Used in all our Happy Planet Creamery products, our milk is verified organic and is produced by healthy grass-fed cows that graze on lush organic pastures during the grazing season and have year-round access to the outdoors. It’s said that organic and grass-fed milk is naturally better for you and for the planet.
Extensive research indicates that milk from grass-fed cows contains significantly more omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), and beta-carotene than is found in conventional milk. These beneficial fatty acids are important nutrients for human health, prized for their heart-healthy, cancer-fighting, and immune-boosting properties.
It’s good for the cows too. The cows on the farms we source from are grass fed, as nature intended. Our farmers ensure the cows are healthy, happy, and well-fed. 65%-70% of their diet consists primarily of fresh organic grasses and legumes during the grazing season from April to October, or longer, weather permitting; and stored forages such as organic hay and silage in winter. Our farmers grow most of their own feed to ensure their cows get the most nutritious and balanced food possible, to stay healthy.
Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Organic foods are produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner focusing on soil health, biodiversity, water conservation and animal welfare. Organic also means non-GMO since the use of GMOs in seeds, animal feed, and in the ingredients of processed products is prohibited in organic production.
Organic dairy producers also comply with the animal welfare standards of the National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle, referenced in the Canada Organic Standards.