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Organic Valley Family of Farms

CROPP Cooperative
507 West Main Street
LaFarge, WI 54639
Fax: 608-625-2600
Toll-free Phone: 888-444-6455
http://www.organicvalley.com

organic@organicvalley.com


Welcome to Organic Valley! Organic Valley is the most successful organic farmer-owned cooperative in the world, providing USDA certified organic milk, dairy, eggs, meat, vegetables and juice that tastes farm fresh! Our company's philosophy and decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and the earth. In today's world, in order to make a difference, companies need to think different, reinvent the rules and create new paradigms. Our structure is unique, we are mission driven, and we are growing at a phenomenal rate. Here's why!



Organic Valley Products
Goodness. We have come a long way since 1988. Just look at all the premium certified organic dairy, Vegetables, brown eggs, juice and now meat! products we offer, and the list keeps growing! Click on a category to learn about each and every one! To discover where to find our products in your area, please click where to buy! If you discover that your grocer doesn't carry the item you are looking for, please ask the manager to contact us!! For delicious ideas on how to use any of our products, visit our new what's cookin' page! Thanks for visiting!

Our Cooperative Structure

Did you know that Organic Valley Family of Farms™ is the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in North America? This part of our identity is lesser known than our organic identity, but just as important to us! Being a cooperative means that the farm families that produce Organic Valley™'s brown eggs and dairy products, as well as certified organic meat products are the direct owners of the business. From the time we began, with only seven Wisconsin farmers, to the present with over 548 farmer members in fourteen states, our farmers have been directly involved in every decision we make. Over the years, we've learned a lot about how to organize, govern, and make decisions for ourselves.

The Most Successful Organic Farmer-Owned Cooperative in the World Each year we elect a hard-working board of directors, as well as having representatives meet monthly in each region. We publish a quarterly newsletter to keep all our members informed. Each farm family that seeks membership makes a serious investment in having a voice in their own future. Speaking as this year's president, I'm proud to say that Organic Valley™ serves as a model for the most successful organic farmer's cooperative in the world. We host tours and provide guidance for delegations of farmers that trek to our headquarters in rural La Farge, Wisconsin on a regular basis.

Why is Being a Cooperative Important to Us? The support and resources of being part of a big extended family comes in mighty handy in the agricultural world, where large corporations have taken over 600,000 family farms since 1960. As the sole owners, we make all the important decisions for our company. That gives us independence, and stability for our families and our way of life. We decide what new products to introduce, how to allocate our profits, and most importantly, what our stable milk pay price will be. Conventional Milk Prices Vary From Month to Month Can you imagine trying to run your household if your income fluctuated wildly from check to check? Sounds pretty impossible, doesn't it? And yet, that is exactly what non-organic dairy farmers are asked to do.

Milk prices can and do vary considerably from month to month, making farm income somewhat unpredictable. More of Your Dollar Returns to Our Family Farms When you buy Organic Valley Family of Farms™ products, more of your dollar goes directly back to the farming families. We are involved in every step of the process of bringing our products to market. We approve the plants, the quality and flavor of our products, the packaging, the freighting - every aspect from the moment our products leave the farm until they appear on your grocer's shelves. Why does a cooperative of small family farms make a difference to you? Your purchase of Organic Valley's products helps support sustainable family farms, which might not otherwise be able to continue farming.

Also, you can be assured that not only are you purchasing the finest organic products available, but of our commitment to humane animal treatment, and the stewardship of our environment. We strive to safeguard our critically important natural resources - soil, air, and water - and to protect and preserve biodiversity. Thanks for taking this time to learn more about our cooperative. For further information contact organic@organicvalley.com.


Organic Valley Family of Farms
CROPP Cooperative
507 West Main Street
LaFarge, WI 54639
Fax: 608-625-2600
Toll-free Phone: 888-444-6455
http://www.organicvalley.com
organic@organicvalley.com

 
 

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