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!
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
! Thanks for visiting!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.