The Richards Family
Robert and Bunny Richards established the Meadowbrook Acres dairy farm in 1958 in Milton, Vermont. Their sons, Donnie and Mike Richards, grew up on the farm and continued to operate the farm after Robert passed away in 2002. Donnie's wife, Teresa Richards, keeps the farm organized, and her son Eric Stebbins is the next generation to run the farm.
The farm is primarily an agricultural dairy business. We milk 200 Holstein cows and are a member of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, where the milk we produce is processed. Milk travels from the farm to the store shelves in 48 hours or less, and so there's a good chance that you could be supporting our farm when you buy local dairy products in Vermont and the greater New England region.
Farming is an important part of the economy in Vermont and the livelihoods of many. Vermont dairy farmers provide over 60% of the milk for New England and are dedicated to providing a safe and reliable food supply for a growing population.
The dairy industry has evolved a lot since our farm was started over 50 years ago - rising costs and milk prices are an every day challenge for Vermont farmers. We added maple syrup production to our farm in 1998 to help diversify, and our maple business has been growing every since. When you purchase our maple products, you are helping to keep local farms a part of Vermont. Thank you!
For more information on Vermont Dairy farms, visit: http://www.vermontdairy.com