Started in 1946 by Gerald and Ardella Sherman in the scenic hills of Dryden, New York, Jerry Dell Farm is still family owned and operated. Vaughn and Sue Sherman now manage the farm along with sons Jeremy Sherman and Ryan Sherman. In 2010, Jerry Dell Farm opened a second location in Freeville, New York to expand their production. Most recently, they acquired Shiprah Farm in Groton, New York, where farm growth continues. Combined, we currently milk over 450 cows of the 950-head herd of cows, heifers and calves. In 2000, Jerry Dell Farm was certified organic through NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC, a process that involves completion of a detailed written application, a subsequent review and on-farm inspection, as well as a final review. To maintain their NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC certification, the farm must uphold all certification guidelines and is be reviewed yearly. Since their certification, Jerry Dell Farm has also earned the ‘Gold Award’ for outstanding milk quality.
Recognized as a ‘Dairy of Distinction’ for the past 15 years, Jerry Dell Farm upholds a high standard of farming excellence. Jerry Dell Farm has also been an active advocate for organic local produce and responsible farming practices with representatives the Tompkins County Farm Bureau. As a member of the community, we have been a proud supporter Farm-City Day and participated in Dryden Dairy Days. We also offer educational farm tours to many of the local schools.
We milk twice per day, once at 3 am and once at 3 pm.
We currently milk over 450 cows each day.
Each cow produces an average of 60 lbs of milk (approximately 7 gallons) per day.
Every week about 12 calves are born on Jerry Dell Farm.
In total, the farm is approximately 2,000 acres with over 700 acres of pasture.
The benefits of raw milk have been advocated by Weston Price Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the research of human health and diet.