To maintain their USDA Certified Organic status, farms must follow strict protocols! We source our milk exclusively from organic Pennsylvania farms we trust.
Animals on organic farms must be free to roam and graze on outdoor pastures.
Both certified organic crops and animals contain no:
Antibiotics or hormones
Herbicides or pesticides
Organic farmers nurture their crops with natural fertilizers, like manure, and use alternative weed removal methods, like cultivators and flame-throwing tractors. Pretty cool, right?!
Animals on organic farms thrive on — you guessed it — balanced diets of organic grains and grasses. Each species receives the appropriate nutrients to best promote health and longevity.
Organic farming has a positive impact on the land, animals, and of course, all of us! We choose organic to promote:
Animals raised on organic farms live longer, happier lives. They graze on open pastures fertilized with their nutrient-dense manure. The result: A natural cycle where farmers know exactly what goes into their land and products.
Organic farming practices like crop rotation, rotational grazing, and natural fertilization support high-quality soil thriving with carbon and essential nutrients. This leads to heartier crops and reduces soil erosion.
Since organic farms use natural fertility and biological pest management, they promote a healthier environment and produce clean food!
Crop rotation and rotational grazing help create a diversified, non-toxic agricultural landscape. This promotes healthy populations of our pollinator friends like bees, bats, and butterflies!
Organic farming reduces water pollution and helps conserve water and soil. Healthier soil absorbs water and nutrients better and prevents the need for synthetic additives. Plus, no toxic chemicals are leaching into the waterways!
People who work on organic farms are safer and healthier because they’re not exposed to potentially harmful pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.
Organic farms use 45% less energy and release 40% fewer carbon emissions than conventional farms. Now THAT is making a difference! Methods like water management, chemical-free solutions, and organic no-till play an important role here.