Farmer: Woman and farmer owned
Growing: Pasture raised and grass-fed cows, all-natural and small-batch butter and creme fraiche
Location: Hamilton, NY
When Lindsey Jakubowski, a former associate at Cornell’s extension school, realized that local dairy farmers were struggling with declining prices and rising costs, she founded Kriemhild Dairy Farms to help these farms add value to their product and hold onto their livelihoods. She teamed up with Bruce and Nancy Rivington of Red Gate Farm in Hamilton, NY to start churning out top-notch butters and creme fraiche from their 100% grass-fed milk.
This value-driven team is the embodiment of neighbors helping neighbors, and has gone on to create a network of dairy farmers that work with Kriemhild to make a positive change on their own farms, and in their communities and local economies. These farmers are constantly looking to improve their products and their impacts on the land, which is lucky for us because we already think they’re doing a pretty good job. With their sweet cream butter churned slowly and finished with an 85% butterfat, resulting in a decadently rich smooth textured butter all harvested and processed in NY, we can’t ask for much more.
Their name comes from the name of the original herd of holstein-friesian cattle that were born, raised and registered in the United States, just a few short miles from their Creamery. The herd was raised by Gerrit Smith Miller, grandson of the famous abolitionist, Gerrit Miller in Peterboro, NY.