We will produce small batches of non-homogenized, whole milk in white and flavors. The creamery is located just steps away from where the cows are milked. You can’t get any fresher than that! Very few dairy farms in Ohio, or across the country, make products on-farm for retail sale. We’re excited about this new adventure!
We remodeled a portion of office space in the barn for the processing room. Here are some pictures from the construction of the Creamery which started in February. . .
|The office space before becoming a Creamery|
|A local Amish family remodeled this space|
|The room with it's new ceiling|
|Me in the Creamery after the walls were complete|
|Experts from Burton Carpet carefully install the tile floor|
|Preparing the concrete mix for the Creamery floor|
|The tile floor during installation|
|The 250 gallon vat pasteurizer being delivered|
|Lad moved it with the loader while I watched nervously|
|Lad moved the pasteurizer onto the front porch with the skid steer|
|Moving the vat pasteurizer into it's new home|
|Discussing the next steps to installing equipment in the Creamery|
We plan to sell milk at the farm, at local retail outlets and restaurants. We hope to be producing milk for sale by mid-June. For updates, check this blog or the Hastings Dairy Facebook page.