FAQ

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  • Is the milk in our Greek Yogurt homogenized?

    Yes - the milk is first pasteurized, then homogenized.  The cultures are added after this process so that they are kept active.

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  • Why is our Greek Yogurt a Smart Choice when choosing a Cultured Product?

    Our Greek yogurt is excellent for those on a low-carbohydrate diet with roughly one-half the number of carbohydrates as in yogurt.

     

    Greek yogurt is also twice as high in protein and lower in sugar than regular yogurt.

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  • Is your butter 'grass-fed' butter?

    The cows are free roaming on grassy pastures during the warm months starting as soon as the grass has grown long enough for the cows to eat on it between approx. May and November.  In the winter the cows still go outside, weather permitting, as it is required within the Canadian Organic Regime (federal standard) that the cows get outdoor access year round. 

     

    Weather conditions and other factors can make it impossible for many of our farmers to grow and store enough top-quality forage to meet the needs of their cows all year long without the option of grain. In these circumstances, our farmers choose from a variety of organic grains, including oats, barley, peas, corn, and soybeans, to supplement the cows' diet and to make sure they stay healthy. Any grains that the cows are supplemented with come from 100% certified organic sources and often come directly from the same farm.  The grains are GMO free.

     

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  • Why does butter not have an expiry date?

    Butter is a little tricky to read because the date showing on the package is the date it is produced.  The reason we don’t put an expiry date is because it is dependent on how it is stored.  The butter leaves the processing plant frozen.  Once it gets to the stores it is up to the individual retailer how they want it stored (fridge or freezer). 

     

    Here is how to read the code on the butter:

     

    Look at the first of two rows of numbers stamped on one of the sides of the butter package. 

     

    An example is C00912. 

     

    C stands for Culture.  If it were salted butter it would start with an S.

    009 represents the 9th day of the year, which is January 9th. 

    12 is the year. 

     

    This production date is January 09, 2012. 

     

    The estimated shelf life if kept in the fridge is 4 months.  The estimated shelf life if kept frozen is 8 months.

     

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  • Why should Organic Meadow cultured butter be frozen?

    The culture in Organic Meadow butter is alive. If the storage conditions aren’t cold enough it will continue to grow. When it grows the butter will take on a cheesy aroma although it has not turned rancid.

     

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