Celebrate National Dairy Month
Come Travel the Milky Way on June 21
Catskills Family Creameries Promotes Small Family Farms
WALTON, NY- Celebrate National Dairy Month with the Catskills Family Creameries! The third annual Come Travel the Milky Way Tour, will be held on Sunday, June 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Located throughout Delaware and Schoharie Counties, this is a self-guided, one-day tour of farmstead creameries in the Catskills region. The six collaborating farms are opening their gates and creameries, inviting the public to meet the cows and goats that produce milk, and demonstrating how butter, yogurt, cheese, milk and kefir are made!
“We feel that the Milky Way Tour is an important way for our community to connect with their local farmers, see where small farm dairy products come from, and learn how they are made,” said Shannon Mason of Cowbella Creamery. “We love giving our customers a true picture of our family’s life here on the farm, and introducing them Buttercup, Winny, Cupcake and our whole herd of cows that directly produce the dairy in our customer’s fridges. All of the farms in the Catskills Family Creameries group are shining examples of why small dairies are such a vital part of our country’s landscape.”
Catskills Family Creameries is a regional collaboration of six small family farm dairies dedicated to collective marketing their products under the Catskills Family Creameries brand. Open houses will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Betty Acres Farm/Modern Milkmaid (Delhi), Bovina Valley Farms (Delhi), Byebrook Farm (Bloomville), Cowbella Creamery (Jefferson), Dirty Girl Farm (Andes) and Sherman Hill Farmstead (Franklin). Most farms have dirt driveways and, depending on the weather, may be muddy or dusty. Come to the farms in comfortable footwear and jeans or slacks, but please leave pets and dogs at home.
Visitors making on-farm purchases will receive a commemorative, soft-sided insulated cooler (while supplies last). Come Travel the Milky Way will be held rain or shine. For more information about each of the participating farms, the creamery trail and map, your impact of buying local products, accommodations for out-of-town visitors, local and restaurants featuring Catskill Family Creameries products, visit catskillsfamilycreameries.com.