Battenkill Valley Blog

Battenkill Valley Creamery Open House March 21


You really ought to check the Battenkill Valley Creamery: the only fluid milk producer in Washington, Warrren and Saratoga Counties. (That means the milk you drink comes from the cows you see ranging about in the fields!)  It doesn't get any fresher than that!  You can go to the farm's dairy bar and try both hard and soft ice cream and buy a couple of bottles of milk.  Especially the chocolate milk;  guaranteed to be the best you've ever tasted, bar none!  Take the opportunity of their Open House on March 21 from noon til 3pm to see the operation. 

         Interestingly, the Creamery has partnered with the Tour of the Battenkill (America's largest pro/am bike race) to produce a specially-designed race-label quart commemorative bottle of chocolate milk.  A recently study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism shows that chocolate milk may be as good - or better - than sports drinks at helping athletes recover from strenuous exercise.  And it tastes a whole lot better, too. 

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Al Budde

40 minutes East of Saratoga and a world away; the Battenkill Valley is a Cornucopia of Cool. No Interstates. No noise. No hurry. Called "The Tuscany of New York", the region abounds in farm-crafted cheeses, creameries, heirloom vegetables and specialty meats you can buy right off the farm. Art galleries that will amaze you. Scenery that will inspire you. And through it all runs the Battenkill River, an astonishingly clear and gentle water playground that also happens to be the toughest trout fishery in the U.S.A Like touring? There's a reason the largest pro-am bike race in America happens here. And don't get me started on the Revolutionary war history, or the “you won't believe what I found: antiques and shops.

AL BUDDE has a lot of interests in fly fishing, playwriting, canoeing (and tubing), history, shopping, dining, friendships and he counts himself among the fortunate few who have found a place where all of those things collide: The Battenkill Valley. He knows (almost) everyone here, and will be your personal guide to all of those hidden places, activities, sights and scenery it would take you years to discover on your own. Discover the Battenkill Valley. Have fun. Make new discoveries. Renew your soul. And start here!


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