289 Main Road Lower Moutere
RD2
Upper Moutere
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6 days ago

Raw Milk Traditions

Riverside Milk

Did you know that raw milk has been a food staple in many cultures for centuries? Sometimes it is hard to to remember a time when raw milk was one of the hero ingredients in so many dishes around the world.

As governments put increasing restrictions on the sale of raw milk, many traditional milk … View more
Did you know that raw milk has been a food staple in many cultures for centuries? Sometimes it is hard to to remember a time when raw milk was one of the hero ingredients in so many dishes around the world.

As governments put increasing restrictions on the sale of raw milk, many traditional milk dishes are starting to disappear or being relaced by products made from 'safe' milk, devoid of any beneficial bacteria with taste and texture barely resembling their ancient recipes.

Most kids are nowadays more used to the taste of milk which has been transported all around the country, separated, heat-treated, homogenised, skimmed, sugared, vitamin fortified and filled with artifical flavours than a glass of fresh raw buttermilk, left over from homemade butter making.

Supermarket yoghurt will never be the same as homemade raw milk yoghurt. When was the last time you ate traditional Quark? Or raw milk cheese, matured in French caves?

Let's try to keep the ancient, exciting, adventurous and delicious traditions of raw milk crafting alive in our collective memory. Let's talk about it, try our hands at making some Russian raw milk cheese which we can't pronounce properly, or try local, strange looking specialties made from raw milk when travelling overseas.

Raw Milk is awsome, fun, delicious and safe when you follow common hygiene and food safety rules!

Below are some inspirations from Poland (followed by the Ministry of Primary Industries's safety warning, which we have to mention everytime we praise or sell raw milk): culture.pl...

MPI Warning: 'Raw milk may contain Microorganisms that can cause serious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, the raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degrees celcius for at least one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.'

culture.pl/en/article/a-mini-guide-to-polish-dairy

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25 days ago

Cheese Making Workshops in July

Riverside Milk

Riverside Education in conjunction with Riverside Milk will be offering 2 Cheese Making Workshops. One for Adults to try their hand at crafting Mozzarella and Paneer and one for the kids in which they will learn how to make the most important ingredient for any good pizza or pasta dish: Mozarella.
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Riverside Education in conjunction with Riverside Milk will be offering 2 Cheese Making Workshops. One for Adults to try their hand at crafting Mozzarella and Paneer and one for the kids in which they will learn how to make the most important ingredient for any good pizza or pasta dish: Mozarella.

For more info: www.riversidemilk.co.nz...

riversidemilk.co.nz/single-post/2019/06/26/2x-Cheese-Workshops

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37 days ago

$2 June Special

Riverside Milk

Grab your bottle and fill it up with creamy Riverside Milk for only $2 a litre in all of June. From 100% pasture fed cows, daily fresh and non-homogenised, non-pasteurised.

Perfect on its own but also ideal for cheese making and lacto-fermentation adventures.

Please note that Riverside Milk is … View more
Grab your bottle and fill it up with creamy Riverside Milk for only $2 a litre in all of June. From 100% pasture fed cows, daily fresh and non-homogenised, non-pasteurised.

Perfect on its own but also ideal for cheese making and lacto-fermentation adventures.

Please note that Riverside Milk is raw milk and the Ministry of Primary Industries advises the following: ' 'Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can cause serious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.’

riversidemilk.co.nz/single-post/2019/05/31/2-June-Special

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80 days ago

Cheese Making Workshop

Riverside Milk

Come and join us in the kitchen! We will be making and using quark, feta, butter, yoghurt and cream cheese with Riverside raw milk - there will be plenty of sampling going on too, so come with an appetite!

Registrations are essential: education@riverside.org.nz

Please note that we will be using … View more
Come and join us in the kitchen! We will be making and using quark, feta, butter, yoghurt and cream cheese with Riverside raw milk - there will be plenty of sampling going on too, so come with an appetite!

Registrations are essential: education@riverside.org.nz

Please note that we will be using Riverside Milk which is RAW milk and may not be suitable for everyone's consumption. The Ministry of Primary Industries advises the following: ‘Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can causeserious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.’

riversidemilk.co.nz/single-post/2019/05/02/Make-Fresh-Cheese

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100 days ago

Sustainable Dairy Farming

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How can we reduce our farm's footprint, encourage soil regeneration and biodiversity, avoid leaching, reduce pollution, provide the best care for our animals while also offering milk that is affordable (financially sustainable), safe to drink and healthy?

riversidemilk.co.nz/single-post/2019/04/11/Sustainable-Dairy-Farming

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137 days ago

Cheese Making - Kids Workshop in Lower Moutere

Riverside Milk

Saturday, 16th March: Kids will learn about how raw milk can be turned into cheese and will be awed by the amazing transformation into mozzarella.

This workshop has limited spaces and registrations are essential - Register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz! $5 per child - Kids under 10 need … View more
Saturday, 16th March: Kids will learn about how raw milk can be turned into cheese and will be awed by the amazing transformation into mozzarella.

This workshop has limited spaces and registrations are essential - Register with Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz! $5 per child - Kids under 10 need to bring an adult.

For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

Please note that we will be using Riverside Milk which is raw milk. The Ministry of Primary Industries advises the following: ‘Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can causeserious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should
be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This
is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant
women and people with weakened immune systems.’

riverside.org.nz/single-post/2019/01/19/Cheese-Making-4-Kids---Mozzarella

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139 days ago

Food Fermentation Workshop in Lower Moutere

Riverside Milk

An introduction to fermentation for gut health, improved nutrient assimilation, food preservation, and awesome flavors! Learn the basic principles of vegetable and fruit fermentation of anything in abundance from the home garden.

$15
Limited Spaces!
Registration essential: … View more
An introduction to fermentation for gut health, improved nutrient assimilation, food preservation, and awesome flavors! Learn the basic principles of vegetable and fruit fermentation of anything in abundance from the home garden.

$15
Limited Spaces!
Registration essential: education@riverside.org.nz

For more info: www.riverside.org.nz...

riverside.org.nz/single-post/2019/01/19/Fizzy---Fermented-Foods-for-Your-Pantry

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142 days ago

Yes, we are open

Riverside Milk

Yes, we are open, selling milk and happy to answer any questions regarding the recent closure. For a prompt reply, please ring our Farm Manager Tristan directly: 022 361 5015.

The last two weeks have reminded us that we are lucky to live in a country which allows small dairy farms to sell raw … View more
Yes, we are open, selling milk and happy to answer any questions regarding the recent closure. For a prompt reply, please ring our Farm Manager Tristan directly: 022 361 5015.

The last two weeks have reminded us that we are lucky to live in a country which allows small dairy farms to sell raw milk directly to the customers and that we have robust practices in place to ensure our milk conforms to the highest standards.

Selling a product labelled a 'high risk food' by the government may well be one of the most perilous jobs around but all the stress and headaches are all worth it nevertheless.

Here an explanation of what exactly happened but firstly please note that our milk gets tested daily voluntarily as well as via an independent laboratory:

One batch of Riverside Milk (28/01/2019) did exceed microbiological limits because of one small crack in a component of the milking plant which was identified the day before but the replacement part was only mailed to us (and promptly installed) on 29th January.

The reality is that raw milk is a 'high risk food' which can contain bacteria that not all of us may be able to cope very well (the very young, pregnant, very elderly or immune system compromised). That's why we have notices commenting on this reality all through our vending shed and why we require customers to register their details with us.

While the good bacteria and lactic acid in raw milk as well as consistent refrigeration all provide for a rather hostile environment for most unwanted guests and regular raw milk consumption may actually strengthen healthy individuals' immunity, any traces of microorganisms such as campylobacter in raw milk samples will trigger an automatic suspension of raw milk sales.

There is now hardly any registered raw milk provider in the country who has not had a suspension triggered since the new legislation has come in and every now and then we hear from one of them, their worries and their uphill battles.

All we can do for now is to ensure you that we are doing our utmost best, every single day, to ensure our milk is healthy and wholesome. We would like to thank all the fabulous people who emailed, texted and rang us to offer their support and encouragement. It meant the world to us!

The Riverside Milk Team

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163 days ago

Currently closed

Riverside Milk

Riverside Milk will be closed from today until we have completed comprehensive servicing and conformance testing according to Ministry of Primary Industries guidelines.

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for updates!

216 days ago

Holiday Hours

Riverside Milk

DEAREST CUSTOMERS,

just a heads up that we are continuing to provide our farm fresh milk 24/7 during all public Holidays.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2019.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones - especially on the roads! Much Love!

The … View more
DEAREST CUSTOMERS,

just a heads up that we are continuing to provide our farm fresh milk 24/7 during all public Holidays.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2019.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones - especially on the roads! Much Love!

The Farm Team

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234 days ago

Say YES to Glass

Riverside Milk

Did you know that Glass Bottles will keep your Raw Farm Milk fresh for longer?

You also won't have to deal with the plastic flavour leaching into your precious milk and worry about bacteria growing in microscopic cracks.

Then there is, of course, the whole plastic rubbish problem that you … View more
Did you know that Glass Bottles will keep your Raw Farm Milk fresh for longer?

You also won't have to deal with the plastic flavour leaching into your precious milk and worry about bacteria growing in microscopic cracks.

Then there is, of course, the whole plastic rubbish problem that you can help reducing by choosing a re-usable, sturdy kind of bottle.

We reckon glass is the way to go, so why not say 'YES' to it next time you come by to get your milk? You can buy bottles at the Riverside Office or the Riverside Cafe or you can simple grab any other empty glass bottle from home.

Say 'Yes' to glass and taste the difference!

riversidemilk.co.nz/about-us

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245 days ago

Farm Milk Special

Riverside Milk

Our farm fresh milk for ONLY $2 a litre - CHRISTMAS MARKET SPECIAL all day Tomorrow (SUNDAY 18th November)!

Cruise down to Riverside and have a browse around Riverside Cafe's 'Whimsical Christmas Market' (10am - 3pm). Lots of stunning handcrafted present options there :)

Then … View more
Our farm fresh milk for ONLY $2 a litre - CHRISTMAS MARKET SPECIAL all day Tomorrow (SUNDAY 18th November)!

Cruise down to Riverside and have a browse around Riverside Cafe's 'Whimsical Christmas Market' (10am - 3pm). Lots of stunning handcrafted present options there :)

Then either buy a sturdy Riverside Milk bottle from Che Vincent's stall (look for bonsais) or grab your own one from home and fill it up with delicious, super-fresh milk for only $2 a litre.

GIVE REAL MILK a try!

Offer only valid Sunday, 18th November!

Please note that Riverside Milk is raw milk and as such considered a high risk food in NZ (unlike in most European Countries). The NZ Ministry of Primary Industries advises therefore: '‘Raw milk may contain microorganisms that can cause serious illness. To reduce the risk of illness, raw milk should be heated to at least 70 degree Celsius for one minute. This is critical for infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.’

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248 days ago

Turn your Milk into Gold

Riverside Milk

In response to recent messages from people looking for recipes on how to make cheese and yoghurt (etc) from raw milk at home, here is the link to our website article.

Have Fun!

riversidemilk.co.nz/single-post/2018/06/03/Miss-Muffets-10-Litres-of-Riverside-Milk

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258 days ago

Riverside Cafe's 'Whimsical Christmas Market'

Riverside Milk

It's that time of the year again... Find the perfect, unique and handmade present at Riverside Cafe's 'Whimsical Christmas Market', Sunday, 18th November, from 10am onwards!

Support local artists and small businesses and have a great day, listening to music, enjoying delicious … View more
It's that time of the year again... Find the perfect, unique and handmade present at Riverside Cafe's 'Whimsical Christmas Market', Sunday, 18th November, from 10am onwards!

Support local artists and small businesses and have a great day, listening to music, enjoying delicious food and coffee at the beautiful Cafe Gardens and buying yourself some cold, farm fresh milk from our vending shed before you drive home :) (bottles are for sale at the Cafe)

facebook.com/events/242494886426287/

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272 days ago

And The Winner Is...

Riverside Milk

CONGRATULATIONS to MILK LOVER Janice Gravett!

You have won 10 tokens worth 10 litres of daily fresh, creamy Riverside Milk!

You can pick up your tokens weekdays, between 9am and 2pm from our Riverside Office at Riverside Community, 289 Main Road Lower Moutere. Please bring one proof of … View more
CONGRATULATIONS to MILK LOVER Janice Gravett!

You have won 10 tokens worth 10 litres of daily fresh, creamy Riverside Milk!

You can pick up your tokens weekdays, between 9am and 2pm from our Riverside Office at Riverside Community, 289 Main Road Lower Moutere. Please bring one proof of identification with you (and don't forget your bottles)

Enjoy! :)

For any questions, please pm this page or contact Daisy: riversidecommunitynz@gmail.com

riversidemilk.co.nz/single-post/2018/10/11/Nominate-a-Milk-Lover

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