Florida Milk Blog

Florida Milk Blog

We're In This Together: Dairy Farmers Work Hard to Supply Milk

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Dairy Farmers Work 24/7 to Meet Surge in Demand 

Dairy farmers work 24/7 to bring you delicious healthy milk and other dairy products fresh from the farm. Our Florida farmers eagerly rise with the sun each morning to keep the supply of milk flowing no matter the circumstances. 

Florida dairy farmers continue to milk more than 123,000 dairy cows 2 to 3 times a day. Thanks to the hard-working drivers and processors, it only takes about 2 days for milk to go from the cow to your local grocery store's shelves.

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Stay Healthy with Milk

Eating a balanced diet, which includes dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, is one of the best ways to stay healthy and boost your immune system. Not only is milk delicious and highly versatile, it’s also good for you. 

Milk contains 9 essential nutrients including: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, riboflavin, and niacin. A single glass of milk contains 8g of high-quality protein. Because milk is so affordable, it's one of the most cost-effective sources for these nutrients and is the #1 food source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin D - nutrients many Americans, including children, are lacking in their diets.

Milk is also among the most highly regulated foods in the country. Despite all the fear caused by COVID-19, you can feel confident knowing that the delicious, nutritious milk delivered to your grocery store is safe and fresh.

Keep the Kids Busy with Free Activities 

With schools closed and the kids at home, you might feel a little stir-crazy. We’re here to help by providing these free, family-friendly activities!

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Make-it-at Home Recipes for Everyone 

Why not make meal time a family-fun affair with these easy-to-make recipes designed and taste-approved by kids? We’ve got everything from simply-made smoothies for beginner cooks to decadent desserts for an expert chef looking for a challenge. You can see all our recipes here.  

Other Helpful Links

Here are some additional links and tips you may find useful during this time. 

Florida Dairy Farmers
1003 Orienta Avenue
Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32701
Phone: (407) 647-8899