I’m so excited to kick it off the holiday season with a visit to Arethusa Farm in Litchfield County for some real eggnog with New England Dairy! Looking back on 2019, we had the pleasure of showcasing New England dairy farms tapping maple syrup in March, churning ice cream all summer long, and hosting family-fun activities in the Fall. Now, we’re showcasing where to get real eggnog for your holiday festivities in New England!
It’s been quite a year exploring the quintessential New England dairy farms that are doing so much for the community! I mean, New England houses roughly 1,000 dairy farming families. These farms help supply our communities with farm-to-table food by working above and beyond to preserve open-spaces, historic structures, and rolling hills. You often see this land featured on our Instagram.
Arethusa Farm was founded in 1868 by the Webster family and purchased in 1999 by George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis. Their goal being to save open farmland and establish their own dairy herd. Fast forward to 2019, with two retail stores and gourmet dairy products, Arethusa Farm and their farm stores are a thriving part of Connecticut’s community! Plus, it’s a great spot to grab glass-bottle real eggnog.
New England Dairy farms where you can grab real eggnog
for your holiday festivities in New England:
822 Bantam Road – Bantam, CT
1020 Chapel St. New Haven, CT
Head to the Arethusa Farm store in Bantam or New Haven for farm-fresh eggnog! For the last four years, the family-owned farm has served up real eggnog in a special edition glass bottle for the holidays. The bottles – which make the perfect collectible and hostess gift – showcase one of the many cow breeds on the farm donning a festive wreath. The shop also sells homemade ice cream, award-winning farmstead cheeses, and other dairy goodies! The actual farm is
located in Litchfield. They host Open Barn Saturdays during the spring, summer
and fall where you can meet cows!
4 Oliver Road – Enfield, CT
Not only does Smyths Trinity Farm make their own whole, 1%, skim, chocolate, coffee, and strawberry milk – they also offer delicious seasonal eggnog! The farm sells their milk, eggnog, half-and-half, and cream all in classic glass bottles. The fourth-generation farm uses its own milk to make 7 flavors of yogurt too! If you live in the area, Smyth’s can bring it right to your door with home delivery.
73 Comins Road – Hadley, MA
Mapleline Farm was established in 1904 and today is home to over 200 Jersey cows. Jersey cow milk is known for its high level of butterfat giving it a rich and creamy flavor. The family-owned farm bottles milk, flavored milk, and seasonal eggnog!
945 Penacook Road – Contoocook, NH
Bohanan Farm at Contoocook Creamery offers eggnog for the holidays in quart and half-gallon sizes. The farm produces glass-bottled milk and flavored milk such as chocolate, coffee, and blueberry too! They’re known for their fresh cheddar, maplewood smoked cheddar, garlic cheddar, and jalapeno cheddar cheese. Yum!
151 N. Brow Street – East Providence, RI
Get your glass-bottled eggnog delivered fresh from the cow to your door in under 48-hours! Munroe Dairy has been delivering milk to the homes of Rhode Islanders since 1881. As a local family-owned company, they support other local businesses by offering over 200 products, from New England-based companies. All of which are delivered directly to your home in one of Munroe Dairy’s famous cowtrucks!
Now for more New England dairy farms offering fresh holiday eggnog and to learn about the history of eggnog, please click here. Overall, I hope this post got you in the holiday spirit. With another wonderful season upon us, wishing you all a peaceful and eggnog filled holiday season.
Thank you to New England Dairy for sponsoring this post.
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