We have been making the rounds to bring deliveries of our products all over the state. We are now in distribution as far north as Waterbury and as far south as Brattleboro. These are really historic leaps for us, and we have met some incredible people along the way.
Its been about 2 months now since we started producing butter and quark. We are starting to find our rhythm and everyday production gets smoother and smoother. The team is focused, dedicated and creative and are always trying to improve the process. We even have folks coming from out of state looking to purchase our mysterious and wonderful Vermont Quark Cheese!
I'm reminded everyday how grateful I am not only for the team here at the farm and the store, but to our chef partners, neighbors and the people that stop into our little store everyday to pick up their milk, eggs and a cup of coffee. We appreciate your support and we try hard everyday to exceed expectations. We love that you bring our products into your home and kitchens - it means the world to us.
This is a recent email received from a new customer.
"I recently moved to VT and searching online for a humane farm where I could buy milk from, I came across your website. I was so impressed and so happy to see how well you treat the animals. Never seen a better place! I will definitely visit in the spring… Thank you so much for being so respectful and careful with your animals. I wish more farmers were like you."
As always, we invite everyone to visit the farm to meet the animals and see the environment where your food is produced. We're very proud of our farm and grateful for the continued support of all our fabulous customers.
Photo Credit: Corey McNaughton
Tasty treats at the store today for a photo shoot - YUMMM
Farmers markets are in full swing and we've been busy. We are at the Ludlow Market on Friday's and the Londonderry Market on Saturdays. This weekend we'll be at The Grafton Food Festival as well. We are selling everything from milk to sausage sandwiches, so stop by and say hi. And if you see our truck on the road... well, she's slow but steady!
I suppose it is true that we have been known to 'stir the pot' a bit. I was honored to receive Rural Vermont's Golden Spoon Award. It was a great and very well attended event. Thanks to Rural Vermont and all the good, important work you do. For more information on Rural Vermont head over to their website.
Brrrr. The girls are working hard this winter! After a short gap, we are once again fully stocked with raw milk in gallons and half gallons. Please bring your containers to the shelves in the farm store for daily fill up as well. We are looking forward to seeing you at the farm. And if you have never had our raw milk, its a treat - come give it a try!
Thanks for your patience.... we are back in action!!
It was "lights, camera, action" yesterday at the farm. Photographer Jane Sandelman joined me for 'a day in the life'. We started shooting at 7:00am at minus 12 degrees. The girls were happy to model once the sun came streaming in the barn. We shot every thing from milking to bottling. A fun day. These photos are going to be used in an upcoming article in Okemo Magazine "Where Your Milk Comes From". It will be great to share what happens everyday on our farm with the folks that come to visit Okemo (and visit us too!).
As most of you know, I don't agree with all the state's regulations regarding raw milk labeling and animal testing. While I (and all the small dairy farmer's of Vermont) continue to make our case with the state - we all need to find the balance to stay in business and keep our farms vital. We will once again be selling raw milk on the farm - yes, with the state's blessing! So come to the farm,get your raw milk and enjoy!! We'll keep fighting - but in the meantime we need to bring our neighbors the milk they need. Thanks for all your support. To learn a little more about what's happening - take a look at this article in Seven Days.