Last week I was lucky enough to visit Tollgate Farm in Anchromdale, NY. They have 64 milking cows and 80 youngstock. Tollgate Farm is one of the top 6 dairy farms in the nation for milk quality and has won numerous awards. They are part of the Hudson Valley Fresh milk cooperative. I know them because my sister-in-law, Katie Ferris, uses only HVF milk to make Zoe’s Ice Cream.
My job is to take photos of the Hudson Valley Fresh farms to decorate the store. I have a few left to photograph, and I can’t wait to shoot the next one.
You are right, there is nothing cuter than a barn kitten!
I would love to try some of Zoe’s ice cream too!
I’m sure she would be happy to serve you some. I can tell you from experience it is delicious.
Great photos! Love HVF Milk. Will have to visit your sister if I’m in the area. Curious about why those calves are chained to those little enclosures?
As I understand it, (and I don’t know a lot about cows) by keeping them in their little houses for a few months while they are young, they can avoid spreading disease, monitor their weight, and if they do have any problems, they can be addressed quickly. Those are temporary accommodations while they are quite young and vulnerable.