Healthy Living joins partnership to support local organic milk producers

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Healthy Living Market and Cafe became one of the first retailers to join the Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership. Through this partnership, the family grocer will encourage shoppers to buy a quarter of their weekly dairy products from participating brands and ask customers to join the 2,500 others who have pledged their support on the partnership website.

The Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership was formed last January after 135 growers of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York learned that their purchase agreements with Horizon and Maple Hill Creamery were closed, putting them at risk of closure. The partnership has has identified 35 organic brands committed to supplying North-East milk, and encourages consumers to support these brands to boost the regional market of local family farms.

“We are honored to join this partnership and support others who are working to improve our local food culture, economy and landscape for all,” said Katy Lesser, who founded Healthy Living Market and Café in 1986. We know all about the labor of love that is a family run business and the extra care that goes into organic food. with others who feel the same as us.

Shoppers can find participating brands by searching for the Northeast Special Organic Family Farm Partnership signs or tags near items in Healthy Living stores, and visit saveorganicfamilyfarms.org for a full list of participating brands.

Healthy Living Market and Café is an independent retailer of local, organic and natural foods with stores located in South Burlington and Williston, Vt., and Saratoga Springs, NY The company employs 320 team members across its three locations and remains a family business run by Less and his two children, Nina and Eli Lesser-Goldsmith.

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