How it works
We are proud of the fact that we use bottles many times keeping large quantities of refuse out of the landfill. When you are finished enjoying your milk, simply rinse the bottle out and take it back to any store that sells our product. They will exchange your empty bottle for a full bottle of milk – charging only the cost of the milk itself, not for an additional bottle deposit. We will then pick up the bottle, sanitize it, and refill it for the next customer to enjoy. If you are not purchasing milk the day you return your bottle, the store will return your $2 deposit.
No, we are not certified organic, but we strive to produce the milk as naturally as possible. We DO NOT use artificial growth hormones and we ONLY use real cane sugar in our products.
No, our cows live an even better life – like royalty, in highly-comfortable, shaded barns with access to outside corrals. The cows come in when it gets too hot or wet outside. They sleep on clean, dry sand beds. Fans and misters are used to cool them during the hot summer months. The cows are fed a balanced diet of mostly home-grown hay and cereal crops. They are also fed some local byproducts, such as almond hulls and cottonseed.
No, we are family owned and operated by two brothers and their families who were raised on the farm and are raising their children there.
We only distribute in California – from Bakersfield (including Lake Isabella and Tehachapi) to Sacramento in the Central Valley; along the Pacific Coast, from Paso Robles to Ventura; and in Northern California, from Santa Cruz over to the Sonoma, San Francisco, and Roseville areas. We are truly fresh and local!
We are certified by the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program. This means we go above and beyond the law to protect the groundwater and air quality in the Valley. To decrease our carbon footprint and limit the amount of trucking required to and from our farm, we grow many of our own feeds, which provides the side benefit of acting as an “air scrubber.” Our glass bottles are washed and refilled, thereby reducing the amount of plastic and other materials going to landfills. This also reduces the reliance on petroleum products used in the making of plastics. In addition, we recycle our water four times and have begun further reducing our carbon footprint by using solar to make our own electricity.
Our milk is locally produced and does not travel long distances. Also, our milk is packaged in glass bottles, which protects the flavor and keeps the milk colder. Plastic and paper cartons tend to add undesirable flavors to the milk, but glass bottles keep the milk tasting clean and fresh.
Our family farm has been on this land for over 60 years, continuously milking cows. We started our small creamery in Tulare in September of 2012.
Yes, tours are available late spring through early fall. To schedule a tour, please call our tour line at 559-582-2209 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org