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Clearing the Confusion Around Organic Milk

July 10, 2016

What Makes Organic Milk Different?

Is organic milk really worth the extra cost, or is it just marketing? This is the biggest question people ask us about our organic products. We’ve seen a recent surge in the popularity of organic food products. A recent study from Stanford University found that organic food items contain the same amount of nutrients as conventional food items, but they don’t contain more nutrients. Despite this, proponents of organic food are comforted by the fact that organic food is governed by regulations that prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, additives and hormones. Limiting these items may have beneficial outcomes on health and the environment, but the studies aren’t clear, and there are arguments on both sides.

When it comes specifically to milk, the truth is, cup for cup, conventional and organic milk BOTH contain the same nine essential nutrients. These nutrients distinguish milk as a powerhouse nutritional beverage. The primary differences between the two are in the processing. According to the USDA, milk products labeled “organic” are from cows that are given exclusively organic feed, they are never given hormones or antibiotics and they have access to pasture. With access to pasture, organic milk has the potential to contain more omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation in the body. It is up to you to make the choice about what you put in your fridge, but Rockview Farms is committed to providing a nutritious option for your family, no matter which of our products you choose.

When you buy from Rockview Farms you can be sure that your milk:

  • Comes from happy, healthy, well-cared-for cows. It’s not just our organic cows that get quality feed and space to roam!
  • Complies with stringent safety standards that routinely check both conventional and organic milk for antibiotics and pesticide levels.
  • Is produced with a commitment to preserving the environment since we strive to be as green as possible in all areas of our operations.
  • Has never been treated with rBST or rBGH hormones.
  • Is always kept cold and delivered promptly to your store with optimal freshness in mind.
  • Reflects our values as a family-owned and -operated company, with a commitment to our employees, our cows and quality of our milk.


In the mood for a healthy snack made with Rockview Organic Milk? You’ve got to check out our Go-Bananas Milk recipe. Kids love it!

Did you watch the student-made “Raised on Rockview” videos from Old River Elementary? They did a great job! Follow the link in our profile to check them out and vote on your favorite! What’s your favorite milk to put on your cereal? 🥛 — Snap a pic of a Rockview carton next to your bowl and tag #RockviewCereal and you might win a @grocery_outlet gift card! Because a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business is only possible with a legacy of strong mothers... HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 🌼🌼🌼 Tag some of the incredible mothers in your life to say thank you for all they do. Fill er up Friday! 🥛🥛🥛 Double dap if you’re a fan of our new oat milk or if you’re excited to try it! The student-made videos from our partnership with Old River Elementary are LIVE! 🎞 🎥 Visit our BLOG (link in profile) to watch them! Be sure to tell us your favorite Students at Old River Elementary showing off their Rockview shirts! 👫 We’re posting the videos they made for our 2019 contest tomorrow! Is any butter better? 👌🏼 We’re vintage quality now in a convenient paper carton 😉 — #vintage #milkman #rockviewfamilyfarms Everything you could need! Thanks for the snap @grandma_kit_kat! Is it even Easter if you don’t DIY an Easter basket using your Rockview gallon jug? 🐣 Search “milk jug Easter basket” on Pinterest for inspiration and tag us if you get crafty! Question of the day: Have you tried our OAT MILK?!? — We’ve got a brand spankin’ new blog post all about this new trendy beverage. We’re convinced it’s the tastiest one out there and should be in your fridge! Fancy glass? Over cereal? With a cookie to dunk? Tell us your favorite way to enjoy milk! 🥛☕️🍪 #milk #rockviewfamilyfarms #milkandcookies