Vermont's leading utility, Green Mountain Power, operates a program called Cow Power, featuring two of our member farms who provide farm-generated electricity for this program.
More recently, we have completed the loop by participating in the Cow Power program on behalf of our three Vermont retail stores through the purchase of Cow Power electricity. We have also participated in Real Farm Power which began at Barstow's Longview Farm in Hadley, MA.
Here are profiles of a handful of our dairy farm families with particular focus on how they ensure that more than just their pastures are green. Enjoy these stories, check out our New England Green Pasture Award Winners and be sure to browse our Virtual Farm Tour to learn more about our farm family owners.
By way of bio-digester, this process turns cow waste into energy, allowing the farm to provide about 300+ local Vermont families with electricity.
Manure and feedstock is mixed and digested to produce annually:
Now the equivalent electricity needed to churn Cabot's butter at our West Springfield facility comes from the Barstow Longview Farm.
Meet Beth and her family and learn more about this wonderful Agritourism Bed & Breakfast.