Upcoming Events

Sept 12 - 15

Four Town Fair

Thurs and Fri evening All day Sat and Sun

Somers, Connecticut

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Sept 12 - 15

Four Town Fair

Come visit our booth at the Four Town Fair. See more information about this great event here. http://www.fourtownfair.com/

Thurs and Fri evening All day Sat and Sun

Somers, Connecticut

Sept 19

Milk Matters Presentation

6:30pm - 8pm

573 Putnam Pike Greenville, RI

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Sept 19

Milk Matters Presentation

This presentation will discuss some of the current pressing issues facing the dairy industry and why having a fresh supply of milk and dairy products is important to all of us.    http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/G/GREENVILL/EKPMONTH.cfm?zeeOrg=GREENVILL 

6:30pm - 8pm

573 Putnam Pike Greenville, RI

Sept 21

William Cullen Bryant Homestead Harvest Festival

1pm

Bryant Road Cummington, MA

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Sept 21

William Cullen Bryant Homestead Harvest Festival

The author of Come Bos will be giving her Milk Matters presentation on Saturday during the Homestead Harvest Festival and this beautiful homestead. 

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event-47545.html

1pm

Bryant Road Cummington, MA

Sept 28

Franklin Farm Harvest Fest

All Day

Cumberland, RI

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Sept 28

Franklin Farm Harvest Fest

The Franklin Farm graciously hosted the book release of Come Bos last August. Come stop by our booth and possibly have the chance to meet a real cow. 

 https://www.franklinfarmri.org/harvest-festival 

All Day

Cumberland, RI

Why Dairy Farms Matter

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Our country’s prosperity stands on the backs of, among other things, dairy cows.  Although cows didn’t make the first trip on the Mayflower, the Plimouth Plantation website estimates that they arrived only a few years later. The Colonist relied on them for milk and meat and to fertilize the fields that would eventually let them add vegetables to their diet.

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Without a partnership with a patient, willing animal like a dairy cow, settlers might not have survived the early years.  


About a hundred years ago almost 700,000 cows dotted the New England countryside, but the decline has been dramatic. New England has lost an estimated 10,000 dairy farms in the last 10 years, with fewer than 2,000 now remaining

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That trend is not set in stone and there is still time to change the fate of the remaining farms.


Check the Farm News tab here to learn what is happening, good and bad, understand how complex the dairy business really is and see where we can help keep the cows.