Animal Farm is a small, licensed dairy and farmstead creamery located in Orwell, VT. We have been producing handmade butter from grass-fed Jersey cows for ten years, and recently expanded our facility to bottle our own buttermilk, straight from the churn.

Our commitment is, first and foremost, to cow comfort and well-being. From this foundation, we create delicious, high-quality dairy products using small-scale techniques. This allows us to produce food that tastes as it was meant to be — butter that is rich in mouth-feel, fragrant on the nose, and changes with the seasons as well as buttermilk that is light and tangy with butter flecks that melt in your mouth.

The majority of our butter is sent to Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurants, The French Laundry and Per Se. In addition, our butter goes to Chef Barbara Lynch’s Boston restaurants, Menton and No. 9 Park, as well as to Chef Patrick O’Connell’s, The Inn at Little Washington, in Virginia. Small amounts are available through the Middlebury Natural Food Coop. Our buttermilk is distributed throughout New England by Provisions International and can also be found in New York City from Saxelby Cheesemongers.

Our products have been featured in Gourmet Magazine, The Boston Globe, Departures Magazine, ABC Nightly News, The New York Times, and Yankee Magazine among others.

To contact us, please go to diane@animalfarmvt.com.