(Amenia, N.Y.) April 23, 2021
Consumers will have an opportunity to visit a local dairy farm without ever leaving the couch. Coon Brothers Farm in the Hudson Valley will be the next stop on American Dairy Association North East’s new video series, “This American Dairy Farmer.” The two-part episode will air on Facebook Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m.
Every gallon has a story, and “This American Dairy Farmer” offers a behind-the-scenes look at local dairy farms and the families that operate them, while helping viewers make a personal connection with those who produce their food.
Dairy farmer Amos Coon will discuss the farm’s unique location in Dutchess County – situated less than 100 miles north of New York City – and their continued efforts to protect their farmland and the high-quality cow feed they produce. Episode two will focus on what it is like to raise children on their family farm and how everyone pitches in to help.
“It is always great to connect with our consumers who enjoy our products,” said Coon. “We take pride in showing them where their food comes from and sharing how everything is produced.”
“This American Dairy Farmer” was inspired by American Dairy Association North East’s successful 2020 “Fun on the Farm” video series, which gave viewers virtual tours of dairy farms across the region. More than a dozen dairy farms throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, including Dutch Hollow Farm in the Hudson Valley, hosted tours, with videos topping more than 3.5 million views.
New episodes of “This American Dairy Farmer” will air every week through May and feature a different farm every two weeks. The new series kicked off on March 13 with a trip to Canon Dairy Farm in West Middlesex, Pa, followed by visits to Murcrest Farm in Copenhagen, N.Y., and Penn England Farm in Williamsburg, Pa. Following Coon Brothers’ two-week run, the series will head to Palmyra Farm in Hagerstown, Md., for back-to-back episodes that will air on Saturday, May 8 and Saturday, May 15.