Join Organic Day

All organic cows are out all summer where they get loads of fresh air and eat a lot of green grass. Each year in April all organic cows are let out of their barns to graze on grass during summer.

You are invited to join this very festive tradition in Denmark called Organic Day. All of the farms are open for visitors from 10 AM until 2 PM and all the organic cows are let out on the grass fields at 12 PM.

Organic Day in 2025
The date for Organic Day is yet to be decided but will be announced on this site.

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What is Organic Day?

Organic Day is a festive occasion! An overwhelming number of Danes bring their entire family to the countryside each year on the specific Sunday in April. They help welcome the organic cows out into the open air for the first time after a long winter spent in the cowshed.

The highlight of the day happens at noon when the organic farmer opens the doors to the many playful cows, eager to greet spring and freedom. Amid loud cheering from the many onlookers, the cows run, jump and dance on their way to the green pasture.

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What are we celebrating?

Organics and animal welfare are close to the heart of the Danes. We have been paving the way for organics for more than 25 years, and we are proud that Denmark is the world’s leading organic nation.

Organic Day allows visitors to experience the difference they help make for cows and nature when they choose organic dairy products from the refrigerated counter. They witness how organic cows thrive, and once you have seen the playful cows dance in the fresh spring air on Organic Day, you will have no doubt that this is where they belong. All organic cows are in the pasture from mid-April until November.


History and background

The first Organic Day was held in 2005 with 10,000 visitors. Since then, more than 2,000,000 Danes have visited the farms to be a part of letting the organic cows out on the fresh grass. Organic Denmark is in charge of Organic Day, which is organised in close cooperation with the organic farmers and the dairies receiving the farmers’ organic milk in Denmark.

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Want to know more?

Danes remain world champions when it comes to putting organic food products in their shopping baskets. Below you can learn more about Danish organics.

Facts about Danish organics
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Who we are

Organic Denmark is working for a world that thinks and acts organically – for the benefit of people, animals and our Earth. Organic Denmark is a non-profit organisation that has members among organic farmers, companies and consumers. Together, we are paving the way for more and improved organics – with new solutions, cooperation and a significant safeguarding of interests

Please contact us at

Organic Denmark (Økologisk Landsforening)

Project Manager
Malene Jensen:
T: (+45) 40 63 35 15

Press officer
Marendine Ladegaard
T.: (+45) 20 16 44 34

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