What is organic farming?

To us, it’s farming for the future. That’s why we meet USDA organic standards and then keep going.

Green Acres

It all starts with the land on the farm

We’re happy to say we’ve helped hundreds of farmers make the switch to organic farming since we started in 1991.

Fair Hill Farms

How does a farm become organic?

The short answer is patience and hard work. It takes three years to convert conventional cropland and pastures over to certified organic. During the conversion period and afterwards, the use of pesticides and herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO seeds, and sewage sludge are all prohibited.

Peachy Farm

USDA organic certification

Organic farms are third-party certified to ensure federal organic standards for production and handling are met. After that, farms go through annual reviews and inspections to keep their organic certification.

Our founders played a key role in helping develop the National Organic Standards and the USDA organic seal in the 1990s, and Horizon Organic was the first organic dairy brand sold nationwide.

Fair Hill Farms

It’s about more than cows

Sure, cows are the stars for us. But lots of other native animals and birds can call a farm home too. Organic standards require farmers to maintain or improve their farm’s natural resources. That includes wildlife habitat and soil, water, and air quality.

Fair Hill Farms

Boosting soil health

Organic farming is about keeping soil as healthy as possible, so that it grows lush, nutritious grass and crops for the cows. We follow organic standards and many of our farms incorporate regenerative agriculture practices to boost soil health. Methods like crop rotation and managed grazing are used, and the use of pesticides and herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO seeds, and sewage sludge are prohibited.

Always organic.
Tried-and-true delicious.


Nourishing a happy, healthy future for all.

Our Farmers
Our Farmers

Our farmers roll up their (flannel) sleeves and go the extra mile.

Cow Care
Cow Care

We’re always thinking about how we can make life better for our cows.


We’re cutting our carbon footprint and finding smarter ways to farm.

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