Blog Post - Cabot Creamery Cooperative
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Sustainability Cabot CreameryAt Cabot Creamery,we understand Sustainability to beliving within our means and ensuring the means to live.Our fundamental approach to stewardship and social impact is based on the triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic impacts. Our approach is called context-based sustainability. The scope of our sustainability efforts runs from farm-to-fork, but we realize our greatest influence is from the cow to the creamery and from the creamery to our customers. Our cooperatives typical member/owneris a multi-generational dairy farm family, a trend we endeavor to extend for a long time to come.
Cabot Creameryis the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certfication,a validation of our attention to environmental and social impacts on stakeholders.We join a growing legion of successful cooperatives, fellow Northeast organizations and forward-thinking national brands that have been certified by the non-profit, B Lab.Certified B Corporations are businesses around the globe that meet rigorous and independent standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.http://www.bcorporation.net/cabotAbout Cabot CreameryCabot Creamery Cooperative is owned by dairy farm families throughout New England and upstate New York. Best known for making the Worlds Best Cheddar, we value our cooperative roots, which date back to 1919. Cabot is proud that all profits from sales of Cabots award-winning line of dairy products go to support our dairy farmers.For more information about Cabots Sustainability Program, please contactJed Davis, Director of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Cheese with the Erbs
Dreams of Greener Pastures:
Springvale Farms has been in operation since the 1950’s, when Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Erb purchased property in Landaff, NH to raise Holstein dairy cattle. By the 1980’s, their son Doug had married the farm’s veterinary technician, Debora, and bought the property next door to the farm he grew up on. Both second-generation farmers, they found it only natural to eventually purchase Doug’s family farm, which they did in 1989.
Nestled in the White Mountains, Springvale Farms sits on 300 acres and has a small herd of 100 cows. Theirs is one of the many farm families that make up Agri-Mark, the leading Northeast dairy cooperative of which Cabot Creamery is a part. In fact, the Erbs are a Top Quality Producer Award recipient and Deb is a member on the Agri-Mark Board of Directors.
As stewards of the land, the Erbs believe in supporting local farmers and maintaining the open landscape that makes New England so beautiful. They have been active proponents of the Keep Local Farms initiative and are founding members of the New England Family Dairy Farms Cooperative. As part of their dedication to the land, they were one of three pilot farms who assisted the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in creating an on-farm sustainability assessment tool. Deb was recently appointed as one of 17 members of the national Dairy Industry Advisory Committee.
Doug and Deb Erb, pictured above, have diversified by opening their own artisanal creamery, appropriately named Landaff Creamery, which offers a local, one-of-a-kind cheese to their small New Hampshire town and beyond.
Learn more about how Springvale Farms is a leading member of our farmer-owned dairy cooperative. It is farm families like this that make Cabot special.
Cabot Creamery is a cooperative owned by dairy farm families throughout New England and New York. We’re pleased to introduce you to our farmer/owners to learn of their efforts in stewardship and sustainability for dairy farming.