Monday, April 5, 2010

Where Is Your Milk From?

With my neighborhood market closing I’ve had to go on the hunt for a few things I’ve taken for granted. Local food. I have a favorite bakery for sheepherder buns, Stone Ground, and now I have to get on the freeway if I’m going to feed my habit. Can’t see myself doing that.

Where does our food come from? An article came out in a local paper about a new website that will track where dairy products are made. It's called Where is my milk from? Who doesn't want to try that? I pulled out my milk, butter, sour cream, cheese and yogurt and ran the test. It made me uncomfortable. Many of my items came from within 30 miles away, but the ones that weren’t--- were 1000’s of miles away. And even more interesting, two of the same product that was purchased in the same store, same day came from two different states.

What does it mean? For me I will be watching more closely for the brands that I know are local. Why? It feels right. I like supporting the local economy. And I'll be searching for a new favorite local market that isn't too far away.

So what dairy products are in your fridge and

where did they come from?

picture credit Daniel Hurst Photography


  1. A very good question to ask milk comes from our local farmers...lucky me to live in an area where dairy farming is very common. Hugs to you for a great week..xoxo

  2. Hmmm, interesting. I'll have to check it out!

  3. I try to buy local when I can, but sometimes the price is just too high for my poor student budget. It's definitely a commendable aspiration though!

  4. I'll have to look at that. And I just wanted to tell you Cristie that I LOVE your blog! And since your post on scrambled eggs, mine have never been better. You are awesome.

  5. Let us know when you find good local foods. I live in SLC and would love to get local food as well!

  6. Great article. It's nice to know where your food is coming from. Not always possible to buy local, but it's nice when I can.

  7. Here in the UK, where your food comes from is a big deal. You can go to a regular supermarket and buy locally sourced dairy products. Its pretty cool.
    *kisses* HH

  8. Thanks to all for wonderful responses.
    Koalee- you're so lucky to be able to by direcly from a farmer!
    Joanne- I in New York City, I'm alway impressed that you are eating whole foods!
    Michelle- You're darling, thanks for checking out my blog. Enjoy the eggs! I still need to see your baby :)
    Emily-I will be posting about SLC places as I find them
    Bonnie- I agree with you completely and you have reintroduced me to the great land of cherries!

    and to HH- Lucky you to live in a place that really does care about what is in your food and where it comes from. Here in the US we need to take seveal lessons from YOU!

  9. I try to buy local as often as I can. I'm with you , I like to support local farmers and dairies. I think its lots better for you because its so much fresher!

  10. I try to buy as local as possible. We drank Winder, growing up, but I get the majority of my dairy from Harmon's (and they do keep it local). LOVE Beehive Cheese too! Keep up the awesomeness on your blog... I am really enjoying it!

  11. Our milk and eggs are from local farms. As for butter, cheese, cream cheese I buy what on sale and stock up!


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