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JennyE says ...
Thank you to the Webb family. It's great to see that your shared dreams are coming true...I wonder how much non-grass the dairy cows for Organic Valley are fed. Jordan Rubin ("Garden of Life" & more) is now farming and, he makes sure his animals have LOTS of land and LOTS of grass. In fact, I saw in an Extraordinary Health mag that he describes the cattle as "green-fed" rather than "grass-fed".
09/21/2011 2:46:11 PM CDT
Camille Ganpath says ...
This is very interesting. My family drinks organic milk. I am definitely going to try Organic Valley next time I go grocery shopping. I started going organic when I had my baby girl. I try my best to do what I can to make her food choices healthy and nutritious. My husband and I have also realized that the taste of organic milk is so much better than what we grew up on and now drink more of it.
09/21/2011 3:30:24 PM CDT
DanB says ...
You don't see too many farms like this any more.
09/21/2011 4:43:06 PM CDT
Josh says ...
Wow, very cool. Love Organic Valley products! Well done.
09/21/2011 4:52:54 PM CDT
Maria Boileau says ...
Yet another story that inspires me. Very impressed with the gumption of this couple, no, family. Respecting the animals, the earth, and making a healthier product!
09/21/2011 5:24:31 PM CDT
Susan says ...
You'll always have a sweet spot for organic dairy farming when you watch this success story. What really makes this unique is the way it shows how the industry dominant Organic Valley supports the local farmer, and with sustainable energy too. Might be nice to see the Stony Pond Farm product origin and story on the Organic Valley package.
09/21/2011 5:25:36 PM CDT
Christa St. Pierre says ...
Very inspiring!
09/21/2011 5:49:48 PM CDT
Amelia says ...
Great story, very inspiring! And I love your milk!
09/21/2011 6:07:59 PM CDT
Crystal says ...
We love Organic Valley and always buy their creamer and cheese! Thank you Organic Valley for creating healthy, organic, great products!
09/21/2011 6:21:36 PM CDT
samantha says ...
Love oragnic eating!
09/21/2011 6:24:22 PM CDT
Mimsy Doodle says ...
I admire what the Webbs have done, especially since they did not grow up on a farm. Also, as they acknowledge the help and support that they get from Organic Valley, I commend them as well! Notice how spotless the milk barn is - I'll continue to buy their products. They are doing the good and right thing as farmers.
09/21/2011 6:28:53 PM CDT
Katarina says ...
I was open to this slideshow giving me a positive impression of a small,organic,eco-friendly family-run dairy farm. But the cheery tone and the images of this happy,united human family actually seemed to contrast sadly with the images of the confined cows. I appreciate that the company makes an effort to be transparent in their daily practices with this slideshow. However, the images helped to reinforce my discomfort with this type of human/animal "relationship".
09/21/2011 6:34:32 PM CDT
Evgenia says ...
It is inspiring to learn about this amazing couple! What they have managed to do is incredible and I have the deepest respect for them! Thank you for helping feed my children the best dairy out there!
09/21/2011 6:58:57 PM CDT
Kathleen Conner says ...
Obviously a passion--it makes me feel good buying organic!
10/06/2011 7:44:13 PM CDT
Ann Kelly says ...
This was certainly a feel good story. The Webbs were courageous to start on a venture without prior experience and make it work. I try to only buy organic products and Organic Valley is one of my favorites!
09/21/2011 7:15:05 PM CDT
charlene says ...
Seems like these products are from happy farmers as well as happy cows.
09/21/2011 7:16:40 PM CDT
Paula says ...
It is inspiring to hear about people are wanting to do the right thing when it is usually the more difficult way. I am happy to support them!
09/21/2011 7:47:19 PM CDT
Kerry says ...
Keeping God's earth as pure as when he created it.. Awesome!!
09/21/2011 7:57:02 PM CDT
Arline Saiki says ...
I have to say that I am grateful to be able to purchase organic milk so easily, thanks to the dedication and hard work of people like the Webbs. The many health problems in this country can be linked at least in part, to pesticides and chemicals in our food and water. For our part, we try to buy organic as much as possible and fortunately with more people jumping on the bandwagon, it is becoming less expensive to do so. I am so glad that Organic Valley is in the forefront of this movement. Thanks so much!
09/21/2011 8:21:25 PM CDT
Keith says ...
having passion for what you do is what it's all about. great job!
09/21/2011 8:40:48 PM CDT
Maggie Yount says ...
Love that your contributing good, healthy food to our broken food system! Thanks :)
09/21/2011 8:41:03 PM CDT
Christopher Sorel says ...
I wish there were more young farmers like them. They are great and happy to see such hard work put into a great company and product. This is the reason to buy from good people and companies for a quality product.
09/21/2011 8:42:16 PM CDT
Tracy says ...
How neat! I love that he took a chance to try something completely new. I wish I was that driven about something.
09/21/2011 8:42:19 PM CDT
Kelli Klein says ...
I was so excited when my local store started carrying Organic Valley. Great company and an amazing start-up story to boot. Inspiring!
09/21/2011 8:42:36 PM CDT
Malinda Shepherd says ...
I love that you guys left New York to become organic dairy farmers in Vermont! I am a huge fan of Organic Valley's products-my fave is probably the pasture butter, which I could quite possibly eat straight-up (I restrain myself, somehow). Keep making your delicious dairy goods!!!!
09/21/2011 8:42:41 PM CDT

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