In honor of Vermont Hot Chocolate Week, we are highlighting some DigInVT dairy farms. Not all of them are participating in Hot Chocolate Week, but they all have cows that keep the milk flowing, allowing us to make our favorite hot chocolate recipes!
Did you know there are about 600 dairy farms in Vermont? Small, family farms account for 82% of the state’s dairies and milk generates more sales than any other Vermont agricultural product. Learn more about What Vermont Dairy Looks Like Today (video by the Vermont Cheese Council).
Featured article image from The Putney School & Elm Lea Farm
Click on the farm names below and discover something new about Vermont dairy.
***Participating in Vermont Hot Chocolate Week
***Hot Chocolate Week: Recipe video & on-site hot chocolate.
Located in Woodstock and established in 1871, Billings Farm is known for its award-winning herd of Jersey dairy cows, sustainable agricultural practices, and dynamic educational programming.
Located in Corinth, Blythedale Farm is a small, family-owned and operated dairy farm that produces artisan cheeses from the sweet milk of their Jersey cows.
Located in Westfield, Butterworks Farm raises Jersey cows and produces exceptional yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, and heavy cream.
***Hot Chocolate Week: Special offer and collaboration with Lake Champlain Chocolates locations.
Cabot has visitor centers around the state and is owned by a cooperative of 800 dairy farmers throughout New England.
Located in Hartland, Cedar Mountain Farm is home to 60 Jersey cows and supplies the milk for Cobb Hill Cheese.
Located in Richmond, Conant's Riverside Farm is a sixth generation dairy and produce farm established in 1854.
Located in Greensboro, Jasper Hill is a working dairy farm with an on-site creamery. Learn more about their cellars.
Located in East Ryegate, Karim Farm is a diversified farm that creates a range of cheese from their small herd of Jersey cows, a breed known for its rich milk. “Our milking cows all have names and come when you call them.”
***Hot Chocolate Week: Follow along on their social media for scenes from the farm.
Located in Rochester, Liberty Hill Farm is a working farm with 270 cows that has also been hosting farm stay guests since 1984.
Pictured: Karim Farm, Liberty Hill Farm, Monuments Farms
Located in Weybridge, Monument Farms produces and bottles their own milk, chocolate milk, and cream to sell fresh throughout Vermont.
Located in Randolph Center, Neighborly Farms is an organic, solar-powered dairy dating back to the 1920s.
Located in New Haven, Orb Weaver’s goal has always been to have a herd of Jersey cows and make a product that would be an everyday eating cheese for their community. They are a seasonal dairy, meaning that all of our cows calve around the same time and then dry off together to have a little rest period (for the cows, farmers, and cheesemakers!).
Located in Brattleboro, Rebop Farm is a highly diversified, grass-based, and organic practice with Jersey and Guernsey dairy cows.
***Hot Chocolate Week: Enjoy hot chocolate in their farm store.
Located just over the Connecticut River in Piermont, NH, Robie Farm has been in existence since 1870. Seven generations have cared for their herd of Normande and Jersey cows.
***Hot Chocolate Week: Try their featured recipes.
Located in Shelburne, their Brown Swiss herd is pasture-raised and rotationally grazed from spring to fall. Their dairy supplies high-quality, raw milk to make their farmhouse cheddar, while educating about sustainable farming and the working landscape.
Pictured: Spring Brook Farm and Shelburne Farms
Located in Reading, Spring Brook Farm is a traditional dairy farm, home to their herd of 100 registered Jersey cows, the Spring Brook Farm Cheese operation, and the Farms for City Kids program.
Located in Fairfield, Stony Pond Farm is a family-owned, certified organic farm specializing in supreme quality fluid milk, farmstead cheese, and naturally raised 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef.
Located in Strafford, the Strafford Organic Creamery is a one-farm, one-family operation with 50 Guernseys committed to sustainable agriculture and providing chefs and consumers with the best dairy products on the planet, including milk, chocolate milk, and ice cream.
***Special offer & follow along social media
Sunday Bell Farm is a small (3 cow) raw milk dairy in Danville. Meet the farmers, Kylie and Sam, with their cow, Hollywood, in this video during milking time!
Located in Putney, Elm Lea Farm is part of the Putney School experience. Each semester, over 60 students help care for the 40 cows. Learn more.
Pictured: The Putney School & Elm Lea Farm