You now have one more way to support local farmers, limit food miles, and make healthy choices. And it is easy to do!
You can now buy Local Alberta Certified Organic Milk and Dairy Products in a variety of retailers under the Rock Ridge, Vital Greenand Dairyland organic labels.
Support Alberta Organic Farmers, Support the Environment, Support the Local Economy, Make Healthy Choices. BUY ALBERTA ORGANIC MILK!
See our printable leaflet attached below. To order copies, please call 587-521-2400.
Why is local organic milk important?
Health. A recent study published in the Journal of Dairy Science showed that organic milk has different proportions of fatty acids including much higher levels of beneficial polyunsaturated fats such as conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) and some types of omega 3 fatty acids1.
Animal Welfare. Like us, cows benefit from fresh air and exercise. Organic cows have access to pasture when the weather permits. And they are fed a high proportion of forage in their all organic diet. Forage is a more natural food for cattle, and results in a healthier animal.
Local. The milk is produced by our neighbours. In the case of organic milk in Alberta, these are hard working, dedicated neighbours bringing us the best possible product they can.
Environment. Organic production doesn’t add herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides to the land and therefore doesn’t contribute these chemicals to the pollution of air and water. It also doesn’t include genetically modified organisms, synthetic hormones or antibiotics. Supporting local organic is about keeping our environment clean.
Want to learn more about Organics? Want to know more about the benefits? Need help clarifying organic definitions? Then you've come to the right place; the Organic Alberta website is full of resources about organics for consumers, producers and even gardeners!
Rock Ridge label milk available at:
- Blush Lane Organics (both locations: Calgary Farmers’ Market & Aspen Woods)
- Community Natural Foods (both locations: Chinook Station & 10th Ave.)
- Sunnyside Natural Market
- Sylvan Star Cheese (Kingsland Farmers' Market)
- Spud (www.spud.ca)
- Big Ben Market
- Blush Lane Organics
- The Organic Box (theorganicbox.ca)
- Pangaea Market
- The Italian Centre (North & South)
- Restaurants/ Caterers
- A Capella Catering
- Highlevel Diner
- Tres Carnales
- Amaranth Whole Foods Market
- Homegrown Foods
- Freson Bros. IGA
Vital Green label dairy products available at:
* vital green milk is not homogenized
Nobleford /Picture Butte
Organic Dairyland label available at stores* across the province:
- Canada Safeway
- Save On Foods
- Federated Coop
- Calgary Coop
- Some SuperA/Bigways
- Real Canadian Superstore
- Shoppers Drug Mart
- Sunterra Markets
*All 2 and 4 litre containers of organic Dairyland milk come from Alberta (1 litre containers come from BC). Most of the stores listed above carry the Dairyland organic brand. If you find that the store nearest you does not, please request that the store manager bring it in, as they are all able to do so if there is a demand for it.