Training Site for the Micro Process Design 25 Gallon Vat Pasteurizer

Final Report for FNE98-191

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $5,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $7,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Courtney Haase
Nunsuch Dairy & Cheese
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Project Information

Summary:

Ms. Haase raises goats. She milks them, and makes cheese from the milk. She applied for a SARE grant to help her purchase a 25-gallon vat pasteurizer, which she uses to offer hands-on instruction to small-scale goat and cow dairymen interested in learning how to process their own milk.

In her sessions Ms. Haase covers such topics as temperature control, sanitary procedures, bottling, labeling, packaging, and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. To date she has provided training to 27 people, four of whom have gone on to obtain licenses in their home states. Fifteen more, so far, have contacted her for training this year (1999).

Ms. Haase has come to be known as something of an authority on small-scale pasteurization and processing of milk. She maintains a website on the subject, has spoken at the Vermont Grass Farmers Conference, and has responded to numerous inquiries, by mail, email, and telephone.

Cooperators

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  • Jack Levins

Research

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