Milk Thistle Farm closed in January of 2012. Owner Dante Hesse, told the New York Times that
“the odds are just not in favor of small-scale agriculture.”
Mr. Hesse founded Milk Thistle Farm in 2007 after leaving Hawthorne Valley. While it was in business, Milk Thistle Farm produced some of the best dairy in the Hudson Valley - organic, low temperature pasteurized milk from primarily grass-fed Jersey cows. Christina Tosi at Momofuku Milk Bar was a big fan, and so were we.
We are sad to see you go! @Mr. Hesse, if you ever decide to re-open Milk Thistle Farm, we will happily transfer this domain to you at no charge... though a couple gallons of milk would be appreciated : )
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Unable to raise money through traditional channels, Milk Thistle Farm sought to raise $850,000 from customers and the public to build an onsite dairy processing facility. In interviews, Dante Hesse said that this would allow Milk Thistle Farm to increase production of milk and begin producing higher margin items such as yogurt, butter, and ice cream. You can view the Investor Package details from June 2009 for more information on the offer. Milk Thistle Farm eventually recieved a $1.65 million equity investment from Blossom Farms LLC and begun bottling at a new processing facility in Stuyvesant, NY.