Welcome to Homeland Creamery
Homeland Creamery is family owned and operated by the Bowmans. “We are six and seventh generation farmers and have been raising Holstein cows on the same homestead that have operated the dairy since the 1930’s. It was then that our grandfather started selling “barnyard milk” from a half-dozen dairy cows that were milked by hand.” The milking herd has now grown to around 200 cows both Holstein and Jersey. The cows are milked with automatic milking machines twice a day. The cows are family too!
Our Christian faith, loving family, and support from the community have kept us strong. We hope to pass the farm to the next generation and then the next.
We are a sustainable farm
Our Natural Approach to Farming helps You! Being sustainable means the way we farm helps protect our cows and the environment. Our barn is cleaned daily which makes happy cows. We then use the manure as natural fertilizer on our fields which makes happy crops . We practice no till soil conservation which means that we don’t till or plow the soil to eliminate weeds when we prepare our fields for sowing. This no till process helps with soil erosion and water runoff, improves wildlife habitat, and helps reduce greenhouse gases and fuel use. Because we spread manure on our fields, it attracts earthworms and other earth moving insects which do the cultivating for us. We also reuse water from our creamery to wash our milking parlor.
- Our cows are free to graze in our pastures.
- No artificial growth hormones such as BST/rBGH are used on our farm.
- We are your local dairy farmer so our milk doesn’t travel far & as a result is fresher!.
- If a cow ever requires medication, the milk is discarded long after the recommended time to insure no antibiotics enter our milk supply.
After all, if our cows are treated well and eat well then they are healthier, happier and produce a better quality milk. That makes us happier!
Hay Rides & Ice Cream!!
We would love to have you visit to see where our milk comes from. Whether you are looking for a school field trip or a family outing, our farm tours are fun for all ages. Tours are by reservation only due to limited seating
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Farm Fresh from the Heart of NC
For seven generations we’ve been producing farm fresh dairy products. Help support your local farmer and buy from our Creamery Store or your local market.