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to local or not too local June 19, 2009

ok so I am at another crossroads. I normally use Reids dairy – local (Belleville) milk and cream – no preservatives non factory farmed dairy with pride. I was VERY pleased to see Kawartha Dairy come to town because they are even more local – (Bobcaygeon) BUT they used modifyers in their cream.

So – the more local a product is, the better it is for the environment – which means Kawartha Dairy wins because they are closer – we support local farmers – local workers and keep our economy alive – and don’t use fossil fuels to transport it
BUT – Reids Dairy uses no preservatives or addidives to their products – which is better for you

arg –

so I will be having BOTH for the next while to see what the masses choose – or even if they care. The truth is, they are BOTH better than factory farmed milk… for a million reasons…

but what is more important? pure milk – or local farms


7 Responses to “to local or not too local”

  1. Laura Says:

    Both Reid’s Dairy and Kawartha Dairy are within an hour’s drive radius, which makes them both local, in my opinion. If it were up to me, I would serve the Reid’s Dairy products. I did not know that other things were added to some creams, so I took at look in my own fridge. I have some Beatrice, 35% cream. I was very surprised to see what else is in my cream – dextrose, carrageenan, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, polysorbate 80, sodium citrate, disodium phosphate…. sounds yummy doesn’t it!! Wow! I vote for the product that only has milk and cream in it. L

  2. Marg & Ross Says:

    I agree with Laura. The fewer additives the better, so Reid’s gets my vote, even though I don’t put any “additives” in my coffee.
    We regularly us Reid’s milk but Kawartha Dairy ice cream is the best, no matter what’s in it! Marg

  3. France Says:

    Amazing…. additives…. Wish I could keep my own cow!!
    I pick Reids.

  4. kyotocoffee Says:

    oh no – could it be true? Is Quickerts finished? well… we still have Kawartha Dairy… and it’s local milk – supporting local farmers and happy cows… I sure hope Quickerts gets it together and finds a way to solve their insolvency…

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