The Farmers:Anita and Peter de Boer and their sons, Tjeerd-Pieter and Eelke Durk
Acreage: 120 acres total across three properties.
Animals Raised:Jersey, Guernsey, and Holstein cows.
Farming Practices:All cows are grass-fed and supplemented with an all-natural feed mix. After milking (twice a day), the milk is immediately transported in small batches to go through a low-pasteurization process which eliminates bacteria but retains the enzymes and flavor. This milk is as fresh as possible andfree of rBST and antibiotics.
Fun Farm Fact:The name “TUNaWERTH” is derived from two medieval words from The Netherlands. “Werth” means mount or hill, and “Tun” means narrow or low. Anita describes the low land where they are located as being flanked by hillish areas, much like the sea dikes in the Netherlands; the name is a reflection of this.
About The Farm
TUNaWERTH Creamery, in Tenino, Washington, might just be the freshest milk producer in the state. Their grass-fed Jersey, Guernsey, and Holstein cows are milked twice a day, and the milk goes through a low pasteurization process which eliminates bacteria while letting the milk retain its enzymes and natural flavor.
Founders Anita and Peter draw on their Netherlands roots to produce their milk products (Whole Milk, Butter, Yogurt, Cream) and traditional cheeses (Cheese Curds, Gouda, Komijne, Kruidnagel). They are assisted by their sons, Tjeerd-Pieter and Eelke Durk. The name “TUNaWERTH” is derived from two medieval words from The Netherlands. “Werth” means mount or hill, and “Tun” means narrow or low. Anita describes the low land where they are located as being flanked by hillish areas, much like the sea dikes in the Netherlands; the name is a reflection of this.
We absolutely adore how fresh and flavorful this milk is. This dairy’s cows are pasture-raised when the weather allows, and fed an all-natural diet ofGMO-free barley and grass silage during the winter months.After daily milkings, the milk is transported in small batches (about 20 gallons) to be processed. It’s about an hour between milking and processing. From milking to selling can be as short as 48 hours. The milk is at its best in the first week, but has a shelf life of 3 weeks from pasteurization; this “best by” date is printed on their labels.
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