Elm Farm, LLC

Woodstock, CT
140 acres
140 milking cows

Deep roots

For well over a century, Peckhams have farmed in Woodstock. Matt Peckham’s great-great-great-grandfather, Amos Peckham, and his son, Samuel Howard Peckham, settled in the town and started their dairy delivering milk door-to-door to their neighbors. While they honor the past, Matt and his wife, Chrissy, also have a strong eye on the future. “I’m proud to carry on the Peckham name and tradition as a sixth-generation dairy farmer, but I’m even more proud to be raising the seventh.” says Matt. “I have four very important reasons to continue growing and modernizing our farm.

I have four very important reasons to continue growing and modernizing our farm. We do all of this for them.
- Matt Peckham

Tasting happiness

Elm Farm’s whole plain and chocolate milk are processed and bottled at a local plant. “We don’t skim, so all of our milks have a very rich taste that people love,” says Matt. The whole family helps out with the store, including Chrissy’s father, providing meaningful connections for customers and farmers. “People are happy to see the family involved,” Chrissy says. And it’s really a boost for the Peckhams, she notes, to see people relishing the results of their hard work: “You don’t often get to see the happiness your product brings.

 

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