In 2009, organic dairy farmers Tim and Laura Joseph founded Maple Hill Creamery in Little Falls, New York, after examining the financial realities of supporting their family by selling their 100 percent grass-fed milk to a large national organic dairy co-op. Tim knew that creating a “value added” product—in this case, yogurt—could be key to their long-term stability and recognized the opportunity for 100 percent grass-fed products in the organic dairy category.
Today, Maple Hill Creamery remains a family business but has grown from regional yogurt producer to a national dairy brand—and the fastest-growing yogurt brand in the natural channel. It is helping to bring clarity to an unregulated category as the only third-party certified, 100 percent grass-fed organic dairy brand in the U.S. Approximately 40 farms sell milk exclusively to Maple Hill Creamery, and the company developed a milkshed for certified organic milk, providing a stable market for organic farmers looking to transition to 100 percent grass-fed.
Maple Hill Creamery remains committed to making only 100 percent grass-fed dairy products—a model that can only succeed when each and every farmer is consistently well paid for their milk, receives ongoing support and education to optimize his or her grass-fed herds’ health and output, and is a fully valued member of the Maple Hill Creamery family.
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