Flayvors of Cook Farm opened in 1998. It was a dream of Beth's to open an ice cream and dairy store and it has proven to be extremely important in the farm's viability.
Flayvors is a great place for lunch with a special homemade dessert, but it is also a great place for the family. We are located on a dairy farm with calves to pet and cows to watch while sitting at one of our many picnic tables. Come in and see all we have to offer -- it changes like the seasons of New England.
A DAY IN THE LIFE ON THE FARM-
August 22, 2012
There are many aspects of farming that are wonderful. And some that aren't so wonderful. Cows or calves getting out in the middle of the night is up towards the top of the list of not-so-wonderful.
Last night at 2:56 am (or rather this morning!) I awoke to flashing headlights and a car revving it's engine. My first thought, this can't be good. As I got to the closest window, I realized I was right....calves running in the street, yard and by the barn. (the guilty are pictured here)
90% of our herd traces to Fayvor
We bought Fayvor (right) in 1985 from Don Herron & Sons in Leyden, Ma and we started testing for protein that fall. Fayvor near the end of her lactation consistently tested above 4% for protein. Little did we realize at that time the tremendous impact that she would have on our breeding and merchandising program. Fayvor had 13 daughters (9 EX, 4 VG) for us and the best records for herself and the daughters average 358d 2x 26,305 4.6% 1254 3.7% 967 with an average score of 89 points! With these daughters and her son Flip, 90% of our herd traces back to her at least once.
You can learn more about Fayvor and the rest of our herd by clicking here.