Chateaugay, New York
Poppydale Farm of Chateaugay, New York has been in the Trombly family for more than 40 years, and you know folks love dairy farming when it’s as much a hobby as a living.
“We’re a small farm,” remarks Liz, “but that is by design.
Both my mom and I have full time jobs outside of the farm.
I spend my days visiting farmers and helping them figure out how to feed their stock more effectively and how they can increase the quality of their milk, in addition to consulting on building new barns and helping them make their farms more sustainable,” says Liz.
Yet the Trombly’s have a lot planned for the future.
Liz hopes to build a new free stall barn sometime in the next few years that can house all of their stock, which is now split between two smaller barns.
“I want to keep showing our animals, and when my mom retires, maybe get into the ice cream business.
We’ve come far in such a short time because we love what we do, so who knows what the future has in store?”