Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tour of sheep dairy

Forty-six people boarded a bus in Taneytown, Maryland, on April 27, 2011, en route to Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, New Jersey. Valley Shepherd milks approximately 600 ewes and has the only carousel (rotating) milking parlor (for sheep) in the United States.

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Valley Shepherd makes a variety of delicious cheeses and other products from sheep, goat, and cow milk. Their farm is located only 40 miles from New York City, where they market much of their product via farmer's markets and other retail establishments. Product may also be purchased online.

Valley Shepherd Creamery is open to the public for tours. Their Sheep Shoppe merchandises their dairy products and many other unique items pertaining to sheep. The farm hosts an annual Shearing Festival.

Valley Shepherd Creamery

Special thanks is extended to Teresa Ridinger for organizing the tour of Valley Shepherd Creamery.

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