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Eros Yogurt

CONGRATULATION TO OUR WINNER PATRICIA FROM ANN ARBOR, MI. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT 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. What does it take to run a creamery? If you’re Jennifer Bice, it takes lots of care, concern and meticulous attention to detail. The organic creamery behind Eros Organic Greek Yogurt, is operated 100% on solar power from two acres of solar panels. Running on these solar panels is “equal to taking 76 cars off the road, planting 110 trees or powering over 50 homes, “ Bice says. “Creameries use tremendous amounts of energy so we’re constantly looking at new ways that we can deliver the product in a more sustainable fashion.” In addition to solar energy, the creamery uses motion-sensored lights that only come on when needed in order to minimize lighting usage, has electric car charging stations (also operated by solar power) and a computer-operated water system that measures the exact amount of water needed to clean their operational equipment. The same consciousness applies not only to the creamery, but also to their relationship with Diamond W Dairy, their award-winning dairy producer. Using one dairy to provide all of the milk for Eros yogurt means that they can save in transportation resources as well as get fresh, high-quality milk to the creamery faster. “We really wanted the best and most high quality milk, so we’ve formed a partnership with the Diamond W Dairy because they have one of the best dairies in Sonoma County,” says Bice. Brothers Ron and Ken Wilson run the dairy, which provides organic milk from 600 cows to supply all of the milk that goes into Eros Yogurt. The Wilson brothers are the third generation of their family to run their farm and they’re known for the care with which they treat their cows. “We want to make sure the animals are taken care of; I think it just tastes better in the end product.” says Bice. “Eros Organic Greek Yogurt is exclusive to Whole Foods Market, is one of the few organic Greek yogurts, and on top of that, it’s delicious!” Eros Organic Greek Yogurt is available in plain, vanilla, honey, strawberry and blueberry and is found only in our stores. What do you think about the efforts that Eros Organic Greek Yogurt makes to conserve resources in its creamery? Watch the slideshow above and leave a comment with your answer by September 27th. One comment will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift card to our stores.

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Christina says …

Solar power: another step towards successful self-sustainability!

Carl Wright says …

We all do what we can. Thanks for your concern.

Nadia says …

I loved seeing the cows outside in the sun and not inside a factory. One of the many reasons to love Whole Foods.

martha says …

.. its amazing how far companies like this have come, and how genuinely concerned they are for our planet as well as the food products they supply. BRAVO!

Gina says …

Nice to learn about a truly conscious company! Keep up the great work!

Meagan says …

I love seeing a company that is proving renewables are great for the bottom line!

Keith says …

I bought Eros Organic Greek Yogurt at Whole Foods Market because it was on sale. Now I've been shot by Eros' arrow and am in love with it. The thick, creamy, flavorful goodness and organic wholesome is fantastic. Now that I know about the consciousness of Eros, I'm totally devoted!

Camille says …

Awesome! Love the solar energy, the one dairy (makes so much sense) and the commitment to providing a high quality, organic product. And it's delicious, too>

DeAnne Biglin says …

So glad you support solar power (common sense,huh?) It's a sunny way to yummy yogurt!

cindy says …

I certainly am impressed and very grateful that you take into consideration all the facets of making a great product so that we can enjoy it. i certainly do not take it for granted that people do things for the benefit of all of us having a better life, down to the smallest details of our daily lives. thank you for your your contributions and i really enjoy your product. Namaste.

Jan says …

You can really taste the difference in the high quality dairy. I appreciate your efforts to be both health-conscious and environmentally sound.

Nancy Page says …

So glad we made the switch to Greek yogurt, we didn't know what we were missing. Love the part about treating employees fairly. The caring comes out in the product! Nancy Page

nik says …

I like that they use solar power and seem really active in seeking out other conservation improvements.

Erica says …

I really like Eros's commitment to not only good quality ingredients, but also the environment. It is obvious that the company takes a holistic approach to providing excellent quality to its customers while helping future generations. Without environmental sustainability, our kids won't even have the opportunity to eat Eros yogurt!

Barbara Crowley says …

I think especially now in this day and age where the personal touch has been taken out of so many items on the market today, it is so wonderful to see a company so comitted to keeping it real.

Irene Burgos says …

I enjoyed this video and will send it to my sister in Wi to watch. She too is an Organic Farmer, "Bull Brook Keep", raising cows for beef. I will be now buying Eros Yogurt since yogurt is such a big part of my natural foods diet. Thanks!

Mira says …

Wonderful. Way to go Eros!

Dave Bennett says …

Great Story!!!

Jan says …

I didnt know about the care that Eros uses in their products and because of it, I will be buying them.

Stephanie Cryer says …

It does show that you can make a great product and give back to the land and the people. What a wonderful example of setting a higher standard! And they make great yogurt as well!

Phoebe says …

Wow. This yogurt is only sold at Whole Foods, made expressly for Whole Foods.

Christina says …

More power to solar (power) :)

nadia says …

Love the solar power and partnership with local organic dairy..

Linda says …

I am looking forward to buying Eros Yogurt---I love the packaging AND will feel good about the company's green and ethical practices.

Roseann Gerson says …

Best YOGURT EVER!!!! No really - -it is expensive but it is yummy!

Alaina says …

I love that Eros is pushing themselves to think outside the box when it comes to conservation. Doing things like only using one dairy to cut down on transportation costs (both monetary and environmental) and to ensure the highest quality at the same time shows how companies can focus on providing a great product while also caring for the earth.

Kathy Miller says …

Organic, solar, cows that appear well treated and fairly treated employees. Rarely do I hear a company note that they treat their employees well and feel that, in turn, makes the company successful. Sounds like a company to be modeled after.

Jennifer Monopoli says …

I like that Eros is partnering with only one dairy in order to get the best quality and freshest milk. I also like that this helps reduce transportation costs and ultimately air reduces pollution. All of this will make an extra yummy yogurt!

Patrick McGilligan says …

I love Greek yogurt and this convinces me to try their brand. I'm grateful for their earth-friendly approach. I got hungry just watching it!

Jaclyn says …

Glad to see a company that is concerned with sustainability and not just profit.

Earlene Arnold says …

I just love that they do this. Other companies need to take note and do the same!

susan wesely says …

I think anything that is done naturally is wonderful. My family has lived in the city in the US but we always had a natural garden and it is great that farms and gardens now are becoming more organic.

piper says …

I appreciate the effort you put into conserving resources in your creamery. I also admire that you are making sure that the animals are taken care of!

cyndra sohaili says …

I'm impressed, "Eros Organic Greek Yogurt;" solar power,organic milk, electric cars! You have truly taken a wholistic approach to sustainable marketing. It's about quality not quantity. A company with integrity. I haven't tried the product but I will now. Thank you.

Barbara says …

Very impressive! A great example of conscientious people being good stewards of our natural resources, while producing a wonderful product! The cows are beautiful!

angie says …

I think its awesome! I love that they have been in business since the 60s and their milk supplier since the 1920s. I also love that they use solar power exclusively. GREAT company from what this says!

Scott Diana says …

Sounds great! Here in Colorado, there is a local brand, Noosa, that makes great yogurt, as well. Tasty and local!

Elaine S. Larson says …

It takes a great deal of effort to raise organic ingredients for manufactured products but the dairy is making a concerted effort to help make a product with quality milk from animals that are well treated. Then to make a product as delicious as Eros yogurt in a plant that values the earth AND their employees is beyond what the mainstream expects in their products. Jennifer Bice and the Wilson brothers are the new heroes in a society that has lived with preservatives and hormones at the expense of our health and the health of the animals. Thank-you for your efforts.

Daphne says …

I love companies that make an effort to conserve resources.

Stephen says …

I don't eat dairy, but still it's always great to see Whole Foods supporting such wonderful food producers that really go the extra mile.

Elizabeth says …

Wow, I love this company. I love the different approaches they make to conserve resources for a better planet.

Ammera says …

I'm really impressed by Eros' efforts! The video makes me think more about how other food is produced.

deb garcia says …

This company & product sounds amazing! They get not only my purchasing power but word-of-mouth. We all benefit,thanks for caring for the animals, consumers & this planet. Deb

Kimberlee says …

YAY! I love a conscious business!

rose says …

would be nice to see more environmentally friendly companies like eros!

Julie Sommer says …

It's great to see such healthy cows in the pictures. Also it is wonderful to hear that you use Solar Power and treat employees with respect. I wish more companies were like you. The closest Whole Foods store is a 45 minute drive from my house, but it seems worth it if they do the research behind food companies. I have been watching so many documentaries on food lately, and I am especially concerned because I am now pregnant. I don't want my baby to be fed food that is not organic or comes from companies that are not concerned about their employees or the enviroment. I will definately pick up some Eros on my next shopping trip. Thanks for making eating more enjoyable.

Kay says …

It's great to see an employer care about it's employees and it's consumsers. Having a son that has been sick for years and finding out that foods were causing his problems, I'm glad there is someone who takes great care to produce a healthy product.

frances brockway says …

Great product and doing right by their employees and the environment.

Ann Jackson says …

Nice cows! I am definitely going to try some.

Jessica Schackne says …

In an ideal world, all companies would be operating the way that Eros Organic Greek Yogurt does. If they did, we would not have dwindling resources, air and water pollution, and "global warming."

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