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Judy says ...
What a great success story! It's great to know that good people like you source the raw ingredients for the Organic Valley products my family enjoys. And I'm even more impressed with your green additions to the farm in the way of wind energy and solar heated water. Awesome!
09/28/2011 9:49:11 AM CDT
Lizzy says ...
What an adventure for this young family! I love that they're committed to their product and sharing that commitment with other families.
09/28/2011 10:02:39 AM CDT
keith says ...
It's great that although they had no experience, the Webb's were confident that they could manifest their vision of a humane and organic dairy farm. Glad they're raising cows other than Holsteins. Now if the gov't could just get out of the way, and allow a free market for raw milk products. Continued blessings to you Tyler and Melanie!
09/28/2011 10:19:06 AM CDT
Chantelle says ...
Rad!! So neat that they had the faith to step out into the dark and take a chance!! I want to be like them:-).
09/28/2011 12:09:55 PM CDT
john says ...
Its nice to see the care and affection for the cows...they treat them better than some people treat one another.
09/28/2011 12:34:47 PM CDT
Sarah Eliza says ...
How wonderful! I'm jealous. :)
09/29/2011 4:54:02 PM CDT
Heather Taylor says ...
Thank you so much! It is nice to know that there are still farmers out there like you!
09/30/2011 7:08:51 AM CDT
katie hunt-morr says ...
It's farmers like Melanie and Tyler that teach us there is room for products outside of factory farming. We can consume responsibly, treat animals well and respect the environment. These guys make it possible. Thanks to Whole Foods and Organic Valley for giving great farmers a means to get quality foods to urban consumers.
10/01/2011 9:26:55 AM CDT
Gayle says ...
I just loved hearing Tyler say..."you do what’s possible and then before you know it, you’ve done the impossible." I have Celiac Disease and there are days that the possible seems impossible. I am going to use this quote in my daily self talk. Having Organic Valley as a food option has made the impossible meals possible for me and my family. Thanks to Stony Farm and other farmers like them, and of course Whole Foods I am living well gluten-free.
10/01/2011 10:41:25 PM CDT
kk says ...
I am impressed by the Webbs' dedication and commitment to achieving their goal.
10/02/2011 11:35:47 PM CDT
Linda Wanosky says ...
I think this slideshow was excellent. I especially liked Tyler’s comment at the end. I have so much respect for what Melanie & Tyler are doing as a young couple from the NY suburbs. We need many more people like them to save us from the agribusiness giants that are ruining our food and spoiling our environment. My hat’s off to them. It’s a lot of work.
10/05/2011 2:36:05 PM CDT
Kathleen Conner says ...
Obviously a passion--it makes me feel good buying organic!
10/06/2011 7:44:13 PM CDT
Chase says ...
This is an inspirational story. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.
10/09/2011 1:12:27 PM CDT
Ashley F. says ...
I find their story comforting as deepens my trust in organic dairy farmers. As a new mother I try my hardest to put healthy foods on the table. Knowing that some companies, including many that are family or farmer owned, still believe in hard work and honesty only makes me feel better about buying their foods. Thank you whole foods for putting Organic Valley foods on the shelves and Tyler and Melanie thank you for producing such wonderful products!
10/09/2011 3:25:12 PM CDT
justin says ...
Awesome work.
10/10/2011 8:02:35 PM CDT
John Billiris says ...
It is so wonderful to realize that there are still businesses out there that put such good energy into what they do.
10/10/2011 10:19:17 PM CDT
Betty Gardner says ...
I use "Organic Valley" products, but had know idea that you were part of the "American Way", I love your story. My husband, Charles and I met Bob and Maureen Graham on a cruise, and we have been emailing each other. Maureen said she was friends with you and I am sure encourages you too. We will keep on using "Organic Valley" products knowing that you are one on of families who are contributing to this wonderful way of life and hard work. Keep on keeping on. Chuck and Betty
10/30/2011 4:14:19 PM CDT
Colin Simes says ...
God Bless Organic Valley and Whole Foods for their efforts in bringing God's originally intended bounty back into the lives of city-dwelling Americans. Back at the turn of the century and I'm talking the early 1900's - there were no cancers to speak of, no cardiovascular diseases to speak of, children were not obese, middle aged folks did not have to take statins to reduce cholesterol levels. Why is this - because the foods were whole and society was whole and profit for it's own sake was not the end all and be all as it has become today in many circles. We were a purer society then, a simpler society, a more homogenous society, a more Godly society - a society of Americans; not individual sub-classes of whites, blacks, asians, and latins. Sure we weren't perfect we had some problems, things to work out but all of us were working for that American dream of independence, self-determination, and self-expression. May God Bless us all as we move forward to reclaim America and our individuality from those forces that seek to divide us, seek to classify us, and who seek to distract us from our natural affection for each one another. Let's do this - keep the innocence - keep the purity - keep the authenticity - for each and every one of us - God Bless us all.
01/30/2012 3:12:00 PM CST
Norman Webb says ...
Tyler's father, who else :-)
09/10/2012 9:56:08 AM CDT
Kuntal says ...
very very inspiring and good to see young people like you making the commitment to bring these products to the general people like us. We use these products on a daily basis and thanks to your hard work.
09/24/2013 12:25:27 PM CDT

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