February 19, 2014

where does your milk come from?


I ran across a website a while ago that let's you track where your milk came from. It is a great way to see how many miles your food has traveled. And for those of you who would like to eat more locally, it can help you find local dairy products that are carried at your local supermarket.


The website is whereismymilkfrom.com

How it works


  • Find the code on your milk or dairy product
  • Enter it into their website 
  • It spits out where that milk came from 

It is really easy to use and easy to find the codes on the milk.

I usually buy Shoprite's brand of Organic Whole milk for drinking. I was a bit nervous about seeing where it came from; thinking it might be shipped all the from California. But I was pleasantly surprised to find out it came from a farm no more than 10 miles away.

When you cannot go straight to the farm and buy raw milk, this is a great way to help you find local milk and support your local farmers. And if you missed it and are wondering about raw milk:
7 things about Raw Milk




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