Our Milk

Our happy cows enjoying the view from the top of the farm… It’s why our milk tastes so good!

Our happy cows enjoying the view from the top of the farm… It’s why our milk tastes so good!

Oaklands milk has nothing added and nothing taken away – it’s pure, fresh, wholesome milk as nature intended

  • Oaklands Milk comes from A2 tested cows it may improve digestibility, especially for those who struggle with dairy intolerance.
  • Oaklands Milk is not raw milk.
  • Oaklands Milk is pasteurised, that means it’s heated rapidly to 72 °C and then chilled rapidly. This process reduces viable pathogens whilst maintaining the milks goodness.
  • Oaklands Milk is not homogenised, that’s why you’ll need to give your Oakland’s milk a shake if you’ve left it sat in the fridge, or risk a family fight over who gets the cream at the top!
  • Oaklands Milk contains no permeate or powder, it doesn’t need it. Fresh from the farm to you, that’s the way we do it.

Fresh milk

All around the world, people are becoming more aware of the quality and origin of the food they consume. Natural, wholesome, fresh foods that can be traced back to their source are increasingly favoured by consumers. Milk is no exception.

Fresh, local milk for the Nelson Community!

The Saxton/Raine family has owned and worked Oaklands since 1842. We’ve been drinking fresh milk for seven generations and now we’re offering pasturised milk for sale from vending machines at the farm gate and stations around the Nelson region.

We think that our milk is pretty special. We pamper our cows and let them graze the 500 hectares of soft rolling hills.

Farm fresh milk is one of nature’s most nutritious foods. One cup of milk provides 1/3 of the recommended daily intake of calcium for children and ¼ of the daily recommended intake for adults. Milk is also naturally packed full of other essential vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium & zinc plus  vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, B12, D, E, K.

We have rigorous hygiene and safety procedures, with continual checks and audits to ensure our milk meets Oaklands strict quality standards.

With no unnecessary transport miles to processing factories you can be sure that when you buy Oaklands milk you’re buying local, providing almost 4 times as much economic benefit for our region. We can also tell you what paddock our cows grazed on when the milk was produced and what supplementary feed they were fed, yes Oaklands milk is fully traceable!

How do I buy this nostalgia-in-a-bottle?

  • Visit one of our direct to the public sales points.
    • The top of the Saxton Field car park, Stoke.
    • At the back of Vanilla Cafe, Bridge St, Nelson.
    • Mean Greens, 117 St Vincent St, Nelson.
  • Buy a 1 litre screw top glass milk bottle from the bottle vending machine (or use your own container – the milk vending machine can dispense 2 litres at a time so a standard 2 litre plastic bottle works as well) our glass bottles can last for years so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too!
  • Put the empty bottle into the dispensing cabinet
  • Insert cash or your Eurokey (these can be purchased and topped up with cash at the vending machine) into the unit, and the milk is dispensed
  • Remove the full milk bottle