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Brown Cow’s Tale

Back in 1973, two self-proclaimed hippies in Ithaca, New York embraced the idea of “homesteading” and bought a Jersey cow to provide milk for their family. Like all Jerseys, this brown cow, named Lily, made extra-rich and creamy milk. From that milk, her family began making small batches of extra-rich and creamy yogurt, which they shared and sold. And so Brown Cow Yogurt was born.

By 1983, Brown Cow had grown a lot and was making its yogurt in both Ithaca, NY and Petaluma, CA. In 1989, the Ford family bought the company and moved all of its operations to Antioch, California.

By 2003, the Fords sold the company that year to the New Hampshire-based yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm. Like Brown Cow, Stonyfield had a long history of environmental stewardship, promoting family farms and making wholesome, delicious yogurts.

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