I grew up in the 1970's with a Mom whose biggest dream was to garden all her children’s vegetables to know exactly what was used while they were being grown. This dream never quite came to fruition but her insistence upon quality products for us didn't go unrecognized. We learned early on the importance of dairy both for calcium and for quality protein and she went above and beyond to find us products created with good farm practices and exceptional quality.
Today, of course, many more of us are seeking milk and yogurts without added hormones, from local sources and with honest farming practices. Zabar's Cheese Department is committed to providing our customers with products that meet these needs as well as being of the highest quality with the most exceptional taste.
With that in mind, Zabar’s now has some new dairy products in our store of such exceptional quality and value that we just can't wait to share them with you. We will be holding tastings and samplings in our store on a regular basis so stop by or check back here for dates. Feel free to contact our cheese department with any questions at 212-787-2000.
Now on our shelves:
Evans Farmhouse is a family owned and operated USDA certified organic creamery located in Norwich, New York. The Evans family has organically raised pasture-fed Jersey cows whose high fat and protein milk is used to produce yogurt. What distinguishes their yogurt and milk from many other brands is that they are non-homogenized. A fine layer of rich cream sits atop each cup of yogurt and each bottle of milk.
Evans Farmhouse Products Zabar’s has in stock now:
-Milk: skim, low-far, reduced-fat and whole
-Double Maple Yogurt
Polymeadows Farm & Creamery has been family run since 1954. With its roots as a Jersey dairy today over 200 goats call Polymeadows home. In 2008 Polymeadows began making and marketing their own brand of goat milk yogurt. Goat milk yogurt is rich, creamy, tangy and naturally thinner in consistency than cow’s milk yogurt. Goat’s milk itself is naturally homogenized and preferred by people who may have sensitivities to cow’s milk. Additionally it is lower in cholesterol than cow’s milk. Polymeadows Farm has been conserved with the Vermont Land Trust to ensure that it will always remain in agriculture.
Polymeadows Farm Products Zabar’s has in stock now:
-Fresh Goat’s Milk (16 oz)
-Goat’s Milk Yogurt in Plain
-Goat’s Milk Yogurt Smoothie in Maple Flavor
Maple Hill Creamery is a 100% grass fed dairy in New York. Their milk and yogurts are made in small batches on their own farm with their certified organic milk without added hormones or antibiotics. Maple Hill Creamery states dairy products from 100% grass-fed cows contain the proper (natural) balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Maple Hill Creamery Products Zabar’s has in stock now:
Flavors: maple, wild blueberry, orange, vanilla, lemon, plain
Hawthorne Valley Farm has been producing high-quality, nutritious food for more than 35 years. Their biodynamic farming practices reflect their commitment to protecting the health of the earth and all who live on it. Hawthorne Valley Farm was one of the first dairies in the United States to be certified as organic. Their products made from biodynamic cows’ milk can be enjoyed with the assurance that their cows are grass–fed on their pastures throughout the spring, summer, and fall. In late fall and winter, they are fed biodynamic hay and baleage from their fields. They are given no hormones or antibiotics and are tended with gentle, caring hands.
Hawthorne Valley Farm Products Zabar’s has in stock now:
-Biodynamic Organic Yogurt in Plain (6oz and 32oz)