In 1930 Richard James started Monument Farms Dairy, beginning with just a home delivery route. Today Richard’s grandchildren are running the dairy which operated in Weybridge Vermont. Their facility employs 35 people and milks 370 cows, producing over 3,000 gallons of milk a day. As Jon Rooney says, “We like to package as pure of a product as possible,” in reference to not using rBST and rBGH.
In effort to sustain one of the last dairies in Vermont that bottles its own milk, City Market, as well as Hunger Mountain and Middlebury Co-ops, worked out a unique program with Monument Farms. The three Co-ops pay a year round fixed rate to help insure that Monument Farms gets a fair price for their milk and to support local farms. In exchange the three Co-ops stock their own brand of Co-op Milk in the stores. Look for Co-op Milk next time you need milk and feel good about ensuring that Monument Farms dairy will continue to thrive.