Located in the heart of the Civil War Heritage area, South Mountain Creamery is open year round (closed major holidays), rain or shine, and we love visitors. Guests are welcome to visit and take a guided or self-guided tour of the property, along with taking in various daily scheduled activities.
Stop by and have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of a real working farm. The cows are always up for company. Pet the calves, see the milking parlor, and stop in at the maternity ward. You never know you may even get to see a calf come into the world. There are a couple of highlights to consider:
Feed the Calves
4:00 pm daily
Our calves are bottle fed every day at 4pm in our calf barn. Bottle feeding them ensures they get the proper nutrition and plenty of food to grow on. Arrive early if you are interested in participating in the 4:00pm daily calf feeding. We only have so many babies, so we provide bottles to visitors for feeding on a first come, first serve basis. They get quite rambunctious at feeding time so it’s fun to be around for this.
Watch the cows being milked
Starting at 1:30 daily
Our milking parlor is always open for viewing. But you can see it in action starting around 1:30pm every day, running until about 4:30pm. Our girls get milked twice a day. Once at 1:30AM and at 1:30PM they are ready again. It’s quite an interesting site to see them file in happily to do their job. They give about 8 gallons of milk per day. The milk is quickly chilled and goes right into our production plant to be bottled, made into butter, yogurt, ice cream and more.