CONTOOCOOK, N.H. — Dairy farmers Jamie and Heather Robertson are pleased to announce that Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm is now processing and bottling the farm’s own milk on site.
For over a year, Jamie, Heather and their sons Si, Nate and Bram have been hard at work installing the processing equipment inside the new plant, attached directly to the milking parlor. Milk is moving from cow to bottling facility in a matter of minutes. In addition to being produced in your backyard, Contoocook Creamery milk is bottled in returnable glass jugs, a time honored and environmentally conscious way to enjoy cold, nutritious milk.
Bohanan Farm has been a family owned dairy farm for over 100 years, with more than five generations of Bohanans involved in its operation, Heather (Bohanan) Robertson and her sons being the most recent. At present, the farm owns over 300 cows and grows feed for them on 450 acres of prime agricultural land bordering the Contoocook River.
Getting the processing system up and running was a major storyline of the Robertson’s time on the History Channel’s The American Farm, which debuted in April 2019. The bottling facility builds upon and bolsters the farm’s viability for generations to come.
Though Bohanan Farm continues to sell milk to the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative (which supplies milk to New England’s own Cabot Creamery) Jamie, Heather and their team quickly recognized the demand for New Hampshire-made milk.
The Robertson Family and its team of local employees are committed to providing the freshest milk and highest quality cheese and beef available to their community.
While they hope folks will pick up some milk, cheese or beef while visiting, there’s more than food afoot at the farm. As a partner with Five Rivers Conservation Trust since 2010, Bohanan Farm has more than 400 acres under conservation easement and offers trails, wildlife viewing and a canoe launch. The farm welcomes visitors to its 945 Penacook Road location.
Contoocook Creamery milk is available in small town general stores, in select Hannaford supermarkets, in a number of restaurants, cafes and schools, and of course at the farm. Now that the processing facility is operational, they are eager to meet with more supermarkets, stores and restaurants to offer their products to a wider audience.
Bohanan Farm strives to be a modern dairy operation that produces milk of the highest quality with the most efficient and environmentally sound practices available. The wellbeing of their cows is the most important factor at Bohanan Farm. They know it takes happy, healthy cows to produce high-quality milk.
Drink milk, the cows will make more!
–New England Dairy
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