Success tastes milky

Congratulations: Schulz Organic Dairy owner Simon Schulz celebrates taking out another prestigious award for his locally produced milk, winning a gold medal in the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards.

TIMBOON’S Schulz Organic Dairy has again proved it was the cream of the crop.

Schulz Organic Dairy took out a prestigious gold medal for its organic full cream milk in the ‘2018 delicious. Produce Awards’.

The recent win follows a further two gold medals in the 2017 competition.

Now in its thirteenth year, the delicious. Produce Awards continue to champion the best Australian produce and the people behind it.

delicious. editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum said with sustainability on the agenda more than ever the annual awards “serve to shine a light on trailblazing producers and artisans who are finding innovative ways to grow and raise not only some of the consistently best-tasting produce, but produce that is both seasonal and sustainable”.

“Congratulations to all our winners and gold medallists,” she said.

It has been a busy few weeks for the Schulz Organic Dairy business, with a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to purchase the equipment needed to package more of their milk in glass bottles being launched.

After a trial phase at farmers’ markets, where 400 hand-filled, hand-labelled one litre glass bottles of organic milk remain a weekly sell-out, Mr Schulz decided it was time to scale the initiative into retail.

He said this would require greater automation.

“With the equivalent of around two billion one litre plastic bottles of milk used and discarded in Australia each year, it’s an issue that needs some urgent attention,” Mr Schulz said.

“We need to find a better way. My hope is that this initiative can pave the way for other milk producers to follow suit.”

The initial campaign target of $48,000 was surpassed, with a new goal set of $144,000.

As of Tuesday morning, with the campaign to finish in four days, more than $77,000 has been pledged.

For more information on the campaign or to make a pledge visit https://www.pozible.com/project/schulz-milk-in-glass.

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