Neighborly Farms


Neighborly Farms

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Neighborly Farms began operating as a dairy farm in the 1920’s in Randolph, Vermont. The farm encompasses 168 acres, which are farmed entirely organically. 60-70% of the milk produced at Neighborly Farms goes towards their cheese production, of which they make 11 varieties. The farm was briefly able to run an anaerobic digester onsite but they were never able to achieve sufficient gas production, or the correct knowledge to make it happen. Therefore the digester, which was a vertical plug flow variety where very little mixing takes place, shut down one year later.

IFES Number: 86

City: Randolph

State: VT

Country: USA

Type of Firm: Farm

Main Products: Dairy (60-70% of which goes into cheese); bedding; maple syrup

Size of Firm: 60-75 milking cows; 400 total acres

Ownership Type: Private

Technology: Biogas

Energy System Components: Anaerobic digester

Operational Status: Closed

Energy Feedstock: manure; they tried some whey

New co-products: Bedding