Upstate SC Field Trip: Happy Cow Creamery

Field Trip: Happy Cow Creamery

Happy Cow Creamery Field Trip

We went on a field trip to a beautiful dairy farm and creamery that produces our favorite milk, Happy Cow. The cows are allowed to roam free in beautiful wooded pastures, and they are rotated from field to field each day so their grass is always new, fresh, and sweet. There is a separate pasture for the expecting and new mommy cows, and one of them had just given birth the morning we were there.

The unique system of rotating pastures is called the 12 Aprils program, which you can learn more about here.
Field Trip: High Hopes Farm mylearningtable.comThe little farm store is stocked with so much goodness–we came home with chocolate milk, cheeses, freshly ground grits, and honey to stock our pantry, while teaching our kids about the importance of buying local goods.
Field Trip: High Hopes Farm
We learned all about the importance of responsible and humane farming, and we enjoyed seeing how the dairy operation works from milking the cows to getting the milk ready to sell. The kids were especially intrigued with the bottling operation, and the chocolate milk line was a big hit with all of them.
Field Trip: High Hopes Farm
Field trips are amazing opportunities for hands-on learning and experiencing the world in “real life.” These shared experiences are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Cow Creamery is located in Pelzer, which is in upstate South Carolina. This grazing dairy and an on-farm bottling plant and creamery is a fun and fascinating place to visit for all ages, and they offer educational tours from March through November, with a trolley ride through the farm and a yummy sample of ice cream.

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Comments (4)

  1. Bobby

    Love it 🙂 There’s a reason I find buying the Saluda dairy farm’s raw milk (found at 14 Carrot in Lexington, when I travel) is preferred, as are eggs from the farm by Wil-Moore Farms in Kershaw County. The farm is where the best things are! And some happy bovines too!

  2. With Love & Confection

    This is so precious! I have never heard of High Hopes Farm. We will definitely have to look into that! We did the Upstate Farm Tour this past summer and visited many beautiful farms. One of our favorites was Split Creek Farm in Anderson. They make the most divine goat milk cheeses! And their goat milk fudge is luscious!

  3. Natalie

    How cool! I’m from Charleston, but my inlaws live near Anderson, so we’ve seen signs for this creamery on our trips to see them. I need to stop and go in one day!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      You need to–it is really worth the trip. Their products are SO good! And it’s fun to take a tour and see the unique way they farm.


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