Farm Store

Our Farm Store is open 7 days a week, generally from 7am-7pm. At the store you can purchase our own raw milk, cheese, beef, pork and baked goods.

Our farm store is self-serve and on the honor system.  This means that there are no Cricket Creek employees in the store selling our wares.We have trust in our community that our system will be respected and that our customers will honor themselves, our farm, and our hard work and leave the correct payment for their goods. We accept all major credit cards through our Square system. Personal check and cash are also accepted. Detailed instructions are located at the checkout station.

If you need assistance in the farm store, there are a few places you can check for help.  Walk down the hall and there are often cheese makers in the creamery.  You can look through the large windows and if you see anyone in there, indicate to them that you need assistance.  Further down the hall there is a door on your left, if you go through that door and down the steps you will find yourself in the farm office.  There may be someone in there who can help you.  Through the office is the bakery, and most mornings you can find help in the bakery.  If you don’t see anyone around the farm building, there may be a farmer outside who can assist you. It is possible that you will stop by and not see anyone around because we are all out working.  You should still feel free to walk around the farm and shop in the farm store.

We also carry a variety of other local food products, books, newspapers and gifts including:
Firecider
Sidehill Yogurt
Gammel Garden Skyr and Butter
Maple Syrup from Jennings Brook Farm
Shelburne Honey
Kim’s Garden Jams and Preserves
Berkshire Maple Mustard from Appalachian Naturals
Basic Cheese Making Kits from New England Cheese Making Supply
Torchard Orchard

 

Glass Milk Bottles

In early 2012 we began carrying our milk in glass bottles in addition to the plastic.  If you are interested in purchasing a glass bottle, please make note of the $3 bottle deposit required.  The bottles are expensive, so we ask that you please pay for the bottle in addition to the milk.  If you would like to return the bottle after drinking your milk, you can do so by leaving the bottle to the left of the store refrigerator, and filling out the form hanging on the side of the refrigerator.  Whether you take a new bottle or not, please fill our the form.  If you are NOT going to take a new bottle, you may take a refund of $3 per bottle from the envelope hanging next to the form.  If you DO want more milk in glass, please indicate that on the form by writing “swap”.  You do not have to pay a deposit on your new bottle if the old one is returned.

If you do return a bottle, please be sure to return the bottle empty and clean.  We re-use these bottles, and while we wash them all between uses, we wash them by hand and it is much easier on us if they come back clean.  If you have any questions about how the deposit system works, please ask a Cricket Creek employee.  We would be more than happy to show you the ropes!