Updates from the Amherst Historical Society

Dairy Farms in Amherst

by | Jun 4, 2021

Site of former Amherst Dairy Farm

Amherst’s official logo,‘The Book and Plow’, may not do justice to the town’s history of dairy farming.

According to Carpenter and Morehouse’s History of the Town of Amherst (p 285), “The dairy industry in Amherst attained prominence atan early date. In the early 1840s it was the fourth town in the state in the amount of butter produced… The Amherst Cooperative Creamery Association was organized June 1, 1882,” and in 1887 it moved into its new building, which still stands in a modified form at 150 Fearing Street.

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