What is ‘non-standardised’ milk?

‘Non-standardised’ basically means that no Cream has been skimmed off the top of the Milk. Or, to put it another way, all the natural goodness that the Cows produce has been left in. Why would cream be removed from Milk? Well, Cream is valuable; it is always more expensive than Milk. This is because Cream … Read more What is ‘non-standardised’ milk?

What does ‘Batch Pasteurised’ mean?

Pasteurisation is the process of heating Milk to destroy any harmful bacteria that may be present before bottling / packaging takes place. In Scotland, it is illegal to sell Milk to the general public that has not been pasteurised. The only way that a Farm can sell raw milk in Scotland is if they are … Read more What does ‘Batch Pasteurised’ mean?

What is the difference between ‘Pasture Fed’ and ‘Grass Fed’?

What is the difference between ‘Pasture Fed’ and ‘Grass Fed’? ‘Grass Fed’ means at some point the animal has eaten some grass whereas ‘Pasture Fed’ means that all the animal has eaten is grass. No cereals or other non-grass feed. ‘Pasture Fed’ is therefore better than ‘Grass Fed’. The marvelous Cows at Mossgiel Organic Farm … Read more What is the difference between ‘Pasture Fed’ and ‘Grass Fed’?

Scottish Rural Awards 2020 Finalist

Mossgiel Organic Farm: Finalist - ‘Most Sustainable Rural Business Award’, Finalist - ‘Best Countryside Digital Innovators'

Mossgiel Organic Farm – Finalists in the Scottish Rural Awards 2020 – Twice!! Finalist – ‘Most Sustainable Rural Business Award’ Finalist – ‘Best Countryside Digital Innovators’ We were unbelievably grateful and delighted to be in the running for the Scottish Rural Awards 2020 and are even more excited to be in the finals! It is … Read more Scottish Rural Awards 2020 Finalist

Mossgiel has eliminated single-use plastic packaging

A mountain of plastic milk jugs

Single-use Plastic? No Thanks! Mossgiel is the first Dairy in the UK to completely stop using single-use plastic packaging. All milk that leaves our farm gates does so in re-usable containers. During 2017/18, over 14.7 billion litres of milk were produced in the UK (1). This is a HUGE number! This results in an astronomical … Read more Mossgiel has eliminated single-use plastic packaging

Milk In Commercial Quantities: Re-usable Tubs

5 litre re-usable tub

Re-usable Tubs Mossgiel Organic Milk can also be delivered in 3 litre, 5 litre or 20 litre tubs. Once emptied, these are then rinsed out and picked up by the delivery driver to be re-sterilised and used again. Zero single-use plastic waste. Genius. Our 3 and 5-litre re-usable tubs are mainly used by restaurants, cafes … Read more Milk In Commercial Quantities: Re-usable Tubs

What is non-homogenised?

Non-Homogenised Milk Mossgiel Organic Milk is ALWAYS ‘non-homogenised’, that’s a fancy way of saying – ‘not highly processed’ or ‘as nature intended’. During the journey from cow to your fridge, BIG DAIRY wants to make sure the milk always looks nice and white – from the first drop out of your plastic bottle to the … Read more What is non-homogenised?

What is whole milk?

We would say that it depends who you speak to! If you’re speaking to us then whole milk means exactly what you would expect – all of the milk that our awesome herd of Ayrshire Cows produce (pasteurised, of course). Ayrshire Cows produce between 4.5% & 4.9% cream, depending on what time of the year … Read more What is whole milk?

Mossgiel Farm nominated for Scottish Rural Awards 2020

Mossgiel Organic Farm Nominated for Scottish Rural Awards 2020

Mossgiel Organic Farm nominated for Scottish Rural Awards 2020 We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the Scottish Rural Awards 2020!! 🙂 A massive thanks thanks to all at the Farm who continue to make everything possible and, of course, to our wonderful supporters who are helping change the face of … Read more Mossgiel Farm nominated for Scottish Rural Awards 2020

Winner – Person of the Year

Winner of the Slow Food Awards Person of the Year 2019

A lovely end to the year with Bryce becoming the Winner of the Slow Food Awards Person of the Year 2019.

The Slow Food movement promotes food that is produced with an emphasis on quality, not profit.

‘Slow Food is for everyone who eats food,’ said Fred Berkmiller, Chef Proprietor of L’Escargot Blue which won Best Restaurant.

‘I consider slow food to be my grandmother’s thinking,’ he said. ‘People have the right to know where their food is coming from, what it’s been fed with. They want to know what they’re putting inside their body.’

 

There was even a lovely write-up in Scottish Field, which you can read here, which said;

“Bryce Cunningham of Mossgiel Farm, winner of the Agriculture category at the Scottish Rural Awards 2019, won Person of the Year at the Slow Food Awards for his sustainable practices.

Mossgiel was the first diary in Scotland to eliminate single use plastic.

‘We’ve managed to create food products in a slow, natural and organic way to bring our passion for food to the cities of Scotland,’ Cunningham said. ‘I believe in low processed foods and foods that are natural, foods we would have eaten 500 years ago. Supermarkets are chasing profits, not health benefits.’ “

Slow Food Person of the Year 2019

It’s great that the slow food movement is gathering strength with each passing year. We certainly notice it, talking to all the wonderful people who own businesses that we supply. It seems that provenance is becoming more and more important to people and we think that this is a very encouraging trend. This move towards slow food – real food – and away from overly industrialised, processed food can only be a good thing, bringing people closer to nature and the seasons. Milk is a seasonal food, for example, and we know that this is something that has been lost from most people’s awareness. When the Cows are in the pasture in the height of summer they produce a richer milk than when they are in the byre in the depths of winter (4.9% cream in the summer, 4.5% cream in the winter). Decades ago, this was viewed as a problem. Today, we think that this is something to be embraced and celebrated.