Have you tried the shortbread? This work of art is a delicious shortbread made here by Jamie Ott at the bakery at Cricket Creek Farm. It is delicate, sweet, rich, and gorgeous. Perfect for treating yourself or a lovely gift.
Note that Christmas bakery order forms are now available! There are many delicious goods available including many breads & rolls, muffins, coffeecakes, crumbcakes, and three berry crisps! The deadline for orders isSunday December 22nd and orders will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, December 24th after 11am.
The NOHO winter market has moved, but we are still there with loads of goods for sale. Stop by the new spot at the Smith Vocational Agricultural High School at 80 Locust Street, Northampton. See you there!
Sometimes we like to mix things up a bit – keep everyone on their toes! Our new Berkshire Bloom labels will be a vibrant blue, moving away from the pumpkin orange color that it has been. Don’t be confused when you see it in the store or at market – it is the same great cheese, just with a label face lift!
Our newest addition to the farm is this beautiful little girl. She was born to Paris and is 1/2 Brown Swiss and 1/2 Jersey. She is living with her mom and nursing directly from her, she even sneaks into the milking parlor to be by her mom’s side! We are looking for name suggestions that start with the letter “p”. If you have any ideas, we’d love to hear them on our facebook page.
When I am not making cheese, attending the farmers markets, hanging out with the cows or writing the farm newsletter I love to make pottery. Some of my pottery is now for sale in the Cricket Creek farm store, alongside the pottery of my amazing teacher Ray Bub. Every piece is unique and was made with love! As you plan for your holiday gift shopping, stop by the farm store to check out the pottery and all the other lovely gift items we have in stock.
A sampling of images of my pottery can be seen here. Check it out!
Many of you Cricket Creek cheese eaters, milk drinkers, and cookie lovers out there may not know Jude and Topher Sabot. They are the dynamic mother-son duo who own the farm together. They are both extremely visionary, forward thinking, enthusiastic, committed, and kind. These are the two people who carry the weight of Cricket Creek Farm on their shoulders – with regards to emotional dedication, financial support, and steadfast optimism. They both contribute to Cricket Creek’s success in many different ways and it is them that we have to thank for this truly special farm.
You probably know Jamie Ott, the bakerextraordinaire. She has a wonderful lineup of holiday baked goods available for order for Thanksgiving – have you checked out the list?!?! Her baked goods have become a longstanding tradition for many people! If you won’t be in town for Thanksgiving, stop by afterwards for some of her classic cookies or stock up on granola. Jamie deserves many many rounds of applause for her commitment to quality, customer service and high standards for presentation and product – everyone here has learned a lot from her and her extensive experience!
The present day-to-day operations would not be possible without our hard-working crew of apprentices. These folks: Justin Olen, Jenna Miller, Mike Durante, Ken Skudder, Mary Hinton, and Cara Hardinger work on all facets of the farm to keep things happening – milking the cows, making the cheese, attending farmers markets, etc. They are all incredibly smart and focused people who have brought a lot to the farm. You have probably seen them around, I hope you thank them!
There are so many aspects of Cricket Creek Farm that I feel thankful for, but it is mostly the people who work here. Immense thanks too for all the folks who support the farm in different direct and indirect ways – Cricket Creek has such a wide base and that is what makes us strong! Special thanks to Jen Mygatt and Matthew Ball for filling the farm (and also me) with lots of love and motivation.