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Woodcrest Dairy
Woodcrest Dairy Lisbon, NY
 Woodcrest Dairy lies just a few miles south of the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian border, in the flat, fertile farmland of Lisbon, New York. The property covers nearly 10 square miles, and houses more cattle than the entire...
Wilcon Farm
Wilcon Farm North Ferrisburgh, VT
Ben Dykema runs the Wilcon Farm in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, and its name is a combination of his parents’ names, Wilma and Cornelius. After emigrating from Holland and getting married in New Jersey, Wilma and Cornelius purchased the family farm...
Whittier Farms
Whitter Farms Sutton, MA
More Than Milk Since 1945, Whittiers have worked together to make good food for neighbors. In addition to their dairy herd, they run The Milk Store, which they describe as a 40-year-old, overgrown 4-H project. It has grown from a table under a tree piled with sweet corn to a year-round store bursting with vegetables grown...
Wheeler Farm
Wheeler Farm Wilmington, VT
Year-Round Schedule Rob and Karen Wheeler share the early-morning milking, which means being at the barn by 4 a.m. They don’t mind it though. “I appreciate the serenity, the peacefulness of the valley,” says Karen. “You’re at one with what’s...
Storm Field Swiss Farm
Storm Field Swiss Wappinger Falls, NY
Wappingers Falls, New York, is located along the eastern bank of the Hudson River, just south of Poughkeepsie. The village dates back to the mid-18th century, when much of the area was farmland. Today, due to the constant bustle of U.S....
Escobar Farm
Escobar Farm | Green Pastures Award Winner
“So many young people want to be this movie star or want to be an astronaut, or something fantastic,” says the white-bearded man in the movie trailer for “Forgotten Farms,” a 2016 documentary about New England dairying. “Louis Escobar wanted...
Foster Brothers Farm
Foster Brothers Farm Middlebury, VT
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…so-to-speak. The Fosters were among the first to install an anaerobic digester on their dairy farm, which allowed them to meet their electricity needs through generators powered by methane gas released from treated cow manure.  The family built one of the largest manure-based compost companies, producing and marketing Moo Doo, which is sold around the Northeast.
Tiashoke Farm
Tiashoke Farm Buskirk, NY
Coming Home to Stay While some dairy farms are challenged to find the next generation of farmers, Tiashoke Farms had the opposite problem—if you can call it a problem. Although Frank and Terry Ziehm pushed their three sons to explore...
Thorncrest Farm
Thorncrest Farm Goshen, CT
A Different Kind of Chocolate Milk Farmer-chocolatier Kimberly Thorn crafts her Milkhouse Chocolates by meticulously matching the milk of each cows with all-natural flavorings like farm-grown mint or raspberries. The “buttery, honey, creamy caramel” milk of Daydream, for example, is...
The Ilsley Farm
The Ilsley Farm Weare, NH
Got Ice Cream? The Ilsley family began hand-milking cows in Weare in the 1920’s and moved to a new farm a few miles away in 1933 to take advantage of the innovation of electricity. Flash forward almost a century to...
The Farm at Wheeler Mountain Barton, VT
The Farm at Wheeler Mountain Barton, VT
Shared Love, Different Breeds When Joanna and Adam Lidback first bonded over their mutual love of cows they overcame the fact that he was a Holstein guy and she was a Jersey girl. Today, their blended herd at The Farm...
Sweet Pea Farm
Sweet Pea Farm at the House of Hayes North Granby, CT
Mixed Herd On Cabot farms, a mixed herd generally means the farmers have cows beyond the classic black and white-splotched Holsteins. At the Hayes family’s Sweet Pea Farm, on the other hand, it could describe the fact that they raise...