Pastured dairy products offer health benefits that make them far superior to conventionally produced dairy products. Fortunately, California leads the U.S. in dairy production, and we also boast some of the best conditions for grass-fed and pastured animals.
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists,
Raising cattle on pasture lessens environmental damage, improves animal health, and reduces antibiotic use. Over the past decade, numerous scientific studies have shown that the meat and milk from pasture-raised animals are higher in fats that may confer health benefits on humans. To confirm how strong the findings are, UCS undertook the first comprehensive comparison of fat levels in beef and dairy products from conventionally raised and pasture-raised animals. Our report, Greener Pastures: How Grass-fed Beef and Milk Contribute to Healthy Eating, presents the results of this analysis and examines what health benefits food producers could promote on their product labels.
Here at California Farm to Table, our goal is to provide you with as complete a listing as possible of farms that offer the best produce, pastured meat and dairy products throughout the state. If you own, operate or know of a farm in your region that is not already featured here, please let us know by submitting a comment below!
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Chaffin Family Orchards
606 Coal Canyon Rd
Oroville, Ca 95965
Organic Pastures Dairy Company
7221 South Jameson Avenue
Fresno, California 93706
CC Family Farm
6030 Butler Road
Penryn, CA 95663