First certified regenerative organic dairy farm in the US

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As of February 1, Alexandre Family Farm milk will become the first 100% A2/A2 regenerative organic milk to be distributed nationwide in the US. Photo: Shutterstock
As of February 1, Alexandre Family Farm milk will become the first 100% A2/A2 regenerative organic milk to be distributed nationwide in the US. Photo: Shutterstock

Alexandre Family Farm is the first certified regenerative organic dairy farm in the United States.

“When we began farming this way 30 years ago, we weren’t intentionally trying to have an impact on climate change,” says founder Blake Alexandre in a press release.

“We were focused on the health of the soil and manage our pasture by having our animals graze our land. When you increase organic matter in soil, you also capture carbon. We soon came to realise that healthy soil not only has positive effects on our pasture, our cows and their milk, but it has a profound effect on our planet as well.”

As of February 1, Alexandre Family Farm milk will become the first 100% A2/A2 regenerative organic milk to be distributed nationwide in the US. Photo: Shutterstock

As of February 1, Alexandre Family Farm milk will become the first 100% A2/A2 regenerative organic milk to be distributed nationwide in the US. Photo: Shutterstock

The Alexandre Family Farm is also the first dairy to obtain Ecological Outcome Verification certification by the Savory Institute. These certifications acknowledge that the farm’s practices go far beyond sustainability to continuously improve soil biology as well as the entire ecosystem – water, land, air and animals.

The Savory Institute’s Land to Market Program tracks outcomes in soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem function through the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) protocol, which collects scientific data over time to prove regenerative outcomes.

Major step for dairy

“We strongly believe that regeneration must be measured. By using empirical data, the Alexandres show foresight and initiative in managing land with an ecological approach,” says David Rizzo, COO, Land to Market. “This is a major step forward for dairy, and we are excited to see these verified products in the marketplace that meet the consumers desire to know their purchase is supporting the shift to regenerative agriculture.”

The Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) program is based on strict standards for soil health and land management in addition to animal welfare and farmworker fairness. The Alexandre Family Farm was one of only 21 farms selected globally to be a part of the ROC Pilot Program, and joins leading brands Patagonia, Dr Bronner’s and Nature’s Path in attaining certification.

The Alexandre Family Farm is also the first dairy to obtain Ecological Outcome Verification certification by the Savory Institute. These certifications acknowledge that the farm’s practices go far beyond sustainability to continuously improve soil biology as well as the entire ecosystem – water, land, air and animals.

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As of February 1, Alexandre Family Farm milk will become the first 100% A2/A2 regenerative organic milk to be distributed nationwide in the US. Alexandre cartons (59 oz) will be available at Whole Foods and other retailers throughout the country.

Source and more info: Alexandre Family Farm

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Zana Van Dijk Editor Dairy Global
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