News & Views

Playing Catch Up
November 30, 2011

Over the past few months there’s been a big increase in demand for Horizon Organic milk, and as a result we’re kind of playing catch up.

At Horizon we work with 600+ family farmers who supply more than 90% of our milk (the rest comes from two of our own farms). When we see demand go up like we’re seeing now, we can’t just go out and find more milk. The organic dairy industry is different in that it takes three years for farmers to get certified. So while we’re working hard to meet the increased demand, there’s no simple fix. On top of that, it’s been a rough year for farmers, who are facing unprecedented heat, humidity and rain resulting in flooding. This compounds the issue and makes it even harder for us to supply extra milk.

That being said, we’re going to keep producing as much Horizon milk as we can to catch up with the demand, so please keep checking back at your favorite stores as we iron out the timing issues. And if you have any additional questions, please head over to our Facebook page, where we’d be happy to chat.

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