5 Things You Should Know About Milk

5 Things You Need to Know About Milk
 
If you love milk as much as we do, you’ll know that sometimes the milk cooler in your local grocery store can be a little overwhelming. It’s not supposed to be. There are simply lots of options, so that you can enjoy a cold glass of milk and benefit from its natural goodness the way you like it best. So as you’re standing there trying to decide which kind of milk to put in your shopping cart, here are a few things you need to know about the milk we produce here in Washington:
 
Milk is Safe. 
 
Milk’s journey is a safe one. In fact, milk is one of the safest foods in the grocery store due to strict handling regulations at every stage of the process. At no point do human hands or the air come in contact with the milk you drink. Milk is safe because it’s pasteurized; pasteurization kills bacteria without eliminating milk’s 9 essential nutrients. Milk does not contain dangerous levels of antibiotics:  it is repeatedly tested during the production process to ensure that it complies with strict industry standards and government laws and regulations designed to protect public health.
 
Dairy Farmers of Washington's Milk is Safe
 
Milk is Nutritious.
 
We know milk is a nutrient-rich food, but just how rich? Milk’s unique nutrient package boasts NINE essential nutrients: calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin A, riboflavin and niacin.  If you don’t get your three recommended servings of low-fat dairy each day, there’s a good chance you’re missing out on these nine essential nutrients.
 
Whether you’re reaching for whole milk or chocolate milk, all milks have these same nine essential nutrients. The main difference between whole milk, 2%, skim milk and flavored milks (like chocolate and strawberry) is the amount of fat and sugar in each serving. You’re still getting all the nutrients no matter which variety you choose.
 
Milk is Farm-Fresh.
 
Not only is your milk’s journey to you a safe one, it’s also a short one.  Most milk reaches the grocery store within 48 hours of leaving the cow. We really are delivering farm fresh milk straight to your home.
 
Milk is Delicious.
 
Call us biased, but we think real milk just tastes better. From creamy, full-flavored whole milk to low-fat chocolate milk, we love it all. And no matter which variety you pour, you’re getting a glass full of important nutrients your body craves. Plus, some things are just meant to be enjoyed with milk -- like cookies!
 
Milk is Made with Love.
 
Washington Dairy Cow Care
 
What goes into a glass of milk is at the heart of everything we do, and a lot more goes into a glass of milk than you might think. We’re up every day taking care of our cows, so they’re happy, healthy and able to produce the best product possible. We have a longstanding tradition of producing a world-class product while also caring for our environment and our communities. It is our goal to ensure that you have fresh, delicious and safe milk on your table.