Just in time for those back-to-school breakfasts, Stewart’s milk has been named the best in New York State! The award was presented on Dairy Day, August 31, at the New York State Fair. The recognition is part of Cornell’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program. The samples of whole milk, 2%, 1%, and fat free milk were scored on various criteria, including best flavor.
Stewart’s dairy products were also among the first to become New York State Certified. This new program recognizes agricultural products that are local, made by producers who meet safe food handling best practices, and also demonstrate environmental stewardship. The certified seal includes Stewart’s milk, ice cream, half and half, heavy cream, as well as eggs.
Stewart’s Shops’ milk is produced by 30 dairy farms from Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Washington Counties, and bottled at the Stewart’s dairy in Greenfield, NY. Stewart’s trucks deliver that milk to shops within 48 hours of leaving the farm.
Also at the State Fair Dairy Day events, Stewart’s Shops was presented with the Business of Distinction award for its longstanding support of the dairy industry and the Dairy of Distinction program, which honors the efforts of Northeast dairy farmers.