About Woodside Farm Creamery
In addition to all the activities associated with the production of ice creams at Woodside Farm, numerous other activities occur throughout the year. While not open to the public for general tours or visiting, the Mitchell Family actively supports various organizations and their educational efforts. Working the fields and ensuring the health of the farm's herds of cows, sheep, and goats is hard work lasting from dusk till dawn seven days a week, every week of the year. As America's quantity of family-owned farms decreases each year, Woodside Farm remains an active reminder of our nation's agricultural heritage. Below is a sampling of some of the behind-the-scenes activities at Woodside Farm.
Approximately 30 head of Jersey cows makes up the herd at Woodside Farm. Early in the calendar year, each cow gives birth to begin the year's milking season. Pictured at the left are the Delmarva 4H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) club conducting dairy cow judging at the farm. Through the judging process, members learn much about the characteristics and nature of not only Jersey cows but other breeds as well. Their experiences expose them to judging other livestock and learning about the proper care and breeding of farm animals.