Location: Ancramdale, NY
Type of Farm: Dairy
Grows/Raises: Creamline milk, butter, creme fraiche, drinkable yogurt, yogurt
Ronnybrook is a Dairy farm in Ancramdale, NY that uses “beyond organic” farming techniques.
Beginning in 1941, the Osofsky family started a small dairy farm, naming it for their eldest son, Ronny. Today, their extended family of kids and cows continues to work those same lovely Hudson Valley pastures. They make milk products the way we have for three generations, in small batches, delivered at peak freshness, pasteurized and without the use of rBST.
Their cows are treated like family. They are the offspring of a long line of prizewinning Holsteins that the Osofsky family has raised for nearly 70 years. In the rare event one of them gets sick, that animal is taken out of the milking rotation and isolated from the rest of the herd. If their veterinarian tells them that she needs antibiotics to get well, that’s what they do. Same as one would do with one of their children. When that animal is completely restored to health, she’s returned to the milking lineup with her sisters.
The milk is tested daily by their state certified and licensed staff for antibiotics and other impurities to insure that all of their products are as wholesome and healthful as possible. Though they pride ourselves on using homeopathic techniques in the treatment of their animals whenever possible, Ronnybrook reserves the right to treat them as directed by their veterinarians.