Although there is tremendous consumer demand for authentic organic dairy products, it takes a great deal of time and money to take those products from idea to reality.
That’s why Stonyfield Farm, one of the country’s leading producers of organic yogurt products, has launched the Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program to help fund innovative organic farming projects that can make a strong environmental impact or improve the long-term viability of organic farming.
Judges from Stonyfield and Organic Valley, the organic farming cooperative that produces milk for all Stonyfield products, selected six finalists from a pool of 72 farmer submissions representing 17 states from California to Maine. Farmers’ submissions were judged on their projects’ environmental impact, ability to sustain organic farming practices, and innovation.
Beginning this month, consumers can learn about the six finalists on Stonyfield’s Facebook page where project details and videos created by the six farmers themselves will be featured.
Consumers can vote online for the grant amounts to be awarded to each farmer. Stonyfield Farm will award a total of $31,000 in grants: one $10,000, two $7,500, and three $2,000 grants will be announced this March.
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