Holiday Cheesemaking at Shelburne Farms

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100% Grass-Fed Dairying- A Farmer’s thoughts

Some Background on Grass-Fed Dairying, its Health Benefits and Why Butterworks Dairy is even more Creamy and Nutritious than Ever! One hundred per cent grass fed dairy products (aka “grass milk”) are a relatively recent arrival to the dairy industry. ...

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Butterworks Jersey Cows are now 100% Grass Fed!!

Our “Girls” were thrilled to go out on pasture this May and we are announcing their transition to an entirely grass fed diet.  Pasture is our passion, balancing sunshine, rain and fertile soil, making nutrient-dense feed to graze and...

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Spring and Summer on The Farm

Jack and his good friend Brian Dunn fix some tractors, enjoy a chat and taste the cottage cheese.  Here at Butterworks we celebrate the arrival of spring and summer with cows on fresh green pasture and lots of equipment...

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Butterworks Farm hosts Sterling College students: Farming into the Future

Last week a group of students, teachers, community members and farmers gathered together at Butterworks Farm in Westfield, VT to discuss the ‘future of farming.’ Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center and President of the Stone Barns...

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UVM Food Feed: Jack Lazor: The Real Deal

Here is a pretty inspiring blog about Jack "the educator"! "What you can’t tell just from eating Jack Lazor's delicious food, is that he’s an exceptional scholar, a persistent and optimistic farmer, and a remarkably generous soul." ~ Susie Walsh Daloz...

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The Organic Grain Grower Book

The Organic Grain Grower Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer With information on nutrient density, building soil fertility, grinding grains for livestock rations, and more... he ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The...

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Caledonia Spirits Debuts New Corn Whiskey, Honors Jack Lazor

Seven Days: May 14, 2014 | By Alice Levitt Early Riser Corn Whiskey takes something from Lazor — namely, his corn — but Todd Hardie, founder of Caledonia Spirits, is determined to use the limited-edition whiskey to give something back...

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Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm Writes a Book on 35 Years of Grain Growing

Seven Days: July 2, 2013 | by Corin Hirsch ack Lazor likely resembled any of the hundreds of back-to-the-landers who descended on Vermont during that period. When the idealistic 26-year-old Tufts University grad and his wife bought 60 acres in...

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The Importance of Building Humus

Incredible advances have been made in agricultural productivity in the last half century. Crop yields have soared. Output in pounds of meat and milk has doubled and even tripled in many cases. Improved plant breeding and genetic selection have only...

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