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  • Anonymous

    I prefer MOOMilk- think it tastes better. It does cost a bit more but am happy to support organic farming in Maine and to enjoy a product that isn’t tainted by antibiotics and other toxic chemicals. When is MOOCheese coming (hint, hint) ???

    • Anonymous

      I think Guernsey or Jersey cows have better tasting milk than the Holsteins…..Channel Islands Milk is ‘judged’ the best tasting in the world…go for the best and someone will always pay the price!

      • Laura Chase

         There are lots of Jersey cows on our MOOMilk farms!  :)

    • Anonymous

      There is cheese made from Tide Mill Farms’ milk, and it is delicious – Lakin’s Gorges Cheese.

    • Anonymous

      It costs ‘a BIT more’??!!
      What kind of standards do you have anyhow?

    • Anonymous

       Organic farms can use antibiotics, just supposed to remove the cows from the herd. If the organic farmers can;t keep the cow healthy by MOFGA standards they need to treat the cow with antibiotics and ship it off the farm. Still a responsibility to keep animals healthy. But, it’s basically on the honor system. 72 hours will wash all antibiotics out of a cows system.

  • Anonymous

    “Ninety percent of MOOMilk profits go back to the farmer,”
     “The company is still not profitable,”

    i’m confused….

    • Laura Chase

       The farmers are paid a set price for their milk.  If the company turns a profit, they will get additional money – 90% of all profits.   MOOMilk exists to funnel milk profits back to the farms, not to inflated executive salaries.  More info on the company is at http://www.moomilkco.com and http://www.facebook.com/maineorganicmilk

      • Anonymous

         define profits? Is it from actual sales and expenses? Or from grants and old ladies money that you get?

         And of course, how did you settle the Kosher trademark issue?  The OU  doesn’t put up with using their trademark without permission. For good reason. Pretty ballsy to use the premiere kosher trademark without permission.

        • Laura Chase

          Profits are what is left over after expenses have been paid.

          The OU were paid a good amount of money for the unintentional use of their symbol. 

  • The last Maine screening of the movie “Betting the Farm” will be Saturday, December 1st in Brewer. For more info, check out the link below:
    bangorbytes.com/2012/11/river-city-cinema-presents-moomilk.html

  • Anonymous

    Just bought 2 half-gallons of MOOMilk this morning.  It’s one of the few products I actually feel good about buying at the grocery store.  Excited to read about the plan to produce smaller sizes-would love to be able to keep a pint container in the fridge at work for use in coffee and to grab half-pints to drink on the run.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous to hear.  Now just be sure to keep your controllable expenses in check.  When sales are great, it is tempting to spend, be sure to save:)  We love MOOMilk and would love to see it here to stay.

  • Anonymous

    Buy local.
     

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. ‘Buy Local. Support the local farmers’. I will once they start supporting ME. At the local farmer’s market in Brunswick the zucchini was TWICE the cost of the zucchini at Hannaford’s. And that’s with the transportation costs Hannaford’s has. Organic and local food is more of a religion than anything worthwhile.

      • Anonymous

         Ok, fine.
        Brunswick is an area I am not very familiar with.
           Sorry to hear it is an overpriced area to buy organic stuff.
           Probably lots of yuppies or something.

        DownEast we give away zucchini.
        And carrots and potatoes and jelly and apples and berries and fish and …….smiles.
           Stop in for a visit , lots of friendly natives, elbow room and sweet salt air.
           Bring a friend.

  • Anonymous

    They need to meet the price of Oakhurst, Garelick, etc.

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