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Rural Vermont & Family Cow Farmstand Host Raw Milk Ice Cream Social & Open Barn, Thursday July 17th

2386 Shelburne Falls Rd
Hinesburg, VT

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 11, 2014

Contact Person: Shelby Girard, (802) 223-7222,


Raw Milk Ice Cream Social & Open Barn in Hinesburg on July 17th:

Rural Vermont & Family Cow Farmstand Host Raw Milk Celebration

On Thursday, July 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm, Rural Vermont and Family Cow Farmstand partner to host a Raw Milk Ice Cream Social & Open Barn at the farm, located at 2386 Shelburne Falls Road in Hinesburg. This free and family-friendly event is the first in a series of Rural Vermont events that will celebrate raw milk and a recent change to the law that allows raw milk enthusiasts to pick up their milk at the farmers’ market. This change creates opportunity, access, and convenience! What better reason to celebrate?!

Come out to Family Cow Farmstand on Thursday and bring a picnic, sample raw milk at its finest, meet the calves, tour the farm, and enjoy a rich and creamy bowl of homemade, raw milk ice cream. Who knows - some local musicians might even make an appearance!

This latest update to the raw milk law allows Tier 2 raw dairy producers to go beyond home delivery and also offer delivery to farmers’ markets for customers who have come out to the farm to make their initial purchase.

The change to the law requires anyone who wants to pick up raw milk at the farmers’ market to first visit the farm. For anyone interested in learning more about Family Cow Farmstand delivery options, what better time to visit the farm then Thursday evening when the tour will be accompanied by homemade ice cream?!

Governor Shumlin signed into law this exciting, albeit modest, improvement to Vermont’s raw milk law in late May, and it went into effect on July 1st, 2014. For more info about raw milk and the new law, visit, call (802) 223-7222, or come to Family Cow Farmstand on July 17th!

RSVP for the Raw Milk Ice Cream Social & Open Barn on Family Cow Farmstand’s Facebook event page. Rural Vermont will be announcing additional raw milk celebrations soon … Check for updates.


Family Cow Farmstand produces small amounts of fresh, unpasteurized milk. Their milk is a healthy, whole food with amazing flavor. They deliver through their milk share program and sell milk to drop-in customers at their self-serve farmstand in Hinesburg, Vermont, which is always open.

Rural Vermont is a statewide nonprofit group founded in 1985. For over 25 years, Rural Vermont has been advancing its mission of economic justice for Vermont farmers through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and education. For more info or to be added to the mailing list, call (802) 223-7222, visit, or find them on Facebook.



Shelby Girard
Outreach Coordinator
Rural Vermont
(802) 223-7222
15 Barre St., Suite 2, Montpelier VT 05602