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Eve says ...
Hi! Your milk is simply amazing! I purchase it for my children and myself. My Husband is unable to drink it because of lactose issues. Do you plan to offer a lactose free version in the future? Thanks!
02/13/2009 7:53:17 PM CST
Donnie says ...
Hi Eve, At this time we do not have any plans for lactose free milk in the future. We are always asking for input and I will make sure that this is addressed. In the meantime thank you for your support and continue to enjoy our products.
02/17/2009 11:32:11 AM CST
Darlene says ...
Where in Concord,NC can I find the Homestead Creamery Milk? I went to Harris Teeter in Concord, NC where they use to carry it. They do not have your milk any longer. OH NO!!! Now where can I find my Homestead Creamery Milk? Thanks
02/20/2009 8:32:01 AM CST
Cathy says ...
My young children and I have been enjoying your creamline milk (from the Fairfax store) for a month now and appreciate your great-tasting products. Your bottles say "No hormones", but I'm wondering if you give your cows antibiotics? Thanks!
02/20/2009 8:23:07 PM CST
Donnie says ...
Darlene, You can find our products in the Whole Foods Store in Winston Salem, NC. You can call our office at 540-721-2045 and we will be glad to help you locate our products. Thank you.
02/26/2009 4:10:20 PM CST
Donnie says ...
Cathy, We use antibiotics only when absolutely necessary, and the milk from treated cows is not used for 5 to 7 days. Each load of milk is tested here at our Creamery for antibiotics. Thank you for your interest.
02/26/2009 4:35:42 PM CST
Marc says ...
I am a great fan of organic milk. Since I found your VERY FRESH milk at WF, I am really happy. The Creamline is awesome. There is such a marked difference between "regular" (non-organic) milk and organic milk, and the freshness kicks it up at least one notch, if not more. It would be so great to have fresh milk delivered. I can afford a LITTLE more (than regular prices) for great milk but $1.50 fuel upcharge is pretty harsh, especially for the amount that we would drink as a family. Have you considered either CNG conversions for your vehicles or electric delivery vans? Regular engines can be converted over to CNG, and if you have a CNG pumping station nearby, it is a pretty easy switch. If not, you can get a compressor to run off of the natural gas lines. I just realized... I am assuming that you have NG there. If not, there's also LNG. Electic is an option, and getting more practical every day. There are commercial vehicles that get 100-150 miles / charge, carry a 2 ton payload, and recharge off the mains in < 8 hours. Newer battery formulations will improve this. Estimates are given for < 10 cent/mile equiv fuel costs. If this is interesting, I would suggest plug-in only. Hybrids are not an efficient choice at this point. Do you have gallon jugs, or is that just too large for users? Have you considered the hard, clear plastic (thick, #1)? I don't know how they hold up to physical scrubbing, but gentle sanitizing would serve them well. Lots of stuff all at once, sorry, but I'm psyched.
02/26/2009 9:47:11 PM CST
Kristen says ...
I have been buying Homestead Creamery milk and ice cream for over a year now at Kroger in Blacksburg, VA. It is fantastic and I will miss it when I move back to suburban Maryland. Please consider carrying it in your Montgomery County, MD stores - I would certainly shop more at Whole Foods if it was available.
03/06/2009 10:52:09 AM CST
Donnie says ...
Kristen, We are expanding our relationship with Whole Foods and we are distributing our products to new stores on a case by case basis. Please keep in touch with your local Whole Foods store for product information. Thank you.
03/09/2009 3:38:22 PM CDT
Ren says ...
Donnie, I've been buying your creamline milk for a couple of years now and I have to say, it's wonderful. Just about any other milk now tastes awful to me! You guys have ruined me. Anyway. I was wondering, what kind of cows compromise your herd? And have you considered setting up a company website? Thank you.
03/15/2009 10:32:01 AM CDT
Ren says ...
Whoops, *comprise, not compromise.
03/16/2009 9:32:41 AM CDT
Donnie says ...
We have Holsteins and a few Jersey cows. At this time we don't have any plans for a website, but if you have any questions you can contact us. Thank you.
03/19/2009 3:30:04 PM CDT
Carol says ...
I would like to know the nutritional values for the creamline milk. I love it and it tastes just like the milk of my childhood, but for the nutrition program I am on, I need to know calories, fat, etc. Would it be possible to get that information? Thanks, Carol
03/19/2009 4:45:56 PM CDT
ryan says ...
How do you get the deposit back? Can you return to the place of purchase?
03/22/2009 8:36:30 PM CDT
Donnie says ...
Ryan, Return your bottle to the place of purchase and take it to the customer service desk and they will refund you the deposit. Thank you.
03/24/2009 12:34:03 PM CDT
Autumn says ...
When I spied Homestead Creamery in the milk section of our local Kroger 2 years ago, I immediately snatched up 3 bottles. Since then, it's the only milk we'll buy. I'm a dairy lover. I'll routinely go through a gallon of milk a day, in addition to byproducts like yogurt and cheese. Unfortunately, we didn't think about the source of our calcium while I carried our first child. The end result was a baby in the 99th percentile who had hair on her arms, legs, armpits and vaginal region just weeks after birth--all those hormones pumped into "factory" cows take their toll on both animals and people. Thankfully, I discovered your wonderful products before my second child, and have never looked back. Homestead Creamery's butter was introduced at our nearby store just last week and I had a strong desire to buy up all the inventory lest it not appear again. All of this to say thank you. Thank you for caring about the animals, about the land, about the future, and about your customers. I've spread the word about Homestead Creamery to all of my family and friends, and will continue to do so for a long time to come. May your farms continue the time-honored tradition of caring for life for many generations to come.
03/31/2009 9:44:03 AM CDT
Joan says ...
Mr. Montgomery, How do you make your low-fat milk? I am very sensitive to the glutamate that is freed when milk is dried under high heat and then added to mass produced skim milk to make low-fat milk. Do you add milk solids to your skimmed milk to make low-fat milk? If I just skimmed off the cream in your wonderfrul nonhomogonized milk what % milk fat would be left behind? I just found your milk and thank you enough for producing such a great product.
03/31/2009 2:57:07 PM CDT
Donnie says ...
Joan, We do not dry milk under high heat for any reason. To produce lowfat milk we blend our skim and whole milk to achieve 2% fat. Nothing is added or taken away except the cream. Yes you can skim off the cream from the creamline milk and your fat percentage will be less than 1%. Before removing any cream the milk is between 3.8 and 4%. Thank you.
04/01/2009 3:41:09 PM CDT
Donnie says ...
Autumn, Thank you for the kind words, we hope you will continue to enjoy our products.
04/01/2009 3:43:10 PM CDT
Amy says ...
We've been enjoying your milk for years, and having it delivered to our door each week is a wonderful convenience. A friend of mine raised a question that I was unable to answer - is your mild fortified with Vitamin D? Thanks is advance for your response!
04/30/2009 8:00:17 AM CDT
Amy says ...
oops, I meant to type milk, not mild. sorry!
04/30/2009 8:02:19 AM CDT
LAURA says ...
Just bought some from a Whole Foods in Washington DC. That is by far the BEST milk my family has EVER had......THANK YOU!!
05/01/2009 6:59:25 PM CDT
Chris says ...
I wanted to say thank you for putting out such an amazing product. My wife is lactose intolerant but the milk from your farms does not affect her and she is so happy to be able to have it again. The chocolate milk and eggnog are divine and one glass is a great dessert. I have heard rumors that there could be some financial problems with the company and if that is the case raise the price! As evidence here people really appreciate the quality product you are producing and would pay accordingly.
05/06/2009 2:09:09 PM CDT
Cherry Gaffney says ...
Your response:.Our replacement cows are pasture fed except for winter months when grass is short.Milk cows are pasture fed and also supplemented with our home grown feeds to help maintain healthy bodies as they consistently produce milk for us daily. Thanks so much for your part in making our family farms viable What constitutes "home grown feeds"? Since there is a photo with corn in the background I'm wondering if the milk cows are fed corn? I've been enjoying this product, but I would prefer clear information on the wonderful glass bottle.
05/08/2009 7:37:51 PM CDT
Donnie says ...
Amy, Our milk is all natural, we do not add anything to it. Thank you.
05/13/2009 7:25:02 AM CDT

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