Apple Valley Creamery provides Radish & Rye customers with high quality dairy, including raw unpasteurized milk, from grass-fed pastured cows eating a 100% vegetarian and non-GMO diet.
The dairy farm has been owned and operated by the Stoner family since 1928. In recent years, as farming operations became bigger throughout the country, small family owned and operated dairy farms have struggled to remain profitable.
Instead of going with the trend of expanding the size of the farm, the Stoner family chose to start selling milk directly to the public as a way to keep their small farm in business.
Realizing that the task was too large for their family to handle, they shared their vision with the Everett family. In 2005 the two families joined forces to found Apple Valley Creamery. After a year and a half of construction, the families opened their farm store in October 2006 to sell their milk directly to the public. In December 2007 the farm expanded its operation by offering a home delivery service.
The Everett and Stoner families are excited to be able to provide local products for their customers. They believe that local foods from sustainable farms taste better, are fresher, and are better for you and the environment.
- Animal Welfare Approved
- Pastured cows
- No rBST or rBGH hormones
- No preventative antibiotics
- No pesticides on pasture; very limited herbicides
- Rotational grazing, cover crops, & crop rotation
- Supplemental feed is 90% grown on-farm; 100% non-GMO, vegetarian, & additive-free
- Spring thru Fall diet: 50% grass; 50% hay, corn silage, grains, and other natural vitamins and minerals
- Winter diet: 50% hay; 50% corn silage, oatlage, grains and other natural vitamins and minerals
- Closed herd of Brown Swiss, Holstein, and Jersey cows
- Family owned & operated
- Whole Milk (pasteurized & homogenized)
- Whole Creamline Milk (pasteurized)
- Raw Milk (unpasteurized)
- Skim Milk (pasteurized & homogenized)
- 1.5% Lowfat Milk (pasteurized & homogenized)
- Chocolate Milk (pasteurized & homogenized)
- Half & Half (pasteurized)
- Heavy Cream (pasteurized)
- Grass-fed Butter (pasteurized)
- Lemonade (all natural)
- Black Tea Lemonade (all natural)