When making anything in store we always use ingredients from our shelves so we know exactly what’s in it and that it’s the best quality. It’s no different with our take away coffees – we use Clever Cow Organics milk with Fairtrade Organic Coffee. This makes a great tasting coffee which is organic, Fairtrade and supports local farmers. All this for just £1.30!
We sell Clever Cow Organics milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole, all at 62p for 500ml, 96p for 1lt and £1.90 for 2lt).
About Clever Cow Organics:
Thornhill Hall Farm, near Dewsbury is home to the 300 plus milking herd of dairy cattle, and it is their milk, which is pasteurised (but not homogenised) into the Clever Cow brand.
The herd is milked twice a day, with two calving periods; in Spring and Autumn, and the herd is based on black and white cattle which have now been cross bred, mainly to Jerseys. The cows are out at grass from late January to the end of November and much of their diet is from traditional clover leys.
Here are some organic milk facts from Clever Cow Organics
- Has all the nutritional goodness of non organic milk, but as the cow has a more natural diet there are added potential health benefits
- Naturally higher in certain nutrients than non organic milk, such as the Omega 3 essential fatty acid- Alpha Linolenic Acid
- Higher levels of Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and antioxidants. Drinking a pint of organic milk a day provides 17.5% of the required intake of Vitamin E for women and 14% of that for men, and as much beta carotene as a portion of some vegetables such as Brussels Sprouts
- Organic dairy farms do not use artificial pesticides on pastures where cows graze. UK organic dairy farms are at the forefront of European organic agricultural practices. There are perceived to be many benefits to humans of consuming less pesticide residues
- Organic cows are only given antibiotics when they are ill, and if treated the withdrawal period is at least double the recommended non-organic milk period
- Organic cows are not fed Genetically Modified cattle feed, and their feed is also free from solvents and urea.
- Introducing organic food into your diet is often perceived to be prohibitively expensive. Organic milk is excellent value compared to non- organic, a family of four can make the switch for less than £1 a week.
- Conversion to organic farming means more wildlife, and a greater variety of wildlife on organic dairy farms
- Organic cows are not fed and managed in ways that attempt to push them into production levels beyond their natural capacity