In central New Jersey, not too far from the Delaware River, Fulper Farms may be one of the last of the dying breed of what once was a thriving enterprise in the state: dairy farms. Or, it may be one of the first of a new, reborn breed: a value-added dairy, where the milk doesn’t
If you’ve never been to a working dairy farm you owe it to yourself – and your children – to visit one – before they are all gone. The family-run small dairy farm is a vanishing breed. I spent some time recently at the Fulper Farm in West Amwell, NJ, a 5th generation modern dairy
WEST AMWELL — The long rows of milk cartons at supermarkets tend to give the impression of great abundance and demand. However, at one of New Jersey’s remaining dairy farms the milk production has not translated into robust profits in recent years. Only a few times in the past 10 years have milk prices actually
By Breanna Fulper From waking up to milk cows at 4:30 a.m. to stacking hay at night, my siblings and I grew up in an environment where a strong work ethic is expected and praised. As the fifth generation of our family’s 104-year old dairy farm, we are much different than our peers, classmates and
Last month, after immersing myself in Brooklyn’s artisanal-food scene, I felt the need that many in my home borough have these days: to get out on a farm and smell the manure. So I drove an hour and a half southwest of New York City to spend the day with three generations of dairy farmers.