Liberty Dairy is based at Liberty Farm in West Dorset, a family-run organic dairy farm. We take fresh organic milk from the farm, pasteurise it and sell it directly to our customers through vending machines situated in local farm and village shops.Liberty Dairy milk is:
- Local – produced within 20 miles of our outlets
- Super fresh – delivered to shops on the day of production
- Organic – produced without use of artificial chemicals
- Non-homogenised (the cream rises to the top)
- Plastic-free – we supply re-useable 1 litre glass bottles at cost to our shops
- Healthy – the milk contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids as a result of he cows being predominantly grass/clover-fed
- Supportive of the community, retailing through independent local shops
Liberty Dairy’s mission is to supply local milk of the highest quality to local people with minimal environmental impact.Our key values are summarised below:
- Zero Plastic: Customers either bring their own containers or can purchase re-useable Liberty Dairy glass bottles for £1 each. 10% of the income from bottle sales is donated to the Marine Conservation Society (UK).
- Very low food miles: Our retailers are no further than 20 miles from the Dairy. (Supermarket milk often travels more than 500 miles before it arrives in store)
- Organic land stewardship: No artificial fertilisers or pesticides are used at Liberty farm where we source our milk. This safeguards the natural biodiversity of the landscape and avoids pollution of the environment. Liberty Farm uses a range of organic farming practices such as crop rotation, soil conditioning and composting of farm manure to maintain and improve the fertility of the land.
- High animal welfare standards
- Milk produced on predominantly home-grown feed: 95% of Liberty Farm’s herd diet is produced on the farm, utilising natural pastures which are abundant with grass clovers and herbs. Our milk is produced from grass, a natural diet for dairy cows (but not for humans!) rather than from cereal and soya-based feeds.
- Fair: We are concerned that dairy farming is becoming increasingly industrialised with 30% of all milk in the UK coming from herds which never go outside to graze. It is very difficult for smaller family farms who farm traditionally to compete in this climate. The model we are following can be replicated by traditional milk producers nationwide, to enable them to survive, providing a fair price for their milk.