Klein Farms in Forks Township is offering a glimpse of its cows this spring and summer.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
When Klein Farms welcomed a new cow recently, it turned to its Facebook fans to suggest a name.
Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery used social media to help name a new member of its animal family. A cow named Edna gave birth to a calf at the end of January and the farm folks posted a photo on Facebook asking for possible names. The post generated 177 comments. The winning name is "Ellie" and friends are welcome to come visit her at the farm's "moo-tel." Another new girl, named "Kupid," was born late Saturday night, according to the farm's Facebook page. The farm is Forks Township, outside of Easton.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The famed Forks Township dairy has a new cow in their stables. They're asking for help with names. Give them some suggestions.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Fall started on Saturday. Now is the time to start thinking about apples, pumpkins, hayrides and ghosts and goblins.
Fall arrived Saturday, bringing with it thoughts of hot apple cider, cool October nights, colorful leaves and costumes for Halloween. It's always nice to think about the Great Pumpkin again. There are so many fall features to get us caught up in the spirit of the season -- from foliage to pumpkins to hayrides to Halloween. So here's a special Five Things to Know for this week, offering some things you can do in Forks and Palmer townships to enjoy the season: 1. Go on a hayride, pick a pumpkin Starting in October, Klein Farms in Forks Township will offer hayrides to its pumpkin patch. You can also visit the dairy and creamery to get some tasty treats such as yogurt and buy raw milk and assorted cheeses. The farm is at 410 Klein Road. For …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Weis Markets now carrying Klein Farms products
This may sound cheesy, but Klein Farms products are now also found on the shelves of the new Weis Markets in Forks Township. The two businesses have teamed up to offer customers some of the freshest, homegrown products around. "We learned of Klein Farms being in our backyard when we opened," store manager Mike Connolly said. "It's a great community connection to tie in and promote their products. Our customers know them because they are well-established. To tap into the community, it's a win-win for both of us." Klein Farms Dairy & Creamery has served the region for 75 years and has recently been featured on TLC's show "Cake Boss." Every two weeks, Weis gets a shipment of cheeses: 30 pounds of hard cheese such as cheddar, garlic and pepper…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Lived On Family Farm all His Life
Name: Layne Klein Age:53 Where you live: On the family farm in Forks Township, where I lived all my life. Family: Wife Beth, son Jacob, daughters Amanda, Rebecca and Rachel. Job title: Owner and operator of Klein Farms. Where you work: Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery that sells raw milk, beef, cheese, eggs and yogurt to the public. How long on the job? Worked while I was a kid. When I was 21, I took over operating the farm from my father and grandfather. It will be passed on to my children. About your job: I milk 50 to 60 cows, twice a day, every day, feed and care for 160 animals, farm 170 acres, operate the dairy store, handle mechanical and electrical problems and whatever else needs to be done. My wife handles the bookwork. Farmers are …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Family-owned farm featured in Northampton County Open Gate Tour
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Palmer Supervisors return, hayrides start, Forks crunches numbers
Hi, I'm Dino Ciliberti, a long-time journalist and Forks Township resident, who has been filling in as editor of the Palmer-Forks Patch site for the past few weeks for Takesha Thomas, who suffered a death in her family. If you've noticed, we've launched a new feature, a poll question, which we hope will be a regular, and possibly daily, presence on our website. The first two poll questions focused on the end of summer and the arrival of fall. Today's talks about a controversial topic: Hunting of deer and other wildlife in the Commonwealth on Sundays. Please make sure you cast your vote. We'd love you to participate in our polls whenever we post them. You can include comments at the bottom as well. Anyway, here are some things to think…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sales have doubled at farm since "Cake Boss" show appearance.
Renee Wilkins is a very busy woman these days. Since 8am Monday, Wilkins has handled dozens of customers coming into the dairy store at Klein Farms Dairy & Creamery, a stream of steady traffic the farm has received since it got a taste of some national notoriety last week. "This is what has happened since the show," the retail and wholesale coordinator for the farm said. The show Wilkins is referring to is "Cake Boss," which featured the farm on the TLC channel one week ago. The farm appeared on the show in an episode that featured a cow, Eden, having a special birthday and the farm -- which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary -- getting a special birthday cake. "Business at the farm has really picked up," owner Beth Klein said. "A …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Business is 75-years-old and counting
Layne Klein tells the story of how his family came into the farming business. During the Dust Bowl days of the Great Depression, Klein's father -- with $33 to his name -- moved his family from South Dakota on a five-day trip to Pennsylvania. "It's quite a story," Klein said while sitting in the dairy store overlooking his 81-acre farm (another 90 acres are rented to feed the cows). For 75 years, Klein Farms Dairy & Creamery has farmed this patch of Forks Township land since Roy Klein came here in the 1930's. "Dairy farming is a tough job," said Klein, a third generation farmer who owns the business with his wife Beth since 1990, although both have been working there since 1980. "There is so little dairy farming these days." The good news…