When and why was Maple Hill founded?
The short story: we’re organic grass-fed dairy farmers, turned yogurt makers.
The longer story spans twelve years of hard work and constant challenges. Many told us we were crazy to try and make milk with “just” grass, but we knew that what we were doing with our cows was the right thing. We made yogurt with our milk for our kids—and it turned out pretty good, so we began selling it in 2009, and founded Maple Hill Creamery. Over the past few years, we’ve grown from a completely family-run operation to a thriving manufacturer of nationally distributed whole milk dairy products. Although we’ve brought on production, sales, and marketing staff, everyone in the family still pitches in on a daily basis, and are key to decisions big and small.
Running a certified 100% grass-fed dairy production company means that we’re not solely focused on the bottom line—or having the most shelf space in the yogurt aisle. To us, business “success” is also defined by a company’s values and production practices. We believe that when we use milk from only certified organic, 100% grass-fed cows to make our products, we are supporting and growing a food system that is most beneficial to the land, the animals, and the farmers—and that it makes for the most delicious products around! You can read more about our story here.