Scholten Dairy  Baldwinsville, NY
Scholten Dairy Baldwinsville, NY
Perseverance A devastating barn fire, a new highway built through their farm, suburban development pressure—the Scholtens have been through a lot since Adriena and Jacob Scholten left their native Holland as newlyweds in 1959. They first landed in Iowa where...
Sanctuary Dairy Farm Sunapee, NH
Sanctuary Dairy Farm Sunapee, NH
Ice Cream Dreams At the age of nine, tenth-generation dairy farmer Beck Johnson had a dream. Like lots of kids, he dreamt of ice cream—but in this case, he wanted to make it, not just eat it. And so Sanctuary...
Rupert Valley Holsteins West Rupert, VT
Rupert Valley Holsteins West Rupert, VT
Family Working Together Mark and Mike Lourie are twin brothers who own Rupert Valley Holsteins Farm in West Rupert, Vermont. They have about 400 milkers and 275 young stock, and manage about 850 acres of cropland. Mark manages farm finances and employees; Mike handles the crops and...
Chambers Farm LLC
Chambers Farm, LLC Heuvelton, NY
A Family Tradition As the Chambers Farm sign proudly proclaims, farming has been “a family tradition” since 1898—and the tradition continues. The baton has passed into the hands of Dan Chambers, who grew up the second youngest of six kids and eventually joined his parents, Ken and Peg, to keep...
Caverly Farms
Caverly Farms Clinton, ME
From 4-H to 400 Milkers The Caverly Farm started out close to 75 years ago as a small 4-H project for the family, a passion that has grown into a multi-generation business. In 1962, Frank Caverly formed a partnership with his brothers EC and...
A. Ooms & Sons Dairy Farm
A. Ooms & Sons Dairy Farm Valatie, NY
American Dream With a farming history dating back to the 15th century in his native Netherlands, Adrian Ooms immigrated to the United States in 1950 on his own quest for the American Dream. He found it in the fertile Hudson River...
FarmLove: Cabot Farmers on the Road
Summer road trips are a tradition for lots of families—and the Cabot family is no exception.    And one thing we know for sure, you should never go on a road trip without snacks. Preferably of the cheesy kind. 😉  Cabot farmer-owner...
Foster Farm Family
FarmLove – Foster Brothers Farm | Sustainability
Bob Foster has been on the leading edge of dairy diversification since the early 1980s. He coined the term “Cow Power” when he saw the opportunity to source clean-burning, environmentally safe, abundant energy from right under his feet…literally. The Fosters were...
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Virtually every community around the country has a network of volunteers that provides hands-on assistance to local charitable organizations. Those volunteers all have one thing in common: they all feel a desire to lend a helping hand to those in...
Four Hills Farm
Four Hills Farm Bristol, VT

There are many rolling hills in the pastoral landscape around Four Hills Farm, but its name actually refers to a different kind of hill entirely. The four Hill siblings – Ron, Brian, Joanne and Kevin – purchased the family farm from their parents, Jeanette and Robert, who are technically retired, but still involved. There are even three from the next generation of Hills back on the farm after each earned a degree in different aspect of agriculture: Elizabeth and Britney, Brian’s daughters, and Megan, Ron’s oldest.

Flood Brothers Farm
Flood Brothers Farm Clinton, ME

The Floods have been farming the fields of central Maine for more than 200 years. Their land, which runs for miles alongside the Kennebec River, is currently home to three generations and employs 12 family members plus another 30 people. “For us, family not only includes our relations, but our employees, many of whom have been with us for decades, says Jenni Tilton-Flood who married Dana Flood, a member of the third generation.

Five Mile Farm
Five Mile Farm Lisbon, NY
Five Mile Farm has been in the Akins family since the mid-1800s. Today, the fifth, sixth and seventh generations work together on the farm with an eye to future generations as well. All new efforts on the farm, explains Mark Akins, have at least a 30-year outlook.“We ask ourselves, ‘Are we doing this for immediate satisfaction, or are we building this for the future?’” he says. “Everything we do has to be sustainable.”