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Meet the Farmer

For more than 155 years, Sprague Ranch has proudly served Vermonters with fresh, delicious, wholesome dairy milk. 

In 1864, the Sprague family started with 20–40 cows and built the homestead that still stands today. Keith and Chelsea Sprague, the fifth generation to run the farm, have been at the helm since 2000.  Running a farm is hard work, but the Sprague family gets invaluable support from friends, family, employees and dairy industry professionals which enables them to keep the farm operating smoothly year after year.  Today, the farm includes a 600-cow milking herd, 700 acres of corn, 700 acres of grass and is a 100 percent no-till operation.  

The Sprague Ranch remains committed to producing quality milk, while providing an enjoyable working environment and good standard of living for employees, while as well as maintaining good neighbor relations and adopting sound environmental practices. 

Since 2013, the Sprague Ranch has shipped milk locally to Booth Bros. The collaboration is a perfect fit, since the processing facility sits just 14 miles north of the Sprague farm in Barre. That means fresh milk makes a quick journey from farm to storefront. After the day’s milking, the milk is quickly cooled and stored in bulk tanks right on the farm, then transported to Booth Bros. to be pasteurized, homogenized and bottled at the brand’s facility. Within 48 hours of leaving the farm, the milk is on its way to your local grocery’s dairy case and, ultimately, to your family fridge!  

As the Sprague Ranch continues to receive accolades for excellence in quality dairy, including being named Vermont’s Dairy Farm of the Year in 2005, Booth Bros. continues to be proud to source milk from this local family farm, now and for many more years to come.