All posts by Khalee Krieder

Make Ahead Back to School Breakfast Ideas

It’s officially September which means we are all in full swing of the back to school season! While our morning routines may look a little differently this year with some of us still working from home and some school districts starting out the year online, breakfast is one part of our routines that can’t (and shouldn’t) be skipped! Starting off the day with Continue reading Make Ahead Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Committed to Quality: Behind the Scenes

At Kreider Farms, our biggest concern is the customer.  Because of that, we have a special department dedicated to ensuring that your favorite Kreider products are safe and satisfying to consume.  This department, located at our Milk Plant, is our Food Safety and Quality Assurance team.

So what exactly is a Quality Assurance team? At Kreider Farms, we have two divisions of Continue reading Committed to Quality: Behind the Scenes

National Ice Cream Month: Step Up Your Ice Cream Game

July is National Ice Cream Month and here at Kreider Farms, we only ever make the real (good) stuff. Don’t settle for those “frozen desserts” that are taking over the ice cream cases, Kreider Farms ice cream is always 100% real ice cream, made with the farm fresh cream from our cows here in Lancaster County! Real ice cream is required to contain at least 10 percent dairy fat, Continue reading National Ice Cream Month: Step Up Your Ice Cream Game

National Dairy Month: Enjoying the Benefits of Real Milk

With June being National Dairy Month, it’s the perfect time to support your local dairy farmers and enjoy milk in any way you can! At Kreider Farms, we are truly a farm to fork dairy where we still grow and harvest our own feed on our combined 3,000 acres of farmland in Lancaster County. With a rich, local diet, our girls produce the freshest milk there is which we process and bottle right here on-site! Doing everything on our own farm, allows us to lock in freshness and get the good stuff out the door to you in the shortest time possible!

While there are an abundance of “dairy alternatives” out there, you still can’t beat the taste and benefits of real, farm fresh milk. Only real dairy products made with cow’s milk are a good source of all 9 essential nutrients including calcium, potassium and vitamin D while the other alternatives have to add in a long list of additives and preservatives in hopes of achieving the natural taste and texture of real milk.


Below, we’ve compiled some easy ways to incorporate real dairy into your diet this month:

You can simply drink milk by itself.

Every milk provider offers whole milk, 1%, 2% and fat free white milk. Some companies, like us, even offer lactose free milk options for those that may have a sensitivity or intolerance to regular milk. Drink it plain or add some flavor like chocolate or strawberry to make it fun for the kids!





Of course, everyone’s favorite form of dairy is ice cream.

Take the traditional approach and enjoy it in a cone or bowl or try one of the new and emerging styles of ice cream that have become popular in the recent years like rolled ice cream which originated in Thailand in the 2010s. The liquid base is poured onto a cold plate, frozen flat and rolled up.


Mix it up with a milkshake.

This one could be considered the ultimate tribute to dairy when milk and ice cream combine into everyone’s favorite summer treat.



Aside from the obvious, lots of other products come from cows’ milk.

Heavy cream, butter, cream cheese and cottage cheese are also great ways to get your daily dairy intake and are oftentimes used in recipes. Maybe you put cream cheese on your breakfast bagel or heavy cream in your morning coffee. Either way, consuming milk is the perfect way to start the day!




Incorporate dairy into your cooking.

Make your breakfast eggs light and fluffy by adding some milk or add them some flavor by sprinkling cheese on top. Make creamy mac and cheese, soups, bisques, hot chocolate and more with milk instead of water for a richer and creamier taste and texture or start your morning by blending some milk, berries and protein powder into a smoothie. There are an abundance of recipes to enjoy that use a variety of real dairy products, and allow you to enjoy the full health benefits of consuming real dairy products. Find more delicious recipes like the mac and cheese pictured here in some of our past blog posts.


Although June is National Dairy Month, it is important to consume real dairy products every day.

Milk contains lots of calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and vitamins and is also a great source of protein, which helps build muscle and keeps you feeling full. When you choose real dairy, you are not only benefiting yourself; you are benefiting the farmers and dairymen across the country that put the food on your table. These families work hard every day to milk the cows and harvest the crops that feed you.

Sometimes we forget that the food in our grocery stores doesn’t just appear there. This month be sure to choose real dairy products and thank a farmer!

Updates from the Farm

We all know these past few weeks have been difficult and we just wanted to update you on how we are doing here at the farm. As an essential agriculture business and food producer, we have remained fully open and operational on the farming and producing end.

At Kreider’s, we know that our chickens don’t stop laying eggs and our cows don’t stop giving milk, even amid COVID-19. That’s why our team is dedicated to continuing to provide you and your family with our farm fresh products during this time. We are so grateful for all of our employees who contribute to the production, processing and delivery of these products to your local grocery stores and continue to work day in and day out.

But, as the warm weather starts to peak through, we are all itching to get out and about! We announced earlier this year that we would be hosting the Global 6K for Water for the third year here on our dairy and homestead farm on May 16th. Unfortunately, due to the current environment of things we have made the difficult decision to cancel our physical event. However, there are still ways that you can participate and give to the cause! You can join us virtually with thousands of others around the world and walk the 6K in your neighborhoods. Just sign up here and World Vision will send you your race day kit! Be sure to snap some photos if you join us and be sure to tag @kreiderfarms and @worldvision!

Our public farm tours have also been postponed for the moment. As we move into the spring/summer season, stay tuned on our website for updates as to when we will resume our tour program. Once it’s finally time to get back out there, we’d love to have you!

On a fun note, we will be releasing some limited edition and new products in the coming weeks! Our Peach Mango Lemonade will be back again for a limited time along with a brand-new Peach Mango yogurt drink (snag a coupon here). We will also be bringing back Chocolate Toffee Twist and Peanut Butter Bananza ice cream for a limited time only! Make sure to snag them up while you can! We also offer home delivery of select products on our website, just in case you are unable to get out to the store but are craving the farm fresh goodness we have to offer! Looking for milk and egg delivery? Check out our local partner Doorstep Dairy!

World Vision Global 6K for Water 2020

At Kreider Farms, we take pride in the community involvement and outreach programs that we participate in and this month we want to talk about one that is near and dear to our heart; the World Vision Global 6K for Water.

The World Vision Global 6K for Water is just that; a global event that provides clean water. Thousands of communities and individuals at hundreds of host sites throughout the country and Continue reading World Vision Global 6K for Water 2020

Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month

February is Lactose Intolerance Awareness month and Kreider Farms’ lactose free milk and ice cream are the perfect treat to celebrate!

What is Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose Intolerance affects more than 65% of the human population with more than 50 million people claiming some form of lactose intolerance in the United States. An intolerance to lactose is characterized by the inability to digest the lactose sugar which is found in milk and dairy products resulting in a range of stomach pains or discomfort.

While most people with a lactose intolerance may choose to opt for non-dairy options on the shelf, there are real dairy options out there that allow you to enjoy all the benefits of real dairy products without the discomfort!

Do you actually know what ingredients are in all those other dairy imitators and alternatives? The answers may surprise you with a long list of additives and preservatives which you often can’t even pronounce let along begin to understand. These alternatives and imitators rely on these added ingredients and synthetic nutrients to compete with milk’s package of nutrition, au natural. Only real dairy products made with cow’s milk are a good source of all 9 essential nutrients including calcium, potassium and vitamin D.

Our Lactose Free Milk is Different

Because our lactose free milk is real cow’s milk, it has only 3 simple ingredients; milk, vitamin D and a lactose enzyme. The lactose enzyme is simply a protein that is added that helps the body to break down the lactose in milk. This is an enzyme that people without an intolerance possess naturally.

So next time you’re in your local grocer, give Kreider Farms Lactose Free Milk available in HVD and 2% and Lactose Free Ice Cream available in vanilla and chocolate a try! It’s time to stop depriving yourself of the real thing and start living your best life, lactose free!

Our blog is filled with tips, tricks and recipes for living lactose free so make sure to check them out and give them a try!

Still not convinced? Learn more about the benefits of REAL dairy here.