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Kristin says ...
Love Organic Valley Products! Its the only brand that I will feed my kids!
09/21/2011 8:43:24 PM CDT
Mark Manz says ...
It's awesome and admirable what they've done. Coming from a similar background (NY suburbs) I don't have much (or any) experience with farming but I am very interested in learning. Love what they're doing, keep it up!
09/21/2011 8:43:33 PM CDT
Carmen says ...
What an inspiration the Webb's are! Thank you for your dedication and passion for making organic dairy products!
09/21/2011 8:43:42 PM CDT
Pamela Craig says ...
I think the Webbs are amazing people! It is so nice to see the younger generation giving their all on something they believe in!!!!! Way to go!!!!
09/21/2011 8:44:15 PM CDT
Blanca Hanus says ...
It gives me hope when I read about stories like the Webb family for my own family. Truly inspirational! I love your products!
09/21/2011 8:44:16 PM CDT
kris soholt says ...
I also live in a rural setting and although my passion is raising ponies, I can completely relate to to this story! And being a part of the Organic Valley family is knowing that you are producing food in a healthy and natural way... KUDOs to this family, and my favorites: Organic Valley whole milk and Organic Valley Half and Half.. the ultra pasteurized products always seem to taste fresh longer.
09/21/2011 8:44:38 PM CDT
Maggie says ...
What an inspiring story, great job, Webbs! Keep up the great work OV! Our family loves your products!
09/21/2011 8:45:46 PM CDT
Laurie says ...
So inspiring that the took the leap to start an organic dairy with no experience. I hope they are successful for years to come.
09/21/2011 8:46:28 PM CDT
Donna Johnson says ...
Inspirational! wish there were more people like them, the world would be a better place!
09/21/2011 8:46:50 PM CDT
Karen Taylor says ...
The Webbs just prove the point - anything is possible when you put your heart and soul into making a product/business humane and healthy.
09/21/2011 8:46:54 PM CDT
Katie Gardom says ...
Very Cool to watch a couple with no farming background to start farming! I love it! I was raised on an organic dairy farm before people really knew what it even was. It was a great way to grow up!
09/21/2011 8:49:09 PM CDT
Angela S says ...
What a great couple. And those are the cutest cows I've ever seen!
09/21/2011 8:49:23 PM CDT
Amalie says ...
Great work, Webbs!
09/21/2011 8:49:53 PM CDT
Erika says ...
I often wonder if I would have what it takes to just move to the country and start farming. This story of success is encouraging and once again stirs up those feelings, "what if we tried...?" I can also confidently say that if I saw someone in my grocery store wearing Organic Valley clothing, I would shake their hands and thank them for their wonderful dairy products.
09/21/2011 8:49:54 PM CDT
Judy Keller says ...
I only buy organic milk and it's the best! Keep up the good work!
09/21/2011 8:49:57 PM CDT
Sally Wavrick says ...
Dear Melanie and Tyler: I think you two are pioneers to quit your jobs in the City and fix up an old farm. I only Organic Valley skim milk and used to live in Westport, CT and went to Vermont every chance I got. I worked for Nynex selling Nortel PBX and key systems in the City , Fairfield, Putnam and Westchester County. I used to spend every summer on the farm in Canada milking the cows, riding on the hay wagon, running the separator and pumping water from the well. Those were the days before milking machines. My daughter and family spend August every year at Haystack. they live in Brooklyn. I have 3 grandchildrenm LilyRose, 11, Nick, 14 and Matt, 16. Good luck with your farm. I live in Sarasota, Florida now and am semi-retired. I do food demos at local markets, Home Depot and Lowes. Sally Wavrick
09/21/2011 8:50:29 PM CDT
Sophie says ...
Very inspiring, as others have said. It's hard to put yourself out on the line like that, especially at a young age. Good for them! :)
09/21/2011 8:50:29 PM CDT
Debra Miller says ...
I have to admire city people with no previous experience with farming to begin such a difficult endeavor. They are educated and were willing to reach out for assistance. Congratulations to them!
09/21/2011 8:51:51 PM CDT
Janis Dority says ...
What an inspiring story! Good for you both for going for it and making this happen in your lives and by way of great product our lives. BTW the cows and calfs are just so lovely and sweet faced how could you not love a heard of gentle creatures like those!?!
09/21/2011 8:53:01 PM CDT
sarah rugwiro says ...
What an awesome story, awesome family! Not an easy life to live! Much appreciation and respect for all your hard work Webb family! I love Organic Valley products.
09/21/2011 8:53:35 PM CDT
Keiva says ...
What an inspiring story!
09/21/2011 8:54:57 PM CDT
Dorothy Tellez says ...
Im so happy to see young farmers. With America losing sso many family farms to factory farms w BGH. And soy milk having GMOS I count on you guys. Thank you!
09/21/2011 8:57:49 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Thanks for the blog post! It's interesting how they got into farming even though neither of them had farming in their backgrounds.
09/21/2011 8:57:51 PM CDT
Betsy Fitzpatrick says ...
It sounds like the Webbs embody the renaissance of small-time farming in this country. Here in southwest Colorado, we have many similar small farmers and there is significant support for their entrepreneurial spirit and the quality local food they produce. Keep up the good work!
09/21/2011 8:58:48 PM CDT
Carolee Larimar says ...
i think that this is true to the meaning of life, and more true to what my native culture lived long ago. being with your family, and living from what mother nature provides shows that we have the capacity to be a culture that values life.
09/21/2011 8:59:17 PM CDT

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