Organic Milk Company May Have to Close

Updated 4 years ago

A Maine farmer-owned organic milk company is on the brink of closing. Maine’s Own Organic Milk, known as MOOMilk, of Machias will suspend production on Sunday. One of MOOMilk’s founders, David Bright, says they’re out of money. The company began with 10 member farmers from Washington, Aroostock and Kennebec counties, but the number has fallen to six. Bright says the company hasn’t been able to sell enough milk to be profitable, and at this point doesn’t have enough cash on hand to have the milk processed and packaged. MooMilk was formed last year after Hood didn’t renew its contract for organic milk with 10 Maine farms. The organic milk has been distributed to 49 stores in Maine and New Hampshire. (AP)


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