At our farm, family comes first, and our desire is to produce health-promoting foods. In doing so, we hope to pass on to the next generation our priorities of family, healthy eating, spiritual health, and hard work.
We believe that small farms using traditional, grass-based farming methods ensure healthier cows, and therefore safer and more nourishing milk and beef. We believe that returning to this way of farming and eating provides tremendous health benefits.
Our Farm & Family
We are a small family-run operation, with 40 acres of pasture for seasonally grazing our dairy and beef herds. Chris Hemlock and his late wife Megan started the farm in 2011 to produce nourishing foods for their family and the local community.
Although our herd is gradually growing, we usually have 15-20 beef cattle and 10-15 dairy cows.
We milk only once a day to put less stress on our cows and our family. Our dairy cows are primarily Jersey crosses, with lines that include Milking Shorthorn, Guernsey, New Zealand Friesian, Fleckvieh, and Lineback.
Our cows eat grass! We graze our herds rotationally on chemical-free pasture. In the winter, we feed hay (baleage) with mineral supplements. In the milking parlor, cows also receive molasses to help their digestion and milk supply.
Because we are a small farm, we closely monitor herd health and sanitation practices to ensure superior food quality and safety.
The cows share the farm with chickens, pigs, cats, a friendly dog (Sydney), an unruly goat (Ginger), and eight young humans ages 3-19 (plus one that comes back with her husband to visit). Chris remarried in 2016; with their blended family he and wife Becky always have plenty of helpers on the farm!