Clover Stornetta Farm was founded in Petaluma, California, in the 1970s. Today, Clover's organic milk is produced on 11 small family dairies in Northern California. These dairy farmers are committed to the sustainability of their land, the welfare of their cows, and to producing the highest quality milk in the country. We think Clover organic milk is the best, and here's why…
In 2000, Clover Stornetta Farm became the first dairy in the United States awarded with the American Humane Association's "Humane Certified" label for humanely produced dairy products. Clover organic cows are free from unnecessary distress, fear, pain, injury, discomfort, hunger, or thirst.
"There are objective markers for cleanliness in milk," says Clover president Marcus Benedetti. "It's all about bacteria counts, and those are measurable. Coliform counts, somatic cell counts and standard plate counts—very important. The higher the bacteria count, the lower the quality of the milk. The lower the count, the better the quality. We have the lowest bacterial count in the country. We exceed the state regulations by a mile, and our state regulations exceed the federal ones by an equal amount. That's one thing about living in California, you get the best milk in the country!" (Pete Hardin, publisher of The Milkweed, agrees, citing Clover Stornetta as "quite possibly the cleanest milk in the United States.")
Clover Organic Milk is pasteurized, but not with ultra high heat. Using lower heat to pasteurize great milk results in outstanding flavor. In blind taste tests of both the milk and vanilla ice cream made from the milk, Clover organic milk wins!
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