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Cabot
Address: Chateaugay, NY Cabot & Middlebury, VT, ,
Email Address: ecfcmarketmanager@gmail.com
About Us
In 1919, 94 families from Cabot, Vermont, formed a co-operative to ensure their livelihood. They knew that they were stronger together than they were apart. Cabot’s 800 co-op farms all want the same thing: to provide for their families, give back to their communities, and produce the best cheese in the world.

Cabot's New York Vintage cheddar has become New York Grown & Certified. More than 500 New York Farm Families co-operatively own Cabot, and all the milk that goes through our Chateaugay Plant comes from those New York dairy farms.

Practices
Cabot Creamery Co-operative achieved B Corp certification in 2012 and became the world’s first dairy co-op to do so. We’re proud of this as it validates our attention to environmental and social impacts for our consumers, customers, employees and the farm families who own Cabot.

Examples of their sustainability initiatives:

1. Vermont’s leading utility, Green Mountain Power, operates Cow Power, featuring two of their member farms who provide farm-generated electricity for the program. Our co-op participates in this program by purchasing Cow Power electricity to operate our two Vermont retail stores.

2. They have implemented their first solar-powered waste compactor at their facility in Cabot, VT. This initiative is a result of the long-time partnership between Cabot and Casella Waste Systems. Currently, the compactor is powered by a combination of traditional electricity and the solar energy absorbed from the newly installed panel.

3. Water from our cows: 50% of the water used at our Cabot plant is upcycled from milk. Cabot’s water reuse reduces ground water consumption, limits fuel and labor required for land spreading, requires a lower level of cleaning chemicals to be used on water, saves energy typically needed to heat water for cleaning purposes, and reduces municipal potable water usage by 277,400 gallons annually.