OV Transparency

Our Regional Vision

Organic Valley has worked hard to develop a network of farms and corresponding regional partner processing plants across the United States. Presently we have seven different regional milk cartons which proudly state on the front panel that we use organic milk from that region. These regions include Northeast, New York, Heartland (Midwest), Southwest, Rocky Mountain, Northwest and California. For these regional milks, we have a strict policy to only use milk from the region where it is produced, from farms that are as close to the processing plant as possible. On rare occasions under emergency circumstances, we will bring in milk from the surrounding region, or outside the region if need be, in order to have a continuous supply of organic milk.

Learn more about our regional milk.

Regional Plant Locations

This Dairy Plant Locations chart lists the Grade A dairy plants with whom Organic Valley partners to process our milk. We have chosen to make this information available to the public in the spirit of transparency and to make it easier for eaters who would like to know where their milk comes from and where it is packaged. This information covers our fluid milk, half and half, whipping cream, buttermilk, eggnog, cottage cheese, sour cream, and soy. Other products such as cheese, butter, spreads, and eggs may be added in the future. Please see the chart for instructions for finding your product’s origin.

Our regional production and distribution model is a cornerstone to Organic Valley’s multi-faceted sustainability plan, which includes reducing the distance your milk travels and supporting local businesses as often as possible. We are always exploring the feasibility of adding new regions, and we encourage you to ask your favorite retailer to stock Organic Valley's regional milks if they do not already!


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