Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Meadow Creek Dairy

By Kate Medley, April 27, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Medley
Meadow Creek Dairy Galax, Virginia In managing their herd of Jersey cows at Meadow Creek Dairy in southwest Virginia, the Feete family is intent on providing them with the best care possible, which in turn helps them produce the highest quality cheese from raw cows’ milk with no added coloring or preservatives. The deep yellow coloring of these cheeses reflects the grass-based diet of the Jersey cows and the high beta-carotene content of the milk.
Category: Farm to Market

 

9 Comments

Comments

Victory says ...
As someone who is always looking out for animal-friendly products which tend to be safer, healthier and keep me feeling better about myself as a human being, I salute these farmers and Whole Foods for supporting them. I will look for this in your store and pass the word onto my friends.
05/08/2010 7:21:42 PM CDT
liz says ...
just curious- do organic dairy farmers slaughter their cows when they no longer "produce enough milk"?
05/09/2010 11:49:21 PM CDT
Mary http://www.mygreendiet.com says ...
With meat prices on the rise, does that mean milk prices will also increase? http://mygreendiet.com/blog/reason-3/
04/27/2010 2:09:13 PM CDT
Susan says ...
Wonderful profile. It makes me want to search out this product when I am at Whole Foods. Thanks for supporting these dedicated farmers, who are artists in their own right.
04/28/2010 11:09:10 PM CDT
babs says ...
i have asister that has a cabin in laurel fork va n were coming from al to visit her. wondering if you sell fresh milk to the public an where are you located in galax va.
04/29/2010 2:57:10 AM CDT
babs says ...
coming to galax va soon. where are you located from laurel fork va an do you sell milk
04/29/2010 2:58:45 AM CDT
Awillgrube says ...
Great info. Now I feel connected to your products (great happycow images) I will seek out your cheese and enjoy telling folks how I found you. Best wishes for continued success.
04/29/2010 5:31:23 PM CDT
Lisa MS says ...
this paints a nice picture, an improvement over the the traditional dairy farm. but i doubt those cows are happy. what happens to the baby cows (since cows have to be impregnated yearly or more to be lactating - giving milk). particularly the male babies? are they not ripped from their mothers and used for veal? cows grieve like humans. and what happens to these cows after they are spent (too old to produce)? do they not end up as hamburgers? nice retirement after a life as a prisoner, serving humans.
05/10/2010 7:51:13 PM CDT
Janice Reynolds says ...
Tried Grayson meadow creek raw cows milk cheese recently. In a word WONDERFUL! Great flavor that builds as you eat it. Your first impression is ok, but then more flavors develop and just become so full, it almost has layers. My husband and I both noticed the 'layers' of flavor. Congrats to these dairy farmers/cheese makers for a wonderful cheese that is a joy to eat. Also very nice that Whole Foods is supporting a local (Virginia) business. Thank you! JR
01/17/2014 7:16:57 AM CST