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Organic Valley cows spend their days grazing in green pastures, which helps them produce milk with more omega-3s and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than conventional milk. Our milk is always produced without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMOs.

Family First DHA Omega 3 Whole Milk, Half Gallon

Imagine the perfect glass of pasture-raised organic milk — cold, creamy, packed with calcium and has 12 essential nutrients. Then imagine it provides 50 mg of DHA omega 3 per serving to support brain health. Now you have an idea of the goodness in every glass of Organic Valley Family First™ milk.

Always Organic

Absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMO anything.

Storage and Handling

Keep refrigerated. Freshest tasting within 7 days of opening. †see nutrition facts panel for saturated fat


Organic Grade A Milk, Dha Algal Oil*, Ascorbic Acid And Mixed Tocopherols* (To Preserve Freshness), Vitamin D3. *Ingredients Not Present In Regular Whole Milk

USDA OrganicKosher dairyHalal
UPC# 093966010008
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Container 8
Servings Size 1 cup (240 mL)

Amount per Serving
Calories 150

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8 g10%
Saturated Fat 5 g25%
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Cholesterol 30 mg10%
Sodium 120 mg5%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Total Sugars 11 g
Added Sugar 0 g0%
Protein 8 g
Vitamin D 2.6 mcg15%
Calcium 280 mg20%
Iron 0.1 mg0%
Potassium 350 mg8%
Vitamin A 90 mcg10%
Riboflavin 0.45 mg35%
Niacin 3.3 mg20%
Vitamin B12 1.07 mcg45%
Pantothenic Acid 0.9 mg20%
Phosphorus 220 mg20%
Iodine 56 mcg35%
Zinc 1 mg10%
Selenium 9 mcg15%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are vitamins added to Organic Valley milks?

Yes. The easiest way to know if Organic Valley milk (skim, low-fat, reduced-fat, whole) contains added vitamins is to check the ingredient label on the carton. If vitamins A or D are added to that milk, it will be listed in the ingredients. Vitamin A: We are required by law to add vitamin A to all of our skim/fat-free/nonfat fluid milk, low-fat (1%) fluid milk, and reduced-fat (2%) fluid milk. This is because vitamin A is "fat-soluble," so you lose vitamin A content when you reduce fat in fluid milk. We do add vitamin A to some of our whole fluid milk products also. For confirmation, please reference the ingredient label.

Vitamin D: We add vitamin D to all Organic Valley fluid milks. Vitamin D is naturally present in milk, but it can be low due to several factors like cow breed, seasonal exposure to sunlight, diet, and lactation. For confirmation, please reference the ingredient label.

Why isn't all Organic Valley milk and cheese 100% grass fed?

Since grazing is a bedrock principle of our organic farming practices, all Organic Valley farmer-owners nationwide do their utmost to maximize fresh and dried forages to maintain the health and wellbeing of their animals because they know that milk produced from grazing cows contains increased levels of beneficial omega-3 and (CLA) fatty acids.

So while a significant number of Organic Valley farmer-owners around the country do not feed grain, there are several reasons why all Organic Valley milk is not 100% grass-fed.

Some farms' soils are not ready for full conversion to pasture. Cows must be transitioned slowly from a grain diet, to less grain, to no grain. Some farms do not have the land base to produce additional forages the cows require when grain is taken out of their diet.

Is my carton of milk good past the sell-by/expiration date?

Milk is freshest within 5 days of opening. We do not recommend consuming any milk products past the sell-by date. If unopened, the freshness of Organic Valley milk is guaranteed up to the sell-by date.

What is HTST Pasteurization?

High Temperature/Short Time (HTST) is the most common form of pasteurization in the dairy industry. Milk is heated to a required minimum temperature of 161°F for 15 seconds and pasteurized to kill any pathogenic bacteria that may be present. It is common to find a date code between 16 and 21 days from the date of manufacture on our HTST milk. This ensures a fresh, wholesome dairy product.

The HTST process is referred to as 'pasteurized' on the milk package. Organic Valley offers gallons and some half gallons of milk with HTST pasteurization.

What is Ultra-Pasteurization?

Ultra-pasteurized (UP) milk has been flash-heated with injected steam to 280 degrees and then vacuum chilled rapidly. The result is milk with a longer shelf life.

Is milk a protein or carb?

Milk is a source of both. The casein and whey found in dairy milk make it a protein source, and the natural sugars in milk give this drink carbohydrates. Choosing dairy milk will ensure you receive carbohydrates and protein, as well as other essential nutrients like calcium.

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