The dairy herd is composed of milking shorthorns which is one of the oldest milking breeds still in use. Shorthorns have a cream line similar to that of Jersey cows. All cows are entirely grass-fed April - October unless they manage to break out of the pasture and steal a bit of corn from CSA members. In the Winter during times when the highest quality hay is not available or affordable (depending on market conditions), cows are supplemented with sprouted oats and/or barley. No cows receive any antibiotics. They are given probiotic and mineral supplements consistent with biological farming methods to maintain health and prevent disease.
Since 2005, Diversity Farm has also been offering a vegetable CSA (community supported agriculture) program which has grown over the years to serve an average of 50-60 families per season. During the growing season CSA members sign up for whole or half shares to receive overflowing baskets of produce grown using biological methods including vegetables, herbs, and fruits.
Diversity Farm offers beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and duck on a seasonal basis. Orders for meat are best made between January and May in order to guarantee availability. Please contact us with any questions or to receive an order form. See individual pages for more information about ordering and cutting instructions.
Additional Farm Products
In addition to the above offerings, Diversity Farm also offers cream, raw honey, maple syrup, soy-free eggs, butter, and a gouda-style cheese. These products are offered through the herd share delivery groups or directly at the farm.