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Mar 21, 2010 12:46 PM

Baily’s Dairy of Pocopson Meadow Farm


Happenings like this just have a way of making me happy. It's not because the Baily's farm is the last working dairy farm in my township, or even because it's so close to where I live that when my windows are open I can hear their cows mooing. It's because the 136-year old dairy farm has been given new vitality by a very young (24 years old) descendant of the original owner, and the dairy now not only bottles its own milk, but also sells it at the farm and at one other nearby location. And this is just the beginning of a retail operation that will soon be expanding.

The milk from Baily's Dairy is from grass-fed cows and it's hormone-free. You can see those cows grazing as you drive past the farm on Lenape-Unionville Road in Pocopson Township. I am just delighted by this latest entry into Chester County's growing "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" movement, and I wanted to spread the happy news.

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  1. I also read this article, and am delighted to see the tradition continue, and I might add, a gutsy move on the part of this young lady. I wish her the greatest success! I live in West Marlborough, but pass her farm everyday. In the article she mentions, soon to be producing ice cream. I hope she models her ice cream after the Creamery at Woodside Farms; what a great product they produce, and she needs to have a unique niche; not become another "me too"!

    Woodside Farm
    1310 Little Baltimore Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707

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    1. re: Dave H

      I had the same thought about the Woodside Creamery as Baily's model. That place can't scoop ice cream fast enough! BTW, I noticed that the Country Butcher sells Woodside's ice cream.

      1. re: Dave H

        I hope they do it better than Woodside Farms. As much as I enjoy their ice cream, I had a rude shock when I bought a couple of pints to take home and had a look at their labels The number of multi-syllabic, unpronounceable ingredients was depressing. They even used vanillin and not real vanilla.

        Then again the fact that they sold peach ice cream in April should have been a tip-off.

        Woodside Farm
        1310 Little Baltimore Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707

      2. I too read the article in the newspaper and then got to meet them at the Pocopson Market. When I left the market I remembered a song I listened to as a kid. It was the "Milk Bucket Boogie" from the 1940's. I have the song on CD and would just love to have them listen to it. I know they must be busy and can't figure out how to get it to them. Any ideas?

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        1. re: caulkgunnerf14

          How about Chester Springs Creamery? I head there before Woodside.