Nestled along shores of Lake Champlain, Kayhart Brothers Dairy spans 1,800 acres of lush farm land.
The Kayhart family purchased the 80-cow farm in 1979 when Lee and his wife Pat wanted to own their own business.
As the years passed, the couple became parents to two sons and a daughter. In the 1980’s son Steve left home to attend college, while brother Tim joined the marines. By 1992, the two brothers realized they were missing life on the farm, and returned to become business partners with their parents, and helped to shape the future of the farm.
In 2010, the brothers officially took over operation of the farm.
For both Steve and Tim, the quality of their milk is a major point of pride. The farm generates more than 6,000 gallons of milk per day, one of the highest outputs in Vermont. But for them, quality is just as important as quantity, and that’s easy to see thanks to the multiple milk quality awards along with a Dairy of Distinction Award.
In 2017 the Kayhart Brothers proudly completed a new state-of-the-art milking parlor and barn, just down the road from the family’s original barn location. It’s a step the two brothers say will set up their family for continued success for generations to come.
In 2018, the Kayhart Brothers Dairy hosted the largest Vermont Breakfast on the Farm event to date, with more than 2,000 people visiting the farm.