The final stop on the Stonyfield Barnstorming Tour was a tour of the plant where Stonyfield makes all of that delicious yogurt!! We went to the Visitor's Center for breakfast, and it is like yogurt heaven!
My girls would have loved this play area, and then they would be fighting over all that yummy yogurt!
Deciding which flavor to have was not easy! I ended up having both the Oikos with caramel and a new berry flavor -- both of which are divine!!
After breakfast, we geared up for our tour. We needed to wear hard hats, hair nets, lab coats, ear plugs, goggles, and even cover our shoes -- not so much to protect us, but rather to protect the yogurt!
We are sooooo totally ROCKIN' this sexy lunch lady look!!
When we went on the tour, I was impressed with how efficiently the plant is run. Stonyfield strives to re-use as much energy and recycle as many materials as possible to have the least amount of impact on the planet. Here's a great video from Stonyfield that shows the process:
The Yo Baby yogurt whizzed by so fast, my camera had trouble keeping up!
It was so neat to see how the cups are filled, labels are put on, boxes are filled, and then all that milk magically turns into yogurt!! Amazing!!
Here's where the yogurt is kept until it is ready to ship out to the grocery stores. It's an incredible amount of yogurt, but it doesn't stay here for long thanks to such high demand.
A BIG thank you to everyone at Stonyfield for organizing this trip as well as donating $5,000 to the charity of my choice (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network). I learned so much, and now I'll think of the farmers the next time I go grocery shopping. And a BIG thank you to all of YOU for voting for me!! This was an ahhhh-mazing trip and I could not have done it without you! THANK YOU!!!!