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Wallaby Yogurt

By Marc Hamel and Ha Lam, August 25, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Marc Hamel and Ha Lam
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER MARY FROM MADISON, WI. THANKS FOR ALL THE 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. Doug Beretta is a family man. He’s one of four generations in Beretta Family Organic Dairy, a supplier of organic milk for Wallaby Yogurt. The dairy is based on a ranch that was bought in 1948 by Beretta’s grandfather, where the pasture-raised cows graze today. According to Beretta, the advantages of pasture-raising their cows are many. “You’re able to utilize your own land for feed. Organic feed costs are starting to get very expensive so we’re able to use our land to produce as much of the feed as we can.” In addition to the nutritional value of feeding cows on the pasture, “being on grass instead of concrete is a lot easier on the feet and legs of cows,” says Beretta. Wallaby’s founders were looking for family farms and pasture-based dairies with this type of commitment to their cows and their milk, so partnering with Beretta Family Organics made perfect sense. What do you think about the changes that Beretta Family Organic Dairy made when they switched from conventional to organic processes? Watch the slideshow above and leave a comment with your answer by September 9th. One comment will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift card to our stores. Click here to check out Wallaby’s products or visit our stores to taste them for yourself. We carry their full line of organic yogurt as well as their outstanding sour cream!
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Caroline says ...
As an Aussie newly arrived in Chicago, I was starting to worry when I couldn't find whole milk yogurt for my 1 year old. Not surprisingly, the Wallaby brand caught my eye, and I am so pleased it did because the delicious organic yogurt is just like home and so good for my little one (and the whole family)! Thanks Wallaby / Wallababy and thanks Wholefoods!
09/04/2011 5:12:28 AM CDT
lauren says ...
Hopeful companies care. Too bad I'm poor with kids and a wanna-be homesteader and make my own. Otherwise for sure, I would buy Wallaby!
09/06/2011 12:50:04 AM CDT
j.J. says ...
I think it's great that the cows are out in the pasture and not in on concrete. Healthier cows mean healthier milk.
09/07/2011 10:53:28 AM CDT
Nancy Koop says ...
I love love love Wallaby yogurt!!! The Blueberry and Lemon are my personal favorites. I like to freeze blueberries and add them to the lemon yogurt. Sometimes frozen banana chunks too! Yum! I like that the flavor tastes natural and the consistency is nice.
08/31/2011 11:16:47 PM CDT
Chrissy says ...
It's awesome that the efficiency went up after they went organic. And good for Wallaby for looking for family farms. I love Wallaby yogurt and their unique flavors (like the grapefruit or maple) - just had some today!
08/25/2011 6:27:41 PM CDT
Sandy says ...
Organic is much better. The yogurt may taste better with organic. I would love to try different flavors of organic wallaby yogurt with that $50 gift card to the store.
09/05/2011 2:49:58 AM CDT
Charisse Johnson says ...
I really appreciate the efforts of organic farmers! With regards to raising the cows, the statement "You’re able to utilize your own land for feed" speaks volumes about the respect this group has for people (the consumers), and for their animals! It takes special people to care more about quality and humanity more than profits. Kudos!
09/06/2011 12:51:57 PM CDT
kimg says ...
I will be trying Wallaby Yogurt. It is so important to support good products that are produced by good practices. We can be the change we want - it looks like Wallaby's is doing just that!
09/06/2011 11:35:29 PM CDT
Carolanne Sargavakian says ...
9/2/11 The quality of your yogurt products are the closest tasting to homemade than any on the market. Our family appreciates the texture of your yogurt, fruit not overly sweet and the flavors are scrumptious. Thanks for all your efforts in producing an amazing product!
09/02/2011 11:01:44 PM CDT
Kei K says ...
I really love it! I will try it tomorrow morning.
09/04/2011 3:00:33 AM CDT
Dorothy Koskiniemi says ...
I grew up on a farm so I really appreciate that their are farms like Beretta doing the right thing! I LOVE Wallaby yogurt!!!
09/04/2011 2:19:09 PM CDT
Kristen says ...
I think that all farms should understand the value to the community by going organic. We need to fuel our bodies with healthy, wholesome food while being kind to the environment. I love what they are doing and feel they should continue to spread the word. Compassionate and healthy food everywhere will lead to a much better world. Great job!
09/06/2011 7:19:41 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Kerri Thanks for your support! To find out how your community Whole Foods Market stocks and sells Wallaby Yogurt, please reach out to them directly. The link below will take you to the store search page, which will then supply you with the contact information for your community store. Cheers! http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/05/2011 11:04:40 AM CDT
Carrie Gengler says ...
I think it's really smart for the Beretta family to measure the quality of their product based on it being the best that they can feed their own family. By doing that, they are treating everyone like family.
09/05/2011 11:48:44 AM CDT
Alyson Bowyer-Colgan says ...
It is great to hear a story like this. Great Yogurt Amazing Story, wish more companies were like you.
09/05/2011 11:52:06 AM CDT
Jan Sabella says ...
"Everything we do has a ripple effect...." We all should live by this.
09/05/2011 12:00:36 PM CDT
Rachael says ...
Wallaby is some of the best yogurt. I always try to get some when I go to Whole Foods. I love the fact that there is so much care and thought put into making it. It's especially important because these days we don't always know where our food is coming from.
09/05/2011 1:48:05 PM CDT
LC says ...
Great story! I love their yogurt!
09/05/2011 5:33:22 PM CDT
Laurel says ...
Wallaby is by far my favorite yogurt. I'm so glad the family made the decision to go organic. Their comments about letting cows pasture feed and produce what they naturally can is a sensible and sustainable model that also seems healthier and more compassionate. Thank you for rethinking farming!
09/08/2011 9:07:05 AM CDT
Em says ...
I applaud the Beretta family for their belief and mission on making socially and environmentally responsible products that promote healthy living and animal's rights. I was intrigued by the slide show of Beretta family and went on to the Wallaby website to do more researching. I also found them http://wallabyyogurt.com/farms/beretta-dairy I have never tried Wallaby yogurt but will check it out. Can't wait!
09/06/2011 6:35:00 AM CDT
Toddesha says ...
Love The Yogurt. Its so tasty!!! If it were a woman, I would marry her!!
08/25/2011 9:22:45 PM CDT
Karen says ...
Thankful for companies like Wallaby's and their commitment. I love their products.
08/25/2011 9:26:32 PM CDT
Troy Martin says ...
I applaude all the folks involved that choose quality over profit.
08/25/2011 9:34:23 PM CDT
Amy says ...
Love your products! Thank you for helping to keep us & your cows healthy and happy.
08/26/2011 7:27:17 AM CDT
Amy D. says ...
Agree with everyone else that both the Beretta Family and Wallaby company are fantastic for putting their beliefs into practice - highly ethical and sustainable - hooray! I always think dairy from happy cows tastes best! :)
08/26/2011 12:26:00 AM CDT

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