In celebration of this important industry, be sure to have a glass a milk and thank a dairy farmer for all they do to provide!
Buying an ice cream cone on a hot summer day and enjoying a cheeseburger at a family barbeque are just two American traditions that we love. Have you ever stopped to think about how many of the things we enjoy would be jeopardized without the dairy industry? According to the USDA the average American consumes about 630 pounds of dairy products each year. Not only do we love the taste of dairy products, but they have tremendous health benefits. Dairy foods offer nutrients that are essential to health and maintenance of the body, especially calcium, potassium, vitamin D and protein.
June marks National Dairy month, and we are celebrating the dairy farmer and industry. Although dairy treats have global popularity, the industry is thriving right here in our home state. For generations, Florida dairy farmers have delivered quality, wholesome milk from their farms to your table. Florida houses over 130 dairy farms that produce about 2.34 billion pounds of milk per year.
The Florida Dairy Farmers website is the ultimate source for recipes that include fresh, Florida dairy products. You can also visit their website to learn more about dairy farms in our state. Happy celebrating! http://www.floridamilk.com/in-the-kitchen/recipes/#page=1&sort=event_title