We hear and read about growth hormones, organic this versus non-organic that, but what does it all really mean? Dairy is in so many of our foods and in much of our diet so it’s important to choose the best! By choosing organic milk, you can get the nutritional benefits of milk without exposing your family to chemical contaminants. Numerous studies have found that organic milk has a higher nutritional content, and even more healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and more disease-fighting antioxidants than non-organic milk.
For our family, we are almost 100% organic and understand the importance of where the food that we put in our bodies comes from. As a genetic carrier for breast and colon cancer, I’m even more conscious about what I put on and in my family’s body. After going through a prophylactic double mastectomy and knowing that my own children are 50% at risk of carrying the exact same gene that I have, I look at every single thing that we touch, spray, scrub, and eat a lot differently. Eggs, dairy, and meat are at the absolute top of my list when purchasing organic!
Organic Valley isn’t like most companies. They’re a cooperative owned by organic farmers, which means they all work together to grow the food and run the business. This has inspired a unique passion for doing what’s right for people, animals and earth and an unwavering commitment to bring ethically made organic food to families everywhere.
For over three decades, Organic Valley has worked to produce healthy food that will nourish people across the country. To provide economic stability for family farmers and rural communities. To build healthy soil, protect the environment, and care for animals in a way that promotes their health and all of ours.
Organic Valley has high quality animal care standards by giving their cows a high level of care! Their cows spend more time outside with the ability to freely graze and have the chance to be normal healthy cows! In turn they treat us with delicious and nutritious milk.
Here are a few reasons why our family buys Organic Valley products!
1. BENEFITS OF SUNSHINE AND BEING OUTSIDE :: It’s important for my kids to be outside so why would the animals that provide my family nutrients be any different?Organic Valley cows are outside 50% more than the organic standard leading to happier, healthier cows and better milk. As a mama, I know getting kids outside and away from devices makes them happy and healthy too!
2. BENEFITS OF A NUTRIENT-RICH DIET :: Because Organic Valley cows spend more time outside, they have more grass in their diet than organic standards require. Having a grass-fed diet is HUGE! The way cows are fed can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of their milk. Think of as a grass-fed diet as a nutritious and delicious salad bar for cows. All the nutrients they get from a pasture-based diet not only helps keep them healthy and feeling good but also help make excellent quality milk. As parents, we know a healthy diet is a critical part of helping kids grow and feel their best. And, finding ways to ensure they are getting a well-balanced diet takes careful thought and planning. The same is true for Organic Valley farmers to ensure their cows are getting the balanced diet they need to thrive and make excellent quality milk.
3. BENEFITS OF PLAY FOR THE ANIMALS :: We love that Organic Valley farmers work hard to create an environment where animals can freely express their natural behaviors and roam and play in the pasture. As a mama, it’s important to me that my children play as it helps them learn, grown and thrive… the food we eat is no different. I want to envision the cows and chickens our family receives nutrition from frolicking in the pasture, grazing AND enjoying the sunshine!
4. BENEFITS OF TENDER LOVING CARE FOR THE ANIMALS :: As a cooperative made up of small family farms, Organic Valley is able to keep their herds small, which allows for a lot of TLC ❤️. The farmers care deeply about the care of their cows and know their personalities and quirks. Organic Valley farmers often name their cows and even call them by name… kind of like how we name our pets!
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