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Organic milk made right here in the Treasure Valley

"Not everybody can have a cow in their backyard, not everybody can milk it," says Hatfield. "So we just wanted to make sure we could bring that to you and offer the freshest, healthiest, most tasty milk you can get on the market." (KBOI Staff Photo)

When it comes to finding healthy organic products, many people look to big brand companies.

One Treasure Valley couple started their business, Legendairy Organic Creamery, to offer healthy organic milk and keep it local.

It's a bit of a process to make the milk and it all starts with a dairy truck. Every week Legendairy owner Brenden Hatfield drives to a farm in Magic Valley to fill it up with raw organic milk.

"Not everybody can have a cow in their backyard, not everybody can milk it," says Hatfield. "So we just wanted to make sure we could bring that to you and offer the freshest, healthiest, most tasty milk you can get on the market."

Before the milk making process can even begin the raw milk is tested for any harmful elements like antibiotics. If it fails the test it can't be used.

Things are done a little differently at Legendairy Organic Creamery. They make two types of milk which are homogenized whole milk and cream top whole milk.

Both are organic, but not raw because both are pasteurized.

"The pasteurization is heating the milk up to a certain temperature to get rid of any bad bacteria that may be there and just makes it safer for anybody," said Hatfield.

Their whole milk is homogenized which breaks up the milk's fat so that it doesn't separate while it's sitting on the shelf. They do not do this to their cream top milk for that very reason.

"You can skim your own cream off the top of the milk, you can put it in your coffee, you can use it for ice cream,"says Hatfield.

The Hatfields pride themselves and their business on keeping it not only local but also completely certified organic.

They say the nutrients the cow takes in have an effect on the milk.

"It is worth it and there is a difference in the taste, in everything about organic and that's why we want to create it is to offer this option for everybody," says Hatfield.

All of this work is done in one day and once the process is complete the milk is bottled and tagged so it is ready for sale.

Because it is made locally you can see the milk they make one day on shelves in stores the very next.

You can find more information on where the creamery and where they sell their product on their website.

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