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Billings Farm and Museum and Norwich Farm Creamery announce a joint venture

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For Immediate Release: 
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March 25th, 2019
Woodstock, Vermont

Tom Remp
Billings Farm & Museum

Billings Farm & Museum and Norwich Farm Creamery Announce Successful Joint Venture Partnership Creating a Line of Grass-fed Dairy Products 

Farm and Creamery to Present Tasting Together at Upcoming Flavors of the Valley

As of late 2018, all Norwich Farm Creamery (NFC) dairy products are made using milk sourced exclusively from Billings Farm’s (BF) award-winning Jersey cows. Raised on a grass-fed and supplemental grain diet, the Billings herd is one of the finest in the country, with a history of excellence spanning nearly 150 years. Each Billings cow is housed in a comfortable tie-stall barn and is let out nightly to graze in pasture during the warmer months. Says Executive Director David Simmons, “we at Billings Farm & Museum are proud and delighted to partner with Norwich Farm Creamery to bring to market a spectacular array of high quality artisanal dairy products.”

Yes, We are in this together!

Billings Farm milk is naturally high in butterfat, making it the perfect base for Norwich Farm Creamery’s recipes. NFC produces Cream line Milk, Chocolate Milk, Ricotta, Yogurt, and Ice Cream in its Grade A rated micro-creamery, located in Norwich, VT. Launched in 2017 by Vermont cheese maker Chris Gray and his wife and business partner Laura Brown, NFC’s focus is on fresh, pasteurized, non-homogenized products.

Chris Gray in the production line

Gray and Brown explain, “We believe in letting the milk speak for itself, so we minimally process it and never add anything that we would not want our own child to eat. There is nothing as nutritious or delicious as a glass of grass-fed full-fat Jersey milk. The dairy tradition at Billings Farm is a national treasure. We’re honored to be able to offer a product line made with 100% Billings Farm milk for the first time in more than a half century. Our customers taste and feel the difference, and that is a direct result of the breed, feed, and exceptional care provided to the Billings Farm herd.”

This milk is made with 100 % Billings Farm Milk

On April 7th, BF and NFC will present side by side at Flavors of the Valley, the Upper Valley’s annual spring local food tasting expo. Attendees will be able to taste BF cheddar cheeses and NFC yogurt and milk, alongside samples from over 45 local farm and food-related vendors.  For more information, visit vitalcommunities.org or contact Becka Warren at becka@vitalcommunities.org.

Here is Chris making making sure the consistency of his product is just right

NFC’s products can be found at Dan and Whit’s, the Upper Valley Food Coop, the Woodstock Farmers' Market, King Arthur Flour, the Norwich Farmers Market, Brownsville Butcher and Pantry, and NFC’s on site farm store. 

Visitors wishing to meet the Billings Farm & Museum Jersey cows and learn more about how its high-quality milk is produced can visit daily through April – October and weekends November - February. Visit billingsfarm.org for event listings, daily programing schedules and more information.

For more information or to schedule a press tour of Billings Farm or Norwich Farm Creamery, contact Tom Remp at tremp@billingsfarm.org or 802-457-2355.

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