for the love of cows since 1817

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our cows are our family

and family is at the heart of everything we do

on our over 200 year old Danforth Jersey Farm

that's been in our family for 7 generations

of course all our cows have names

we milk a small herd of 40 Jerseys

and they are the stars in our milky way

they graze 70 acres of our Catskills pastures

and we turn their milk into our Cowbella products

at our farmstead creamery

taste the love we put into everything we do

we make feel good food for your stomach and your soul

from our cows on our farm by our family to yours

Milk is Magic

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we believe in full-circle farming

and that milk is magic

the life we give our cows of

open pasture, sunshine, and fresh air

makes all the difference in our products

we shelter our herd in our warm tie stall barn in inclement weather

and we make feed for them when the pasture cannot

of dry or fermented hay that we harvest from our own fields

and ensure all their needs are met with supplemental grain

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our Jersey girls' grass heavy diet produces an unmatched bright golden color in our butter and cheese

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the whey and skim milk that is leftover from making cheese and butter is fed to our hogs that provide our pork products

cappicola, chorizo, hot/sweet italian sausage, country pate, bacon, cuts

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our Jersey boys that are born on our farm live a full life as steers, free on our pastures to ultimately provide our beef stick and jerky products

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we also produce maple syrup and sugar made from trees on our farm and our neighboring farm

Our roots run deep

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Martha Danforth was the 2nd generation on our farm

and the only other woman to take the reins

after her husband's sudden passing

she kept the farm alive by making butter

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with her 5 daughters and only son, Everett,

from their small herd of cows

Martha and her oldest daughter Hattie sent their butter to the

1893 Chicago World's Fair

and won awards of excellence

that hang proudly in our farmhouse kitchen to this day

inspired by his mother

when he was old enough to take over the farm

Everett bought a cow and bull of the breed known for the butterfat in their milk

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purebred registered Jerseys

that became the foundation of our all Jersey herd we milk today

the year was 1919

making our bloodlines continuous for over 100 years

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we were also inspired by Martha

we built our Cowbella Creamery on the farm in 2010

to keep her butter legacy going strong

and to keep our history alive for hopefully many generations to come

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