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Emerald Grasslands
Contact: Drew McIver, Mitch Yurkiw
Address: PO Box 501 - 186 Marsh Street Clarksburg, ON, N0H 1J0
Email Address: eatlocalmle@gmail.com
Phone: 151-378-4765
About Us
Emerald Grasslands butter is made from fresh, grass-fed, organic, Jersey cream - sourced and segregated exclusively from our three partner-farms in Southern Ontario.

Our hand-selected and innovative partner-farms are implementing regenerative organic land management and animal welfare practices. The Jersey’s graze the lush, healthy and nutrient dense pastures all season long. It is these farming practices that help create our remarkably flavoured, nutritious and vibrant yellow butter - while also building soil health in each pasture.

Our partner-farms ensure their Jersey’s always have access to the most nutrient dense pastures. Grazing cows on pasture supports animal welfare, pasture health, soil health and milk quality. The results are happy cows, healthy land and premium Emerald Grasslands butter.
Practices
Pastured Jersey Cows:
Pastured Jersey cows produce milk that is naturally high in butterfat, essential nutrients and vitamins. Since Canadian winters don't support year round pasturing, winter feeding regimes have been created to ensure animal health and premium milk production year round. Cows feed on primarily non-fermented green-grass-cuttings from the summer months.

Organic Dairy:
The Canadian Organic Standards are a rigorous and well respected set of organic standards. Organic dairy production helps create a holistic ecosystem that supports soil health, pasture health, animal welfare and people.

Grass-fed Dairy:
Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) developed an interim grass-fed milk standard protocol in spring 2017. Dairy Farmers of Ontario and other provincial milk marketing Boards are working with Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Dairy Processors Association of Canada to have a national standard in place for the 2019 grazing season. All Emerald Grasslands butter meets - and surpasses - the current DFO Grass-fed Standards.

Regenerative Organic Agriculture:
We are committed to supporting and sourcing milk from farms that utilize regenerative organic agriculture practices. In collaboration with St. Brigid's Dairy, we are referencing the current Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) framework. Obtaining the ROC for all Emerald Grasslands products is our goal.