Robert and Bunny Richards established the Meadowbrook Acres dairy farm in 1958 in Milton, Vermont. Their sons, Donnie and Mike Richards, grew up on the farm and continued to operate the farm after Robert passed away in 2002. Donnie's wife, Teresa Richards, keeps the farm organized, and her son Eric Stebbins and his wife Erin are the next generation to run the farm.  

 The farm is run by Donnie Richards, Teresa Richards, Mike Richards, Eric Stebbins, Erin Stebbins and Baby Lydia Stebbins keeps us smiling.

The farm is run by Donnie Richards, Teresa Richards, Mike Richards, Eric Stebbins, Erin Stebbins and Baby Lydia Stebbins keeps us smiling.

The farm is primarily an agricultural dairy business. We milk 200 Holstein cows and are a member of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, where the milk we produce is processed. Milk travels from the farm to the store shelves in 48 hours or less, and so there's a good chance that you could be supporting our farm when you buy local dairy products in Vermont and the greater New England region. Read more about the farm.

meadowbrook maple farm

Rising costs and milk prices are an every day challenge for Vermont dairy farmers. We added maple syrup production to our farm in 1998 to help diversify, and our maple business has been growing every since. 

Thank you for supporting both local dairy and maple syrup in Vermont! You're helping to keep family farms like ours in business. 

 Eric Stebbins milking cows in 2008 before the milking parlor was renovated.

Eric Stebbins milking cows in 2008 before the milking parlor was renovated.

 Donnie Richards standing in a healthy field of corn. 

Donnie Richards standing in a healthy field of corn. 

 Teresa Richards stands outside the cow barn.

Teresa Richards stands outside the cow barn.

 Teresa's Daughter, Kristine Stebbins, at the entrance to the farm.

Teresa's Daughter, Kristine Stebbins, at the entrance to the farm.

 the young cows that are not yet milking are called heifers.  

the young cows that are not yet milking are called heifers.  

 the farm is home to plenty of friendly helpers (mostly nappers)..

the farm is home to plenty of friendly helpers (mostly nappers)..