Where do I return my bottles?
You can return your bottles to any store that carries our products an collect your deposit. Please rinse them with cold water first.
Why the name?
Our family has 5 boys and 3 girls that all have the initials J.D.
How is our milk different?
We only pasteurize the milk at 145* for 30 minutes instead of the high temp/short time method. This process keeps the good bacteria alive an allows the milk to keep more of its natural flavor.
Why the glass jars?
The main reason we put our milk in glass is so the milk keeps its natural flavor an doesn't get a 'plastic' taste. We also wash and reuse the jars so the only waste is the little plastic cap making this a very green product.
Is this milk Organic?
We are not certified organic therefore we call it All-Natural. We do not use any hormones or antibiotics on the cows. Our cows are 'free-range' cows meaning the gates are never closed. They come and go between the barn and pasture as they please and its not an unusal sight to see a few in the front yard too!
Why not homogenize?
Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, Associate Professor at Capital University of Integrative Medicine, wrote in his 2001 book, Optimal Nutrition for Optimal Health: The Real Truth About Eating Right for Weight Loss, Detoxification, Low Cholesterol, Better Digestion, and Overall Well-Being:
"So what's the harm in homogenization? Cow's milk contains an enzyme of large molecular size called xanthine oxidase (XO). XO is normally attached to the fat globules in milk. However, when these fat globules are in their natural large-sized state prior to homogenization, they are not easily absorbed by the gut wall. After homogenization, the milk fat is easily absorbed, and the attached XO gains much greater access to the bloodstream. Some researchers [such as Dr. Kurt Oster and Dr. Donald Ross] have asserted that XO, after getting into the bloodstream, directly promotes hardening of the arteries by replacing a substance called plasminogen that is normally found there. The research supporting this connection between XO and hardening of the arteries is not clear-cut.