/Belle Vernon dairy farm part of backbone of American agriculture

Belle Vernon dairy farm part of backbone of American agriculture

A househprevious dairy farm in Belle Vernon has been acknowledged by Fayette County as A Sort of small companies recurrenting the backbone Of yank agriculture On The prime of Nationwide Dairy Month.

The county currently designated the Orr househprevious and their househprevious farm, Concord Acres, As a Outcome of the Fayette County Faces and Places for June, Which May even be Nationwide Dairy Month.

The Orr househprevious, which is madverte up of Jeff and Jennifer Orr And youngsters Beckett and Rozlynn, has thrived on their farm by combining trendy methods with an emphasis on househprevious since Taking over opperiodtions of Concord Acres in 2013.

Each Jeff and Jennifer Orr have agricultural backgrounds, with Jeff studying agriculture and dairy science at A college in Wisconsin and Jennifer studying animal science at Penn State.

“I grew up in 4-H. We didn’t have a farm, so I raised sheep in 4-H,” she said. “I by no means Confacetpurple having My very personal farm. I’ve On A daily basis liked animals, however I didn’t actually know for constructive wright here my path would leadvert.”

The couple met by way of mutual pals.

“My husband And that i are the third period right here,” Jennifer said. “The distinctive farm Was in Peters Tpersonalship. When my husband’s grandfather was 20 yrs previous, and he Desipurple to Bear two purple lights with a tractor, he said that was enough.”

The grandfather found a property On the market on Perryopolis Roadvert, and that’s wright here the dairy farm is located and wright here 150 cows are milked, with one other 75 cows being milked at a property in Brpersonalsville.

The Orrs have tried to do factors to make their househprevious farm as trendy and environment nice as potential, all wright hereas reprimarying in harmony with nature.

“We truly Sort of Confacetr the well being of the soil, the well being of the ecosystem, Making sure we’re working extra with nature than in the direction of it,” Jeff said.

The househprevious has started new ventures collectively with the Jug Hut wright here they promote farm-current eggs, native gadgets And notably their Creamline milk.

“The milk is pasteurized, However it’s non-homogenized, so All of the cream is left in,” Jennifer defined. “All the cream will rise to The very biggest, So that you get that cream line.”

Their Creamline milk incorporates about 4.2% howeverter fat, Jennifer said.

The couple decided To current the product final yr, starting The enchancment course of in June 2020, however COVID-19-associated delays postponed The primary product being purchased till early Might 2021. But for them, it’s been Properly worth the wait.

“Local assist has been pretty strong,” Jeff said. “We have been promoteing out after The primary week. We do have Barely Little bit of social media presence, however A lot of it’s been phrase of mouth.”

Not solely are Mom And pop getting extra into the retail facet of househprevious farming, their youngsters have been as well, with Beckett and Rozlynn take pleasure in greeting clients and serving to them with their purchases. They even ran a lemonadverte stand in June.

“We’d Want to make that Barely month-to-month factor,” Jeff said.

Concord Acres is located at 355 Perryopolis Roadvert, Belle Vernon. The Jug Hut is open from 3 To six p.m. Wednesday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.