WHERE’D Y’ALL’S MILK COME FROM?

April 5, 2010

I usually buy my raw milk from Organic Pastures Dairy.  I buy it at my local grocers.

Details on why raw milk here. And here!

But raw milk is expensive so I only buy enough for drinking straight or I buy cream.  I’m certinaly not going to use raw milk to make cappuccinos!  I’m essentially pasturizing the milk when I steam it!  So I buy cheaper, pasteurized milk for when we make cappuccinos.  Except, I try to buy organic, whole and non-homoginzed milk.  So I buy the Organic Cream Top Milk from Trader Joe’s.  I liked that it was non-homoginized but I didn’t like that I didn’t know where it came from!

But now I do!

I just found this little website that will tell me where the milk in my grocery store jug has come from!  Ie. which dairy!  Now you can know if your milk is coming from a reputable dairy or not!

I discovered that my Organic Cream Top Milk is coming from a great dairy in Northern California called Straus Family Creamery.  I’m so excited to know this!

Check out your milk!  You can also check your cheese, yogurt, ice cream or any dairy product!

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JUST SAY “NO!” TO BAGS

December 19, 2007

If you live in SoCal, on December 20th, bring your own bag…

LA residents use 6 BILLION plastic grocery bags each year and only recycle 5% -the remainder ends up in the ocean and landfills. It costs us 14 cents to collect and dispose of each plastic bag.

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Thanks to Marilee!

This is actually something that both Ryan and I do on a regular basis. If I pick up a few small things at the store, I’ll just stick them in my purse (after paying of course), instead of using a bag. If it’s one large thing, I’ll just carry it, instead of get an awkward bag. We bring reusable vinyl bags to the grocery store and when we forget those, we make sure they stuff as much into each bag as possible and we ask them not to double bag. Ideas…