Seven Generations Strong

A true labor of love for our family, Danforth Jersey Farm was established in 1817 and set the foundation for creating Cowbella nearly 200 years later

The Start of an American Dream

The Danforth Jersey Farm is built on the dreams and hard work of Nahum and Esther Danforth.

1817

The other George & Martha

Nahum and Esther's son George Washington Danforth inherits the farm. He marries his beloved Martha and they have seven children.

1860

The Original Milkmaid

George Washington, sadly died at a young age leaving Martha widowed with her surviving six young children. She made butter to both support her family and keep the farm in operation. Her amazing story inspired the creation of Cowbella products.

1882

Chicago World's Fair Winner

Martha's original sweet cream butter wins the Chicago World's Fair Award of Excellence which still hangs in the farmhouse kitchen.

1893

One of America's oldest jersey cow herds

Martha's son Everett inheritted the farm and bought the first Jersey bull and heifer, which were the founding animals of our herd that today is the longest established Jersey herd in the country.

1919

Rebuilding the barn

Everett and Anna endured a fire set off by a lightening strike that burned the original barn, but they persevered and rebuilt.

1925

The Next Generation

Everett and Anna's son George Russell marries his sweetheart Marietta. They inherit the new barn and run the farm with daughter Gail and son Russell.

1937

3 Generations Under 1 Barn Roof

Gail and her husband Dave had a daughter Shannon who grew up on the farm with her parents, Uncle Russell, and beloved Grandpa George.

1975

The Seventh Generation

Shannon inherits the farm. Shannon is raising her children Gus and Daisy on the farm. They are the 7th generation to grow up there.

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Locally Processed and Produced

We built our Cowbella processing plant right up our road from the barn to begin making Cowbella dairy products.

2010

The Butter That Keeps on Winning

The gold medal awards we won for our butter in 2011 from the North American Jersey Cheese Awards.

2011

Simply Better Together

We are proud to be part of Bovina Valley, a collection of regional businesses with a shared heritage who have come together to craft unique products using traditions past down through generations of our families.

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