More Cheese, Please!

More Cheese, Please!

Cheese often gets a bad rap these days for its fat and salt content, but with a little planning, there are many ways you can enjoy it without feeling guilty. Like milk, cheese offers a variety of nutrients that our body depends on for proper functioning. For example, minerals such as phosphorous and calcium in …

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Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Tuesday, July 10 marked this year’s Cow Appreciation Day. To celebrate, we wanted to share some “dairy fun” 😉 cow facts! Check them out below! DYK: On average, a dairy cow weighs about 1,500 lbs. Cows are red-green colorblind. Good thing they don’t have to pick out clothes or worry about stoplights! Dairy cows produce about …

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Iconic New England Ice Cream Spots

Iconic New England Ice Cream Spots

It’s that time of year, when we all dream of a scoop or two (or three!) of farm-fresh ice cream made in New England. We’ve put together a quick list of some of the favorite ice cream spots in our New England states. Visit these, and let us know about YOUR favorite!   CONNECTICUT Ferris Acres …

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Beat the Heat with These Summer Treats

Beat the Heat with These Summer Treats

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Haley Brimmer. — Summer is here and the sun is finally out! As you’re soaking up the sun’s rays, don’t forget to stay hydrated and refuel with healthy snacks. Dairy foods are a great way to incorporate protein, and they also provide your body with …

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Moms are Dairy Farmers Too!

Moms are Dairy Farmers Too!

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day, and there are plenty of dairy farm moms who not only care for their families, but work the farm as well. It’s hard work – being a mom and a farmer – but they love their jobs and their families! Darlene Reynolds of Crosswinds Dairy & Daughters Farm in Alburgh, VT …

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School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

In schoolyards across the country, something wonderful is happening. Students, teachers, parents, and members of the community are coming together to build school gardens. While they are no doubt beautiful, these gardens are so much more than simply “pretty.” They are helping children develop lifelong skills and healthy habits. In a day and age when …