Why 100% Grassfed?
We have chosen to support a 100% grassfed dairy operation because it is better for our animals, better for your health, and better for the environment. And it tastes better, too!
Eating organic, 100% grassfed dairy products or meat means eating for wellness. Dr. Peter Kunz and Jane Elder Kunz, owners of Traders Point Creamery, understand the importance of food quality for influencing overall health. Their studies and medical experience have convinced them that grass-based dairy products can, and do, improve the health of humans and the environment.
Our milk and dairy products from 100% grassfed cows are particularly rich in these important nutrients:
- CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – a good fatty acid that has been shown to offer a host of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, strengthening the immune system, lowering insulin resistance, and enhancing muscle growth.
- Omega-3 fatty acids – good fats that reduce inflammation rather than promote it like the omega-6 fats in conventional grain-fed dairy products
- Vitamin E
- Fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, and K
“We have discovered just how important grazing animals are to human health. When animals are raised on pasture and eat the rich greens, they acquire nutrients that are important to human health. When people eat products such as milk, meat, and eggs from 100% grassfed animals, research suggests that the risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer is reduced.”
– Dr. Peter Kunz, owner of Traders Point Creamery
Most dairy products available today come from cows that have their diets supplemented with, or comprised entirely of, grain in order to increase the amount of milk produced. But because cows are ruminants and have digestive systems that are designed for a grass diet, the health of the animals and the nutritional value of the milk they produce are compromised when their diet deviates from its natural state. By supporting our cows’ immune systems through an organic, all-grass diet, fresh air, and room to roam, we can raise healthy animals that require no artificial intervention from antibiotics. As a result of this integrated system of care, the milk produced by our cows is nutritionally superior to milk from conventionally-raised, non-pastured cows and even to milk from cows that are not fully 100% grassfed.
Because many of the nutrients in 100% grassfed milk are only usable by our bodies when consumed with naturally-occurring fats, we produce primarily full-fat, unhomogenized dairy products. With our 100% grassfed products, your body can make the best use of the best milk available.
We also sell 100% grassfed beef, available ground and in a variety of cuts. If you are looking for a lean meat that is both flavorful and healthful, we think you will find grassfed beef an ideal choice. Like 100% grassfed dairy, grassfed beef is higher in Omega-3s and CLAs than conventionally raised beef. Because 100% grassfed beef is naturally leaner than other kinds of beef, it requires slightly different cooking techniques, which we are happy to explain to you when you visit our Farm Store.