We get lots of questions here at Yeo Valley. So many, in fact, that we thought it might be handy to put the ones we hear most often, all in one place. And that place is here.
How is organic dairy better than conventional?
A study released in the British Journal of Nutrition has shown that organic milk contains higher levels of a number of nutrients than non-organic milk. This is because organic cows spend more time grazing outdoors on lush, nitrogen-rich pastures. There are around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids in organic milk than conventionally produced products and slightly higher concentrations of iron, Vitamin E and some carotenoids. Organic milk and dairy also contains 40% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is linked to a range of health benefits including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and obesity, so going organic can boost the nutritional pay-off from including dairy in your diet.
How can you be sure that everything you make is organic?
All of our products are made with organic ingredients and are certified by the Soil Association.
Being organic has never been more important to us, which is why we support organic British dairy farming. We support dozens of British family farms by buying their milk through The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), and using it – in addition to milk from our own herd – for all the tasty things we make.
- How is organic dairy better than conventional?
Are all your ingredients British?
We are proud supporters of buying British wherever possible, but unfortunately the UK doesn’t have the climate to grow all our ingredients all year round, so we have to look abroad for some things.
All of the milk used to make our products comes from British dairy farms.
Are your recipes completely natural?
We don’t add any preservatives or nasties to the things we make – they’re how nature intended!
How can I find out about all the ingredients in the things you make?
Just check on the side of the packaging of your product and you’ll find a full list of ingredients, or find the product you want on our website and a full list of ingredients will be there.
If there’s anything that you can’t find, please let us know.
- I'd like to supply some ingredients. How do I go about doing that?
- Are all your ingredients British?
Where can I buy your products?
Our products are available in all of the major supermarkets as well as in many other smaller independent shops. To search for an individual product, head to “Things We Make” on our website and look for it there – its stockists will be detailed on the page.
- How do I become a stockist?
- Where can I buy your products?
Can I order a reusable lid?
Yeo Valley Organic reusable lids are now out of stock. We do not have any reusable lids to post out and we don’t currently have any plans to get anymore lids in stock. We initially had them on sale for a three month period, we were one of the few brands that offered an alternative for a limited time.
By removing ‘single use plastic’ such as the clip lid, together we will remove a huge 145 tonnes of plastic a year – that’s the equivalent of 188 Friesian cows, 24 African elephants or 17 tractors.
We trialled the removal of clip lids on our Greek Style yogurt pots between 2021 and 2022, prior to this we ran an online survey and the results showed overwhelming support for us to remove the clip lids from the pots. We began communicating the change to our customers from October 2022, before the lids were removed at the end of December.
If you’re wanting to pop a cover on your pot, we’d recommend using reusable bee’s wax wraps and best to store your pots at the back of the fridge, where the temperature remains more consistent for longer storage.
Please note, because of the size of the pots, our Super Thick and 950g tubs will keep their plastic tops.
- I've got a great idea for a new flavour. How do I tell you about it?
Do you provide samples?
As all of our products are either chilled or frozen, sadly we can’t send any samples out.
Where do you source your energy from?
Find out more about how we generate and buy renewable energy to make our delicious organic products here.
- Can I order a reusable lid?
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