Ten Maine farmers have joined forces to launch a company named MOOMilkCo., short for Maine’s Own Organic Milk Company, to sell a new line of organic milk.
“MOOMilk,” as it is being called, was launched in response to the farmers being let go by H.P. Hood Inc., a Massachusetts based dairy company, due to slumping sales.
An official with MOOMilk said he is astounded with the level of cooperation and partnership among the companies.
And a member of the board of directors called it a terrific example of Maine’s agricultural community pulling together.
MOOMilk will be hitting retailers in Maine, such as Wal-mart, in early November. The milk only takes 96 hours to get from the cow to the store.
Officials are optimistic that MOOMilkCo. could serve as a business model for other farming endeavors in Maine.
Via Bangor Daily News.
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