Dimock Farms owner Don Dimock will open his Peru farm to the public Sunday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with the folks from Cabot Cheese Cooperative. Domick will host a walking tour and will be discussing the milking process on his 270-cow dairy farm.
Peru Dimock Farms, a third generation dairy farm in Peru, will be hosting an open house Oct. 13, along with members of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, the marketing arm for Agrimark Cooperative.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative is owned and operated by 1,200 farm families located throughout Upstate New York and New England. Dimock Farms is a member of the Cooperative. Dimock Farms produces milk from its 280 dairy cows, to be processed into cheddar cheese in either Middlebury Vt. or Chateaugay N.Y.
The Agri-Mark dairy cooperative is the largest supplier of farm fresh milk in New England, marketing more than 300 million gallons of milk each year for more than 1,300 of the region’s dairy farm families. Agri-Mark serves member farms in New York and all six New England states.
The open house will consist of walking tours of the milking parlor, calf barn, heifer and milking cow barns, and feed storage area, as well as machinery displays.
Cabot staff will be bringing Cabot cheddar cheese to sample, and will have give-aways during the open house.
The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 510 Rt 22B in Peru.