Rutter’s knows the importance of supporting the local community. Our vision to support the community isn’t just focused on the surrounding area today, but of the world tomorrow by following sustainable practices. When the Rutter family began farming, sustainability wasn’t just fashionable, it was a means of survival. Today, the Rutter’s Dairy plant works to continue conservation efforts in addition to partnering with local farmers who are also aiding the cause.
At Rutter’s Dairy…
- Our plastic bottles are 100% recyclable
- Our plant and warehouse saves energy by using LED lighting
- Our manufacturing processes reduce our trash output by 40%
- Our new, modern truck fleet using the latest technology resulting in fuel efficiency and emissions reduction
- Our milk is sourced from local farms only, reducing our fleet’s transportation costs and fuel waste
Where It Comes From
All Rutter’s milk comes from cows that are not treated with artificial growth hormones (rBST). rBST, recombinant bovine somatotropin, is a synthetic hormone that is injected into dairy cows to increase the cow’s milk production. Although rBST is approved by the FDA, Rutter’s has made the choice to not allow rBST to be used by the farmers that supply us with milk.
Our farmers have signed legal binding affidavits making their pledge that they will not use rBST on their cows. Rutter’s believes in giving its customers choices that help separate our products from other brands of milk. And because happy cows produce more milk, Rutter’s Dairy farmers keep their cows happy with ample food, clean water, and exercise! Our milk comes from various local farms in the Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland area, including:
- Boiling Springs
- East Berlin
- New Oxford
- Spring Grove