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janejohnson says ...
@Surl For the best response to your question, we encourage you to reach out to Homestead Creamery directly. Their contact information is below. Homestead Creamery Inc 7254 Booker T Washington Highway, Gills Creek, VA 24184 (540) 721-2045
03/23/2012 10:15:31 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Sybil I reached out to Cathy Strange, our Global Cheese Buyer. She was able to get in contact with the creamery and here was their response. "The farm is not certified organic but they do- follow organic practices. The animals are grassfed. No pesticides are used. All feed is grown on the farm. The animals are not treated with synthetic growth hormones. The herd is closed (meaning the animals are from within the herd). They use the term “All Natural” on their products." Thanks for reaching out.
03/23/2012 11:04:46 AM CDT
Ellen says ...
Is this milk pasteurized?
03/24/2012 3:05:25 PM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Ellen Please check the specific product labeling to learn if the milk is pasteurized. Homestead Creamery offers many different products and the milk they use in their cheese is not pasteurized but the milk offered for drinking may be.
03/26/2012 10:23:37 AM CDT
Sybil says ...
Thank you Jane Johnson!
03/26/2012 3:22:03 PM CDT
Jaime says ...
I read a comment on this thread that says "We do not add anything to the milk." Does that include vitamins? I am allergic to corn and since many vitamins are derived from corn and the carriers for added vitamins in milk can be corn oil. I looked at your labels in my local Whole Foods but they are not clear one way or the other. Thank you!
04/04/2012 7:04:40 AM CDT
cheryl says ...
Hi! I live in Elliston, Va about 25 mins to Roanoke. I've seen your milk in area Kroger stores. If you bring back the bottle to the store is there a credit that they give us for bringing the glass bottle back? Just curious. I know y'all deliver to homes in Salem. What about Elliston? We're just 15min down the interstate!
04/04/2012 11:20:34 AM CDT
Megan says ...
@Cheryl Please contact Homestead Creamery directly for answers to your questions. Here's their info: Homestead Creamery Inc 7254 Booker T Washington Highway, Gills Creek, VA 24184 (540) 721-2045
04/04/2012 11:35:10 AM CDT
Sybil says ...
Is Whole Foods discontinuing the case discount on Homestead Creamery milk? I've been getting the case discount for over a year and a half but the last 4 times (once a week for a month) that I've bought a case of milk it's been an ordeal getting the discount...doesn't show up in the machine, have to call someone over to figure it out which they eventually do and I get the discount. What's going on?
04/26/2012 9:40:08 AM CDT
Roger Conant says ...
MY WIFE AND I STARTED BUYING THIS MILK A WEEK AGO WENT TO THE STORE TO GET ANOTHER JUG OF MILK AND THERE WAS NOT ONE OF HOMESTEAD CREAMERY JUGS AVAIBLE SAID THEY DID NOT KNOW WHEN THEY WOULD BE GETTING ANY MORE MILK SAID IT MIGHT BE MAY 31 OR JUNE 2 ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU DELIEVER ICE CREAM TO THE STORE LIVE 24 MILES SOUTH OF MORGANTOWN WV
05/31/2012 8:43:39 PM CDT
Beth says ...
Homestead Creamery sells its milk in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Just discovered, after a visit to the creamery, that they make ice cream, which I know is carried at least as far north as Charlottesville, both in Whole Foods and in Kroger. Since milk deliveries are being made to DC, I would like to see Whole Foods start stocking the ice cream here as well. Thanks.
06/17/2012 10:52:27 AM CDT
Doug Weary says ...
Best milk and best ice cream, bar non. Enjoying the peanut butter flavor right now.
06/25/2012 10:21:16 PM CDT
Tom says ...
Is this milk homogenized?
07/27/2012 8:04:02 AM CDT
Chance says ...
I found Homestead Creamery a few weeks ago and have been drinking about a half gallon a day. I had a mild acne reaction, so I checked to see what types of cows are used. It appears that Donnie Montgomery confirmed that it is almost entirely Holsteins. Sadly, Holsteins contain A1 proteins, which is what has been causing my breakouts. Jerseys produce A2 proteins. If Homestead Creamery ever produces a Jersey cows line of creamline milk, I'm all in again. Until then, I'll have to grab a farm producing with Jerseys or other old breed. I loved the glass bottles and the taste they maintain. Everything about Homestead seems quality and humane.
08/01/2012 2:04:26 PM CDT
Fred says ...
Just wondering if we can get the orange milk back best milk ever
08/01/2012 7:45:09 PM CDT
Claudia says ...
My daughter and I love your chocolate milk. I am concerned about consuming GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) products. Do your cows eat anything GMO? I am also concerned about chemicals and other contaminants in the soil that we may be exposed to, as a result of what we ingest (after the crop absobs it and the animal ingests it). Has your soil been tested for dioxins, PCB, heavy metals, etc? Also, do you spray any pesticides on what the cows eat? It is my understanding that these contaminants can cause some major health problems for animals and humans. Thank You for your time and for your good practices!
08/16/2012 7:32:15 AM CDT
nikki.newman says ...
@CLAUDIA - Thanks for your comment. We have a previous comment posted by Jane that might clarify a few of your questions. "The farm is not certified organic but they do- follow organic practices. The animals are grassfed. No pesticides are used. All feed is grown on the farm. The animals are not treated with synthetic growth hormones. The herd is closed (meaning the animals are from within the herd). They use the term “All Natural” on their products." If you have further questions, we encourage you to reach out to Homestead Creamery directly at (540) 721-2045. Thanks!
08/16/2012 11:54:13 AM CDT
Igor Kostenyuk says ...
Dear people at Homestead Creamery, Recently we discovered your products and we are so happy about your dairy quality. I live in Danville VA and I am coming to Kroger at Martinsville (VA) specifically to get milk and cultured milk. Now they are telling me that cultured milk will be no more available in their store but we really like this product. Would you mind to tell me where else Homestead Creamery products are being sold, closest to Zip Code 24540? Thank you very much, Igor.
08/26/2012 11:07:04 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@IGOR - In case the folks at Homestead Creamery aren't checking this blog post regularly, I would suggest calling them at (540) 721-2045 for a faster response. Good luck!
08/27/2012 12:58:29 PM CDT
Fatima says ...
Dear Donnie,love your products, love the glass bottles. What is the reason you are not certified organic? Do you use pesticides on the crops that become feed for cows? Thanks.
08/30/2012 7:14:52 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@FATIMA - Since this is an older blog post, I would suggest reaching out to Homestead Creamery directly at (540) 721-2045 for your questions. Just in case Donnie isn't on here to reply back. I can give you the information regarding the use of pesticides we received from Cathy Strange, our Global Cheese Buyer, in that "the animals are grassfed. No pesticides are used. All feed is grown on the farm. The animals are not treated with synthetic growth hormones." Hope this helps!
08/31/2012 3:27:49 PM CDT
Mary Kuchera says ...
I LOVE the Homestead Creamery milk! I always thought I was lactose intolerant, but after picking up one of your bottles at the Kentlands Whole Foods (for a recipe), I decided to try a glass... then I had another it was so tasty! I had no reaction to the milk! I noticed one of the bloggers said something about Holstein's milk containing a different protein, well, it's perfect for me! Why doesn't Whole Foods at North Bethesda Market carry the Homestead Creamery products? That PA, Trickling Springs milk is horrible! It tastes just like the nasty stuff in the plastic containers... in my not-so-humble-opinion.
09/07/2012 10:36:07 AM CDT
EVAN says ...
What prevents your farm from being certified organic? I've been buying organic, national-brand milks for a while, and just found your milk a month ago and love it! It sounds organic enough for me with the added benefits of being local, so I just wonder how your milk compares or differs to national-brand organic milks in terms of production and processing? Keep up the good work!
09/14/2012 10:42:09 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@EVAN - Thanks for your comment. Since this post is a few years old, I would suggest reaching out to Homestead Creamery directly at (540) 721-2045 to follow up on your questions about processing! Thanks!
09/14/2012 12:46:39 PM CDT
Millard Mathews says ...
Is Homestead Creamery milk free of GM corn soy and alfalfa?
09/16/2012 8:09:01 PM CDT

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