Farm Feature: Sun-Ton Farms

I am happy to introduce you to the Schilter Family. The Schilter family is an organic dairy located in Washington! I am excited that they are also part of our young cooperative program through our cooperative. Michelle share on her blog dairy-farming through the eyes of a former “city” girl. She has some great posts and you should check them out.

1. What is the name of your farm? Our farm name is Sun-Ton Farms

2. When was your farm established? The farm was established in 1962 in Enumclaw, Washington and moved to Chehalis, Washington in 1992.

3. What generation are you? We are the 4th generation, family owned farm.

4. Where is your farm located? We are located in Chehalis, Washington.

5. How many cows are you currently milking? We are currently milking 250 cows on our organic dairy.

6. What are you thankful for in regards to your dairy farm or the dairy industry AND why?

I am thankful I can raise my children on a family farm where they can learn the values and benefits of working together as a family. I love the dairy industry – it is full of some of the most innovative, creative, hard-working people whose goal is to feed the world.

Son-Ton Farms

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Farm Feature: Tony Martin Dairy

I heard about Barbra at a conference I attended this last summer in Chicago. I knew that I was going to like her just from her title, “Dairy Goddess”. I have enjoyed following along with her via social media and about died when I read the hashtag #IfItAintFromATeatyItAintMilk (I might have messed that up) but it is the same context of what she posted and it literally made me laugh out loud! Make sure to follow along with her if you are not already.

1. What is the name of your farm? Tony Martin Dairy. We also process farmstead cheese and milk and that is called Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese and Milk.

2. When was your farm established? We have been at this location since 2006.

3. What generation are you? We are the 3rd generation now going on the 4th and proud to announce that the 5th has just been born.

4. Where is your farm located? Lemoore CA – Central California

5. How many cows are you currently milking? We milk 1100 cows, Holstein herd.

6. What are you thankful for in regards to your dairy farm or the dairy industry AND why?

I am thankful to live where I work with my family. I love providing such a good and nutritious product from the cows we love so much. I love working the land to feed them. I love that having a dairy taught my children a great work ethic and responsibility to the land and cows that provide for us.

Barbara Family Photo

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