• Dairy Donations: Finding a Home for Excess Milk
  • Dairy Donations: Finding a Home for Excess Milk

    The Vermont Milk Commission recently released a report of recommendations for advancing supply management in the dairy industry. True supply management is a complicated task that stems from a simple goal: stop creating too much milk. But while we have too much milk in the system overall, we have not enough milk going to some households that want it. Foodbanks on average distribute one gallon of milk to each household every year - even though demand is high. How does our "extra" milk get to consumers who want it but can't afford it?  

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Barbara and Doug Flack

Barbara & Doug Flack

Barbara and Doug Flack run Flack Family Farm in Fairfield. They produce vegetables, medicinal herbs, grass-fed meats, raw milk, and eggs. Their products are sold in natural food stores throughout central and northern Vermont and are served in local restaurants.

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