There is a feeling of ease that comes from knowing that the other humans involved in producing what we eat are happy about that participation.
My visit this September, organised by Organic Meadow and their communications firm, to the Birchwind Holstein Farm made it obvious that the Vices are happy to be organic dairy farmers. They were friendly, generous hosts that freely shared with us all facets of their operation.
Organic Meadow started in 1989 in the organic grain marketing business, added eggs in 1993, and organic milk–now their retail mainstay–in 1996. They are a co-operative of dairy farms spread across the province and are gradually adding their own processing and packaging facilities. (more…)