"This week Reedy Fork Farm was part of Organic Valley's Farm Tour, designed to introduce folks from area cooperative grocery stores to new OV products *and* to let them get a glimpse into the workings of a real organic farm. Our guests were from various locations of Weaver Street Market, Deep Roots, Hendersonville Community Coop and Alamance County's own Company Shops! Everyone got a taste - okay, it was breakfast and lunch! - of a variety of Organic Valley and Organic Prairie products - including the new grass fed cheeses! We also gave tours of the dairy, and our new friends got to talk to the cows, visit the feed mill, and then eat some more. They also met and heard from the Organic Valley team, including Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines an OV veterinarian, and Gerry Cohn, who is the OV Southeast Pools Coordinator. (As an aside, Dr. Silvia pointed out the happy lines on our cows...which of course made us happy!) Our favorite part is always the questions. Here are a few questions that you might like to know the answer to as well! Why are the cows so many different colors? That's because our girls are a cross between Holstein and Jersey. How much milk do you produce? We send 700 gallons of milk twice a week to Asheville to be bottled and sold under the Organic Valley label. How often do you milk the cows? We milk 75 cows twice a day. We used to milk them three times per day, but once we became organic, our cows give milk as nature - and not hormones - intended! They're healthier, and we're healthier *and* happier. PS Remember, you don't have to be part of a coop to take a tour of our farm. Find out how you can schedule a farm visit here! Click on the images below for your personal tour... 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