געטראפען א א בריעף פון ר יצחק לעווין
A footnote to this statement adds, “The first commercially available chalav Yisrael in America, Balsam Farms, under the supervision of the Tzehlimer Rav, began production in the late 1930s. This milk was not available in Manhattan due to lack of demand. In 1940 Rav Breuer arranged for it to be sold in Washington Heights, and when Balsam could not keep up with the demand, made arrangements for supervision of what became known as Kahal Dairies. Later, J&J milk came under the Kehillah’s [KAJ’s] supervision.”
Thus, the Tzehlimer Rav first supervised Balsam milk, not Kahal milk, which came later. Also, it is clear from the information about the Raskas dairy that Balsam Farms was not the first commercially available chalav Yisrael in America
PROFESSOR YITZCHOK LEVINE
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
HOBOKEN ,, N.J.