Many know Enfield as a town with sprawling shopping malls, fast food outlets, and tobacco farms. But nestled in the southernmost sector of the town is a dairy farm that can rightfully be referred to as Enfield's hidden treasure. I am referring to Smyth’s Trinity Farm.
The Smyth family has been running at its present location off of Oliver Road (and Route 5) in Enfield since 1984. Three generations of the Smyth family have worked the farm: grandparents, sons and daughters, and now the grandchildren.
I was lucky enough to be taken on my own private guided tour of the farm by Sam Smyth, the son of the original owners. What I saw, and what I heard from Sam, was too good to remain just with me. I decided to write a short narrative so that I could share my encounter with you.
The farm's twenty pristine acres consist of pastures, 50 dairy cows, a milking barn, milk processing plant, and the family store.
To parents what is most important is that our children who drink milk do so without the fear that they are drinking any chemicals, hormones, or additives that could possibly hurt them. The milk from the cows is pasteurized. The cows are fed a grass based diet. The cows are not given any hormones to increase their milk supply.
The store is also run on the farm. Consumers can purchase whole milk, reduced fat milk, yogurt, and other dairy products, all produced on the farm.
And there is one further convenience - home delivery. Having milk delivered to your doorstep can be pretty handy for parents who need a constant supply of milk for their children but don't want to be bothered having to go to the store to pick milk up.
The pictures that accompany this article show only some of the story. If these pictures got you interested, you can see the real thing next week. The Smyth family will be holding a Free Farm Tour on Saturday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.