While most milk undergoes homogenization, ours does not.
Homogenization was developed simply to give milk a balanced consistency, eliminating the need to shake it before drinking. Milk in its natural state has a cream layer that floats to the top.
Anyone who grew up on a farm, or before homogenization was common, will tell you that the cream gives milk a clean, full-bodied flavor and is the most desirable part! We tend to agree.
But beyond taste, however, we choose not to homogenize because it changes the molecular structure of milk, which has unhealthy consequences. In particular, it prevents the delivery of important nutrients to the body.
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Hartzler Dairy's Low Temperature Vat Pasteurization method allows us to heat our milk at a lower temperature for a longer period of time, eliminating harmful micro-organisms but leaving valuable enzymes untouched. This is crucial for proper digestion and good health.
"..The Cream Rises to the top"
Whether you drink it straight from the bottle (we won't tell your mom), or from a favorite glass, there's one thing you need to do first: SHAKE BEFORE DRINKING! That's because our milk is all natural and the cream rises to the top -- that's what makes our milk healthier and tastier than most!