The GrassWay dairy farm is on a winding country road near New Holstein, WI. T For over 20 years, this is where people have come to see happy animals, outside in their natural environment. Sunshine, fresh air, exercise and nutrient-dense soils are our basis for healthy, happy animals right here in Wisconsin. The beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and eggs, along with other organic foods, are available in an on-farm store. Because of zoning issues, a small membership fee is required.
Stop in to chat for awhile, show the kids the new calves (in the spring they are in the paddock by the driveway) and free range chickens (visible from the road around the middle of June to the end of August). There are baby lambs in the spring now too – although they can be grazing anywhere on our 240 acre farm! They’ll talk for hours about what they’ve experienced here, without the video games. We can’t wait to meet you and talk to you how an organic family farm operates, using permanent managed pastures and organic materials to create a healthy environment. This is the way farming needs to be.
We are STILL in full winter mode around here – feeding, bedding and scrapping. I always look forward to the end of January. It’s such a long month and it’s very nice to have it almost behind us. All the animals are doing well. The laying hens especially are doing GREAT! I don’t know if it’s the type of young chicken I got last year or what – but they are laying very well. We have a good supply of wonderful, organic eggs in the store.
At this time of year, the milk supply from our seasonal cow herd is dropping (like always). With the baby calves due to start around March 22nd, many of the cows have stopped milking (or need to be stopped milking). This dry period allows the mammary tissue to repair and recharge for the new baby. We plan to milk as many cows as we can through this low production period. It’s always a good idea to call before you come.
Write down February 21st on your calendar for our member/new member meeting. It will be held at the New Holstein Public Library, from 1:00 to about 3:30 or so. We plan on talking about A2:A2 milk and the prevalence and concern over Johnnes Disease in dairy cows (we’ve tested negative in the last 5 years). All current members and potential members are invited. There is no cost to attend. Call us for directions if you need them.
Our normal store hours are 9:00 to 5:00: Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday. We are closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Memorial Day (May 26th) – closed
July 4th – closed
Labor Day (September 1st) – closed
Thanksgiving (November 27th) – closed
Christmas Eve (December 24th) – closed at noon
Christmas Day (December 25th)
New Years Eve (December 31st) – closed at noon
New Years Day (January 1, 2015) – closed
11/1/2014: Milk members – There is milk all day, every day that we are open.