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Dairy; salted butter, unsalted butter, cinnamon butter, & fresh cheese curds.|
Two local dairy farm families from northeast Iowa are proud to introduce a full dairy product line with all natural ingredients that are locally produced and processed. Our dairy products have an amazing great flavor and taste and are made fresh daily with the highest standard of excellence.
WW Homestead Dairy is nestled in the town of Waukon, Iowa. This community is rich in history and surrounded by fertile farm land. Not only does the creamery offer its customers the freshest products with extraordinary flavors. Tours are available and the public is encouraged to watch how products are produced. A hallway with large viewing windows allows customers to see the hard work, effort, and quality that goes into making their milk, ice cream, cheese, and butter. Be sure to stop by WW Homestead Dairy the next time you're in the area and sample our hometown goodness, if you would like a tour be sure to call ahead.
Our farm fresh butter is churned weekly and is as rich and creamy as any you will find. It is also great for baking and cooking.
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Available upon request. All of the milk we use to produce our dairy products comes from our 2 dairy farms.
Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
At WW Homestead Dairy we produce cream-line milk or non-homogenized milk. Our milk comes straight from the two local family farms outside of Waukon & Lansing, Iowa to our creamery, so with every other day pick up our milk is never more than two days old when it makes the trip. This helps us to provide a higher quality fresher product to you! Homogenization is a process where milk is forced through a screen, at very high pressure, to break up the fat particles and creates a uniform product. Milk in its natural state will resemble an oil-water mixture; cream will always rise to the top. Homogenization changes the structure of milk & leaves the cream in suspension. Homogenization does not provide any nutritional benefits, but is a convenience to consumers since it does not have to be shaken repeatedly. Our milk comes to you the same way it leaves the cow, the way milk used to be!
All our milk comes from 2 family farms and each farm has a little over 100 milking cows. All of our young stock and dry cows are on large pastures. The milking cows are housed in a free stall barn that is bedded with deep sand, which is very comfortable for them. They also have sprinklers and fans to keep them cool during the summer months, and large curtains we can pull up on days, when it's cold and windy.
We grow all of our own feed on our crop ground. The cows are fed a TMR (total mixed ration) diet, which is high in haylage that we produce ourselves, some grain, minerals, & vitamins. Our cows recieve no rBST or hormones. We do not use any antibiotics in the feed ration and try to use very few antibiotics. If one of the cows gets very sick we will treat her with an appropriate antibiotic, then she is out of the milking herd until she is completely recovered and has been tested negative for antibiotics. We have cows that are 10-15 years old and quite a few of them stay with us for 7-10 years. Our cows comfort and well being is our top priority. Our herdsperson (who is a daughter of one of the owners!) takes care of the cows/calves and comfort and overall natural health of her cows is her passion.
"By producing and processing our dairy products locally, we are able to provide you with consistently fresh, healthy and natural products for your family."
-- The WW Homestead Dairy Owners
Besides our fresh butter, we also produce cream-line milk, block cheddar cheese, cheese curds, and ice cream!
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We produce our products year round.
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Milk (Whole) - Gallon
24 gallons available. Order number of gallons.
WW Homestead Dairy's cream-line milk is hormone and antibiotic free. All our milk is pasteurized, but is not homogenized. This means that the cream, which is usually mixed evenly throughout the milk, rises to the top of the jug! Make sure you give it a good shake before pouring it, or you will have delicious globs of cream floating in your glass of milk or cereal. We bottle our milk fresh every Monday.