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Knudsen Supports California State Parks and Raises $100,000

Click here to learn more about the Knudsen Pure Partnership For Our Parks

From majestic redwood forests in the north to sandy surfing beaches in the south, California has the largest and most diverse collection of beautiful state parks in the nation. Knudsen, makers of sour cream and cottage, created the "Knudsen Pure Partnership for Our Parks" and raised $100,000 for the California State Parks Foundation. The funds were raised from partial proceeds of every product sold between June 14 and September 6, 2009.  

“Knudsen has been made and sold in California for 90 years, and we were excited to team up with our neighbors to support California’s state parks,” said Noel Talluto, Knudsen senior brand manager.  “We looked forward to helping our parks during these challenging times.” 

Californians interested in lending their time and skills to a local state park could also find year-round, family-friendly volunteer opportunities at  Opportunities ranged from helping conserve natural habitats to guiding group tours.  

“California’s state parks include some of the most scenic beaches, mountains, meadows and deserts anywhere on earth,” says Ruth Coleman, director of the California State Parks.  “We are very happy that residents supported the Knudsen Pure Partnership for Our Parks, because it was an opportunity to give back to our treasured state parks.”

For information on the Knudsen Pure Partnership for Our Parks, visit    

About Knudsen
In 1919, eighteen years before construction finished on the Golden State Bridge, Knudsen Creamery Co. opened its doors in Los Angeles. Knudsen has been “Purely California” ever since — made in the Golden State with milk from California cows. Today Knudsen sour cream and cottage cheese are enjoyed for snacking, appetizers, dinners, desserts and more.  For product information, usage tips and recipes, visit