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Grass Based Dairy and Creamery
At Cricket Creek Farm, we make seven award-winning cheeses from the milk of our herd of Brown Swiss, Jersey, and Milking Devon-cross cows. We bottle raw milk which we sell from our small self-serve farm store, along with our own grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork, our cheeses and a variety of other local and regional products.
We have shifted to a seasonal calving system creating greater seasonality in the work. Spring and summer are the busiest times with calving, hay making and numerous farmer’s markets.
We currently have access to 200 acres of hay fields and grazing pastures. We usually milk between 30-40 cows, depending on the time of year, and generally have around 80 cows including the dairy herd, dry cows, and young stock. Our herd began with mostly Brown Swiss and Jersey cows but more recent breeding has been focused on introducing more robust grazing genetics.
We are looking for qualified apprentices who are interested in learning all of the ins and outs of dairy farming, especially those aspects specific to mid-scale, grazing oriented, sustainable dairy production.
10 - 15