Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Yoder Dairies

Yoder Dairies is a marvelous resource to those in Virginia Beach and the surrounding areas. Originally owned by a Mennonite family, Yoder Dairies offers very gently pasteurized and non-homogenized milk from cows that have not been given antibiotics or hormones. And their dairy contains no preservatives.

Yoder Dairies is the only place in the area where I have been able to find whole, non-homogenized milk (essential for making homemade, cultured dairy products; see my other postings on culturing your own dairy and/or see Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions).

Their cream, buttermilk and creamline (whole, non-homogenized milk) are all top quality. I have used them to make cultured dairy at home, and it has turned out better by far than anything I’ve ever bought commercially.

They also carry local free-range eggs as well.

Their juices, however, are not organic and are from concentrate, so they are not your best choice for juice.

But the dairy is marvelous, and you can arrange to have them deliver your dairy right to your door!