Milk is such a thorny issue these days. With farmers being underpaid by supermarkets that can afford to sell milk for a loss to get people through their doors. Dairy farmers are giving up their herds all the time. Soon you won’t want to know where your milk comes from. Mega cow sheds are coming to the UK. Until now most dairy farmers are actually really good in terms of husbandry and feeding their dairy cows.
Since I’ve started delivering over ten years ago, I’ve seen the first dairy give up, then Orchard Farm Dairy gave up. Then Millars next who processed traditional milk into glass bottles went belly up in 2012.
We were getting bottles from McQueens Dairy who took over Millars Dairy but as they’ve unexpectedly and significantly put their prices up again we’ve had to look elsewhere.
Mossgeil Farm who are in conversion to organic should be getting a farmyard bottling machine going soon. That ticks all the boxes, single source, farmer friendly.
In the meantime we’re trying out Wiseman milk as they have organic and non homogenised milk available. Perhaps not the greatest source but milk the way it should be with the whole milk with cream at the top.
We like delivering pints in traditional glass bottles. This saves on the waste of land fill and avoids wasting fossil fuels moving and recycling plastics. We believe milk keeps better and tastes better when stored in glass. Do you know if milk in plastic containers is food safe?
Pints available in
Whole pasteurised milk- non homogenised (cream at the top)
- Organic Whole pasteurised milk- non homogenised
- Organic Semi milk
Milk and Cream Prices
Pint of milk 72p
Organic Pint of milk 88p
250ml double cream £1.30