Meet Windham County Dairy Farmers

Fairholm Farm, Woodstock

  

Fairholm Farm prides themselves on providing the highest level of care for their growing herd. Recognized as the Green Pastures 2018 Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year, owners Diane and Todd Morin along with Erica and Jon Hermonot milk close to 600 head, with the help of their recently installed four robotic milkers. The farm is dedicated to ongoing improvement and looks forward to the future of the dairy industry and their place in it. 

Fairvue Farms, Woodstock

  

Fairvue Farm, located next to the historic Woodstock Fairgrounds, has been a Miller family dairy farm since 1962.

In the past 40-plus years, the Millers have expanded their herd from 40 to 900 Holstein milking cows, and their cropland has grown to more than 1,800 acres. 

The Millers believe they need to be good stewards of the land, observing careful practices in conservation and wildlife management on the farm.

Fort Hill Farms, Thompson

  

Fort Hill Farms is a diversified farm located in the quiet northeastern corner of Connecticut. Much of the land that the farm owns today has been in continuous agricultural production for more than 300 years.

In addition to a milking herd of more than 200 cows, the farm is home to a 6+ acre corn maze, gardens of organic lavender, annual hot air balloon rides, hikes and more for the community to enjoy. 

Hibbard Hill Farm, Woodstock

  

Hibbard Hill Farm is committed to providing the freshest and highest quality milk possible from their 80 milking cows. Located in a rural area with pastoral scenery, Hibbard Hill Farm is one of our state’s designated “Dairies of Distinction,” recognized for the farm’s picturesque appearance and commitment to quality. In 2015, Hibbard Hill Farm is celebrating its 100th anniversary in business. 

Valleyside Farm, Woodstock

 Valleyside Farm in Woodstock has been the Young family's homestead for 11 generations.  As dairy farmers, their cows which consist of a 220 milking herd of beautiful Holsteins, are the most treasured part of their farm. They recently opened Woodstock Creamery at Valleyside Farm, offering their own creamline, non-homogenized, pasteurized Grade A milk in 1%, whole, chocolate and coffee flavors, along with various yogurts and other value-added dairy products.