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Wallaby Yogurt

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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Heather Zuberbier says …

I love Wallaby yogurt and its a real treat when I get to have it. Only problem is...its not readily available in my area. I would have to go out of my way to get it (and no Whole Foods in my regular shopping area! boo!!!). That's not to say that I wouldn't go out of my way...but its just not regularly convenient. Wish it would be a little more mainstream. I'm really happy that its organic now!! I DO go out of my way to purchase organic items whenever they are available at my local grocery store!!

Nora Z. says …

I think it's fantastic! They moved away from the pressure of the "quantity" they needed to get from each cow to a "better quality of life" for each cow. In return, they found they get just as much milk from a "happy" cow! Furthermore, they are now more efficient and humane with their pasture raised cows. I also personally like knowing I am patronizing a family owned pasture dairy business than a Corporate organization. I will definately try Wallaby yogurt now. The Beretta family's success will contribute to change and demonstrate that you can be sustainable and humane within the dairy industry. Nora Z., MBA

Laura says …

wonderful story. Organic is the way to go. Yogurt is super awesome!

Jenny says …

The Wallaby Strawberries and Cream "down under" yogurt is the only kind I eat anymore. Yum!

Ross V says …

Thanks for the detailed background information, it makes me feel even better about the yogurt that I buy! ORGANIC - love it, thank you! I'm always buying Wallaby's & never buying want to be's!

beckyinboulder says …

I LOVE that they made the switch to organic, and my young kids LOVE the "kangaroo" packaging!

Tracy says …

Honestly the only yogurt that I enjoy eating. It just tastes like how real yogurt should taste like: not too sweet, not too creamy, not too sour, right consistency. I agree that a happy cow will give the best milk, because it is in the right natural condition. Please keep making amazing yogurt!

Roberta says …

I think the Bretta Family made a wise decision when switching from conventional to organic, if everyone in the world did this, we wouldn't have quite so many diseases. I eat organic food myself and would rather chose organic foods over conventional processed foods any day; synthetic chemicals and pesticide foods are OUT, organic in IN! YAY!!!!

Ron says …

Great story. I love organic anything. I have not tried Wallaby yogurt yet, but I pla to. :-D

C. Moore says …

What a beautiful story.

Natalie says …

Very happy to see this story. Love the yogurt flavors!!

Maryann says …

Supporting organic family farms is why I purchase products like Wallaby Yogurt. Great story!!

Lauren says …

I love Wallaby! The texture and flavors are awesome. I introduced my husband to it and he has finally made the switch from chemical laden yogurt!

angie says …

I love love love when he says that the cows just produce what they naturally would produce milk-wise. No pressure to make them super-cows. And that makes for much more happy cows too!!!

YH says …

LOVE wallaby yogurt! It's the best brand of yogurt out there!

Debbie says …

I'm happy Wallaby exists because I could eat their maple flavor every day for dessert! -- and I don't like yogurt! More importantly, I really appreciate the ethics behind Wallaby. It warms my heart to know people care and we need more businesses that care. The world would be a different place. Most importantly, I enjoyed seeing the conditions of the cows on the video. Humane is the way to go in every situation. Thank you!

EK says …

LOVE Wallaby yogurt ... especially the down under! Healthy and organic, but a treat as well!

esti says …

wallaby is by far the tastiest yogurt out there and I'm talking about the lowfat kind I cant imagine how good the full fat might be pure heaven. I'm a fan all the way keep it coming and keep those cows happy please they deserve it!

Sally says …

Wallaby yogurt is the most delicious yogurt I've ever had, so creamy it's almost a dessert yuuuuuuum

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