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March 13, 2018

Recycle Your Milk Jugs Into Spring Planters

Need new ideas to recycle your empty milk jugs? Turn them into fun hanging spring planters with a few easy steps. Spring is in the air. With the new season and spring break around the corner comes great opportunities to teach kids about the environment. There’s no better way than to engage them than in […]

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March 9, 2018

Not all milks are created equal!

It’s time to get our facts straight. DYK that milk alternatives do NOT provide the same nutritional value as milk? If you’ve strolled down the dairy aisle recently, you’ve probably noticed that there’s an overwhelming number of options beyond cow’s milk. In recent years, milk alternatives – made from soy, almond, coconut and other plants […]

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January 24, 2018

Milk’s Journey to You

Wondering how milk travels from farm to table? Get the inside scoop on how milk is collected from local dairy farms and delivered fresh to a retailer near you! STEP 1: THE FARM Dairy cows are milked every day. Depending on the farm, they may be milked twice a day, three times a day, or […]

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June 6, 2017

We all scream for [Birchwood Dairy’s] Ice Cream!

Birchwood Dairy Farm in Abbotsford has 50 flavours of local ice cream to choose from. What more could you ask for? Birchwood Dairy Farm was established in 1968 and is located in Abbotsford. Aside from being a dairy farm 7 days a week, all year round (you could say 24/7), Birchwood is also a local […]

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June 1, 2017

What’s in Season: Early Summer Edition (June)

Early summer months in BC have a plentiful selection of locally grown foods. We can’t get enough of these seasonal treats and savour them as they’re in abundance! Here’s a great list of in-season products and suggested recipes to try at home or to take to a summer party. Don’t forget that products such as […]

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May 17, 2017

Experimenting with Milk Alternatives?

If you’re experimenting with milk alternatives but not sure why—join us while we uncover myths about milk. Experimenting with milk alternatives because you think they are – Healthier? More natural? Lower in calories? Check out the real facts! We are exploring how milk compares with alternative beverages like almond, rice and soy. We’ll address topics […]

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May 16, 2017

Are there antibiotics and growth hormones in Canadian milk?

No. 100% No. Canadian milk does not contain artificial growth hormones or antibiotics. Maybe you’re hedging your bets and substituting alternative beverages on occasion. Well, you might be relieved to know that Canadian dairy farmers do not use growth hormones and They always ensure their milk is free of antibiotics. While the administration of growth […]

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May 16, 2017

Milk Nutrition: Think milk is high in calories and fat?

Think again! Did you know that 2 cups of skim milk make up less than 10% of the average adult woman’s daily recommended calories? And that it contains no fat?  Milk does not cause weight gain.  Nutrients in Milk It is common knowledge that milk is a great source of calcium, but did you know that it […]

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May 16, 2017

A Brief History of Milk

Drinking milk made sense 10,000 years ago and it still makes sense today. History of Milk It is estimated that humans have consumed dairy products from cows, sheep and goats for at least 10,000 years.  Archaeological evidence from as far back as the Neolithic revolution (8000 BCE), points to the use of milk in Europe, […]

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