100 YEARS OF FAMILY TRADITION
Trinity Valley is a fourth-generation family farm in the beautiful valley of East Homer, about 30 minutes from the city of Syracuse. Its idyllic rolling hills and valleys suggest pastures of yesteryear. The Moo Crew Ken and Sue Poole, Derek Poole and Branden and Rebekah (Poole) Brown run the farm.
In 2013, they turned a sweet corn field into a milk production facility and general store that sells local honey, maple syrup, seasonal produce, grass-fed beef, baked goods and more. Their farm is small and independent, bottles its milk onsite for our Trinity Valley brand and the Manhattan Milk Co.
In the early years, the land on which the cows roam was known as Sunset Young Farm, originally owned by Otis and Hazel Young. Later, it passed to Otis Jr. and Kathy Young before transitioning to their daughter and son-in-law, Ken and Sue Poole in 1987. Today, Derek, his sister, Rebekah, her husband, Branden, and their children Landen and Lillian (the fifth generation), continue the family tradition.
They are excited to bring to New York fresh, natural milk from a humble jug, cheese curds and made from scratch baked goods. Of the more than 100 dairy farms in Cortland County, theirs is also the first and only “jugger,” an endearing farm term for family operations that bottle milk straight from the cow.