Yogurt, Plain Organic (650g)

Saugeen Country Dairy

Produced In: Grey County, Ontario

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Commercial dairies nowadays often manufacture yogurt with milk ingredients, i.e. whey protein concentrate, skim milk powder, stabilizers and gelatin. Yogurt made from whole milk straight from the cow is the best. The shorter the list of ingredients the more natural and better-tasting your food will be.

We do not homogenize the milk. This is a process that changes the lipids to prevent the milk from separating. Cream rises to the top in milk that is not homogenized. Non-homogenized milk products are easier to digest. Because we do not homogenize the milk there is often a thin layer of cream on the top of the yogurt.

We are a small company and we prefer to focus on just a few products, rather than having a whole line of yogurts. We cannot make low-fat yogurt, because we would have to add extra skim milk powder. Plain yogurt is a very versatile product. You can add the fruit or cereal of your choice or add the right amount of sugar.

About Saugeen Country Dairy

We farm about 700 acres of rolling land in Grey County between the towns of Durham & Markdale, Ontario. The landscape was formed by the last ice ages and when the glaciers receded they left behind a good amount of stones that we still have to deal with every time we till the land. The elevation (about 370 meters above sea level) makes for a fairly short growing season with the last frost around the 20th of May and then the first killing frost of the fall at about the 25th of September. 

Also, there are a lot of areas that are too steep, rocky or wet for cultivation. The combination of these factors make this part of the country less desirable for modern large-scale farming, but at the same time left it ecologically more intact than many others. Our land is about one-quarter each used as pasture, hay, field crops and forest and wetland. There are many miles of treed fence rows bordering the fields, which help support the abundant wildlife.

We grow various grains for feed or food including oats, barley, spelt, rye, corn, peas, hay and pasture. The hayfields and pastures contain many different species of grasses, legumes and herbs, and the cows like to browse on the trees and shrubs which line the fields. We believe that the inherent balance and health of the farm are greater the less we rely on outside inputs.