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Homestead Creamery

All the milk at Homestead Creamery comes from two local farms, both in their third and fourth generations of family ownership.  The milk is free of all hormones and antibiotics, and because the milk is sold in recycled glass bottles it tastes fresher longer and is more environmentally friendly. Note: Our Farm to Market slide shows currently feature farmers and producers from our South and MidAtlantic Regions. We hope to expand to others in the future.

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JERE PIGUE says …

Your EGGNOG is to die for. Look forward to it arriving in local Fresh Market every year. They run out FAST so have to be on my toes to get some. Keep it coming. It is the best I have ever had and I am 75 years old so I have sampled a lot. Thanks, Jere

Mary Tisdall says …

I bought a glass bottle of Homestead Creamery eggnog from Earth Fare on Pelham Road in Greenville, SC today. Was very happy to taste a delicious, flavorful eggnog. Thanks Homestead Creamery.

Laurie says …

Can your bottled old fashioned custard be frozen?

carisam franco says …

I shop at Kroger on a regular basis in Cumming, GA 30040. For the 1st time I seen your milk for sale. I asked some questions about it and the employees' didn't seem to have much knowledge of the milk, ie. is it homogenized and or pasteurized? I found the answer here on this web video. Is there maybe some reading materials/ advertisement that can be place to educated the public about your product? I would love to find non-homogenized milk but I believe that the law states it can only be sold in Markets, not grocers.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@LAURIE - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly to find your answer.

Terry Hough says …

Bar none the best eggnog known to man. My Grandson calls it Santa milk. We have not been able to get it since Thanksgiving and everyone is sad. I do not know what you all do to make it so creamy and delicious but please continue this great product. Your milk and butter are also fabulous. Thanks for your dedication to perfection.

Leslie says …

Good morning, Are the cows grass fed?

Angélica - Community Moderator says …

@LESLIE Donnie, a co-owner of Homestead stated the following in an earlier post: 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.

Denise Pedraza says …

Do you carry the Homestead Creamery Old Fashioned Eggnog in a bottle?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DENISE - Our products vary between locations so check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock.

Katy says …

The chocolate milk is excellent! So delicious! I would like to know if the cows eat a GMO-free diet.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@KATY - I would reach out to Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045 to find out exactly what their cows are fed.

Chad Mercer says …

happy new year...my wife has some bottles from your company. where are locations in Atlanta, ga that the bottles can be returned?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CHAD - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly at 540-721-2045.

Rick says …

Your eggnog is the best I've found, but I was unable to get even 1 quart this year due to our local dealer (Fresh Market in Fort Wayne, IN) not stocking enough product. Obviously, many other customers in Fort Wayne feel the same as I do about your product. We even asked the store to call us when it came in so that we could at least get 1 quart...never got a call. Is it possible to order your product on-line or do you have other markets in the Fort Wayne area that carry your products? I really hate to miss another year of eggnog because it's continually sold out. Thanks for your help!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RICK - We don't currently ship any perishable items but you can check with Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045.

Angie Nash says …

I bought your strawberry milk on monday. By Tuesday mornings the pink milked turned white. Im afraid to drink it. This has never happened before. Can you please tell me why? Also how long after the expiration date can we drink it. By the way we love your milk.

Tim says …

I tried your custard just last week and it was amazingly good. I went back to buy more this week but was told they were out and it was seasonal. When can I buy this product again? Thanks

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@TIM - If it was seasonal it might not be back until the Holidays later this year. You can call Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045 to see exactly when they will be back in stores.

Bob Peck says …

We notice that you grow all your own corn for supplement in the winter. Is the corn GMO free? Do you use pesticides on your grass fields for grazing? Thanks, Bob

Zheng Yin says …

I would like to order the glass bottled milk

Sophie says …

What does your home grown feed consist of and are any vitamins added after pasteurizing? I buy your milk regulary from EarthFare, there have been times when it taste the way the plastic cap smells and I wondered what causes that? Thank you Sophie

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@BOB, @ZHENG & @SOPHIE - I would suggest calling Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045 for more info for your questions!

Nell Sanders says …

We found your products when we lived in the Blacksburg, VA area. We are now looking for your products in the Charlottesville, VA area. Favorites are vanilla ice cream, half and half, butter and egg nog. Why does your butter taste so much better than others? Is there any chance you would start making coffee ice cream? I believe it would outsell everything but vanilla and chocolate!!

Joe McDonald says …

I have seen your milk in Kroger's for some time now. Today, I decided to purchase a bottle. It instantly brought back memories of the years ago when all our milk came to our porch in glass bottles and without Hormones added. I am now permanently switching to your milk and will look for your other products as well. Thank you.

Hope says …

To whom it may concern, I would like to know if your cows are fed any GMOs (genetically modified organisms) like corn, soy, cotton seed, canola and others at all or are you 100% organic? I know you grow your own grain. Is it organic or GMO? Thank you very much. Sincerely, Hope

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@HOPE - Since this is a blog about Homestead on our site, I would suggest calling them directly at (540) 721-2045.

ellen says …

Found your milk today at Kroger in Alpharetta, GA...been having trouble finding non homogenized milk and thank goodness yours said SHAKE...that's how I knew but checked to be sure with a call to you and it was confirmed...you should label it non homogenized...will continue to purchase this from now on...great products...

Brittany Boyle says …

This is THE ABSOLUTE best milk I've ever had! Best tasting and very healthy. I will be starting my daughter on this milk and ONLY this milk because of how you run things!

Joan Satterfield says …

I have recently become very interested in additives used in foods and found that the buttermilk my husband and I enjoy has many additives including carrageenan. I found your products at a Kroger in North Ga. It is very good! Do you use carrageenan or gelatin in the products? Thank you-

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JOAN - I would suggest calling Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045 to find out what their ingredient list is.

Eric Hughes says …

Now that's how milk should taste. Funny that, as a kid I could drink milk all day. It wasn't until I became an inspector that I found out that just about all the milk on grocery shelves is powder mixed with minimal real cows milk. No wonder I thought I became lactose intolerant. I tryed a pint of this milk and not only did I not become bloated, but I didn't have to clean the walls after a swift rush to the bathroom. Makes you wonder how many people are vitamin d deficient thinking they are lactose intolerant. How do I return the bottles?

marhsall says …

We enjoy your products. Do you buy back the bottles? I hate throwing them away.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MARSHALL - I would suggest checking with your local store to see if they accept the bottles for recycling, otherwise, you can always get in touch with Homestead directly to see where they accept bottles.

Lynn says …

I wanted to know if you have a delivery service that delivers in Rock Hill South Carolina 29730. Also do you take Food Stamps. I would also like to know if you have the service in my area if I can order online and pay the driver with cash or Food Stamps. Please get back to me. Thank You

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@LYNN - Some of our stores offer delivery but it will vary between locations. Check with a store in your area to see what they offer. All of our US stores accept electronic food stamps but I'm not sure if delivery would be covered by them as well. You can find a list of our stores at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list. If you are inquiring about delivery by Homestead Creamery, I would call them directly to find out.

Matt says …

Interested in the breed of cows you produce milk from - Holstein, Brown, Jersey or Guernsey cows? I'm trying to find milk I can buy in Alexandria area of North Virginia with high levels of A2 protein, as opposed to the A1 protein found in Holstein cows milk. Thanks in advance for your response.

Roger says …

Is this a good whole milk to use for an 1 year old?

Ms. Lacy Smith says …

I live inRoanoke. And I see a truck delivering to a home in my neighborhood. I would love to have that done.do you have a list of what is available.my mom had it delivered and it was sooo good,.

Kurt Adams says …

Hello. I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I've enjoyed your buttermilk for the last couple of years but now I can't seem to find it anywhere. We used to buy it at Earth Fare but they don't seem to carry it any more. Your buttermilk is the best I've ever tasted and I would love to find a store in Louisville again. Please tell me where I can find it again!! PLEASE!!! -Kurt Adams

Charles Bodrey says …

I would like to know where i can buy milk in glass bottles.

Ayan says …

I actually found glass-bottled Homestead Creamery milk at Kroger in Alpharetta, GA, and was delighted with the product. Loved breaking through the cream plug. To those who have asked: all milk by law MUST be sold pasteurized, but it can be non-homogenized. The Whole Foods in Alpharetta does not appear to sell Homestead Creamery but it does sell Alabama Milk, which is bottled in plastic, but minimally pasteurized, grassfed, and unbelievably good.

Sherry Brady says …

Is there a way to get the empty bottles back to Homestead for re-use? It seems like such a waste to put them into regular recycling when I'm so close (Lynchburg area).

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SHERRY - I would suggest calling Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045 to see if they have a recycling program for their bottles!

Emanuela says …

Does Homestead Creamery, Inc use GMO free feeding for their cows ? Thanks for letting me know.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@EMANUELA - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly to see what they say about their feed but unless it's organic or non-GMO verified there's really no way of knowing unless they can verify it's non-GMO feed.

Ron says …

What type of pasteurization do you all use for your chocolate milk? VAT, UP or HTST? Thank you for your response.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RON - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly since they make this product.

sharyn sharer says …

Any chance that you will be having Kosher milk. I love your concept but I need it to have a symbol on it such as the o u or circle k. I live in Charlotte, NC

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@SHARYN - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly at (540) 721-2045 to find out what they have in the works!

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