Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.
Friday, Mar 02, 2012...
Avalanche Cheese Comapany
Avalanche Cheese Company was founded to supply the restaurants and shops of the Roaring Fork Valley with beautiful hand crafted goat cheeses. Our product line ranges from pasteurized fresh cheeses to raw milk, aged, hard cheeses.We use goat’s milk from our mixed herd of Saanen, Alpine and Nubian goats that live on the 130-acre Farm and Dairy in Paonia, Colorado. For those of you unfamiliar with Paonia, it is an oasis of orchards, family farms and small dairies nestled between McClure Pass and Delta, CO.
It is our hope that by raising our animals in a humane way, in a beautiful environment with the freedom to run and graze on our pastures, they will give us delicious milk which we will then turn into delicious cheeses for you, our customer.
Over time we hope to achieve organic status for our Farm and Dairy. We currently don’t use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our fields, and we feed our animals organic grains and hay to supplement their pasture feedings. Certified Organic takes time and we are constantly working towards that goal, but in the meantime, you can feel confident that you are getting a hormone and chemical free cheese.
“ASPEN — Foodies — chefs, producers, winemakers, purveyors, journalists — have come from far and wide across the country to participate in the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, which opens Friday.