Elmartin Farm derived its name from the initials and last name
of Everett Lawrence Martin, Sr, father to Everett Lawrence Martin Jr., known as "Gus," who together with wife Dodi are the
current owners / operators of the farm.
During the 1930s and '40s, thirty to forty cows were kept and milked at Elmartin
Farm. The milk was bottled on the farm in glass bottles bearing the farm name on a yellow label. This milk
was then peddled throughout Berksire Village, Cheshire and Adams, Massachusetts.
In the 1950s, the herd grew to 80 milkers and 80 head of youngstock.
Together, they filled-up the new barn which had been completed in 1952. Today, this barn, with the addition of a milking
parlor, remains the focal point of Elmartin Farm.
Holstein cows were Everett Lawrence Martin Sr's 4-H project years ago. He kept with
this breed until customers asked for a greater cream line on the milk bottle. Thereupon, Everett introduced Guernsey cows to the herd to meet their request. Later, Everett changed over to Jersey cows with the Holsteins.
Today, Elmartin Farm's dairy days are behind it. In its place,
Elmartin Farm is raising cattle, sheep, and pigs for its own purposes and for people who want to know from from where their
food is coming and how it is raised as you will learn in our site.
Once again, welcome to Elmartin Farm. Enjoy your visit.
The Martin Families