In 1988, several small family farmers in Wisconsin discussed alternatives and created an organic vegetable marketing cooperative they dubbed Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP). In July of 1988, they branched off into an organic dairy program consisting of seven farmers who collectively produced 20,000 pounds of milk every other day. After a year and a half of insufficient sales, CROPP developed the Organic Valley label and began marketing its own products. The cooperative has branched out several times since then with organic eggs in 1993, organic meats in 1999, soy in 2004, and the grower pool in 2008. Reflecting our national farmer membership base, CROPP now stands for “Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools."
The purpose of CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley is to create and operate a marketing cooperative that promotes regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products.
The organic marketplace continues to grow rapidly. This represents a huge opportunity for family farmers. By joining CROPP Cooperative you are investing in the strength of our nationally recognized Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands and the veteran marketing expertise promoting our farms.
CROPP Cooperative can be your organic resource and guide your every step along the path to organic production. Founded in 1988, CROPP is the nation's largest and most successful organic farmer cooperative. Our strong growth means that we have ongoing opportunities for family farmers.
We are actively seeking certified organic dairy farmers and farmers that are interested in transitioning! Please contact us if you have interest in joining any of our producer pools.
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