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What is Organic Valley Fortified Milk?

by Rootstock Editor

July 31, 2019

by Rootstock Editor

Admit it: You’re someone who's always looking for more. You’re looking to get more out of life. More out of a dollar. And yes, you even expect more from your milk. We hear you, and we’ve got you covered.

Introducing Organic Valley Fortified Milk, available in ultra-pasteurized Lowfat 1% and Fat Free varieties. It’s the same high-quality, organic milk from our cooperative’s family farmers, but -- you guessed it -- there’s more to it.

More of what?

One thing and one thing only: Milk. We use Organic Valley Nonfat Dry Milk powder, which is our own organic milk, just with the water and fat removed. From a nutritional perspective, using our skim milk powder makes it possible to increase the protein and calcium per serving in the milk you already love. Fortified Milk is really just milk with more milk in it!

Here are the facts: Organic Valley Fortified Lowfat Milk has 35% more protein per serving than regular milk, and the fat free version has 25% more protein -- that’s 20% daily value (DV). And calcium is 30% DV!. That's sure to put anyone in a good MOO-d! :-) 

Plus, it tastes oh-so good. The milk powder gives the lowfat and skim milk more of the rich and creamy taste you associate with whole milk.

Backlit by an orange morning sky, the silhouette of a farmer pats a cow while other cows curiously look on.

Marlin Sauder greets his dairy cows in the Colorado dawn.

Why would we bother making perfectly good milk even better?

Well, we do have a reputation for being over-achieving do-gooders, but there’s more to it than that. 

Since 1988, the farmers in our cooperative have been producing the highest quality organic milk available. Every gallon of Organic Valley milk goes through 57 quality checks between the farm and your table. We combine our passion for exceptional animal care with our commitment to providing the most nutrient-dense products for you and your family. And for the last 31 years, Organic Valley has been equally committed to ensuring that family-sized farms stay in business. 

By using our organic nonfat dry milk powder to make Fortified Milk, we’re able to use more of our farmers’ milk, allowing us to continue supporting small organic dairy farms while providing your family with more protein and calcium at the price you’re used to. 

With Organic Valley Fortified Milk, more really does mean more -- for you and everyone else!

A girl in a yellow shirt hugs a cow as it grazes long green grass in the pasture.

Showing some love to the Jerseys on the Renner family farm in California.


Still prefer the regular version?

Never fear. Our non-fortified 1% and skim milk will continue to be available in pasteurized quarts and half gallons at select stores.