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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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Fernanda says …

I love the milk but besides being free of hormones and atibiotics I would like to know about GMOs. Is it free of GMOs ?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@FERNANDA - Since we do not make this product, I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly to find out!

Stephanie says …

Just wanted to let you know that we love your milk products! Please keep up the good work, my husband is absolutely in love with your whole milk. I wish all milk producers provided such an excellent product!

Barbara Deck says …

I found your milk at our local Kroger here in Northeast Atlanta...I bought the Vitamin D Whole Milk...I think it is the best tasting milk I have had in years...I am so impressed to have the dolop of cream on the top and the glass bottle...Not everything "new" the last 50 years has been for the better...I am happy to see something old becoming something new again...Need to get back to basics to make jobs for folks...Thank You!

Jeff says …

where can I buy A2 milk in Las Vegas, spcifically Henderson NV area? Thanks

Sharon says …

Bought your milk at Kroger in Georgia, we love it and hope it continues to be in the store.

Angie says …

Found this Milk at my local grocers and WOW love it!! and I am keeping my bottles.. Sorry.. Flowers and home made soaps and laundry powders look great!! *smiles*

Kathy Barrington says …

I have been looking for years for milk in old fashioned milk bottles like we use to get a long time ago. I use to have milk delivered from our Mathis Dairy in Georgia, no longer in business. I have NOT, however, found this milk in the Harry's Farmer Market in Alpharetta Georgia. I actually found it in Kroger in Cumming, Ga. Thought you might want to know that.

Susan Smith says …

Just discovered (glass bottled no artificial hormones) Homestead Creamery products in our Kroger stores here in the Augusta, Georgia, area ~ yay! My mom's side of the family has been in the dairy farming business in Alleghany County, Virginia, for about 85 years, so was glad to see Virginia on the bottle and available for me to buy down here in Georgia! Tried out your buttermilk, which was quite thick & rich, didn't see any flecks of butter though... Plan to try the whole milk and the 2% next.

Robert Wilson says …

I would like to know if there are any groceries stores that sells your milk in the Round Rock, Cedar Park area? (Texas) area #78630 78645 ).

Laurie says …

Hi We love the milk and ice cream from y'all. Is everything non-GMO?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ROBERT & @LAURIE - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly for the answers to your questions. They will be happy to help.

Cyrus Salehi says …

I bought this Homestead Milk (Produced by Homestead Creamery ) from Whole Foods. Although they mention that the milk has no hormones and no antibiotics. But Homestead Creamery nowhere indicates that their milk is ORGANIC or that the COWS are fed organic food. What is the difference between this milk and Whole Foods' Organic one gallon milk? Please elaborate.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CYRUS - I can definitely explain the difference between organic and conventional milk. First, anything that is certified organic will not contain GMOs as that is against the USDA Organic standards. We have more information in general about organic products on our website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/organic-food. You can also find specific questions about our private label milks online at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/product-faq/milk-and-eggs. Hope this helps!

crystal says …

I am just curious as to where I can find the nutritional facts? Specifically, the sodium content per serving. Thanks

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CRYSTAL - Since we do not manufacture this product, I would suggest reaching out to Homestead Creamery directly to find out the nutritional info!

charlotte whitney says …

no comment except love your milk.

Christy says …

I am wondering if the cows are 100% grass fed on both farms that supply Homestead Creamery milk. Thanks

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CHRISTY - We do not manufacture this milk so I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly for answers!

Swaroopa reddy says …

Hai, we are using homestead milk 2% it's good . But my suggestion is sometimes it's seems like powder kind particles appear like vitamin a and d I thought. It's bit of uneasy to drink milk. Thank you.

Manisha says …

Hi, Can you please let me know if I can get colostrum milk? I live in Cary, NC

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MANISHA - If you are looking for this at your local Whole Foods, I would suggest calling the store directly since our product options differ.

Sher says …

There is not a nutrition label on the Homestead. Creamery bottles. Can you give an estimated sugar content (g) and estimated Fat content in a cup of 2% milk?

Kristy says …

I was in whole foods recently and saw your butter on the shelf, it was the only butter that listed the ingredients as cream and not pasteurized cream, why is that? Is it raw butter? I have read so much recently about the benefits of raw dairy, especially raw butter.

ellen says …

is your milk A1 or A2

beauty1 says …

can you give homestead creamery milk to harris teeter

Dan Messersmith says …

wherecan I buy your milk in the Richmond, VA area

Brad Hill says …

finally!!! just went to krogers in macon ga. (on zebulon rd.) picked up a 32 oz'er cant wait to taste it. i ususally go trough a gallon a week if not more so i LOVE milk. thank you thank you!!!!

Phyllis says …

Kroger in Martinsville, VA no long carries your buttermilk. Why? I live 12 miles below Stuart, VA. WHERE can I get your buttermilk and other items! Does anyone in Stuart or Bassett, VA have them. I hope so - Thanks and blessings!

Patsy says …

Are your cows grass fed? I know that grass fed butter is very heart healthy and the only butter in the grocery store I have found is from ireland and $5 for a half pound. Id much rather buy yours, if its grass fed.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@PATSY - I would suggest checking with Homestead Creamery to find out!

Julie Phillips says …

I bought some whole milk and it had solidified cream at the top. I tried to shake it up but it is still a bit gloppy. The solids tasted like whipping cream and the milk is not bad. Any suggestions?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JULIE - I would suggest reaching out to Homestead directly to see if this is normal. You can always let the store know so they can help as well.

Lori Scarborough says …

What are the ingredients in your Eggnog and Boiled Custard?

Brandon says …

Julie.: it's called CREAM LINE whole milk.there is supposed to be a line of cream on the top, read the top of your cap. They have normal whole mill I'd you don't like This.

Beth says …

I live in the Winchester area. Who sells your products in this area?

steve mccaffrey says …

do you sell homestead egg nog

gerald dayharsh says …

We live in the Orlando FL area and have a difficult time finding the Homesead eggnog. Fresh Market gets a very limited supply. Are there any other outlets in the area Thks

Paula says …

Hello, I live in Massachusetts and buy your specialty milks at the Fresh Market in Hingham, MA. I look forward to buying your pumpkin milk and eggnog when they are in season. This year I missed the window for pumpkin milk and was disappointed. We just finished our first holiday eggnog. The best ever.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@STEVE - Our products differ between stores. Check with your local store if they carry an egg nog.

Manju Ghumman says …

Hi-I have been buying your 2% milk at the whole foods on River Road, Bethesda. Needless to say, my kids love it! Recently, when my son opened the bottle and tried to pour the milk, a huge lump of cream came out of the bottle and this is the second time in a row that this has happened. He loves the cream actually! But I wanted to be sure it's ok to eat/drink. It kind of blends with the milk once we mix it in. Please confirm that it's ok to drink with big lumps of cream in it and can you tell me why that happens? Thank you and best-Manju

Ileen Messinger says …

Where can I buy your milk? I am in Coral Springs, Florida. Whole foods?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

Hello! For specific Homestead questions, I would suggest reaching out to them directly at (540) 721-2045.

Gary Cofer says …

Donnie, just tried your milk (Kroger Durham NC), delicious. I see where you say your cows are mostly grass fed. In the winter, do you use any alfalfa silage or supplements in addition to the corn silage? I understand there are problems associated with alfalfa use. I also understand that alfalfa silage or supplements yield a special lipid profile similar to with grass feed cows. This being a feed that is high in trans vaccenic acid (TVA) (C18:1 t11) which the cows turn into conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) (C18:2) isomers. Ignoring the great taste of this milk, this CLA is believed to be the healthiest benefit of the grass fed cows. In addition to the "bad cholesterol" lowering lipid profiles of this milk or beef. That said, we will be buying several gallons of your milk and other stuff every week. Summerized in http://www.nutritionj.com/content/9/1/10.

cheri says …

Does your milk have any sugar in it?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CHERI - Since we do not make this product, I would suggest checking with Homestead directly to see what ingredients are in their milk.

Terrie Daniels says …

i absolutely LOVE your egg nog!!!! Can't wait to try your other products. Any chance in Kroger caring your ice cream?

janie says …

How can I return the milk glass bottles? Or just simply throw in dumpster for recycling?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JANIE - I would suggest checking with Homestead directly or your local store to see if they are aware of a recycling program.

Jennifer says …

Hi, I just purchased whole milk in a glass bottle with a sell by date of Jan 31. The milk tastes "fresh" almost subtly metallic like. Is that normal because its not in a cardboard or plastic container?

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