says …

I actually have never heard of Eros before. I wish more companies were like this.

CS says …

It's wonderful to see a company that cares so deeply for the resources of our planet. Would that more companies followed their example! In a time when everything seems to be outsourced for a desire to increase the bottom line, it is refreshing to find someone who recognizes that giving is as important as receiving. Thank you!

Julie B says …

After viewing this clip on EROZ Organiz Greek Yogurt, I must try it out the next time I am shopping at Whole Foods. Its wonderful to find local farmers putting in so much effort and care to produce the best creamery for our families! As an animal lover, I appreciate the extra care they show to the cows, too! Go EROZ!

misty says …

The video confirmed me that I want to support a family owned business that is good for our planet. It is easy to do so though, because their products are tasty too!

Glory says …

Eros and Diamond W Dairy are leading the way- years from now, when other creameries can't continue operating because of the high cost of running their businesses on fossil fuels, Eros and Diamond W Dairy will be shining brightly.

Edelyn Rojo says …

I am so pleased with what I just heard about their efforts to conserve energy and raise cattle organically. After watching the video I will try the Eros Organic Greek Yogurt and if I love it I might just switch the usual organic yogurt I eat, Oikos. So thank you for sharing with us great way to get out there.

Ana Z says …

My fam hasn't tried this brand yet. We will now. We try to be green. And we try to support companies that do. Great job, Eros.

Vilte says …

Love this yogurt and the people who make it!

Sandra Murray says …

Appreciate the info - I like to make a conscious choice when purchasing. Every purchase impacts the community.

Jenni says …

This is a great company to support! And yummy products too! :)

Jeannie M Romanello says …

This article and effort of these people/companies make me more aware more conscious of my own personal responsibilities. I appreciate them/you giving me a choice to choose an alternative to the norm. How I would LOVE to participate and earn an income using wisdom the way you are! Carry on!

sylvia garcia says …

That is wonderful! I think it would benefit so many if we could subsidize farmers purchases of solar powered systems for their farms instead of subsidizing them for using GMO products. I am starting to vote with my dollars, but what else can we do?

Brooke says …

It's wonderful to see a company stand behind what they say like Eros does!

sarah jamesse says …

Hopefully sooner than soon all farmers and food suppliers can give their plants and animals a more viable environmentally responsible life style. With all the strange chemicals and fake food around, so many people and areas of the earth are riddled with disease. Thanks for showing us a responsible company!

Kathryn Measel says …

Amazing keep up the hard work.

Diane says …

I like plain Greek yogurt and add my own fruit--and Eros is a wonderful, organic brand. I appreciate all the thoughtfulness and efficiency that they put into their production, too.

christine says …

Wonderful product!!! I LOVE whole foods and the good things they sell for my family to ensure good healthy meals.

Melinda Mitsouras says …

This was so wonderful to see. Our whole family loves your yogurt. As a mother of six children, it is important to me what I feed them, and the impact it is making on their bodies and on the earth. The treatment of animals is a very dear cause to my family and I am glad to see how important it is to the Eros family too! Thank you!!!

Dave S says …

This is awesome yogurt! I had some and it is great.

brandy says …

Wow,healthy for the planet and healthy for me, thanks Eros Yogurt for caring.

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