It’s that time of year when farmers markets are bustling with people excited to add fresh, local veggies and fruits to their meals. I love supporting the Go Local movement with all my food choices and one new local product that I’m excited about Is Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free Milk. And I can buy it year-round!
If you’re from Central New York, you probably recognize the “Byrne” part of the name—it’s an icon! There are dozens of Byrne Dairy stores throughout the area. Guess what? Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free Milk comes from the same tradition!
The story of the Byrne Hollow Farm brand of milks, which hit the market in 2014, actually began way back in 1933 when Syracuse-native, Matt Byrne, began delivering milk in glass containers by horse-drawn wagon! Matt Byrne worked with local farms that he was sure would supply the freshest and highest-quality milk.
The Byrne family tradition continues. Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free milk is sourced exclusively by one family farm–the Hourigan Family Dairy. Each day, milk is picked up from their farm and delivered to the bottling plant, only 25 miles away! You can’t get fresher than that!
So many of my clients have a hard time digesting dairy because of the lactose. This milk is good news for them because Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free Milk, as its name suggests, is lactose-free! Lactose is broken down into simple sugars (glucose and galactose) by the addition of the enzyme lactase to create sugars that are more easily digested.
Some clients who are lactose-intolerant ask me if I would recommend an alternative to milk such as almond milk or rice milk and I advise them to consider Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free Milk instead, especially for their kids. A 2017 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that children who drank almond, soy, or rice milk were shorter than their peers who drank cow’s milk. Children’s height is one indicator of their overall health. Alternative milks lack the protein and nutrients that are essential for proper growth in early childhood.
Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free Whole Milk is so much more than just lactose-free. A serving of this rich, creamy, oh-so-delicious milk offers 15 percent of your daily vitamin D and 20 percent of your calcium needs and gives you 8 grams of protein! Like all Byrne Hollow Farm milks, this lactose-free milk is free of antibiotics, artificial growth hormones (rBST-free), and is non-GMO.
What type of milk do you have at your family table? I highly suggest giving Byrne Hollow Farm Lactose-Free Milk a go. Now you can support the Farm-to-Table movement with your milk choice, even if you or your kiddos are lactose-intolerant! No tummy aches with this choice!
Kelly Springer is the founder of Kelly’s Choice nutritional company. For more nutrition tips, visit www.kellyschoice.org and find Kelly’s Choice dietitians’ advice throughout social media. Click here for Facebook. Click here for Instagram. Click here for LinkedIn.