WILLISTON – The Kingdom Creamery of East Hardwick was one of six dairy farms to receive a grant from the Vermont Breakfast on the Farm program intended to support community outreach and dairy education initiatives.
The grant will support Kingdom Creamery’s production and delivery of 700 gallons of fluid milk to food shelves throughout northern Vermont.
The Vermont Breakfast on the Farm grant program was created to give Vermont farmers and industry organizations the opportunity to engage the public in learning about modern dairy farming in the Green Mountain State in creative ways.
Vermont Breakfast on the Farm awarded more than $31,000 to six dairy farms, farmer organizations and other agricultural-based non-profits to promote dairy farming and dairy foods. The circumstances of 2020 made this initiative possible, and the projects outlined below will help further connect the public to hard working farm families and the dairy products they make.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous pressures on many aspects of Vermont life. The agricultural sector certainly wasn’t spared from these challenges,” explained committee chair Melissa Carabeau. “However, I am continually amazed by the hard work and perseverance of our dairy farming community. Our goal is for these grassroots-efforts to positively impact communities in a time when local food production has become more important than ever.”
These grants are made possible by the following 2020 corporate sponsors of Vermont Breakfast on the Farm and supported by the Vermont dairy community : AminoMax (Agritech), Cabot Cooperative Creamery, Church & Dwight (Arm & Hammer), Booth Brothers, Cargill, Diamond V, Dairy Farmers of America, Front Porch Forum, New England Dairy, Phibro Animal Health, Phoenix Feeds, Poulin Grain, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Dairy Industry Association, and Yankee Farm Credit.