In case you missed it, June was National Dairy Month! What is this wonderful time of the year, you ask? According to the International Dairy Foods Association, National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods! Now that this year’s celebration has come to an end, read on to find out how things shook out for the Marcoot Jersey Creamery.
In order to kick off National Dairy Month in June 2019, we celebrated our annual CheeseFest, which took place on our property four miles south of Greenville, Illinois. We welcomed family and friends to enjoy our free event with the Marcoot Cheese Olympics, interactive games, cheese cooking demonstrations, and free samples.
Our Busiest Month
June was one of our busiest months. In fact, it was one of the highest grossing month of the year! Thank you to everyone who was able to support our local dairy efforts by purchasing our products or coming out to the farm. We love our customers as much as we love dairy!
Visiting the Farm
During National Dairy Month, we averaged approximately 100 visitors to the farm daily. Did you know that you can take a tour of the Marcoot Jersey Creamery? That’s right! Come in to taste our products fresh off the farm and to experience our Country Store. You can even check out our calf barn and robotic milking parlor.
Eating cheese after meals helps reduce tooth decay.
More than 42,000 dairy farmers make dairy come to life every day in the U.S.
2% of greenhouse gas emissions is attributed to dairy.
It takes 21 lbs. of milk to make one pound of butter.
All 50 states have dairy farms.
97% of U.S. farms are family-owned.
Dairy farms and the dairy industry collectively are responsible for nearly 1 million jobs in the U.S.
The carbon footprint of one gallon of milk decreased by 2/3 in the last 60 years.
10% of Americans are lactose intolerant.
Cows tend to produce more milk while listening to classical music.
American fighter pilots made ice cream using pairs of 5-gallon cans of milk and cream as a small propeller mixed it. The plane would then rise to high altitudes to freeze it.
It takes less than 48 hours for milk to travel from the farm to the store.
Get Ready for Next Year
Make sure to take advantage of any opportunities to gather with your family and neighbors for delicious farm-fresh food and get to know more about the dairy products being produced in your own backyard. Don’t forget – June 2020 will be here before you know it! In the meantime, enjoy all of the products Marcoot Jersey Creamery has to offer including our cheese and, of course, our delicious Extreme Ice.