When Harold Hartzler made the decision in 1964, over thirty years ago, to stop using chemical pesticides, herbicides, and artificial growth hormones on the familyfarm it was not a marketing decision. He did it because he had witnessed the harmful effect of chemical run-off on a neighboring farm after a storm. If the chemicals used in farming were this harmful to the fields, and those chemicals infiltrated the food chain, then they must also be harmful to humans, he reasoned. It was then that Harold Hartzler set down a basic philosophy that to this day guides the family business. He decided to farm in the most natural way possible, depending on earthworms, air, water and sunshine to nourish the soil. His philosophy is summed up in three simple words:
Dad Hartzler’s philosophy continues to guide the family business. Hartzler milk is processed in the most minimal way possible that is allowable. And, as it turns out, advances in medical technology demonstrate that food in its natural state is far healthier than highly processed foods, including milk.
The entire Hartzler family promises to remain true to Dad Hartzler’s philosophy. And we promise to continue to bring you the healthiest, most natural, and tastiest milk possible!
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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!