At Doo-Wops Delivery we pride ourselves not just in providing the highest quality locally sourced products, but also in ensuring that our customers have access to the healthiest and most natural of options to choose from. In order to do this, we spoke with a multitude of local farms to find out about their process. Great quality isn’t just an end game. At least not for us. In our view, it begins with how the animals are treated. Despite what many people think, cows are extremely intelligent and the quality of the milk they produce is linked to stress levels. In other words, an unhappy cow will produce less milk and in lower quality than a happy cow. What makes cows happy you may ask… not so differently from us, they want to feel safe, eat good nutritious food, have proper housing and above all, feel like they are part of the family. This is exactly the kind of treatment we found at RonnyBrook Farm, and it is precisely the reason we chose to source our products from them.
THE DOM PERIGNON OF DAIRY!
RonnyBrook Farm transports you to the times of yesteryear. That romanticized period in our minds where life was perhaps simpler, safer and no doubt healthier! The farm has been run by the same family since its inception all the way back in 1941 and has long been committed to doing things the “old fashioned way.” This strategy has served them well as they have won countless awards and accolades ranging from being named Best Dairy in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine, to Best Eggnog by The Huffington Post. Not to mention they were voted "most scrumptious" for their cinnamon toast butter by Eataly NYC, and won first place in the World Dairy Expo. As if this were not enough, the New York Times called their milk the “Dom Perignon” of dairy!
Here at Doo-Wops, we want our customers to know everything there is to know about the products we carry. For this reason, we have listed RonnyBrook’s process below and we encourage everyone to take a day trip out to the farm so you can see for yourself where your products come from. In addition to a scenic farm in the beautiful Hudson Valley, you will find a treasure trove of information that will provide you and your family with a renewed appreciation for local farming, sustainability and the importance of knowing exactly where and how your milk comes from.
Direct from RonnyBrook Farm!
“Its fresh we process the milk the same day that the cows are milked and deliver it within 48 hours. We are local- we are less than 90 miles from NYC. You can come visit and see where your dairy products come from. Our cows spend as much time as Mother Nature allows grazing on lush green pasture.
We do it all. We raise our cows, we milk them and we process the various dairy products right on the farm!”.
RonnyBrooks pledge to its customers and its cows- “No artificial growth hormones (rBST). We have never used them and never will.”
For more information visit www.ronnybrook.com
In addition to Ronnybrook milk, we also source a line of milk from another milk processor called Mountainside Farms. Their UltraPureTM milk is produced at the company’s Roxbury, NY facility in the Catskill Mountains. They have been around since the early 2000’s and employ the “Family Farm to Family Table” motto! In our endless pursuit of brining the highest quality locally sourced products to our customers, we have chosen Mountainside Farms for three simple reasons.
- The first is PURITY “Mountainside Farms is the first U.S. milk processor to bring the whole new category of UltraPureTM milk to market. Combining environmentally friendly business practices with innovative technology used in the processing stage, Mountainside Farms produces purer, better-tasting milk that is free of added hormones and antibiotics, with improved shelf life.”
- The second is the superior quality of their eggs. We have done quite a bit of tasting around and can say with confidence that these are the best we have tried. These are cage free- natural- organic grade A eggs. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
- Lastly, Mountainside Farms, just like Ronnybrook Farm cares about its animals, sustainability and the environment. Aside from being held to the highest state and federal standards possible, Mountainside goes even further by testing every milk product for 8 specific antibiotic residues. More than the mandated amount by federal regulations.
This is exactly what we search for when we source our products, a farm that goes above and beyond ever-single time!
Healthy happy animals = better eggs!
A family-owned company committed to offering great tasting, nutritious food products. Mountainside Farms is a firm believer in the fair and humane treatment of animals. That is why all of our hens are raised in accordance to USDA regulations and American Humane Certified Standards. Everyone of our hens are raised in ways which reduce stress and with adequate shelter, comfortable resting areas, sufficient space, proper facilities and the ability to express normal behavior. Our philosophy is that happy, healthy animals, produce better eggs. Our hens are fed a special all-natural vegetarian feed rich in whole grains.
For more information visit www.mountainsidefarms.com
GOFFLE ROAD POULTRY FARM
Goffle Road Poultry Farm has been a family owned and operated business for 4 generations. Joseph and Rose Silvestri came over from Italy in 1920 and started Belmont Poultry in Paterson, N.J. in the 1930’s. In 1948, Joseph and Rose’s son, Dominic, started Goffle Road Poultry Farm of Wyckoff, N.J. To this day Goffle Road Poultry Farm is operated as a family owned business by the current owner and grandson, Joseph Silvestri, and great-grandson, Brian Silvestri.
In recent years, we have found it difficult to grow all of our birds on our plot in New Jersey. Therefore, to maintain our strong stance on free-range and all natural birds, we began working with Amish farmers in Pennsylvania. Thanks to their strong, old-world traditions, we are able to combine our efforts in order to continue producing fresh and healthy poultry.
Our mission statement is as follows: To provide the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost. To give our customers an all-natural, custom grown, and processed product that is free of antibiotics, hormones, preservatives, and animal by-products. We strive to be humane in the treatment of all our animals, and observe strict State and Federal policies in the processing of our birds.
Our chickens are free-roaming, antibiotic free, hormone free, steroid free and are not fed animal-byproducts. Additionally, our eggs never sit long in storage, usually reaching our shelves within 24-48 hours after being laid. This, combined with a vegetarian diet, produces an extraordinarily exceptional product that our customers have come to love.
For more information visit www.gofflepoultry.com
What is HarBee Beekeeping
HarBee Beekeeping is a suburban beekeeping operation based in Bergen County NJ with the goal of developing a more sustainable food system through a love for honey. Being both ecological and socially sustainable is important to HarBee Beekeeping. Using the most up-to-date scientific information HarBee works to produce honey the best honey nature will allow.
The Short Story
Pat Harrison, the owner and beekeeper, graduated from Bergen Community College and went on to get a BS in Environmental Science from Ramapo College. Growing up in Dumont NJ Pat earned the rank of Eagle Scout while always having a love for the nature world. During Pat’s time in school that love for the natural world developed into an obsession with honeybees and agriculture.
Not wanting to wait for the government to make sweeping and meaningful environmental change and action, Pat founded HarBee Beekeeping. HarBee is built on the beliefs that 1) we need that start to grow food in our urban and suburban areas 2) We need to do it in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.