Family Farmstead

Worcester, NY

Family Farmstead is just that -- a family-owned and operated farm specializing in regeneratively made dairy and produce. Their 185-acre operation in Central New York is home to the 45 grass-fed cows that produce their A2 milk.

What is A2 Protein? Milk has several types of proteins, and one of those proteins is beta casein. There are two main variants of beta casein: A1 and A2. The variant is determined by the genetics of the cow. A1 is the most common variant today, and is found in virtually all milk on store shelves today. A2 is less common, and sources of milk containing only A2 proteins can be hard to find. Originally all cows milk contained only A2 protein, it’s believed that a genetic mutation occurred that resulted in A1 protein.