Address: 4852 Long Green Rd., Glen Arm MD 21057 / (410) 510-7488
Grass - Fed
About Us / Prigel Family Creamery History: Our family has been farming in the Long Green Valley for over 100 years and five generations. John Mathias Prigel moved to the property which is now Bellevale Farm as a sharecropper in 1895, and Prigels have been dairy farming here ever since. We are now diversifying our farming practices to enable our business to survive in changing times. Prigel Family Creamery will allow Bellevale Farms to be economically and environmentally sustainable and a continuing part of Long Green Valleys agricultural heritage
Bellevale Farm received its organic certification in 2008. Organic practices ensure the good health of our herd and the high quality of our milk. Our 180 milk cows graze fresh grass day and night with small amounts of organic grain at milking time. We prefer natural holistic remedies for the health of our cows instead of antibiotics and synthetic hormones. The average dairy cow on industrial farms only lives about four years, with two years milk production. We breed our cows for longevity and strong bodies, instead of high milk production so our cows will have “15 trouble-free years” of productive life. Our milk meets quality standards and our cows’ health is excellent, clearly their lifestyle agrees with them.