Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where does the name 'T.G. Lee' come from?

A: In 1925, Thomas and his wife Elizabeth started T.G. Lee Dairy with 20 acres of land, one cow and her calf, and formed what is now T.G. Lee Dairy. Times have changed since the days of hand milking, but T.G. Lee Dairy's commitment to delivering the highest quality dairy products to consumers remains the same. For more information visit our history page

Q: Why do T.G. Lee products always taste so fresh?

A: Our delicious milk comes fresh from trusted dairies and is backed by our 5 point purity promise®.

Q: Where are T.G. Lee dairy located?

A: We are headquartered in beautiful Orlando, Florida.

Q: Does T.G. Lee produce more than milk?

A: You bet! In addition to farm-fresh DiaryPure milk, we offer a delicious line of items such as ReadyLeaf tea, Fruit Rush, Orchard Pure orange juice.

Q: At what temperature should I set my refrigerator to keep my T.G. Lee milk as fresh as possible?

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A: It's best to keep the temperature in your refrigerator between 33° to 38° Fahrenheit to keep your milk fresh. When the temperature of milk increases above 38° the product life begins to decrease. We recommend keeping a thermometer in your fridge, so you know you're maintaining the best temperature for your dairy products.

Q: Where can I find T.G. Lee products?

A: T. G. Lee products are available in numerous retail stores across parts of central and northern Florida.

Q: What else can I do to keep my T.G. Lee milk tasting fresh?

A: Everyone loves the farm-fresh flavor of T.G. Lee DairyPure milk. And to make that fresh flavor last there are a couple of steps you can take. First, minimize the time your milk is unrefrigerated - your milk should be the last thing you put in your grocery cart and the first thing you put in your fridge when you get home. Second, place your milk jug as close to the rear of your refrigerator as possible to keep it at the coldest temperature.

Q: When were the first dairy cows brought to America?

While cows were first domesticated about 5,000 years ago, the first dairy cows were not brought to America until the 17th century – arriving in Jamestown, Virginia in 1611.

Q: How much food do cows eat each day?

Cows drink about a bathtub full of water and eat around 40 pounds of food a day! Cows spend about 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud (regurgitated, partially digested food) a day – that’s 14 hours!

Q: Do cows really have four stomachs?

Cows don’t have four stomachs – they have four digestive compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasums).

Q: How much milk does a dairy cow make in a day?

An average cow, milked twice a day, produces about 10 gallons of milk a day – that’s 160 glasses of milk!