December 2023 MilkLine Newsletter

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“Up on the housetop, reindeer pause, out jumps good old Santa Claus. Down through the chimney with lots of toys, all for the little ones Christmas joys.”

But then, as Santa is getting ready to put presents under the tree, something catches the Jolly Old Elf’s eye. A carton of lab-grown milk and a platter of cookies made with plant-based butter. To send a message, he drops a lump of coal in each stocking and heads back up to the sleigh.

Not a very happy Christmas for that family and one that could have been avoided.

Even Santa knows that nothing compares to real dairy products – especially during the holiday

This scenario highlights the fact that there is something truly special about the genuine, time-honored taste of real dairy products, especially during the holiday season. As families and friends come together to celebrate, dairy plays an integral role in creating the delicious dishes and treats that make this time of year even more festive.

Consider the warmth of a cup of creamy eggnog, the indulgence of a cheese platter with an assortment of flavors, or the richness of buttery treats that melt in your mouth. And nothing compares to real whipped cream on top of a slice of pumpkin pie, ice cream alongside a slice of fruit pie or a piece of creamy rich cheesecake. These delights are not just food; they are traditions passed down through generations, which connect us to our roots.

My roots are engrained in dairy farming. I come from a long line of dairy farmers on both sides of my family, and I have fond memories of holidays on our farm while I was growing up. I also know firsthand that the holidays do not mean downtime for dairy farmers – the cows don’t clock out, and neither do you. The entire FarmFirst staff and I appreciate the hard work that each and every one of you are putting in to ensure that we can go to the grocery store and pick up all of the butter, cheese, and milk that we need in order to continue on with my family traditions during the holidays.

In a world where alternative dairy options are landing on store shelves, remember that even Santa can taste the difference. I know I’ll be leaving him a glass of wholesome, real dairy milk, and cookies loaded with the goodness of real butter.

At FarmFirst, we appreciate each and every one of our members, and wish you all a wonderful holiday season.

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