In 2009, Hood dropped 10 organic dairies in Maine, and MOO (Maine's Own Organic) Milk was born. As of today, it is no longer.
The now 12 farms that were part of the brand were all less than 100 cows, according to the MOO website. But, as of today, the group disbanded. A disclaimer on the website reads:
"...as of today the MOO Milk Farmers have agreed to disband and seek individual contracts for their milk. For the present, there is no plan to revive the MOO Milk retail brand."
"...After discussions with Oakhurst, Stonyfield, and Organic Valley, the farmers have opted to pursue separate relationships on their own."
The company announced that its Smiling Hill Farm plant would cease operation on May 16, 2014, and instead ship milk to the Stonyfield yogurt facility in Londonderry, N.H.