At Aurora Organic Dairy, our mission is to bring organic milk to mainstream America with the highest quality and freshness, more affordable pricing and improved availability for consumers. Our company was founded by Marc Peperzak. Marc has been in the dairy industry for more than 35 years and, after nearly three decades as a leading conventional dairy producer, in 2003, Aurora became exclusively dedicated to organic dairy products.
We converted our first farm – the Platteville Dairy – to exclusive organic production in 2003, and built our on-farm milk plant in Platteville in 2004. We shipped our first store brand organic milk to our first retail customer later that year.
As we grew, we added organic dairy farms and expanded our plant to keep up with the burgeoning consumer demand for organic dairy products. We also manage farmland to grow our own organic feedstuffs for our dairy cows. Please scroll through our Interactive Timeline, below, for more details about our history.