University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari speaks to the crowd at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shop in Brighton Place Shoppes in Lexington as Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, left, and Evan Morris, co-owner of Orange Leaf, listen in. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)
Coach Cal, Commissioner Comer unveil Udderly Kentucky at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shops
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will use only Udderly Kentucky milk in its frozen yogurt products in 11 Orange Leaf shops in Kentucky.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari made the announcement Tuesday at the Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shop in Brighton Place Shoppes.
“We formed the Udderly Kentucky brand for milk processed in Somerset, Kentucky, and produced by 105 dairy farm families — all small farms, salt-of-the-earth people,” Commissioner Comer said. “We think this brand is going to continue to grow. We’re going to continue to help keep dairy farmers in Kentucky on the farm. And one reason is because of people like Coach Cal who support our product.”
Calipari credited Orange Leaf for its community involvement. “You guys [came] up with the idea, ‘Let’s just be about Kentucky,’” Calipari said. “What a great idea. Let’s just be about Kentucky. Let’s make sure whatever we’re doing, we’re giving back.”
“Behind grocery stores, we are the biggest buyers of milk in Kentucky right now,” said Evan Morris, co-owner of Orange Leaf. “We’re excited to help out the dairy industry.”
Comer said participating dairy farmers earn a premium on sales of Udderly Kentucky milk that amounts to average new income of $19,000 per farm per year, $2 million in all. Udderly Kentucky milk is processed by Prairie Farms Dairy of Somerset, Ky. Commissioner Comer unveiled the Udderly Kentucky brand in July.
To find out more about Udderly Kentucky, read about some of the participating producers, and find a location where you can buy Udderly Kentucky milk, go to www.udderlyky.com.