Dairy New England

Photo: James Jordan/Flickr

Photo: James Jordan/Flickr

Lately, I’ve found a lot of posts and information about dairy projects coming out of New England.   Whether it’s milk or yogurt or butter, it’s great to know these innovators are close to home.   Many thanks to Fresh New England for keeping everyone in the know.

Milk in Vacationland

When their contract with Hood was not renewed, ten Maine Dairy Farmers launched their own organic milk line.  MOOMilk (Maine’s Own Organic Milk Co.) is set to hit stores in Maine and Massachusetts sometime in early November. 

It’s Like BUTTAH

Diane St. Clair in Orwell, VT makes her own butter….and sells it too.  You can taste it in the goodies at No. 9 Park.

Cow + Revolution = Nutritious.Delicious.

We may have missed their fundraiser, but it’s never too late to get in on the Raw Milk Revolution in Massachusetts.  See what the Northeast Organic Farming Association Raw Milk Network (NOFA) is up to.   Here’s a list of Bay State raw milk producers.

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One thought on “Dairy New England

  1. notesofasexiststayathomefather

    EXISTENTIAL COW: My wife wants cow friendly organic milk and cream. Fine, I can live with this. Still, I’m skeptical about how grateful the cow will be for our concern and attempts at relieving bovine misery. If you believe in the Buddhist aphorism that ‘All life is suffering’, then it is tough to imagine the cow’s happiness depends on being milked the correct way. The existential cow probably has figured this out. Yes, cows suffer, they are fenced in with nothing to do but ‘moo’. Maybe we should just free the cows.