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Westby Cooperative Creamery introduced four Westby organic brand products last month including 2 and 4-percent small curd cottage cheese; regular cultured sour cream and cultured french onion dip. These new Westby Organic brand products are Grade-A, non-GMO, and certified-organic by the Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic standards.

Westby Cooperative Creamery is just a few dairy cooperatives across North America to accept two types of milk from its member-owners. As defined by accepted dairy industry terms, these two milk-types are conventional-milk and certified-organic-milk. All milk supplied by the member-owners of Westby Cooperative Creamery is Grade-A and rBST-free.

Westby Cooperative Creamery, in its 114th year of operations, began in 1903. In 2007 that the cooperative’s Board of Directors agreed to extend membership to certified-organic dairy farms. Today, over half of the 225 family dairy farm member-owners of the cooperative are certified-organic; supplying nearly 60-percent of the 165-million pounds of milk delivered to the creamery annually by all members. sales.

Connect with www.westbycreamery.com for more information.

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Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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