Micro-dairies Grow In Ontario

Glass of milk

SIMCOE COUNTY — Three Ontario producers are behind new micro-dairies where the farmers are milking from single herds of cows, according to a Toronto Star report.

“People today want local and they want less processed,” John den Haan was quoted as saying by the paper. His Loretto, Ont.-based Sheldon Creek Dairy is one of the three new micro-dairies.

It’s all part of a Dairy Farmers of Ontario initiative called Project Farmgate that encourages farmers to pasteurize, bottle, brand and sell milk instead of shipping it to processing plants to be pooled and sold under major labels.

For more on Ontario’s new micro-dairies, visit thestar.com.

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