Organic is better for everyone
At Olympic, we believe in organic farming because it’s better for everyone.
It’s better for our cows and for you.
In addition, it allows our local farmers to get more involved in their work and our farmers to stay passionate, knowledgeable and committed.
Our grassfed cows are treated with good care
We carefully select each farm that produces our fresh, milk because we know that a grassfed and happy cow gives much better milk.
Our cows feed outside during the warm seasons to soak up the sun and socialize! They have a diet composed of 75% forage (grass, clovers, vegetables, and other green plants) rather than a diet based on corn and soy¹,².
Our farmer friends deeply care about the health, the well-being and the happiness of their cows. Not only do they pamper them, but they all know them by their names, like Phoebe, a happy cow who lives at Nature Glen Farms in Abbotsford, BC.
It’s better for nature
Organic farming is better for nature. Our dairy farms are smaller, allowing us to practice sustainable agriculture on a human scale. This way, it’s a lot easier for us to promote biodiversity, protect water quality in our communities and prevent soil erosion and runoff simply by grassfeeding our cows.
The grass from our pastures that feeds our cows helps to reduce runoff. The grass roots help maintain soil health and thus, keep carbon dioxide underground and out of the atmosphere. We can breathe cleaner air in addition to enjoying the great taste of our organic yogurt made with milk from grassfed cows.
At Olympic, organic farming is not a fad. It’s a way of life. And it’s better for everyone:
the people and also our cows.
It’s better for you
Organic farming is also better for you! By choosing our products made with organic milk from our grassfed cows, you make sure you consume products that are always fresh and made with love and nutrient-dense, 100% natural source, cleanƚ ingredients.
The milk from our grassfed cows is naturally more nutritious. Among other things, it contains a healthier ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids¹. Furthermore, there’s no synthetic pesticide residue, no GMOs, no preservatives, no colours, no artificial flavours and no gelatin in your plate.
ƚ At Olympic, clean ingredients means no synthetic pesticides, no preservatives and no GMO.ƚƚ
ƚƚ According to regulations currently in force in Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) ensures the monitoring of pesticides residues for potential contamination in food. Naturally GMO free.
¹ BC Milk marketing Board, Notice to producers, Organic grassfed milk production expression of interest, 2016
² Dairy Farmers of Ontario, Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s Grass-Fed Milk Standard, 2020
³ Benbrook et al, Enhancing the fatty acid profile of milk through forage‐based rations, with nutrition modeling of diet outcomes, 2018
All questions about organic farming are good
We use a unique blend of probiotic cultures in our yogurts. Each 100 g portion contains more than 1 billion active probiotic bacteria. Our yogurt contains many bacterial cultures including the probiotics Lactobacillus Acidophilus, bifidus and casei. * This does not apply to our organic yogurts containing 6.5% m.f in the 325 g size and our 8X100 g organic kids yogurt line.
Active bacterial cultures and probiotic cultures are two different ingredients. Active bacterial cultures are part of yogurt fabrication. Bacterial cultures will digest the milk and cream and result in a creamy yogurt. Probiotic cultures have a positive effect on the digestive system and are always listed in the ingredients lists of our products.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have a positive effect on gut health when consumed. They are best described as live healthy bacteria that aid digestion.
Balkan yogurt is a firm yogurt that is set directly in its original container. Many of our Organic Balkan-style yogurts are also probiotic. Traditional Greek-style yogurt involves straining yogurt to increase its firmness. Greek-style yogurt has more protein when compared to Balkan-style yogurt.
This liquid is called lactoserum. It contains several nutritious elements such as vitamins, calcium and other minerals. It may happen that lactoserum appears on the surface of a yogurt because of a natural separation process. A quick stir will incorporate it into the yogurt as well as its health benefits.
The only animal by-products used in our products are milk, cream and milk powder and milk proteins. All of our yogurts are gelatin-free.
No! In Canada, the use of growth hormones is prohibited for dairy cows and antibiotic use must comply with Canadian law. In addition, milk is tested at the plant for antibiotics. If antibiotics were found in the milk, the milk would be discarded.