Boulder Valley School District Contracts For Organic Milk

BOULDER The Boulder Valley School District has contracted with a cooperative of farms headquartered in Wisconsin to supply organic milk to the districts 28,000 students.

Organic Valley Family of Farms, the nations largest cooperative of organic farmers based in La Farge, Wis., is supplying milk from its Rocky Mountain Pastures for the School Food Project, a public-private partnership with a goal of improving the health, nutrition and taste of school lunches. Organic Valley began providing its milk to students on Aug. 18 via lunch line dispensers.

The cooperative employs a regional milk production model, which means Organic Valley Rocky Mountain Pastures milk comes from certified organic cows pastured in Colorado, Utah and Idaho. The nearest organic dairy farm in Colorado participating in the program is the Makita Family Farm in Calhan, Colo.

The milk is being bottled and delivered by Sinton Dairy Foods Co. LLC based in Colorado Springs.

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