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Joel Housman says ...
I grew up about 5 miles from Homestead Creamery and have loved their milk for years (since they started about 10-15 years ago). My parent's still live in the same place even though I'm now 27 and live in Alexandria VA and work in DC. Whenever I would be home for the holidays my Dad always knew to make sure to have Homestead Creamery chocolate milk for me while I was there since it's the only place to get it. Within the past year or so I discovered, much to my delight, that the local Alexnadria Whole Foods that I live next to now stocks Homestead Creamery milk. First off, I was ecstatic. Secondly, I was kind of proud that the local hometown creamery was being sold in Whole Foods (as my girlfriend kind of laughed at me when I told the cashier that I am from the town that this creamery is located). Anywho - I cannot recommend their products enough. Their icecream is AWESOME. I've stopped by the creamery for years to buy it (if you stop by, you can get it by the scoop in cones). I also love their chocolate milk and their orange cream milk. I've never actually had their butter, oddly enough, because I don't do a whole lot of baking. Keep up the good work Donnie and for everyone else, don't hesitate at trying any of their products - they're delicious. Joel Housman - from Wirtz VA (Smith Mountain Lake)
09/19/2009 10:06:37 PM CDT
Fred Hodges says ...
we are enjoying your milk from the Kroger in Christiansburg. I know you deliver in Roanoke area. I think you deliver in Blacksburg now, do you have a route in Christiansburg?
09/21/2009 5:04:50 PM CDT
Angie says ...
Can you tell me do you sell your pumpkin ice cream in the grocery stores at all in roanoke virginia
10/12/2009 12:01:49 AM CDT
Carol L. says ...
Please provide us with the nutritional information for your products, in particular, the fat and calorie value for a cup of your creamline milk.
10/15/2009 7:08:55 PM CDT
Barbara Dunn says ...
I have been buying the creamline Homestead Creamery milk at the Kroger in Blacksburg for many years. It is important to me to drink locally produced minimally processed milk without antibiotics and hormones from cows that are allowed to graze on pastures. The flavor is wonderful I also love the reuseable glass bottles. It's an overall great product, next best thing to fresh raw milk from the farm next door.
10/17/2009 10:23:13 AM CDT
Didi Younginer says ...
What temperature do you heat the milk to for paturizing? I am looking for 161 degrees in order to make mozarella cheese.
10/18/2009 11:27:36 AM CDT
Brian says ...
I know this is an old post. But, I can't find information regarding the use of pestidides. Are pesticides used on the grass that the cows graze or their winter feed? I love this milk but my wife keeps pushing back as the glass bottle only claims the milk is hormone free and not antibiotic (which this post says it is) and pesticide free. I need to convince her that this milk is free of these.
10/21/2009 9:40:04 AM CDT
Jane Davies says ...
I live just outside Charleston,WV. I have been using Homestead Creamery milk for about two years, ever since my local Krogers started carrying it. It is the only milk in the entire store that is not ultra-pasturized. I like that fact it has no growth hormones, or antibiotics. I also love that fact that it is in glass bottles, I can return them, and put the cap in the recycling bin. I'm so pleased to know that your cattle are pasture feed, and that most of their winter feed is grown on your farms. Continue the good work your doing and I shall remain a loyal customer.
10/21/2009 2:23:47 PM CDT
Candace says ...
Hi - is your buttermilk made from skim or whole milk? Thanks!
11/13/2009 5:15:34 PM CST
Jen says ...
What is the Creamline product? Is it your non-homogenized product? Is it whole milk? Thanks! I LOVE your milk AND that it is in glass bottles! Thanks for your commitment to provide natural food to your consumers! Jen
11/14/2009 12:10:11 PM CST
Donni says ...
Fred, We do not have a route in Christiansburg. Sorry.
11/18/2009 1:00:43 PM CST
Donnie says ...
Angie we do sell our pumpkim ice cream at store in Roanoke, VA, you can call our office and we can give you the names and locations.
11/18/2009 1:04:35 PM CST
Donnie says ...
Carol, Please call our office and we will be glad to give you the nutritional information. 540-721-2045 Thank you.
11/18/2009 1:07:47 PM CST
Donnie says ...
Joel, Thank you for your nice comments and thank you for your support.
11/18/2009 1:09:59 PM CST
Didi Younginer says ...
at what temperature is your milk pasturized?
11/21/2009 8:56:29 PM CST
Kathleen says ...
Hello, I was wondering if all of your milk comes from your two farms or if you also bottle milk from other coops or independent farmers. If so, is it possible to find out the source of that milk. Thanks!
12/11/2009 8:37:34 AM CST
Susan says ...
Love the eggnog! What a special treat for Christmastime.
12/20/2009 10:42:39 PM CST
VirginiaLady says ...
Hello, This milk is fantastic. I discovered it at my local Whole Foods market in Vienna. What are customers to do with used, empty bottles? There were no instructions provided on either the bottle or at the Whole Foods store. Thank you
12/23/2009 9:16:02 AM CST
Douglas Ladd says ...
I have been a dedicated consumer of your whole milk and butter at the Short Pump location. I really enjoy it. That said I wanted to ask if your cattle are tested for Johne ’s disease? Upon reading an article in Countryside Magazine I have become aware and concerned with this type of cattle disease that is linked to Crohn’s disease in children. Since I supply my two 12 month old twin girls along with my wife and I with three gallons a week ($96 a month in milk), I would really like to know your stance and approach to this disease at all your facilities and farms! Thanks So Much, Douglas Ladd
12/30/2009 4:05:45 PM CST
Kathy says ...
I have never been a milk drinker. I've never liked the taste and the aftertaste. I tried numerous brands. I eventually went to Soymilk, Hemp and Almond milk. UNTIL..... I was in Krogers one day and saw your milk in the bottles. It looked so cold and fresh I thought I'd try it. I LOVE IT!! I have been through 3 bottles so far and just bought another today. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful fresh and natural product. PS I just bought your real butter. Great!
01/15/2010 2:17:26 PM CST
Kathryn says ...
Hi. I love your products! I have read many questions posted by others along with your answers. They lead me to further questions: Besides the corn you grow, what else goes into your supplemental grain that you use in the winter? What would it take to gain the "USDA Certified Organic" and "Certified Humane" labels, and would they be something you would consider pursuing? One post last August stated that "145 degrees for 30 minutes is standard pasteurization and all that is necessary to make the milk safe. The excessive heat not only denatures all the proteins in the milk..." Will you please clarify "denatures" and if/how that might reduce the nutritional values in milk? Thanks very much for your reply.
01/19/2010 9:40:41 AM CST
Kelly Brewer says ...
Hi, My family has recently started shopping at Earthfare here in Knoxville , TN. and came across your milk. It is WONDERFUL!!! And your egg nog is to die for, and I have never like egg nog in my life! I have three sons, two of which suffer from asthma. We have done a ton of research about the link between dairy products and asthma. We are very careful about the meats and vegetables we consume and had resigned ourselves to drinking soy milk. None of us were very happy with soy.....it's just not milk! But recently I have been reading some studies about the benefits of organic milk to children with allergies and asthma! Amen, milk! I read on your blog that your milk is not considered organic, but your cows are pasture fed during the weather permitting months and grain fed the other months. I saw your video with the corn behind you, so I just wanted to know if your corn or pastures are treated with pesticides? The health of my children is so important to me and we absolutely LOVE your milk. We love the humane treatment of your animals and that you are a family farm!! We also like the glass bottles which are so much better for the environment!! I appreciate your time in reading this question and thank you in advance for your answer.
01/27/2010 11:32:30 AM CST
Audra Williams says ...
I bought several different bottles of this milk and it is excellent!
01/30/2010 3:22:45 PM CST
Barbara Russo says ...
I am looking for grass fed lactose free milk in the Princeton, NJ and Winter Park, FL stores. Do you carry this in either place? I understand that the big organic milk producers like Organic Valley, do not allow their dairy cows to eat grass or even go outside. I find that unacceptable.
02/03/2010 11:20:09 AM CST
Kate Mooney says ...
I am interested in making cheese with your milk. What is the maximum temperature during pasteurization that your milk is heated? How can I tell how fresh the milk is? I found your milk at my local Krogers it is the best. I will always pay the extra to support local farmers who strive to bring quality products to the table.
02/05/2010 3:15:06 PM CST

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