Stonyfield Farm

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Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
Founded 1983
Founder Samuel Kaymen, Louise Kaymen
Headquarters Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
Products Yogurt, ice cream, milk, dairy products
Owner Groupe Danone (85%)
Stonyfield Farm

Stonyfield Farm, also simply called Stonyfield, is an organic yogurt maker located in Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA. Stonyfield Farm was founded by Samuel Kaymen in 1983, on a 19th-century farmstead in Wilton, New Hampshire, as an organic farming school. The company makes the number-one selling brand of organic yogurt and number-three overall yogurt brand in the United States, according to Fortune magazine.[1] It owns brands including YoBaby, YoToddler, YoKids and Oikos.

In 2001, Groupe Danone, a French food product company whose brands include Evian bottled water and Danone/Dannon yogurt, purchased an initial 40% of Stonyfield shares. This was followed in late 2003 with an additional purchase such that Group Danone now owns about 85% of Stonyfield shares.[2]

Gary Hirshberg is chairman and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm.

Through its Profits for the Planet program, Stonyfield gives 10% of profits to environmental causes. Its milk comes from New England and Midwest dairy farmers through the CROPP (Organic Valley) cooperative.

In 2003, Stonyfield Farm acquired Brown Cow.[3]

In 2006, Stonyfield entered the French market with its Les 2 Vaches (The Two Cows) brand. It also expanded to Canada, with yogurt produced in Quebec.[4] In June 2007, Stonyfield Farm launched its first brand in the UK, Stony, Yogurt on a Mission, though the line has since been discontinued. An organic yogurt brand named Glenisk, however, was successfully launched in Ireland.


  1. ^ Gunter, Marc (2008-01-04). "Stonyfield stirs up the yogurt market". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-017. Stonyfield generated about $300 million in revenues last year. Its yogurt is the No. 3 brand in the United States, behind Yoplait and Stonyfield's sister brand Dannon.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Stonyfield Farm & Groupe Danone Partnership Summary
  3. ^ Brown Cow's Tale
  4. ^ Stonyfield Farm - Canada - Company Profile

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