Huard Family Farm is the only Tier II Raw Goat Milk diary in Vermont. Since we are Tier II we are allowed to deliver our milk. Frank, Karen, Mabel & Evelyn are all a part of the production of the very best goat’s milk in Vermont determined by the VT Dairy Industry Association. Huard Family Farm has been awarded the top quality award for 2009 and 2011 (2 out of the 3 years that VT Dairy Industry Association has been recognizing goat milk). We milk 9 goats and also sell goat meat (Chevon).
We are the ladies of Lazy Lady Farm. We produce the great milk that goes into Lazy Lady Farm’s fine artisanal cheeses. Lazy Lady Farm has been producing fine cheeses for over 25 years. We make cheese 5 – 6 days a week thereby producing cheese from the freshest milk possible. We produce the milk with organic grain, rotational grazing in the summer months, and in the winter we feed out our own hay which we grow on 12 acres here on the farm. The soils are well maintained with composted manures and minerals. We keep a herd of 40 registered Alpines. We work hard on our genetics, bringing in breeding stock from fine farms out west in order to create lovely animals and high producers. The farm is off-grid and produces its own electricity with the use of solar and wind power. We have 2 geo thermal cellars to ripen the cheeses. One for aged cheeses and one for the bloomy rind cheeses and washed rind cheeses. We employ one full time person and 4 part time folks who live in the area. A lot of work and effort goes into making our fine cheeses. As well as making cheese Lazy Lady Farm also grows beef and whey-fed pork. These animals are given a great amount of care and commitment to their well being and comfort. Please visit our booth at the farmers market and please visit our website and our spot on the Vermont cheese council website to learn more.
Stan and Debora of Mount Mansfield Creamery operate a small family-owned dairy in Morrisville, Vermont. Debora milks about 30 Holstein and Brown Swiss cows a day and ships to the Saint Albans Cooperative.
Sweet Rowen Farmstead is a grass-based dairy located in East Albany, VT. We bottle gently pasteurized, creamtop milk from our pasture-fed herd. Our farm provides families with safe, delicious milk products that support the local economy without sacrificing the integrity of our environment. We mow and move our hay ourselves, closely inspecting each bale for quality and nutritional content. In addition to bottled milk, we’re developing a line of cultured fresh dairy products to showcase our cows’ delicious milk and provide the community with healthful, local, responsibly produced dairy products.
Our 25cow herd is a mix of Holsteins and Randall Linebacks, a heritage breed wellsuited to both a grassbased diet and our harsh climate. Randall Linebacks were once common across New England but over time were replaced by highproducing breeds, such as Holsteins. The last herd was discovered in Vermont in the 1980s, and their number has slowly increased since then. Randall Linebacks are easily recognized by the white splash running the length of their backs and white splotching on the face.