Engelbert Farms, LLC is a certified organic dairy farm, certified by Vermont Organic Farmers (NOFA-VT).
It is a true family farm, farming in the same location since 1911.
Kevin, Lisa and their sons Joe and John all actively work on the farm.
We have been farming organically since 1981, and have been certified organic since 1984. We recently learned that we were the first certified organic dairy farm in the country! We joined CROPP Cooperative and started shipping milk to Organic Valley in August 2001. No chemicals are ever used on our fields, and no antibiotics, hormones, or synthetic wormers are ever used on our animals. Our dairy cows live out their lives happily munching high quality, Organic grass, hay and small amounts of organic corn – all grown on our farm.
ON OUR FARM, CERTIFIED ORGANIC MEANS:
NO Chemical Fertilizers
NO Animal By-Products
-ARE EVER USED!!!
PROMOTES HEALTHY PEOPLE AND EARTH!
We make our living with our Animals, not from them!
KNOW YOUR FARMER!
It is important to know where your food is produced!
Most meat sold in grocery stores is produced in feedlots where there are thousands of animals crowded in pens on concrete. They are fed a diet of mainly grain laced with antibiotics to help keep them healthy in such unnatural conditions.
Our cows and calves are raised in lush pastures and fed very little grain. Our pigs are raised outdoors with plenty of room to exhibit their natural behavior.
BUY LOCAL! IT MATTERS!
At Engelbert Farms, we have been farming organically since 1981, and have been certified organic since 1984. We recently learned that we were the first certified organic dairy farm in the country! We sold our organic milk into the conventional market for 20 years until we joined CROPP Cooperative and started shipping milk to Organic Valley in August 2001.
No chemicals are ever used on our fields, and no antibiotics, hormones, or synthetic wormers are ever used on our animals. Our dairy cows live out their lives happily munching high quality, organic grass, hay and small amounts of organic corn – all grown on our farm. During the grazing season, the Dairy cows are on a fresh plot of grass daily. Our cows are never confined. Beef cows are 100% grass-fed from April through mid-November each year. Over the winter they are fed organic hay, haylage (chopped high moisture hay), and a small amount of corn silage. Corn silage is the entire corn plant, chopped and fermented and it accounts for only around 5% of their diet over the winter.
Veal calves are raised in the pasture with their mothers. Pigs are fed certified organic grains, milk, hay and leftover vegetables from our organic gardens. No animal by-products are ever fed to our animals. Our beef, pork and veal are available by individual cuts – all available in our Farm Store and Creamery.
We raise certified organic seasonal vegetables, including: Garlic – both seed and table- Potatoes, Onions,and Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Peppers, Summer Squash & Zucchini, String Beans, Radishes, Carrots, Beets and more.
“No chemicals ever used on our land or Animals!”
Engelbert Farms Store and Creamery
The Farm Store is now located at the Creamery building: 263 W River Rd, Nichols, NY.
We are a Certified Organic Farm producing certified organic beef, pork, veal, cheese and vegetables, and we carry products from other local sustainable farms.
Farm Store and Creamery is open:
Wednesday: 11 to 5pm
Thursday and Friday: 11 to 5pm
Saturday: 10 to 3pm
Amazing supply of the best, cleanest, tastiest and localest food in our area. And Lisa is the most helpful proprietor. Special orders are welcome! I just picked up 14lbs of organic brisket and ended up buying short ribs, a chuck roast, Engelbert cheddar, beets and the last of the season’s purple carrots. I feel so grateful.
It’s all REAL food!! What we eat does matter. Where it comes from does matter. How it was grown and harvested does matter – for our health and the health of our planet. I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature is proud of the Engelberts!!!
Just stopped for my first time. The women was so kind and helpful. The beef was amazing and full of flavor. The produce was fresh and tasty. Would highly recommend.