These Indian brands are delivering pesticide-free milk from farm to home | Condé Nast Traveller India | IndiaMay 31, 2021
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For most of India, the day begins and ends with a glass of milk in some form. To serve this need, a whole new breed of milk brands is producing milk that is free of pesticides, antibiotics and in most cases, every form of human touch. These farms are proud of how they rear their cows (in luxury barns and open farms), how they are milked (lovingly and sparingly) and how the milk reaches you (within hours in climate-controlled vans). On the occasion of World Milk Day, here is our pick of brands that are delivering fresh milk straight from the farm to your home:
Founded by Shrirang Sarda in 2013, the Nashik-based family-run farm spread over 50 acres breeds Holstein cows to deliver fresh milk through their cold chain delivery system. Sarda claims no pesticides or hormones are used on their farms nor do they use other additives like milk powder to increase volume. Their product range includes a 95% fat free skimmed milk, pasteurized milk, pasteurized and homogenized milk and A2 cow milk, all produced through their automated milking processes. You can subscribe here or on their app. Deliveries across Mumbai and Nashik. Call 18002336455 for more details. From Rs92 per litre.
The Bengaluru-based Vrindavan Farms provides fresh, raw milk that isn’t pasteurised, homogenized or processed in any way. Cows at the farm in Chikkathirupathi are forest-grazed, reared without any growth hormones and antibiotics. Their Indian breed cows produce A2 milk that is chilled at 4-degree celsius and reaches customers through a cold chain delivery system system. The other types of milk include organic cow milk and buffalo milk, and other products including buttermilk, ghee and butter. You can place orders for milk subscriptions through their app. Deliveries across Bengaluru. Call 8197020459 for more details. From Rs62 per litre.
Pride of Cows
This brand offers organic dairy products sourced from their 26-acre farm in Manchar. The milk comes from cross-bred Swiss Holstein and Friesian cows. Their milking process is fully automated and the products do not contain any additives or preservatives. Some of the other dairy products on offer include curd and cow ghee. Order here, on their app or WhatsApp 9326908218. Deliveries across Mumbai, Pune, Surat and New Delhi. From Rs99 per litre.
Co-founders Kanika and Sanjeev Yadav began this venture in 2015 in search of finding good quality, unadulterated milk having grown up consuming natural and wholesome food. Their 25-acre farm nestled on the outskirts of Alwar, Rajasthan, offers fresh, organic milk produced through indegenous cow breeds. Their barns, machine-driven milking parlours, pasteurization units and organic agricultural fodder given to cows all work to provide farm-fresh pasteurized cow milk to your doorstep within hours of milking. Order their one litre trial pack on the app, subscribe to their monthly subscription here or call 8047274899. Deliveries across Delhi NCR region. From Rs75 per litre.
Founded by Raghav S Aggarwal after years of experience in steel and construction industries, Vita Farms provides fresh A2 cow milk from their farm in Padgha, Maharashtra. Vita Farms says its production is centred around Vedic philosophies. Among other things, it believes in farming ‘Ahimsa’ milk, where the calf is adequately fed before the cow is taken up for milking. The farm hosts gir cows in ventilated cow sheds and the unadulterated milk produced reaches your doorstep only within a few hours after the milking process. Deliveries across Mumbai. Call 7303876876. From Rs105 per litre.
Founders Rohit and Sunit came together to form Gurugram-based Fair Dairy in 2014 when they were in search of finding unadulterated, natural milk for their children and families. The brand delivers pasteurized cow and buffalo milk from their farm in Karnal, and in addition also offers other products like probiotic yogurt and desi ghee. Order here or WhatsApp 9599486128. From Rs70 per litre. Deliveries across Noida, South Delhi and Gurgaon.
Having served over 200 customers, Chennai-based Kabilai farm makes no compromise to deliver their fresh cow milk and A2 milk to your doorstep. Gopinath Baskaran was brought up in a farming family, and it was in 2018 Kabilai Farm began their journey with dairy farming with just 20 cows. Today their unadulterated milk produced at their farm in a village in Tindivanam is made without injecting any antibiotics, hormones or additives from Gir, Sahiwal and Rathi cows. Order through a subscription here or call 996241121. Deliveries across Chennai. Prices vary on the order.
Mr Milk’s fresh products come from indigenous Kankrej, Tharparkar, Gir and Sahiwal cow breeds from the 85-acre farm in Vadgaon Maval, near Pune. The fresh and unadulterated “A2 Desi Cow Milk” comes from cows that are fed pesticide-free, home-grown fodder. To keep them happy, the cows are even treated to classical music every day! Subscribe here or through the app. From Rs130 per litre. Deliveries across Mumbai and Pune.
The 10-acre farm is located near Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. All the A2, preservative-free milk is produced through Gir and Sahiwal cows, and buffalos, and reaches you within three hours of milking. Amrit Milk sells raw, non pasteurized or homogenized milk in glass bottles. To order WhatsApp 07011443007 or download their app. From Rs70 per litre. Deliveries across Lucknow.
Milk & Meadows
The Jaipur-based brand was founded by Rahul Kapoor in 2019 who was looking for fresh, unadulterated milk for him and his family. In doing so, he decided to buy four cows from a farm. In two months, the number was up to 24 and a full-fledged dairy business was on the way. This venture now supplies raw Gir cow A2 milk, including Gir cow milk lassi, chaach and more from their farm located in Amer, near Jaipur. All products are free of pesticides, preservatives and additives. Order here or call 9828013403. Deliveries across Jaipur. From Rs90 per litre.
The company prides itself on its sustainable food practices, right from farming techniques to its no-plastic packaging. The farm offers organic A2 cow and buffalo milk which is unprocessed and unadulterated. Order here or WhatsApp 8897874242. Deliveries across Hyderabad.