Raw milk farm tours include Westport goat dairy
WESTPORT — Lyons Brook Farm will be one of nine farms open for free tours and other activities Saturday as part of the statewide Raw Milk Dairy Day, organized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the farmers and learn why raw milk tastes good, why it is a healthy food and where it comes from.
Raw milk is unpasteurized milk. Lyons Brook Farm is a small goat milk dairy on the Westport River that raises registered alpines and nubians. Raw milk is sold at the farm.
Owner Sandy Porter said visitors can "enjoy walking tours of the farm and barns, milking demonstrations and watching goats being fitted for fall shows."
The farm will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lyons Brook Farm is located at 76 Drift Road.
"This is an opportunity for everyone to see how real milk is still made here in Massachusetts. Raw milk farmers produce an excellent product and contribute a great deal to our state's economy and environment," said Winton Pitcoff, the raw milk network coordinator for the Organic Farming Association and organizer of Raw Milk Dairy Day.
Complete information on Raw Milk Dairy Day can be found on the NOFA/Mass Web site at nofamass.org/programs/organicdairy/dairyday09.php.