We promise to:
• Create dairy products people crave
• Operate with passion and integrity
• Responsibly care for our resources
• Provide a rewarding livelihood for our farmers and employees
• Build a sustainable cooperative business
Our farmers rise and shine each morning because they are passionate about nourishing the world with fresh, wholesome dairy goodness. They are proud of what they do, and they are proud to do it the right way. We invite you to learn more about how we deliver on our promises, from the farm to your home.
Ensuring the health, well-being and comfort of our animals is our number one priority. Our cooperative and our farmers have a moral and ethical obligation to provide excellent care of our animals every day. It’s the right thing to do for our animals and our farmers. Maryland & Virginia is proud to be a part of the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management™ or FARM Program. Through our involvement, all of our members pledge to farm and care for their animals in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the FARM program that evolve with the latest research on quality animal care.
We drink the same water and breathe the same air as our neighbors and customers. As only an almost 100-year-old business can, Maryland & Virginia has spent decades working to protect and sustain the environment for future generations by supporting and abiding by strict nutrient and waste management standards. Maryland & Virginia is a proud partner of Newtrient LLC, an organization that works to capture the “magic of manure” by advancing technologies to reduce dairy’s environmental footprint and create markets for manure-based products.
Milk is nature’s most nearly-perfect food, and that’s an image we work hard to uphold every day. From the moment that milk leaves the farm, it is subjected to rigorous standards and a series of quality checks to ensure proper handling as it makes it way to your home. We pledge to only use milk from cows not supplemented with artificial growth hormones such as rBST. Whether it’s on the farm or sitting in your refrigerator, we expect our dairy products to be high quality, long lasting for you and your family to enjoy.