Our dairy farmers promise never to treat their cows with rGBH if you promise to never drink out of the carton.
(Sorry, your mom made us add that last part.)
MILK – We only work with farmers who pledge to not treat their dairy cows with rBGH. We know, that abbreviation looks like something out of your high school chemistry book. Probably because it is. rBGH stands for Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone. It’s a genetically engineered growth hormone that is sometimes injected into cows to increase their milk production. Not cool.
While it may produce more milk, studies have shown it puts the cows at greater risk for health problems. Some also believe it puts those who drink it at greater risk, too. It’s something we don’t feel comfortable giving it to our kids, so we are not going to sell it in our stores.
KEFIR AND YOGURT – Not only do yogurt and kefir provide important, live bacteria for digestive health, they’re a superb source of calcium, protein and those important B vitamins. That’s why they call them “good for your belly” items. And if it’s good for your belly, it’s gotta be good for you.
EGGS – We offer a large selection of cage-free and free-range eggs from local farms, organic farms and from trusted national brands. They’re all delicious because they are all farm fresh. We have committed to only selling 100% cage-free eggs or better by 2020.