FAQ's

Who owns & runs the farm?

Did you buy the farm from Orb Weaver?

Do you name the cows?

How much cheese can you make from 7 cows?

How much milk does a cow give?

Do you milk every day?

Where do you sell your vegetables?

How long will the waxed cheese last if I don't cut it open?

Is the cheese good for melting?

 

Who owns & runs the farm?
Marjorie Susman and Marian Pollack started Orb Weaver Farm in March of 1981.  We run the farm ourselves in the winter, and with summer help from our wonderful friend Lauren Slaton.
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Did you buy the farm from Orb Weaver?
No. An orb weaver is a spider that makes delicate, symmertical webs.  For us, she is a metaphor for the cyclical rhythms of the farm, sowing, harvesting and enriching the soil to grow new pastures and gardens season after season.
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Do you name the cows?
We sure do! We've had around 15 generations of cows born on the farm.  We have family themes and nicknames.  The cows in our barn are Wizard,Timothy,Hershey,Ubu,Foxie,Bosco and Yoohoo. We also have calves named Yoyo,Frolic,Prancer and Orbit.
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How much cheese can you make from 7 cows?
In 6 months, we make about 7,000 pounds of cheese. It takes about 7 pounds of milk to make a pound of cheese.
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How much milk does a cow give?
About 6 gallons a day which is also about 50 pounds.
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Do you milk every day?
We milk our cows twice a day from November through May, In the summer the cows are ' out to pasture' while we grow organic vegetables.

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Where do you sell your vegetables?
We sell all of our produce to local food coops, markets and restaurants.

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How long will the waxed cheese last if I don't cut it open?
The  cheese will last indefinitely as long as the wax is intact. Once you're ready to eat it, just remove the wax from the portion you're using, and wrap the rest of the wheel tightly in plastic wrap & refrigerate.

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Is the cheese good for melting?
Both the waxed and the cave aged cheeses are wonderfully melted.

Check out the recipe button on the home page

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