Lewis Road Creamery is supporting a new initiative to grow the organic dairy sector in New Zealand while fuelling its own organic milk supply for its growing customer base.
The dairy brand is a founding customer of the newly launched Organic Dairy Hub Co-operative of New Zealand. The Hub links organic dairy farms with dairy producers providing certainty of sale for farmers and certainty of supply for purchasers like Lewis Road Creamery.
Peter Cullinane, Lewis Road Creamery founder and one of two independent directors of the Organic Dairy Hub welcomes the initiative. “Since we launched our milks in 2013 we have grown the organic milk category in both volume and value. We love organic farming and our goal is to make as much of our range as possible organic. However due to inconsistency of supply this has been a challenge for us and has meant our organic milk range isn’t always available.”
Lewis Road Creamery’s organic milk range has just returned to supermarket shelves following a two month absence due to seasonal supply issues. However the partnership with the Organic Milk Hub means its organic milks will now be available permanently and it can look to extend its distribution footprint and organic product line-up.