Did you know that June is Dairy Month? It started in 1937 and has continued as a tradition in the United States ever since. It was started by grocers, as a way to distribute extra milk during the summer months. This tradition has continued as a sales promotion program for dairy foods and milk.
In Massachusetts, there are 120 dairy farms left and they represent 10% of all agricultural land and 9% of agricultural sales! Essex and Middlesex counties have 12 farms that represent these dairy sales.
1. Appleton Farms– Ipswich, MA
2. Artichoke Dairy Farm- West Newbury, MA
3. Clover Luck Farm– Pepperell, MA
4. Dancing Goats Dairy Farm– Newbury, MA
5. Dunajaski Dairy– Peabody, MA
6. Great Brook Farm– Carlisle, MA
7. Herrick Dairy Farm– Rowley, MA
8. Richardson’s Farm– Middleton, MA
9. Shaw Farm– Dracut, MA
10. The Herb Hill Micro Dairy– Pepperell, MA
11. Tully Farms– Dunstable, MA
12. Valley View Farm– Topsfield, MA
Wondering how you can help support them? Visit their websites, shop at their farm stands and encourage others to support our farms.
Have you been cooking and baking more at home? Well we have too! Below are a couple fun dairy recipes for you to try with your family and for more information about dairy in Massachusetts, visit: massdairy.com
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