Award-Winning Specialty Dairy
Today, two generations of the Hayes family work together to care for their animals as well as craft and market delicious specialty dairy products. Several have won awards at the Big E cheese competition and local customers can’t get enough of their whole milk (it comes in chocolate, too), velvety yogurt and fresh cheeses like goat chevre rolled in crushed pink peppercorns or briny feta. Dorothy and Stanley’s daughter Ellen Whitlow and her husband Brian are now raising her own two little ones on the farm. “I love farming because it means I get to work with my family and no matter how hard it may seem there always seems to be some sort of reward like watching a calf you raised grow up to be a cow,” Ellen says.