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The Maple Hill Difference

When we take nature’s lead, good things happen.

Yes, we’re dairy farmers, but we’re grass farmers, too.

Grass and grazing cows are natural partners in carbon cycling, and when both are managed properly, they can transform soil health. That’s where the magic of regenerative dairy farming comes in— it helps pull carbon out of the atmosphere and cycles it into grassland ecosystems, where it increases the fertility of soil, the health of grass, and the resilience of our farmers. 

Here’s how it works: The grass starts it all by pulling carbon out of the air and sunlight to grow its roots and leaves. Then cows eat the grass and grow to make delicious milk. As they graze, our herds aerate and replenish the soil, creating the ideal land for abundant, lush pastures to grow. More carbon in the soil unlocks the ability for the land to capture and hold more rainwater (like a big sponge) while enhancing the mineral cycle, which helps grow better grass on the pasture. That pasture pulls more carbon from the air to grow and thrive, and the richer, healthier grass feeds the cows, who produce better tasting more nutrient-dense milk, and so it repeats. It’s a virtuous cycle that works because of the skill and careful management of the experienced Maple Hill farmers.
This is about more than just giving our cows access to a pasture of grass.  It’s about making sure the grass on that pasture is the absolute best it can be, so that each animal gets the nutrition they need to thrive.  


That’s the beauty of 100% grass-fed dairy farming: it’s a virtuous cycle that pulls carbon out of the air and puts it to use in a cascade of many life cycles of an entire ecosystem that ends with the most nutrient-dense and delicious milk on your table.

We’re raising the standard for how we raise our animals.

Raising our cows with compassion, attention, and responsibility is non-negotiable for us. Across our network of small family farms, our community of 100% grass-fed cows is raised on open pastures and tended to by farmers who know them by name. 

The cows have space to roam, too. Grazing on large pastures, they live longer, healthier lives– in fact, they tend to live more than 3x the average dairy cow. Because our farmers raise smaller herds who live longer lives, they get to know each animal, and that translates to how well they tend to them. We think that makes a difference to the cow and our customers. We know it makes a difference to our farmers.

Farmers and fields both deserve to grow a thriving legacy.

Producing dairy through regenerative practices allows a family farm to make a living without having to invest in and manage thousands of cows (unlike industrial dairy farms).  In fact, our average farm has about 50 cows. For the families who are a part of the Maple Hill network, farming is about a way of life and the opportunity to pass that way of life down from generation to generation. Farming this way is fueled by respect for the land and animals, and taking pride in the dairy that feeds families all over the country.


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The earth fortifies dairy naturally to nourish our bodies and minds.

Because the land is so central to how we make our grass-fed milk, Maple Hill dairy is naturally fortified by nutrients from the earth–something that other conventional and alternative milks can’t say. 

There is more “life” in the soil on our farms, and these biodiverse fields produce a healthier, more nutrient-dense grass. Our cows are not only eating more grass per pound of milk than an average dairy cow, they’re also eating better grass overall. And that quality shows up in the dairy. 

Each glass is an excellent source of quality protein and has an optimal omegas 3 & 6 balance to support brain health. That means that our milk is not only delicious, but it’s nourishing for all ages.

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