The Best Way to Decide About Dairy? Visit a Farm

The Best Way to Decide About Dairy? Visit a Farm

Not sure if dairy is good or bad for you? Or if farmers are good to their animals, or the environment? The best way to decide about dairy is to talk to a farmer, or visit a farm.  There are almost 1,500 dairy farms combined in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.   …

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Explore a Corn Maze and Support a Local Farmer!

Explore a Corn Maze and Support a Local Farmer!

Corn mazes are a fall tradition in New England and give local dairy farmers a chance to welcome you to the farm as fall winds down and preparations begin for winter. Even better, it’s a great way to support your local farmer. And make sure you squeeze in a corn maze by Columbus Day because after …

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24 Hours on a Dairy Farm

24 Hours on a Dairy Farm

Dairy farming is a round the clock job, 365 days a year. Ever wonder what 24 hours on a dairy farm is like? Here’s a peek into a day in the life at Gilead Brook Farm in Bethel, VT (also known as the Wright Family Farm).   Rise and Shine 4:45 am It’s about half …

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Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Need a dessert that will “wow” the crowd at your 4th of July BBQ? Look no further than this award-winning and patriotic banana-cream pie. A few years ago, I entered this pie in a contest in my town for the 4th of July. The only rule was that you needed to include strawberry as an …

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Love of Dairy Farming Leads to Lifelong Career

Love of Dairy Farming Leads to Lifelong Career

There’s a saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  It rings true for Gary Wheelock, the recently retired CEO of New England Dairy & Food Council and New England Dairy Promotion Board.  We asked Gary what made his 27 years of service so special and why he believes so …

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How Farmers are Saving our Soil & Water

How Farmers are Saving our Soil & Water

Soil health is crucial to the health of our water and food supply. Our global population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050! How will we grow all that food? With the help of farmers. Farmers live on the land they farm. They understand the importance of protecting our natural resources. …

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