Our Jersey herd produce creamy, full-bodied milk that is naturally high in cream and fat - resulting in a truly unique taste that you can't beat. In fact, other's can't beat it either - we've collected over half a dozen awards that attest to the quality and flavour you can expect in every mouthful.
The Finer Details
In Matamata, our beloved Jersey herd grazes on organic pastures, although at times their diet is supplemented with hay, silage and maize cut from our paddocks.
We do all our processing and bottling on-site, and we do not homogenise milk. By making this choice, we ensure that the milk you receive is the same milk we get from our herd.
The process of homogenisation involves breaking up the fat droplets to smaller sizes so that they do not separate from the rest of the milk. This results in a more 'uniform' milk. Because we only pasteurise, our milk body and cream separate, leaving the cream to rise to the top. This is completely natural and, we believe, the only way to enjoy milk.
Jersey Girl Organics milk is audited to strict BioGro NZ organic standards, so you can be sure that the milk is free of antibiotic, herbicide and pesticide residues.
Our herd has been carefully chosen to only produce the A2 protein strain. There are certain health benefits A2 milk can provide over standard milk that contains both A1 and A2 protein. These include:
May reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance
May reduce digestive system inflammation
May improve cognitive performance in children (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition)
Bottle Exchange Scheme
We’ve recently launched a refill and exchange service, where customers pay a one-off fee to purchase our milk and a special glass bottle, which can then be returned (cleaned, of course) to the store for a refill at a fraction of the cost of our usual bottles.
Our exchange service offers a nutritious product that meets a growing demand from both store owners and consumers around sustainability: people get the choice to buy & return glass bottles.
Kiwis want to know that their dairy is produced in a responsible way. Sales of milk in glass bottles are rising as more of us try to reduce our plastic waste. At farmers markets, most of our customers come to refill their glass bottles rather than purchase a new PET bottle.
By either stocking or purchasing our glass bottles , you signal your commitment to environmentally friendly, sustainable milk. Our bottle exchange initiative keeps resources in circulation for longer, significantly reducing plastic waste.
Here’s how it works:
Your first purchase is a glass milk bottle at a price that includes a fee for the glass bottle, in addition to the milk,
Once consumed, return the (clean) bottle to the store, ready for the store owner to sanitise further,
You then purchase another bottle at a fraction of the cost.
If you're interested in getting involved with our bottle exchange scheme, you can find more information at: