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Jersey Fresh – Barossa

Jersey Fresh comes straight from Carcoola, a 180-acre family farm in the western Barossa. Jeff and Erica Kernich are at the top of the family tree, followed by daughters Amy, Paula and Lisa and son Mark, all working on the farm with partners who help out when they can. Currently the next generation numbers six with another on the way.

The Kernich family began Jersey Fresh in 2004 when deregulation of the Australian dairy industry ended and they were forced to make a choice: increase the size of their Jersey herd from 100 to 500, sell the farm or get proactive and value add. They chose to take the plunge and value add – Jersey Fresh Milk was born. There are currently 90 cows in the herd producing approximately 1,400 litres of beautiful, sweet milk every day.

Because their aim is to give customers the most natural product that they can, the Kernichs do not homogenise Jersey Fresh Milk. “Our milk tastes like milk should and the cream rises to the top of the bottle,” says Lisa. “Don’t forget to shake the bottle before pouring!”

Available every Saturday at the Barossa Farmers Market, supermarkets in the Barossa, shops in Kapunda, Clare, Auburn and Adelaide. Contact for a complete list of stockists.