Meet Spontaneous, the newest member of our herd! This lovely 2 year old spotted Nubian buck arrived from a great farm outside of Syracuse last week. Spontaneous is lonely at the moment because he is in quarantine as he waits the results of his blood tests. It's important that he is healthy, because First Light is a disease-free herd, and it is our most important role as herdsman to make sure our girls stay healthy! If all goes well, and we believe it will, Spontaneous will not be lonely any more, as he will be one of 6 bucks that begin breeding season at First Light next week!
The team at Grassland Organic Dairy harvests organic grass yesterday afternoon. Harvesting the 600 pound bales wet and tightly wrapping in plastic creates an optimal environment for fermentation. These bales will ripen over the next 6 months, and feed value of the summer harvest will increase due to the blend of wild flora that ferment the bale. With this technique, Grassland's Organic Jerseys will get to enjoy the summer harvest all winter long!! Watch to the end to see the bales being wrapped!
Mind-bender of a day yesterday for @firstlightfarmer: we went from literally 10 times the pressure of the deepest depths of the oceans to sitting on top of the world of the Empire State. New Farmers meet new technology. What are we talking about? Stay tuned, details coming soon... #changeistheonlyconstant
Double rainbow at First Light this morning- it's going to be a good day!
Happy Father's Day! Today we celebrate Dads, who take care of us, and when they see a fire, are willing to run towards it for us, even if it's only to get a kiddie fire hat to end a temper tantrum. #fathersday #familyfarm #noonewashurt
Grilling with Dad for Father's Day? Our spicy Sunburned Pepper Jack melts beautifully for your favorite Grill Master!
Shout out to Cherry Hill, NJ! We are excited to announce that by September, 2017, First Light cheese will be available in 6 states! #newyork #newjersey #pennsylvania #massachusetts #maryland #virginia @wegmanswhatsgood
Gorgeous week-old calf at Grassland Organic Dairy this gorgeous Sunday afternoon!
Sushi and sunset on canandaigua lake #wemadethis #goatcheeseinsushi #wineandculinarycenter #farmergetsadayoff
Watch this video to the very end for some exciting First Light news! Thank you, Cathy, Cheryl and the whole Wegmans family!
Planning Sunday brunch this weekend? How about @noshroc, who posted this offering about their awesome new brunch menu- #Applejack pancakes, stuffed with apples and @firstlightfarmer organic cow's milk Jack cheese, with braised pork belly and a brown butter maple syrup drizzle!