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.
The 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.
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 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.Share this: