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Cedar Summit, Local Meat and Dairy Farm, Ceasing Production [UPDATE]

Cedar Summit 100% grass fed milk will no longer be available after January 31.

Cedar Summit 100% grass fed milk will no longer be available after January 31.

Cedar Summit, the people behind the cream line milk in the returnable glass bottles, have announced on their website that they are ceasing production.

See also: Cedar Summit Farms could be forced to relocate due to power line expansion

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Our phone calls have so far gone unanswered, but this is the message on their home page, stating that they will cease production on February 16:

"It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Cedar Summit Farm will cease production of our dairy products on Friday, January 16, 2015. Our farm store will continue operation through January 31, 2015, though we may run out of milk earlier. We will accept bottle returns through the end of January at our farm store, and through February 6, 2015 at the coops and natural food stores where our product is sold.

Thank you for your continued support of our family farm. It has been an honor to provide you with our 100% grass-fed, organic meat and dairy products for nearly 13 years. It would not have been possible for us to succeed without your unwavering support for local, sustainable and organic food.

We will continue to sell our beef halves and quarters. We hope that Cedar Summit Farm dairy products will return to the marketplace again in the near future."

Cedar Summit products were one of the few 100% organic, grass-fed milk and butters on the local marketplace, and they held a special place for many of us who loved those products.

We will continue to follow the story. Update: We received a phone call from Lisa Minar-White of Cedar Summit who said "We made the decision based on the needs of our family, but hope that Cedar Summit will continue on in the future."

Asked whether the decision to close production was related to the state power line expansion we reported on in 2013, she said that they weren't commenting further at this time.

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