HERMON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Rain, snow, birthdays, holidays... Dairy cows don't take a day off, so neither do Ed and Suzanne Moreshead. They run Siberia Farms in Hermon, where they spend each morning and night milking their Jersey dairy cows in order to provide fresh milk to their customers.
Being a dairy farmer in Maine hasn't been easy lately. Just in the last few months, Garelick Farms has closed its milk production facility in Bangor, and funding to the Maine Milk Pool that provides support to Maine dairy farmers is also expected to be cut. Siberia Farm hopes to stay in business by lowering expenses, and by carving out a niche market: door to door milk delivery.
"We decided that maybe that would be a unique way to introduce our products to people in the greater Bangor area.," said Ed Moreshead. "There's a lot of nostalgia involved, there's a lot of convenience."
And the convenience is something their customers love. Siberia Farms delivers one day a week as of now, but are thinking of expanding to two days a week because of high demand.
To find out if Siberia Farms delivers in your area, visit their website at www.siberiafarms.com.