May 28, 2015 9:31 AM
'Meet your milk' event to give hands-on experience at UNH dairy barns
DURHAM - Families can enjoy some ice-cream and meet its source at an event at the University of New Hampshire dairy center in June.
"Meet Your Milk" is an annual event at the Fairchild Dairy Center, scheduled this year for Saturday, June 20.
Kids can meet the cows and calves on the farm, try their hand at making butter and ice-cream, enjoy a wagon rides, tours and free milk and ice-cream.
"It is our intent to help reconnect families with their local dairy food system and show them firsthand how cows are cared for, fed, and the practices used to produce healthy, wholesome dairy products,” said Amy Hall, director of Granite State Dairy Promotion, which co-sponsors the event.
According to Granite State Dairy Promotion, N.H. has approximately 130 dairy farms with an average of 115 milking animals per farm.
The Fairchild Dairy Center is located at 36 O’Kane Road off Mast Road Extension in Durham. It is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can observe the milking of cows at 3:30 p.m. each day.