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Tops Dairy

Our dairy selection is always full of variety and your favorite bands, many of which are made locally in dairy farms across NY and PA. TOPS is proud to work with local partners because of our shared commitment to quality and freshness, ensuring the best for your family.

Delicious Dairy Made Closer To Home

Did you know that many of your favorite dairy products-even the big brands-are made by local dairy farmers and producers near you? TOPS partners with dozens of dairy producers across NY and PA to bring the freshest and most delicious dairy right to your local TOPS. See where your local dairy comes from below, and enjoy some NY and PA's finest dairy today!

Click here to see where your dairy is made.

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The Role Dairy Foods Play in Bone Health

Dairy foods are an excellent source of several essential nutrients that work together to help protect bones, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein and vitamin D. By enjoying three servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt or cheese every day as part of an overall healthy diet, families, especially children and adolescents in their peak bone-building years, can help reduce risk of osteoporosis later in life.

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Dairy Foods and Heart Health

A trio of minerals - calcium, potassium and magnesium - all found in dairy foods may play an important role in maintaining blood pressure. Managing good Heart Health, a DASH diet* is rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium containing about two to three times the amounts most Americans get.

The DASH Diet - Consuming adequate amounts of milk and other dairy foods is emerging as a potential strategy to prevent the metabolic syndrome and its components. Individuals with the metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Tips for success:

  • Start with a DASH breakfast to get a jump start on your day. Pick a dairy food, a piece fo fruit and a whole grain item.
  • Choose "combination foods" like fat-free yogurt mixed with fruit and topped with granola.
  • Re-think your drink - make low-fat milk your beverage of choice.
  • For those with lactose intolerance try yogurt or hard cheeses such as cheddar or Swiss, or drink lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk.

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Did you know?

  • Milk is New York's leading agricultural product and is produced all across the state.
  • Wyoming is New York's leading milk-producting county.
  • New York is the Nation's 3rd Leading Dairy Producer as well as the third leading Italian and mozzarella cheese produce in the country!
  • 90% of all dairy cows are a breed called Holsteins. They are the cows with black and white spots.
  • One cow can drink 35 gallons of water a day, enough to fill a bathtub! They also eat about 90 pounds of food a day!
  • Milk was designated the Official State Beverage of New York in 1981!
  • In 2011, New York State had 5,799 Dairy Farms and 611,000 cows.
  • The USDA recommends consuming 2-3 cups of dairy a day depending on your age and gender.

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