Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Decides to Bottle His Own Milk Rather than Dump It. Sells Out in Hours.

The American spirit lives on at a 300-year-old, cream-line dairy farm, where a farmer is working around the clock to bottle his own milk after his processor told him to dump it. Locals are lining up to support him.

 

When Ben Brown’s dairy processor told him they could no longer buy his milk, he got to work bottling it himself.

Brown’s Whoa Nellie Dairy farm has been providing high-quality, cream-line milk since the 1700s.

He sells some of it at his on-site farm store, but a large portion of it used to be sold to a dairy processor who pasteurized and bottled it for local restaurants and markets.

When he realized he would have to dump hundreds of gallons of milk each week until his 70 milking cows dried up, he couldn’t bear it.

So he got to work, literally around the clock, pasteurizing it in small batches in his 30-gallon vat and bottling it up.

He posted on Facebook that they’d open up the farm store for additional hours to sell the milk directly to consumers, and the response was overwhelming:

“I know their uncle, Larry Basinger, and we want to help the Brown family through this,” one customer said. “We’re going to buy 10 gallons. I have orders from our whole family.”

They sold out within hours and have sold out almost every day since. On days they don’t sell out, they donate their fresh, non-homogenized milk to local charities.

“I hate waste, and I don’t want to dump milk. People can use it, and I still have to pay my bills,” Brown said.

Brown and his wife Mary Beth purchased the farm four years ago from Ben’s parents. He admitted to a local newspaper that his family has “barely been scraping by” in recent years, and that at first, he was afraid the lockdown would be the end of them.

source: returntonow.net

15 Responses to “Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Decides to Bottle His Own Milk Rather than Dump It. Sells Out in Hours.”

  1. Sharon says:

    If I were close by, I sure would buy milk form this dairy farmer.
    I despise waste too

  2. Deborah says:

    That’s an intelligent man that finds a way to save that to throw out.

  3. Rachel Molina says:

    I am proud to read that you decided to bottle and sell your own milk! Everybody needs this precious commodity.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Mary Martin says:

    where is this farm and how can I buy this milk? Haven’t had FRESH milk since I was a child

  5. Laurel says:

    I applaud your abhorrent dislike for waste. Keep on selling. Wish I was close enough to buy some myself!

  6. Jen says:

    Love when the little guy and loving neighbors find the whey!

  7. Marla Hamm says:

    Good for him,may the good Lord bless him &his farm.its crazy wasting food while starvation is a proven. What the f is wrong with people. I’m sure is not God’s way . It’s a shame

  8. Marla Hamm says:

    Good for him,may the good Lord bless him &his farm.its crazy wasting food while starvation is a problem.What the f is wrong with people. I’m sure is not God’s way . It’s a shame

  9. Catherine says:

    Wish I was close enough to buy! God bless theses people!

  10. Kay Scully says:

    Great the farmer is doing that.
    Seems like “true grit” is coming out of a very bad time
    In America.

  11. Larry says:

    Well done

  12. Daniel M Roth says:

    Instead of just whining to the government this is the way things are done in America. That is why this farm has been operating since the 1700’s and not quit and gone on the ‘check’. Congrats to Brown the American Farmer!

  13. Kudos to him and his family! Thinking not of themselves. But for their neighbors.

  14. Gregory says:

    Why don’t you sell the products to people online
    “ We the people “ support our fellow Americans and
    don’t want to see them going under. I’m a small business
    Fighting to stay a float, We have to stick Together!

  15. Karen Trew-Magee says:

    A mighty big applause for this milk producer. Finally someone uses good sense.

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