Sustainable Farming

Our family dairy farms provide much more than just high-quality milk, with some serving as pioneers in providing energy as well.

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 two 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. 

Seeking Greener Pastures

Our dairy farmers are as noteworthy for their Yankee ingenuity as they are varied and colorful like the seasons of New York and New England.

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.