Hudson Valley Fresh
Hudson Valley Fresh is dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of the Hudson River Valley while producing fresh, premium-quality dairy products. They believe in supporting sustainable agriculture and are currently preserving 7000 acres of open land in Columbia, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties. Their mission is to secure living wages for their farmers and families, who are the owners of Hudson Valley Fresh. Their farmers have won numerous dairy quality awards in recognition of their efforts to maximize cow comfort and ensure facility cleanliness, allowing them to provide a minimally pasteurized, non-standardized whole milk as rich and nutritious as the cows that provide it.
Hudson Valley Fresh never has and never will use artificial metabolic hormones, such as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) or recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) which have been approved for use since 1993 by the Food and Drug Administration. While the health implications for both humans and cows continue to be studied, Hudson Valley Fresh chose to avoid artificial growth hormones altogether and focus on good old-fashioned cow comfort and care to ensure the absolute highest quality of milk that is available on the market today.