What's in the Kriemhild name?
Kriemhild Dairy Farms, pronounced cream-hil-d, comes from the name of the original Holstein herd of holstein-friesian cattle that were born, raised and registered in the United States. This particular herd holds a unique value as our farm is located just a few short miles from Peterboro, NY, where the herd resided in 1929, raised by Gerrit Smith Miller, grandson of the famous abolitionist, Gerrit Miller. While we are not focused on breeds and enjoy the diversity of a mixed breed herd, we recognize the importance of history and the path that was paved to make this area the beautiful and viable dairy country that exists today.
Bruce & Nancy Rivington, Owners & Grazers
Bruce and Nancy Rivington, along with their family, own and operate Red Gate Farm, which is located in the southern hills of Madison County. The colourful herd of Ayrshire and cross bred cows calve seasonally each spring so that they give most of their delicious milk while receiving fresh grass twice daily during the growing season. Almost two decades of rotational grazing experience enable them to keep the lush paddocks of their all grass farm at their best. All young stock also live on this fine grass throughout the summer. The Rivington family's passion for grazing is evident throughout the hill and valley fields of their beautiful farm. Bruce is also a member of Prograssinator. Visit us on Facebook!
Lindsey Jakubowski, General Manager
Lindsey, a graduate from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, began assisting Kriemhild Dairy Farms from its conception in 2010 while working for Madison County's Ag Economic Development Program. As Kriemhild Dairy Farms developed, so did Lindsey's passion for running a value-added dairy business. We welcomed her full-time to the team in October of 2012. Lindsey not only has ambition for helping this small dairy in Upstate New York, she's also driven to be part of a greater cause to bring sustainably produced food to the community. "My hope by working with Kriemhild is that other dairy farmers will realize the profitabilty of grazing, will have an outlet for their milk that will pay a good fair price, and be the best citizen they can by nurturing the natural cycles of our ecosystem."