Trickling Springs Creamery is excited to introduce Trickling Springs ORGANIC as our organic milk line.
Since 2001 we have enjoyed working with local farmers that were doing an awesome job at producing high quality ORGANIC milk by grass-feeding their cows, allowing them to roam the pasture and taking very good care of their animals. These farmers do not use any type of synthetic hormones to boost milk production or growth, they use no antibiotics and they respect the land and natural ecological system by not using harmful herbicides or pesticides. Not all of these farms were certified organic when we began purchasing their milk but many were working their way towards being certified organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic. We pay these family farmers very well, allowing them to continue farming on their farms that are rich with their family heritage. Cliff & Maggie Hawbaker’s farm has been in their family for six generations; another of our farmer’s land (Edwin & Dawn Shank) has been in their family for five generations. We take great pride in being part of the history of farming in our area and being able to support good environmental practices and animal welfare by the standards we require for our Trickling Springs ORGANIC Milk!
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Here are the standards we guarantee as a minimum for Trickling Springs ORGANIC products:
- Cows are grass-fed*
*we allow minimal grain feeding for the cows body condition
- The cows are on pasture all of the time during the grass growing season
- Traceability & Transparency
- Environmental stewardship of the farms ecosystem
- NO rBST or other synthetic hormones given to any of our animals
- NO Antibiotic use
- Heritage breed cows
- Humane Animal treatment
- Low-temp pasteurization
- No artificial flavors or colors
- Worker welfare at all stages in the chain