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Whenever a new market opens and grows rapidly (such as organically grown food did
recently), you need standards to maintain the product label integrity. It does not do the
consumer any good when a product is called chemical fertilizers.
In 1990, the federal government passed the Organic Food Production Act which established the
National Organic Systems Board to set standards on the production of implementation period so
by October 2002 anything that was labeled "organic" must follow these strict guidelines.
There is a long list of do's and don'ts that we follow including maintaining a 25' border around
our property where it adjoins with non-organic land, using approved cleaning materials, using
non-treated or genetically modified seed, checking the list of approved substances when treating
cattle health problems, not using pressure treated lumber where animals have access, not using
any chemical pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones, etc. The list goes on and we need to
keep detailed records of these things for the inspectors including the new pasture rules that
require that cows eat a minimum of 30% of their feed intake from pasture during the growing
These are all excellent rules that maintain the integrity of the "USDA certified organic" label.
Unfortunately, there are producers calling their products "organic" that are not going through
the certification route meaning they are not following all the organic rules. We feel the need to
call our products "certified organic" because we are certified through Pennsylvania Certified
Organic (PCO) that we follow all the USDA rules and procedures.
Raw milk is unprocessed, right-from-the-cow the way God created it to be consumed (as long
as the cows are grass-fed and certified organic). Our milk is passed through a filter and chilled
down to 38 deg. F within 2 hours of the milking process. The milk is tested regularly for
bacteria and meets all the same standards as pasteurized milk.
All of the milk’s enzymes, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are in bioactive
forms and combinations for optimum assimilation and utilization. Pasteurization destroys many
nutrients and immune-enhancing components. Vitamin A is degraded, B6 and B12 are basically
destroyed and the beneficial bacteria and immunoglobulins are also killed.
Finding grass-fed milk is important because microorganisms in the cow’s rumen produce
energy nutrients, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, and amino acids essential for making proteins
from green grass. Vitamins A and D are highest when cows are getting fresh, green grass,
sunshine and are not fed any soy or cottonseed. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in milk fat is
500% higher in grass-fed cows than in cows fed typical dairy diets. Omega 3 fatty acids and
beta-carotene are twice as high in milk from grass-fed cows.
Finding certified organic milk is important because the cows do not have any antibiotic resistant
bacteria that could be passed on to humans through the milk. You are assured that no synthetic
growth hormones have been fed to the cattle that will be passed through the milk or meat.
These synthetic hormones have been linked to earlier puberty dates in children.
We have multiple testimonials from people who are “lactose intolerant” who have no problems
drinking our milk, but could not tolerate even a sip of store-bought pasteurized milk. See www.
realmilk.com, www.raw-milk-facts.com or www.rawmilk.org for more information.
Why Seek Certified Organic
Why Drink Grass-fed Certified Organic Raw Milk
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