The resilience of Pomeroy Dairy Farm

2019-09-09T16:01:07-05:00September 9, 2019|New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

Brother and sister Randy Pomeroy and Rachel Monahan are waiting for the fourth inspection of their brand new onsite processing plant where they plan to make cheese. They’ve already passed the first three inspections at their Pomeroy Dairy Farm in Westfield, MA. They hope to have the processing plant up and running this summer. (more…)

Hornstra Farms’ Dairy Bar and Farm

2019-08-26T15:46:12-05:00August 26, 2019|New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

During the end-of-July heat wave, the line was 30 deep as people waited for ice cream at the seasonal Hornstra Farms’ Dairy Bar. There were 14 flavors available, from vanilla to cow tracks (a mix of vanilla, peanut butter cups and fudge swirl). It was a purchase that promoted good feelings: they were indulging in handmade ice cream and supporting a local dairy farm. (more…)

Dairy and consumer trust

2019-08-26T13:33:31-05:00August 26, 2019|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Tamara Scully

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance is a membership group which includes dairy farmers, dairy cooperatives, processors, agribusiness service providers, retailers, and non-profits. It’s composed of a variety of stakeholders from massive corporate entities to individual producers, representing interests all along the dairy supply chain. The Dairy Sustainability Alliance is a program of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. (more…)

Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival

2019-08-26T10:41:47-05:00August 26, 2019|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

Robin the Hood and Maid Marion got married at last, in Sherwood Forest. It was a June wedding, held stateside at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club in Massachusetts. Their merry men attended, as did all the guests who arrived through the gates to bestow glad tidings. The Sheriff of Nottingham did not get his way this time, and the couple were able to complete their vows. (more…)