Friday, October 12, 2007

Emrichs Creamery Milk

Available in half gallon reusable glass jugs in skim, 2%, and whole, Emrich's Creamery Milk offers a local, natural, healthy, and tasty milk. Emrich's is located just 35 miles from Manhattan and makes deliveries to Topeka, Manhattan, and Lincoln, Nebraska. The family business started in 2003 and has been thriving on a quality product since. The milk comes from their prized Jersey cows which produce milk with higher calcium, protein, and butter fat content than the more common Holstein cow.

Emrich's milk is natural in the sense that they don't use growth hormones and they try to use organic feed when it is available. They do not certify their milk as organic because organic standards dictate that cows cannot be used after they are treated for illness. Emrich's loves their cows, and so, continues milking them after they treat them. In order to ensure the health and safety of the milk they test it all for antibiotics and discard any infected milk. In addition, they pasteurize their milk at the lowest temperature allowed by the FDA to ensure that they do not unnecessarily burn up any of the nutrients in the milk.

More information

Emrich Family Creamery
312 Front St.
Wheaton, KS 66521
(785) 396-4347

Naked Juice

Naked Juice is a driven company to provide fresh and natural juice to whoever will buy it. While not organic, fairly traded, or local, Naked Juice is a natural product and certainly a healthful one. Their juices are all nearly 100% natural juice, the majority of which are not made from concentrate. They do not add any sugar or preservatives to their juice. They claim to get their fruit from all over the world, citing their values for the highest quality fruit to put in their juice. While this makes for a very tasty product, and in most cases a healthy one, it is also a potentially carbon intensive and wasteful process. There is also no assurance that the fruit in the juice is not laden with chemical pesticides, herbicides etc.

Within the whole system of conscientious consuming, a local, organic, and seasonal juice may be a better option. However, within the whole system of consumption, Naked Juice certainly warrants a place in the Buyer's Guide. Naked Juice comes in the following families (to view the individual flavors, visit the site):

  • Antioxidant
  • Superfood
  • Just Juice
  • Probiotic
  • Protein
  • Energy
  • Well Being