Larson Farm and Creamery Wells, VT
Larson Farm and Creamery is a family owned and operated organic dairy located in Wells, Vermont. Rich and Cynthia Larson started the Larson Farm as a conventional dairy in the mid-1970s. Due to plummeting milk prices and narrow profit margins the dairy closed in 1993, but it was reestablished in 2007 and has transitioned to a herd of Jersey Cow that are 100% grass-fed and USDA-certified organic. Rich and Cynthia Larson have been working to breed their herd of cows with a specific gene that produce milk that is high in A2A2 beta caseins. The A2 protein is present in human, sheep and goat milk, and there is some evidence that indicates milk from cows with the A2 protein is more easily digestible (read more about A2A2 beta caseins at the Larson Farm Website). Rich and Cynthia's daughter, Mercy, manages the dairy herd, and sister-in-law Lee manages the creamery making Larson Farm truly a family operation!