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Our Farm


It starts in our valley and at our farm. The best organic ingredients come from the best farming practices that are clean, sustainable, gentle, kind and pure. We are dedicated to our environment, our community and our bodies.

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Our Farm


It starts in our valley and at our farm. The best organic ingredients come from the best farming practices that are clean, sustainable, gentle, kind and pure. We are dedicated to our environment, our community and our bodies.

An Upstate of Mind

Nestled at the foot of the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York, Bovina Valley FARMS is a utopia for farmers.

Plant diversity, protected water sources and an optimally balanced climate make for rich, nutritious milk from which to start the cheese making process. The wild clover on Bovina Valley Farms cultivates microbes unique to the region, which are a boon to cheese making.

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Our Farmer


Dedicated farmer and expert craftsman. The authenticity, passion and charm in each of our products starts with him. 

Our Farmer


Dedicated farmer and expert craftsman. The authenticity, passion and charm in each of our products starts with him. 

Dan finn

When Dan Finn found 160 acres of sprawling land nestled in majestic mountains and filled with streams, and picturesque views, he knew it was true love. The family bought the land in the heart of Catskills and Bovina Valley Farms was born.

AWARD WINNING HERITAGE

In 2000 Dan Finn had returned to his roots in the Catskills and reconnected with his family’s heritage of award-winning cheese
making. His Great Grandfather was a prolific cheddar cheese maker whose recipe still hangs in the town’s museum.

Largely self-taught, the lure of cheese making was calling out to Dan through that old family history, and the desire to make a small farm viable again in these challenging times. The fond memories of growing up surrounded by Bovina’s once thriving dairy community is a recurring theme in his adult life. He fondly remembers hand milking a “house” cow Melissa, and summers of throwing hay bales growing up as a child. Those were times that just felt “right” as a kid.

Thomas O’Connell was the great grandfather on Dan Finn’s mother’s side. He had a reputation for his White Rose Cheddar
cheese making in the early turn of the century and left a legacy of award-winning cheeses, which made the upstate region grow in fame.
 

Innovation & Craft

In the early days of Bovina Valley Farms, Dan's guests enjoyed the great outdoors by day and home-cooked meals by night. But it was something else that brought them back again and again: the delicious, homemade cheeses made with a special nutritious milk from clover fed cows, lovingly cared for and prepared by farmer Dan Finn under the initial apprenticeship of another famed Catskill cheese maker, Jos Vulto.

Dan Finn has been exclusive milk supplier for Vulto’s array of cheeses for several years. Initially, Alderney was made at the Vulto
Creamery in nearby Walton NY. Largely self-taught, the lure of cheese making was calling out to Dan through the old family recipes
and family history recounted through the years.

Those first batches were offered to guests visiting the farm. They loved it and asked for samples to take home to family and friends.
Soon there was so much demand for Dan’s artisanal Alderney cheese that the farm began making the cheese onsite and shipping
the tomme style cheese to an ever-growing fan base.

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Our Mission


For people who care for a simple, pure and traditional experience, Bovina Valley Farms is the place that embodies old-time, authentic American charm at every corner. We are committed to preserving the region's artisanal craft heritage.

Our Mission


For people who care for a simple, pure and traditional experience, Bovina Valley Farms is the place that embodies old-time, authentic American charm at every corner. We are committed to preserving the region's artisanal craft heritage.

What Makes Farmstead Better?

American craft heritage is at the heart of our products. We take pleasure in our work, and our food reflects that. We celebrate and cater to those who want locally sourced, sustainably produced organic food products. Take comfort in knowing our farmstead products are handmade from start to finish. Artisanal yet approachable, our award-winning Tomme style Alderney cheese transports you back to a time in America when quality ruled over quantity and flavor trumped speediness.

TAste

Food that is grown closer to home is harvested and then able to be sold at peak freshness. Food's natural flavor lessens over time so we ensure we bring you the most delicious food that we can grow. 

NutriTioN

Food that travels loses nutrients in the time it takes to transport. Locally grown food not only tastes better, but has more nutritional value. Farm to table is the healthiest choice you can make for your family. 

Process

We embrace a kinder, gentler food making process. We vow to maintain the highest standard in sustainable, accountable farming practices. We hold ourselves responsible to our buyers, our community and the environment. 

Community

Our community is at the heart of what we do. A thriving local economy is important for the whole community's future. Buying from local farmers and artisans is the best way to make a real difference.