Founded by William Vincent and his parents Jaime and Steve Vincent in 2013, Brookby Dairy produces high-quality, wholesome raw milk using only sustainable agriculture practices. Our herd of 30 cows are made up of a variety of different breeds (Jersey, Holstein, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Ayrshire). During the summer months, our herd is primarily fed grass through rotational grazing and dry hay. During the winter, they are supplemented with small amounts of locally sourced grain and non-GMO corn silage.
Our family’s dream of re-imagining Brookby Farm as a working dairy was not an easy feat. Between preparing the barns, fields and fences to researching and installing milking equipment, it was a long two-year process to begin operations at Brookby Dairy.
We are certified and licensed by New York State Agriculture and Markets to sell raw milk (unpasteurized, non-homogenized milk in its purest state).
In the fall of 2016, we opened the Brookby Farm Store next to our dairy barn to supply you and your family with the freshest raw milk available as well as other Hudson Valley products.
The Super Milk Award is given by the Empire State Milk Quality Council (ESMQC), recognizing dairy farmers who go above and beyond to meet and exceed high quality and cleanliness standards in New York State.
Awarded in: 2014, 2015, 2016
The Dairy of Distinction Award is bestowed on farms that strive to enhance consumer confidence in the dairy industry, and recognizes the hard work and efforts of all Northeast dairy farmers.
Awarded in: 2016
Raw Milk Process
At Brookby Farm, we milk twice a day at 5:00am and 5:45pm.
Our morning milking begins by placing non-GMO forages at the front of each stall. We then open the barn doors where our lovely cows greet us from the fields. While they’re enjoying their breakfast, we sanitize our equipment and begin our first milking.
Before and after each milking, we wash and sanitize the udders. Although the milking time varies depending on external factors (e.g. weather), milking takes between five to ten minutes per cow. After the milking is complete, our ladies venture back out into the open fields to enjoy the day.
We then wash and sanitize every piece of the milking equipment and the barn, so that everything is prepared for our evening milking.
The last step in our morning routine is to bottle our fresh raw milk. We attach the milk bottling spout to our bulk tank and fill half-gallon and gallon bottles. We place our labels on the bottles then fully stock our refrigerator in the Farm Store.
We value the importance of maintaining high quality standards as it makes for healthy cows and a happy farm.