Dairy Farmer Blog: Meet Shayna Stevens

Dairy Farmer Blog: Meet Shayna Stevens

Carter and Stevens Farm is where we call home. We are a 4th generation pasture based dairy farm in central Massachusetts. The 5th generation is coming right along with seven growing children amongst the families. With 200 head of cattle, raising our own crops, growing produce for resale, operating a farm store, and opening a …

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Meet Dairy Farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot!

Meet Dairy Farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot!

Meet 10th generation dairy farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot! Her family owns and operates Brookfield Farm in Durham, Connecticut. The Greenbacker’s trace their farm roots back to 1723 when their ancestors received a land grant from the King of England. The family has remained true to its roots for over 250 years. We wanted to find out what dairy …

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Dairy Farmers Are Dads Too!

Dairy Farmers Are Dads Too!

Father’s Day is this Sunday and many of our New England Dairy Farmers are also hard-working fathers! We asked a few of our local dairy farm families some of the best life lessons they’ve learned, from the wisest man they know. The Freund Family East Cannan, CT: Matt Freund and his brother Ben run Freund’s Farm. Matt …

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Why Moms Say Raising Kids on the Farm is Awesome

Why Moms Say Raising Kids on the Farm is Awesome

For a kid who grows up on a farm – the wide open spaces make for an ultimate playground, and ultimately a long list of chores to do (that they will complain about). But, it’s not just about knowing how to milk a cow – these Moms say that raising their kids on the farm …

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A Leap Year Surprise!

A Leap Year Surprise!

We like to highlight that our farmers work hard every day, 365 days a year—but in 2016, they are actually hard at work for 366 days because 2016 is a leap year! Today is February 29th, a day that only comes every four years. As you can imagine, it’s quite rare to be born on …

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A Young Dairy Farmer on a Mission to Help Her Community

A Young Dairy Farmer on a Mission to Help Her Community

The end of the  year is an optimal time for reflection and consideration of new goals for the coming year. Looking for inspiration? Read on to learn more about an exceptionally motivated local dairy farmer committed to sustainability and community support and don’t forget to make your year-end contribution to The Great American Milk Drive. …

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