Darigold, Inc. announced an expansion of its organic pool of Northwest farms and expansion of its broad-based organic capabilities and product offerings. While the company has had organic members for years, and has been processing organic milk and been working with co-pack partners for years, it is now also working directly with B2B customers to produce custom organic ingredients and with retail and foodservice channels to make packaged organic products.
As a part of this new marketing effort and growth, Darigold is adding organic segregation and processing capabilities to a fourth plant in addition to the existing three. The additional plant will allow the company to offer even more organic ingredients, branded consumer products, and co-packed products to meet increased customer demand for a variety of organic options.
An important step in this expansion, the company has announced the release of Darigold Northwest Organic Milk. The milk will initially be sold at select Costco warehouses with plans for further distribution at other retailers in the coming months. It is available in a three-pack of 64oz cartons in whole, 2%, 1%, and skim milk varieties. This week, the co-op launched its flagship organic product – Darigold FIT Organic Milk – also initially available at select Costco warehouses. Released in Jan. 2019, lactose-free Darigold FIT, also free of artificial sweeteners or preservatives, is designed to give consumers the great taste they want while being low in sugar and high in protein.
The co-op's entry into the branded organic segment follows the successful launches of classic Darigold FIT and Farmer’s Reserve butter, continuing the organization’s legacy of growth within the dairy category. This expansion is part of a larger transformation and growth strategy for Darigold, especially within the global ingredients sector.
Darigold Northwest Organic Milk is available at select Costco clubs in the Northwest as of Sept. 1, 2020 and Darigold FIT Organic Milk is available starting as of Oct. 24, 2020. Both products will expand to other retailers over the coming year.