The Nolan Family Dairy Farm

Food Inc. didn't win Best Documentary this year, but its message is clear: farming in America is not what it used to be. Thankfully, the passion for farming for a living, and doing it right, still motivates some, like the Nolan family. A feature documentary called From Grass to Cheese is underway to show the world their commitment to start a dairy farm, and more.



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The Nolan family’s Laurel Valley Creamery got it’s start in 2005 when they purchased farmland belonging to Nick’s grandparents in an attempt to carry on their family farming tradition. Their goal now is to create a successful cheese business and also help people renew their relationship with food production. Nick and Celeste firmly believe that by turning grass into cheese there are rewards far greater than just filling stomachs.


The documentarians are hoping to raise money to finish the film and have it screened for next year's awards. As the Thomas Jefferson quote rightly states: "Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens." Aside from Farmville, interest in farming in the United States seems to be going the way of the drive-in movie. This kind of project brings hope for future farmers.

Celeste Nolan's Twitter.


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These seem to be very nice people... It's just unfortunate they've chosen a business which exploits innocent beings.

Motherhood is a biological imperative for every species... Man, dog, pig and cow - So terrible to deny the maternal wants just so we can steal the milk... And poor male calves - What a horrible, unjust end they are destined too as well...

All this of course would almost be forgivable if it were "necessary" - But certainly it's not. There are many nutritious and tasty alternatives to "dairy"... It's simply isn't justifiable to use a cow then discard her young but worn body to a slaughterhouse. We just don't "need" to do this.
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