Three new “micro-dairies” split from the great big Ontario milk pool
Lovers of fine dairy (and those brought up on farms) have long complained that the lion’s share of milk available in Ontario is the processed, homogenized stuff from the pool overseen by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. But starting this summer, three new “micro-dairies”—Sheldon Creek Dairy, Miller’s Dairy and Limestone Organic Creamery—are selling old-fashioned, cream-on-top bottles produced from their own small herds of cows. As Jennifer Bain explains in the Toronto Star, it’s part of a new program called Project Farmgate, which allows Ontario farmers to market their own single-herd supply under their own brands. The milk from Miller’s Dairy, for example, all comes from Jersey cows (unlike the usual Holstein). According to owner John Miller, that means it has “more flavour than regular milk.” Raw milk fans shouldn’t get their hopes up, though: this stuff is all pasteurized. Sorry. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »
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Now we’re getting somewhere!
Cue people who spend their time complaining about “hipsters” (whatever the hell that means anyways)..
The dairy board monoploly has been broken!!! Next let’s crushmthe LCBO
The Organic Farm Coop collaboration is in the process of
putting together a group of likeminded persons for the purpose of purchasing a
property where we can grow and raise our own food. The reason for this is to
provide a very high nutritional content and contamination free source of food also
to provide food that is in demand but not available due to Government
Regulations such as raw dairy.
The goal is to
provide this food at about 50% less than grocery stores presently charge not
factoring in the contamination of their product. Can this be done? Yes it can
and our founder is presently providing eggs, grass fed beef and dairy to
friends and relatives at exactly these prices and he is buying from farmers at
the farm gate and these farmers are making a living at these prices.
PLAN: For those that wish legal access to raw dairy you must
be a farmer so the plan is to sell 100 land shares for $ 5000.00 each or $
105.74 per month for 5 years. This is a onetime purchase and you will receive a
land title deed also you will receive the 50% discount.
Those not wanting raw dairy can opt for the annual fee of $
500.00 per year or $ 43.91 per month for 1 year and receive 50% off everything
but raw dairy.
To qualify for any program except retail it is mandatory to
pay the $ 100.00 working capital fee.
The farm will ask members to volunteer some time and
specific tasks will be assigned such as Berry Boss, Fruit tree boss, Root crop
boss and so on. Any person attending to these duties will get food for time
spent. Several persons may share these roles to ensure succession and success.
WHAT WE NEED:
Additional health awareness people that wish to
be more independent pertaining to their food supply. Also persons that realize
the savings in having control over their food.
Volunteers to assist in ideas and time to move
this project forward.
Interested people to communicate their concerns
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