Raw and ORGANIC Milk and Cheese
Raw and Organic Milk
For the healthiest dairy products, you should insist on 100% grass-fed animals. Unfortunately, purchasing Certified Organic milk does not guarantee that the animals were raised solely on pasture. Some organic milk companies milk thousands of cows in confinement conditions. But because the animals receive feed from Certified Organic crops, the milk can be called Certified Organic. So use discretion when purchasing organic dairy products, and be sure that the you know the source farm is reputable like Green Ridge Acres. Find the best raw and organic milk products at our market stand in Harrisburg.
At our produce stand, you can find cow milk, goat milk, and sheep milk in a variety of sizes. We also carry chocolate milk, buttermilk, and heavy cream.
Raw and Organic Cheese
Dairy products with the highest CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) content comes from spring and early summer pastures. Seasonal changes in the pasture subtly affect the flavor of the products. Like wine, cheeses reflect the terroir, or “taste of the land”. The highest CLA content in dairy products comes from the milk of cows (that produce high butterfat milk) grazing in lush green pastures. The best flavored cheeses are made from raw milk which must be aged for at least 60 days before sale. Keep in mind that the majority of the sanitation benefit of cheese aging occurs in the first few days. We carry both cow cheese and goat cheese at our Broad street market stand. At our Harrisburg market stand, you'll find:
Cheddar cheese - mild, sharp, and farmhouse
Baby Swiss cheese
Pepper Jack and Herbal Jack cheese
Garlic n’ chives cheese
Lavender n’ onion cheese
Other Dairy Products
We carry a variety of dairy products in addition to milks and cheeses. We offer yogurt in a variety of flavors and salted and unsalted butter. We also carry fresh made ice cream that comes in an array of seasonal and standard flavors. Each one is made from quality, organic dairy. Get the best at Green Ridge Acres.