Raw Milk Dairy Day Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Nine Massachusetts dairies that sell raw milk will open up their farms for tours and other activities on Saturday, September 12. Visit your local dairy and learn why raw milk tastes so good and why it's so good for you! Meet your farmers and their cows and get to know where your food comes from. For more information about Raw Milk Dairy Day, contact Winton Pitcoff, NOFA/Mass Raw Milk Network Coordinator, at [email protected], or (413) 634-5728. For information about raw milk, see www.nofamass.org/programs/organicdairy/rawmilk.php.
Chase Hill Farm
74 Chase Hill Rd
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chase Hill Farm produces organic raw milk, farmstead cheeses, pasture-raised veal and beef from grass-fed cows, eggs from pastured poultry and whey-fed pork. The farm practices sustainable farming methods, including rotational grazing, seasonal calving, and the use of draft horses. The farmers will offer grazing tours of their farm and cheese making facilities. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch.
Directions to Chase Hill Farm
From East: take RT 2 to exit 18
Take RT 32 north for about 5 miles. When you see a large green sign for Mt. Tully Kennel turn left onto Logan Rd. Go .3 of a mile turn left onto Fryeville Rd.
Turn right at stop sign onto Tully Rd.
Go just under 5 miles turn right onto Chase Hill Rd.
Farm is .3 miles on left
From West: take RT 2 to Erving. Take RT 2A to RT 78.
Take RT 78 North about 7-8 miles to center of Warwick.
Turn right at town common onto Athol Rd.
Take Athol Rd. 2.4 miles turn left onto Chase Hill Rd. See above.
From North: pick up RT 78 in Winchester NH. Take RT 78 about 7-10 miles to Warwick town Common. Turn left onto Athol Rd. See above.
Cricket Creek Farm
1255 Oblong Road
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Property Tours at 12:30 and 3:30
Observe milking at 4:30
Cricket Creek Farm consists of over 500 acres of rolling fields and woodlots, old apple orchards and sugarbush. Our herd of 90 cows is made up of registered Brown Swiss and Jerseys. Property tours will be at 12:30 and 3:30 and you're welcome to watch milking in our swing-barn at 4:30.
Visit our farm store for local products such as syrup, honey, Cricket Creek Farm pasture raised, grass-fed beef and pork, farmstead cheeses made on the farm. Also, baked goods are made fresh daily.
Directions to Cricket Creek Farm
From the intersection of RT 7 and 43 in South Williamstown (flashing light) turn onto RT 43 heading toward Hancock. Go approximately 100 feet and make a quick right onto Sloan Rd. Follow Sloan to the top of the hill where it T's into Oblong. The farm is right there: 1255 Oblong Rd. Yellow farm house out front and barns in the back.
Davenport Maple Farm
Norm and Lisa Davenport
111 Tower Rd
Shelburne, MA, 01370
10:00 - 5:00
Come see our small grass-fed herd of Normande/Holstein cross cows. See our milkroom and barn, and pet the calves. We'll have milk, eggs and maple products for sale. Visitors can also see our wood processing facility.
Directions to Davenport Maple Farm From Route 2, turn onto little Mohawk Rd. and follow signs. We are three miles from Route 2.
Lyons Brook Farm
76 Drift Road
Westport, MA 508-636-2552
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lyons Brook Farm is a small goat milk dairy on the Westport River. They raise registered Alpines and Nubians. Goats are shown at many New England fairs. Raw milk is sold at the farm. Come and enjoy walking tours of the farm and barns, milking demonstrations and goats being fitted for fall shows.
Directions to Lyons Brook Farm
Off RT 195, take RT 88 South. At second stop light (Old County Rd), turn left. At bottom of hill, turn right onto Drift Rd. Farm is the second house on the left.
Misty Brook Farm
Katia Clemmer and Brendan Holmes
830 Springhill Rd.
9:00 - 6:00
We will have Certified Organic 100% Grass-fed Raw Jersey Milk available at the farm shop along with our organic pastured pork, beef, and veal. We also have Sidehill Farm yogurt, organic local eggs, and Seven Crows chemical free veggies. Come at 5:00 p.m. to try milking a cow by hand and taste the milk straight from the cow.
Directions to Misty Brook Farm
From Hardwick Center/ Rt32A take North Rd by the cemetery. North Rd turns into Springhill Rd and we are #830 on the left. From Barre Center/ Rt32 take Old Dana Rd. Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Springhill Rd. We are #830 at the top of the hill.
Oake Knoll Ayrshires
70 North St.
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Oake Knoll, a working dairy farm, is located on a 275 year old family farm. We sell raw milk and harvest and sell vegetables in season. Our strength is milk quality, and customer input is very important in our management process. We will have milking demonstrations, calves to pet and cheese and raw milk sampling.
Directions to Oake Knoll Ayrshires at Lawton's Family Farm
To get to the farm from RT 95, take exit 7B, 140 North. Follow this through the rotary and take a right onto North St, about 1 mile after the rotary. The farm is about a half mile down the road on the right, there is a small white sign in front that says "Lawtons Family Farm."
Ray and Pamela Robinson
42 Jackson Road
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come help us celebrate raw milk dairy day and the full Organic Certification of our raw milk. We will offer tours of the calves, chickens and cows, games for kids, a hayride at 3:00 pm, free snacks, our farmstand store will be open, and at 4:00 pm we will fetch the cows for milking and then have a milking demonstration.
Directions to Robinson Farm
Directions from Hardwick Center traveling North on route 32A: Pass Butler's Gas on the left, take the next Right onto North Rd. Go one mile and turn Left onto Jackson Rd. We are on the corner.
Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski
137 Beldingville Rd
2:30 p.m. tour
Sidehill Farm will offer a guided tour beginning at 2:30 pm, including visits to pastures, the town's oldest milking parlor, and their unusual facilities - a milk room built into a step van and a yogurt plant in a semi trailer. Stay after the tour for samples of their raw milk and yogurt.
Directions to Sidehill Farm
From Route 116 in Ashfield Center, turn north on Baptist Corner Rd, which is across Main St. from St. John's Church, at the east end of the town common. Follow Baptist Corner Rd for 1.75 miles. Turn right on Beldingville Rd, at the raw milk sign. Continue .25 mile downhill. The driveway is at the bottom of the hill under the power lines, #137, a left.
Clifford and Sorrel Hatch
411 Main Road
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Upinngil is a diverse farming operation. The principal enterprises are: small fruits (strawberries, raspberries and grapes); dairy (Registered Ayrshire Cattle); field crops (potatoes, wheat, spelt, beans, pumpkins, corn); forage crops; and market garden crops. Most of the farm's production is sold at the farm through a year round farm store, seasonal farm stand and u-pick. The farm's milk, cheeses, whole grain flours, honey and maple syrup are available only at the farm. Fruit and vegetables are sold also at local food coops and markets.
We will be open from 10-5 for farm tours, including our milking and cheesemaking facilities, with sampling of cheeses and other farm specialties. Tours of the whole farm including pastures, vineyards, berry patches at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Upinngil is open in the fall for raspberry picking and there is a picnic area.
Directions to Upinngil Farm Take I-91 to either RTs 2 or 10 and travel east: From RT 2 go 3 miles north on Main Rd in Gill From RT 10 go 2 miles south on Main Rd in Gill