About Our Farm
Here at Dogwood Lane, we have been milking cows since the 1920’s. John Christian Myers started with Guernsey cows. His cows were pasture kept and brought in only to be milked. He milked by hand and our milk was hauled by horse and buggy to the local plant. It was then processed and shipped by rail to the urban areas to be sold.
Today, we still maintain the descendants of the original Guernsey herd. We are a small family farm and have a 100% registered Guernsey herd. Our Guernsey’s have sheds and added bedding, for their comfort, as they are pasture kept 24/7. Our Guernseys have been pastured kept long before it became a popular idea for sustainability. Often they are out enjoying the sun and cool breezes as they graze our pastures. During the winter when seasonal grass is dormant, we feed a range of different hay, silage and supplement with some homegrown grains. The crops we grow are all chosen around our needs for the Guernseys.
We have recently started to direct market our milk products. Guernsey milk has so many added benefits that aren’t found in conventional milk. Guernsey’s are known for their A2A2 milk. We are currently certified as a A2A2 tested herd. You can find out more about the Guernsey cow, their golden milk and A2A2 at usguernsey.com
Currently we have 14 varieties of cheese, butter, unsalted butter, and pet milk (order only) available. Our next goal as we increase our varieties of cheese is to finish our creamery. We will then have fresh Cream-line milk available.
Check out our store in Chestertown MD. The Guernsey Depot is open 6 days a week. It can be also found on Facebook.
We are also at the Kent Island Farmers Market every Thursday afternoon year round.
-Farm to table, follow the journey.-