LEE — One-by-one, Jersey cows that are ready to be milked take their places beside a milking machine in a barn at High Lawn Farm…
In 2015 High Lawn Farm completed construction of an entirely new, state-of-the-art milk processing facility. With computer-controlled management of every step, the facility is designed to bring the highest quality, freshest product to the market, and with the new loader and conveyor reduces much of the manual labor employees had been responsible for. The raw milk enters…
It was shortly after noon on the hottest Saturday of the year when my best friend, Raki and I arrived at High Lawn Farm. The air was stagnant and smelled of manure and freshly cut grass, cows grazed to our left, and the landscape was undeniably beautiful. I was engrossed by the scene of an idyllic family farm against the backdrop of the Berkshires.
The latest in robotic milking technology has arrived in the Berkshires! The Lely Astronaut robotic milking system at High Lawn Farm in Lee, Massachusetts quickly and gently milks our Jersey herd whenever they feel ready – 23 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Got ice cream? High Lawn Farm does, having recently introduced four flavors of the frozen treat to its loyal customers. The vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and coffee ice cream are the first additions to the farm’s product line in nearly a century. High Lawn has been producing highly coveted Jersey cow milk, cream and butter since at least 1918.
Look out, Canyon Ranch: There’s a new spa up the street— HIGH LAWN FARM, home of fresh Jersey milk. They decided there is nothing too good for their girls. New spa facilities have been competed on their farm in Lee, MA. After a leisurely stroll around the track, the cows moooove on to a head and neck massage and then it’s time for a nap in a private suite on a waterbed.
When my in-laws moved from India to the United States some 35 years ago, they couldn’t believe the low cost and abundance of our milk—until they developed digestive problems. They’ll now tell you the same thing I’ve heard a lot of immigrants say: American milk will make you sick.
When it comes to milk, the fresher the better, and nothing is fresher than dairy from High Lawn Farm in Lee, MA. The last remaining, complete dairy farm in the Berkshires, High Lawn Farm has been producing, bottling and delivering milk locally since before 1900. In 1935, Marjorie Field Wilde and her husband George took over the operations of her family’s 1,500-acre farm, which their family still owns and operates today.
Good ice cream, really good ice cream, can be a time machine. On a hot summer day, a lick of that perfect scoop, cold and creamy, rich and smooth, stops time, melts away worries, and becomes that one scoop you’ve enjoyed since childhood.
High Lawn Farm’s Jersey cows are NOT from the Garden State. The breed originates from the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel, and they are easily distinguished from other cows because of their beautifully dramatic heads, with large eyes surrounded by contrasting shades of beiges and browns.