Hello Neighbor! Did you get our postcard?  We have a message for you HERE

27202_1391622393278_2434379_n

Quick fun facts about Vlietstra Dairy Farm.

  • We are a family farm celebrating 100 years of dairy farming in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • You will find our 3rd and 4th generation owners in the barn every day working with the cows, cleaning pens and hauling manure, or doing the constant maintenance on buildings and equipment.
  • We milk 300 cows twice a day.
  • Our milk gets shipped many places and is sold in the form of milk, butter, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.
  • We grow approximately 800 acres of crops each year.  The majority of our crops are fed to our cows.
  • We buy insurance locally and bank with area bankers. Local veterinarians help us care for our herd.  We regularly purchase equipment, building supplies, seed and fuel from local venders.  We hire local contractors for many projects.
  • For many years and to this day neighborhood young people and Vlietstra grandchildren have had their first jobs feeding calves or milking cows at our farm.
  • We have wonderful neighbors and friends.
  • We love farming and plan to continue for years to come.

Here is how you can contact us.   For current news and updates, follow us on Facebook.

11052456_10207115271182848_1464598635499937459_n

Vlietstra cows enjoying the sunshine

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “

  1. Hello ….to your family Vliestra’s!!! I’m Doc Russell’s daughter…your old neighbor! It is so good to get your post…..you are wonderful people. Happy New year and GodBless you all!

    Like

  2. I’m so glad you’ve set up this site! It’s beautiful, Karen, and your brother clearly shares your gift with words. It’s great to have facts about the farm and its history online so we can direct others here for information. And I had fun today reading about lots of things I didn’t know too!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s