Nestled perfectly between the Tug Hill Plateau and the Adirondacks Mountains, tucked within the Black River Valley you will find Hidden Pastures Dairy. This quaint little farm is run by the husband and wife team of Andrew and Blake Place. The Place family built what started out as a commercial goat dairy farm from an idle dairy farm parcel. The farm has offered everything from dairy products, to beef, to pumpkins and flowers. In 2023 the farm transitioned into making beautiful traditional and foraged wreaths sourcing items from their own farm and by supporting local evergreen farms in the area. The farm continues to support their growing family through promoting their products, agriculture education and through the simplicity of living a farm life.
Blake and Andrew both grew up on dairy cow farms and both completed animal science degrees through Cornell University. Hidden Pastures Dairy participates in NYSSGHAP or New York State Sheep and Goat Health Assurance Program. The farm works with several veterinarians and both owners have over 20 years of combined professional experience in the agriculture industry. Hidden Pastures Dairy has been the host to several educational workshops. Hidden Pastures Dairy has also worked with the local Veterinary Practices program through their BOCES, as well as worked with their local Cornell Cooperative Extension programs of Lewis, Jefferson and St. Lawrence County.
Hidden Pastures Dairy is a proud member of the New York State Grown and Certified Program