Eastleigh Farm To Say Goodbye to Peaches Today
Have you ever met Peaches? Peaches was the girl that started it all at Eastleigh Farm.
Today, on Feb. 8 Peaches will be laid to rest.
Peaches was the girl that started it all here at Eastleigh Farm. Her regal demor and tenure at Eastleigh is why she will be so missed.
Peaches has created 7 generations for Eastleigh Farm. Her legacy will live on. Anyone will tell you that her spirit is something to note and an energy that will never be forgotten.
Never been to Eastleigh Farm?
Let us tell you a bit about us. Eastleigh Farm was established in the early 1900’s. It stayed in the same family, operating as a Guernsey dairy until 1981. In 1981, the farm was transferred to a local businessman who owned it until 1996, operating as a beef farm. A developer bought and owned it for six years, continuing to utilize the pastures to raise beef. Eight years ago, the present owner began the process of reconverting the facility to a dairy operation.
Previously, the milk produced was sold into the Federal milk pool. The owner decided that the best way to serve the farm and potential customers was to sell the products on the farm. In addition to raw milk produced on the farm, locally produced cheeses, eggs, fresh breads, honey and many other products are available.
Through its most recent history, only natural land enhancements have been used including organic fish oil and seaweed, to supplement the growing of grass and hay used at the farm. The owner has been involved in the dairy business all of his life and has never used pesticides or artificial enhancements in any of the farm operations.
The "girls" are pastured and grass fed throughout most of the year. The operation is very close to being organic without being certified. The herd consists of mostly Jerseys (high in butter fat) with a few Guernseys, and Brown Swiss.
All of the cattle are born and raised on the two farms that are within close proximity to each other in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Our raw milk is only available from our farm store. It is produced according to the strict regulation of the Department of Agriculture.
A release form is required for all raw product sales according to state law.
We graze our 300 cow herd on our own pastures, using the cows to naturally improve the soil and sustain the land. Allowing the cows fresh air, sunshine and green grass promotes their health and the quality of our products. Remember, our Raw Milk is only available in our farm store.
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