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Celebrating the Dairy State at Outpost

Wisconsin is America’s dairyland and Outpost celebrates that rich heritage with a broad selection of award-winning cheeses from the state’s top artisanal cheesemakers, along with rBGH-free dairy and eggs from humanely raised chickens. We’re proud to help support our state’s strong family farm tradition. Look for the Local/regional labels.

 

Why do we think rBGH-free dairy products are so important?

Milk from rBGH-treated cows contains higher levels of Insulin Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), a hormone considered to be a high risk factor for breast, prostate, colon, lung, and other cancers. Cows given rBGH also experience higher rates of mastitis, a painful udder infection. These cows are treated with antibiotics, which ultimately end up in the milk they produce, and facilitate the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which poses a health issue for humans. Using rBGH has also been linked to an increased incidence of birth disorders in calves. Since the introduction of rBGH injections in the dairy industry, the number of calves born with birth defects to dairy cows has increased significantly. Other side effects of rBGH in dairy cows include hoof problems, increased pus in milk, heat stress, and gastrointestinal problems. Who needs it? Not us.

Hidden Springs Creamery

Miles to Market - 179

It’s humid inside Brenda Jensen’s cheese room. Outside it’s cold, February cold, but inside it’s warm and wet. It’s a cheese making day at Hidden Springs Creamery. The sheep have been milked, but that’s just the beginning.

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Crystal Ball Farms

Miles to Market - 331
Crystal Ball Farms

Troy DeRosier grew up on a dairy farm. Farming’s all he ever wanted to do. Troy and his wife, Barbara, run Crystal Ball Farms in Osceola, a small village on the banks of the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin ... 

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Organic Valley

Miles to Market - 175

It began in the late 1980s, when a small group of farmers in southwest Wisconsin came up with an idea to create a cooperative and confront that decade’s farm crisis head on.

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