East Coast Organic Milk is a Cooperative made up of a group of Nova Scotia family owned organic dairy farms. Our farmers are committed to producing local, quality, certified organic dairy products through the use of sustainable, animal-friendly and organic practices. By purchasing East Coast Organic Milk dairy products you are supporting the family farm and contributing to creating healthy communities.
I was shocked yesterday when I went to two different stores to buy East Coast sustainable and ethical milk. Instead, I saw that Neilsen brand masquerading as such sitting in its place. There should be a law prohibiting factory farm brands from trying to destroy local, animal friendly, ethical and healthier farms from selling their products as the same. We, the people, also deserve better. I am boycotting Neilsen (a company bought out by Saputo- Canada's largest dairy operation!!!) for its devious business practice and for its pretending to be a healthy alternative when they house thousand of cows in misery who are spent after 3 or so years instead of 25-30 years. See http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/free-range-organic-meat-myth/. This is a sad day, indeed. Lets hope this cooperative can become viable again some way. Thank you for your hard and courageous work!!
Everyone at East Coast Organic Milk thanks you for your support, understanding, encouragement, concerns and kind words. We in turn encourage you to continue to support Nova Scotia producers, farms and the quality local and organic products they produce.
Thank You for your support! East Coast Organic Milk Co-operative regrets to inform our valued customers that we are suspending operations as of April 7, 2014. This has been a very difficult decision and all members of East Coast Organic Milk Cooperative appreciate and thank you for your support of Nova Scotia’s first locally produced and processed organic milk. Unfortunately, it has become apparent that the business model to produce, process and distribute local organic milk is not viable at this time. This is partially due to a combination of increased competition from out of province organic milk, the overall costs and regulatory requirements of the production of local organic milk and slower than anticipated growth in sales. The last processing run of East Coast Organic Milk took on March 31, 2104 and will be available at retail outlets until April 07, 2014
Is this true? Or a bad April fools joke? "The Vegetorium Country Farm Market 12 hours ago We received notice today that East Coast Organic Milk will be shutting down their operations. We are very sad to see them go-they were the first and only Nova Scotia organic milk producers. They offered an excellent and much needed product as well as employed many hard working Nova Scotians on their organic farms. We thank the local farmers at East Coast Organic Milk for all of their efforts!"
just a little funny we thought was worth sharing :)
Imagine a room filled with other passionate, committed, skilled and enthusiastic farmers' market sector leaders and change-makers! Imagine you are deeply engaged in inspiring conversations. You are hearing stories of what has and hasn't worked at other markets. You are learning new ideas about marketing, crafting plans for your market for the coming year, thinking outside the box, feeling excited and supported. Host by Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia and lead by Michelle Summer Fike - Coach, be a part of a room full of your peers for six incredible days of Market Manager Leadership School! April 1-3rd and 22-24th in Port Williams (overnight accommodations available at $30/night). Three spaces still available to register. This is a second offering for managers, staff, and leaders, a follow-up to our first program. It has been designed for both those people who have not attended one of our manager trainings before, and also for graduates of one of our previous manager training programs. This is for EVERYONE, new and old! A chance to meet people you've worked with before, and to meet brand new people as well. And to dig into the topics, issues, concerns, and challenges you face as you grow your farmers' market!
Here is a great opportunity - please spread the word about this change to... spread the word....http://foodsecurecanada.org/who-we-are/what-we-do/2014-assembly/volunteers
Join the Assembly team as a Community Engagement Ambassador. Community Engagement Ambassadors are key individual volunteers from local partners and potential participants with connections across the region and nationally. Served by materials created by the Fundraising, Program, and Communications C...
Finally, after trying 5 different hemp protein powders for post workout shakes I found one that doesn't taste disgusting. I used this with mixed berries, banana, avocado, flax, maca, and East Coast Organic Milk. Pretty damn tasty!
young farmers growing food and more....
Katie German, FoodShare’s School Grown Coordinator, grew up in a farming family. Their conversations often revolved around planting, growing and harvesting. Fresh food was ever present. While her aunt’s large scale farm grew commercially, Katie’s parents grew vegetables and fruit in their backyard.…
Bought my first 2l litre tonight. 2%, looking forward to trying it with breakfast tomorrow.
Food Secure Canada is looking for proposals for their Waves of Change National Assembly!
thanks for sharing Siobhan! Music + milk sounds like a great idea - wondering how jazz music would impact milk flavour, nutrition profile Jazz East
Won Silver ( Titanium and Integrated & Design ) Cannes Lions 2011 Advertising Agency: JUNG von MATT Hamburg, GERMANY Brief Explanation: Set deep in the heart...
We're proud to offer our customers delicious milk from East Coast Organic Milk! http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/companies/starbucks-uk-rejects-calls-to-use-100-organic-milk/355301.article
Starbucks UK has said it has no plans to switch its milk supply to 100% organic following calls for it to ditch conventional milk to ensure GM-free milk supply.
If you have not heard Chris speak about his experiences and Getaway Farms' Butcher Shop you should really tune in today at 11am - he is a passionate speaker and his idea is worth spreading.....
TEDxNovaScotia prides itself on uniting community members from across Nova Scotia with students and faculty members here at Dalhousie University. This year's event will continue the trend of bringing together the bold and inspirational ideas that are taking off around Nova Scotia each and everyday.…
a response from Starbucks UK
Starbucks UK has said it has no plans to switch its milk supply to 100% organic following calls for Starbucks US to ditch conventional milk to ensure GM-free milk supply
good read from Food Tank: The Food Think Tank research showing how family farms can nourish the world and protect the environment
Food Tank highlights new research showing how family farms, can nourish the world while protecting the environment in a new report, Food Tank by the Numbers.
ECO milk is at Liverpool Sobeys!! Yay!!! :)
eight interesting strategies on sustainable farming for now and the future...
With one in seven humans undernourished, and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. Eight strategies to cut the environmental and economic costs of keeping livestock, such as cows, goats and sheep, while boosting th...