Farmer-Owned Creamery Plant and Organic Dairy Farm Tour
Friday, July 5, 2019
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join Green Field Farms cooperative's tour of a production dairy farm and their creamery bottling facility. The tour begins at the Gentle Slope dairy farm in Fredericksburg so that participants can observe where the pasture-to-product process begins. Enjoy the bucolic visions of cows on grass while learning about rotational grazing, calf and heifer management, and forage, silage, and grain production. Guests will follow the value-chain into the milking parlor to observe the double 5 New Zealand system, the bulk tank, and how the milk safely arrives at the milk truck.
The tour will then move to the creamery in Wooster to learn more about the "wholesome values, wholesome food" philosophy embedded in all Green Field Farm products. At the bottling plant, visitors will see the handling equipment including bulk tanks, chillers, the low temperature pasteurization process, and the bottling line. The tour culminates with questions, answers, and samples of fresh chocolate milk.
This event is presented by OEFFA as part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted in the tour brochure. For more information about all events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.
This tour will also be located at:
Green Field Farms Processing Plant
6464 Fredericksburg Rd. Wooster, OH 44691
9821 Hogback Rd.
Fredericksburg, OH 44627
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022