Jer­sey Girl Or­gan­ics, Whole Milk

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Any­one who thinks all milk tastes the same needs to try the milk from the Vosper fam­ily farm in Mata­mata. It’s jer­sey milk so it’s nat­u­rally creamier but there’s more to it than that. The judges agreed: this is milk that tastes like milk used to.

Per­haps that’s be­cause it’s pro­duced by dairy farm­ers who farm like they used to — or­gan­i­cally, without pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides or im­ported fer­til­iz­ers and none of that palm ker­nel ex­tract. Their pedi­gree A2 herd is grass-fed on mixed pas­ture that’s man­aged to con­serve wa­ter and re­duce nu­tri­ent leach­ing. The milk they pro­duce is pas­teur­ized but not ho­mog­e­nized, and it’s bot­tled on-farm in an en­ergy-ef­fi­cient pur­pose-built dairy.

The fam­ily is de­scended from the farmer who first in­tro­duced the jer­sey breed to the district. “For five gen­er­a­tions we have been cus­to­di­ans of the Cleavedale Jer­sey farm,” ex­plains Laura Vosper. “We love the land we live on and the an­i­mals that share it with us. We take pride in pro­duc­ing a top-qual­ity milk. In a world where so many want to rush, min­i­mize or mis­lead, we be­lieve in hon­esty, pa­tience, gen­eros­ity and do­ing all that is needed to let na­ture do her magic.”

Mary Vosper

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