Organic West Milk
The Organic West Difference
The organic milk business has experienced several boom-bust cycles.
As a result, dairy farmers have had difficulties with long-term planning. Our members want the ability to produce excellent milk, to care for their employees and their animals, and to be paid fairly for the additional effort required to produce organic milk.
Organic West was born with the idea to treat all participants fairly: farmers, dairy processors, and end customers. By bringing stability to a chaotic market, we plan to smooth out the peaks and valleys while continuously adding an abundant supply of fresh, wholesome organic milk to an ever-increasing demand.
These values are our word, our bond and our promise to you.
Certified Organic Products
With open, honest communication, Organic West will seek stable pricing so that everyone that requires organic dairy products can plan for their needs and business models. We supply:
- Condensed Skim Milk
- Condensed Whole Milk
- Standardized Milk
- Reduced Fat (2%)
- Raw Milk
- Pasteurized, Whole Milk
- Skim Milk
- Non-Fat Dry Milk
- Whole Milk Powder
Organic West Milk is at the front of the herd because of our small family farms.
- 100% pasture based
- Born & Raised in the USA
- No additives
- Antibiotic Free
- GMO Free
- rBST Free
- Excellent Quality Standards
Organic West was born with the idea to treat all participants fairly: farmers, dairy processors and end customers. By bringing stability to a chaotic market, we plan to smooth out the peaks and valleys while continuously adding an abundant supply of fresh, wholesome organic milk to the ever-increasing demand.
BILL VAN RYN
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