Iowa dairy company, Kalona SuperNatural, is announcing that 42 of its dairy farms are now Verified Regenerative by Land to Market. The farms, located primarily in Iowa, provide organic milk for Kalona SuperNatural’s products.
Land to Market uses a scientific protocol, Ecological Outcome Verification™, created by the Savory Institute, that proves that farming practices are improving ecosystem health including topsoil, water, air, and biodiversity. The Land to Market Verified seal assures consumers that Kalona SuperNatural farmers’ regenerative methods are working.
Since the 1940s, the nutritional quality of food has decreased as the topsoil has been destroyed due to herbicides, pesticides, and other synthetic inputs. Conventional monoculture farms in the Midwest lose between 3 to 9 tons of topsoil per acre per year due to topsoil runoff that pollutes watersheds.
“Our customers tell us they love that our milk is pasteurized at the lowest temperature allowed by law and not homogenized,” says Marketing Director, Sam Ingersoll. “We have increasingly heard questions concerning what we were doing to go beyond organic practices to proactively restore the environment – including air, soil, plant, and water quality. Our organic regenerative farms are rebuilding farm topsoil, storing more water, and turning them into a diversity of nutrient-dense plants that our cows turn into delicious dairy.”
Regenerative agriculture is a solution to many environmental problems.
“Many of our farms have used organic and regenerative farming methods for decades,” says Managing Partner, Joe Miller. “We don’t just want to sell more products. We want consumers to learn how regenerative farming is good for cows, farms, their families, and our planet. By purchasing our products consumers can do something every day – even if small – to help create a better future for all of us.
About Kalona SuperNatural
Kalona SuperNatural is highly regarded both for minimally processed organic dairy and for buying milk from small Amish and Mennonite family farms that would otherwise struggle to survive. Its organic dairy products are sold in 50 states and include milk, chocolate milk, buttermilk, whipping cream, half and half, kefir, yogurt, butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, and french onion dip. Many independent natural food stores and co-ops carry Kalona SuperNatural products, as do larger chains including Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Natural Grocers, Hy-vee, Mother’s Market, Central Market, and Earth Fare.
About Land to Market
A leader in the regenerative agriculture movement, Land to Market is the world’s first outcomes-based verified regenerative sourcing solution. The program’s Land to Market Verified seal has attracted some of the world’s leading consumer packaged goods companies, apparel brands and retailers. A program of the Savory Institute, Land to Market uses a science-based approach working directly with raw material producers to enhance transparency and traceability mechanisms across the entire value chain. To see the full list of Land to Market members, visit www.landtomarket.com.
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