Greenville, IL, August 31, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Marcoot Jersey Creamery today announced a new partnership with a nonprofit, The WakWay Foundation, who impacts lives through innovative food repurposing programs. A percentage of all sales from Extreme Ice Pro will go to the foundation in order to support their mission.
Earlier this year, President Amy Marcoot was introduced to the nonprofit’s founder, Don Wakamatsu, a former professional baseball player, scout, coach, manager, and current Bench Coach of the Texas Rangers. After visiting the creamery in person, Wakamatsu gained a better understanding of how Marcoot uses whey, a byproduct of cheesemaking, in their product Extreme Ice Pro.
“Extreme Ice was born when we started making cheese on our family’s farm,” said Amy Marcoot. “We had to repurpose the whey because it was more than we could handle. It’s an honor to partner with a nonprofit who also understands how to prevent unnecessary waste through innovative food efforts.”
The WakWay Foundation works with small farms through the WakWay Farm to rescue fruit previously considered “waste" and provides options to help their bottom line. They also focus on low-income children with a goal to be able to provide them with similar nutritious and healthy eating resources professional athletes enjoy.
“My passion has always been health and how to prevent obesity with cutting edge nutritional products," said Don Wakamatsu. “Extreme Ice is such an innovative way to provide not only our professional athletes with protein but anyone looking to be more healthy.”
In April 2019, Marcoot Jersey Creamery announced the nationwide launch of Extreme Ice – a version available through retail outlets such as Dierbergs Markets and Marcoot Jersey Creamery's Country Store. Extreme Ice Pro is an NSF Sports Certified product that is available to any athlete or organization that would require the NSF Sports Certified certification.
Marcoot’s whey comes from the creamery’s primarily grass-fed cattle. Specifically, Marcoot raises Jersey cows, which are known for producing excellent, rich, and high-quality milk. Sold in 5 oz. containers, Extreme Ice provides 20 grams of protein and zero grams of fat per serving. There is no added sugar and contains crushed fruit.
About Marcoot Jersey Creamery
Marcoot is a seventh-generation family-owned Jersey dairy farm in Greenville, Illinois. The family is passionate about the quality of their farm, milk, and products, and they are pleased to share that passion with you and your family. Marcoot Jersey Creamery handcrafts only the highest-quality artisan and farmstead cheeses, and many other products including fruit and whey ices, primarily grass-fed beef, clover honey, and more.
For more information, visit https://marcootjerseycreamery.com/.
About WakWay Foundation
The Mission is simple: Repurposing, reimagined. The WakWay Foundation is committed to impacting lives through innovative food programs.
Distributing over a million servings of fresh fruits and vegetables into food-desert areas, is only the start. Planting fruit trees in the inner-city schools, and teaching nutritional benefits is the next step into our sustainable programs.
Collaborating with universities and cutting edge companies to create nutritional options from the farm to table is another step forward. WakWay is reimagining what is considered “food waste” into an “opportunity zone” and leading the way in nutritional change and education.
For more information, please visit us at WakWay.org, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.