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david says ...
Awesome story, we need more folks like them in our communities!
09/24/2011 4:47:01 PM CDT
shiara says ...
INSPIRING!!!
09/24/2011 4:47:38 PM CDT
Julie Stern says ...
I think that it is quite amazing that a pair of suburban New Yorkers were able to start a dairy farm with little-to-no background! From the breed of cow selected, to the energy conservation/alternative energy measures they implemented, they appear to be doing everything "right"! Although I believe the U.S. overproduces dairy, I am glad to support conscientious and humane dairy operations like Stony Pond farm and Organic Valley (making some cookies with their butter today, in fact!) :)
09/24/2011 4:22:26 PM CDT
Marcia A. says ...
I can't believe they started farming with no prior experience. What a great example for all of us!
09/24/2011 8:18:44 PM CDT
Giveaway Hound says ...
I think it's great that they were willing to take a leap of faith to do something like this. Kudos to them for having the courage to do it ... and for pulling it off!
09/24/2011 8:25:54 PM CDT
ren says ...
I believe that the Webbs have come full circle. They work the land because they know what it takes to make a difference. The soil that they feed really is like feeding their soul. I think they are much richer than most, not necessarily in monetary but in family.
09/24/2011 8:54:55 PM CDT
Kellie says ...
I love that there are people like the Webbs. It makes me feel so much more confident choosing Organic Valley products knowing that the animals lead a healthy, happy life and that I can help support families like the Webbs by choosing Organic Valley products.
09/24/2011 9:39:59 PM CDT
saver says ...
Every day that you invest time, effort, thought into your dream of having an organic dairy farm, you are also investing in the dreams of families all over America: to have a healthy, nourished family. It is because of the efforts of families like yours, that families like mine are able to find healthy alternatives to the chemical and hormone-filled food that populates grocery shelves. I am indebted to you and from now on will think of you guys every time I slice off Organic Valley cheese, or crumble OV feta into a salad, or pour OV half and half into a bread pudding. As for how you do did it - I believe that we are never given a dream without the power to make it happen. We just have to trust and journey forward. Thank you Webbs for journeying forward. My family will always be indebted to organic farmers like you.
09/25/2011 12:39:25 AM CDT
Paul Walker says ...
From watching their story you get a feeling of how passionate and true to themselves these people are, not only do they work hard to make their farm a success but they also take a step back and think about how they can make things better, not only for their cows but also for the people drinking the milk from their cows. It would be safe to say that farmers and companies don't necessarily need to have a vision that is purely profit driven.
09/25/2011 6:56:45 AM CDT
melanie says ...
So important to put ourselves out there, make the effort to pursue our passion. Congratulations!
09/25/2011 11:09:51 AM CDT
Terry says ...
I admire their perseverance to work hard day by day to provide a living for themselves and great products for us consumers! It takes courage & faith!
09/25/2011 1:16:07 PM CDT
Betsey Freya Kaplan says ...
Since I am hearing impaired I was not able to ollow through My comment is tthat you both do a fabulous job of taking good care of your beautiful cows. I buy your milk at Wholefoods. Thank you for doing a great job for many of us. Betsey Freya Kaplan
09/25/2011 11:50:17 AM CDT
Ashley says ...
Thank you Webb family for all your hard work. Thanks to your efforts, I am provided with milk that is better for my health and honestly tastes sooo good. Beginning to live your dream may have been a scary step but your work is benefiting others.
09/25/2011 12:02:46 PM CDT
chari says ...
Wonderful story. It is great that they took a chance and live their dream. I wish we would have been that motivated. Beautiful family and beautiful farm.
09/25/2011 1:36:00 PM CDT
Juli Guthrie says ...
Great story! And super inspiring, I would love it if we could do something similar. My husband and I have recently began learning about the differences in soils and organic products vs. regular conventional items. The Webbs are super inspirational and I applaud them for their courage and determination (and their great milk!).
09/25/2011 7:41:59 PM CDT
Cheryl Forbes says ...
I am impressed with what they did at such an early age. I am also grateful that their products can be found close to home. I have been trying my best to lead a healthy lifestyle and their products make my life easier. Their story also makes me think of possibilities.....nice
09/25/2011 8:49:12 PM CDT
Tracy says ...
I think what this couple has done is fantastic! What an incredible leap of faith which ultimately paid off! I hope their story inspires others to follow their hearts and instincts.
09/25/2011 9:48:27 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
Amy says ...
Thank you for following your passion and making our lives that much healthier!
09/26/2011 7:07:37 AM CDT
Amanda Larkin says ...
Truly inspirational and motivating. These are the stories that keep me going and I know anything is possible. Makes me happy the cows are loved and cared for as they should be. Thanks for all your hard work.
09/26/2011 9:14:53 AM CDT
Jennifer Chan says ...
I think the Webbs are amazingly brave! How exciting to have a dream, quit your job and start a dairy farm. They have put their heart and soul into their dairy farm and it motivates me to do the same for my family. What a great reason to purchase the Organic Valley Brand!!
09/26/2011 1:09:06 PM CDT
Denise Johnson says ...
I am so proud of the Web Family and extremely appreciative for all that they do. Wonderful, gorgeous family!!!
09/26/2011 12:59:46 PM CDT
Krishna says ...
It's so encouraging hearing stories like Tyler and Melanie's--hopefully everyone who dreams of organic farming will read stories like this one and take heart!
09/26/2011 3:20:11 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Being that I am extremely picky as to what dairy i allow my family to consume, I am inspired to learn the story behind Organic Valley. For those not lactose intolerant in our household, we live on their products!
09/26/2011 1:46:26 PM CDT
Jessica Caviness says ...
How awesome! While it's a ton of hard work they sound like they TRULY love what they do. Much admiration for them! <3
09/26/2011 2:34:46 PM CDT

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