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While Stonyfield is best known for making yogurt, yogurt wasn’t the way the founders of Stonyfield thought they’d change the world. In 1983, co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were trying to help family farms survive, protect the environment, and keep food healthy through their nonprofit organic farming school.
Just to keep things running, the two teachers put their farm’s seven cows to work making yogurt. They knew they were making a healthy food grown with care. What they didn’t know was how much people would love it.
People went crazy for the yogurt from Samuel and Gary’s little farm, and the two knew they had found a way to make a real difference. With the yogurt business, they could show the world that a company could make healthy food without relying on toxic chemicals that harm the environment and public health.
Today, as the leading organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield still takes care with everything it puts into its yogurts and everything it keeps out. By saying no to toxic pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. Which means they’re also saying yes to healthy people, and a healthy planet.
To learn more Stonyfield’s yogurt-on-a-mission business model, click here.