Cherry Grove is in the Good Food Merchants Guild!

 

 

We are pleased and honored to announce that Cherry Grove Farm has become a member of the Good Food Merchants Guild! Our acceptance into this guild is due to our good practices and our creation of “good food.” To become a member, half of your production must meet the following criteria, which was created by a diverse group of leaders from each industry.

 

CHEESE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

  • Made with rBGH-free milk from animals raised using good animal husbandry and access to the outdoors.
  • Made without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers on the pastures, and without hormones or sub- therapeutic antibiotics.
  • Made with other ingredients, such as rennet, starter cultures, herbs and washes, produced in the same spirit without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilizers.

 

To learn more, check out their web site!

 

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1902 - Family purchased farm

1910 - Leased land to dairy farmer

1987 - Hamill Brothers inherit farm

2002 - Started as a family business

2003 - Started a beef herd, laying hens, and pigs

2004 - Added sheep and attained organic certification of pasture land

2005 - Added dairy herd and began making fresh cheeses like mozzarella

2006 - Built aging caves and began making aged cheeses

2012 - Grid Magazine’s Cheese of the Month (Nov – Full Nettle Jack); Finalist at the Good Food Awards (Toma)

2013 - Won 2 blue ribbons from the American Cheese Society(for Buttercup Brie and Lawrenceville Jack Reserve); Added second cheesemaker

2014 - Broke ground on additional aging space and began process of getting AWA certification for our chickens
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