This month we bid a goodbye to Christina Caro.

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Christina came to the farm 2 years ago as an animal science major looking for more experience around farming. She started with milking, but soon became our utility infielder helping animal chores, cheese making, farm markets, in the store, with sign painting and anything that needed doing. With that positive, can-do attitude and her love for the farm, she became an integral part of our lives here.

Last fall, Christina told us she wanted to go to veterinary school. She left for a few months to prepare for and take stringent entrance exams, then came back to work with us while she waited for her scores. Christina worked through the holiday season helping in the farm store, making cheese and working with our animals. This month, she boards a plane that will take her to vet school in Costa Rica.

We are happy for Christina to be following her dream, and we will miss her smiling face. Best of luck to you, Christina Caro. Come and visit us often.

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