About

Homeland Creamery, LLC is located in southeast Guilford County in the delightful town of Julian, NC. We supply from Asheville to Raleigh with dairy products of the highest quality, freshness, and taste.

We’re carrying on a family tradition.

Homeland Creamery is family owned and operated by the Bowman’s. “We are six and seventh generation farmers and have been raising Holstein cows on the same homestead for the last four generations. In the 1930’s our grandfather, Roy Bowman, started selling ‘barnyard milk’ from half a dozen dairy cows that were milked by hand.”  The milking herd has now grown to over 200 cows, both Holstein and Jersey.

Chris Bowman

Our practice has purpose.

Our natural and sustainable approach to farming is done intentionally with the environment and consumers in mind. We always use safe practices on our farm, from our crops to our cows. Sustainable farming helps to protect our animals and preserve the environment. We remove manure from our barns twice daily. This manure is stored in a lagoon which is later used in the summer months as natural fertilizer on our fields. This results in a clean barn, which means happy cows, and natural fertilizer on the fields, which means healthy crops. We also practice no till soil conservation which means that we don’t till or plow the soil to eliminate weeds when we prepare our fields for sowing. Instead, we rely on the earthworms and other soil moving insects that are attracted to the fields by the manure we distributed to do the cultivation for us. This no till process helps with preventing soil erosion and water runoff, improves wildlife habitat, and helps reduce greenhouse gases and fuel use. We also reuse water used to cool the milk after pasteurization to clean our parlor after milking.

David Bowman

The difference is in the process.

We use a pasteurization process known as vat pasteurizing. In this process, the milk is cooked at a lower temperature for a longer period, about 35 minutes, as opposed to “Ultra-pasteurizing” where the milk is cooked at a high temperature for several seconds. This retains a high percentage of the milk’s natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria which adds to the flavor and health benefits of the milk. The advantages to vat pasteurization are evident in the quality and creamy taste of the milk.

Jayne Bowman

Our cows are our family, too.

If our cows are treated well, then they are healthier, happier, and produce better quality milk. This is why we don’t use hormones like rBST on our farm. Also, being local means our milk doesn’t travel far and, as a result, is fresher. It’s comforting to know where our food comes from. Our milk comes from our own well-fed Holstein and Jersey cows. We practice sustainable farming procedures to make sure there is no harm to our environment and that our workers are safe and our cows are healthy and happy. The cows are milked on site in our milk parlor and the milk is processed and bottled in our own processing plant right on our farm. The milk never leaves the farm until it is ready to be delivered to our customers. That gives us total control over our quality and guarantees the freshest milk for you.

David Bowman, Terry Bowman, Chris Bowman, Jayne Bowman; Owners
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