We started our creamery as a way to keep dairy farming. The creamery enabled us to stay working with cows for 15 years. For that we thank all of our loyal customers!! Doug and Deb partially retired in the fall of 2020. It has been a wild ride and for that we also thank you!
The Landaff Creamery LLC was established in early 2008 with the intention of creating a high-quality value-added product that would increase the sustainability of our farm and there-by preserving agriculture in our small town. The Creamery itself is located next door to the farm in the building where Doug’s father Dr. Fredrick Erb used to have his Veterinary Clinic prior to his retirement. The clinic was completely redone into a modern creamery design. Doug and Debby worked closely with milk inspectors and local contractor Albert Lackie to ensure that the creamery was designed to provide a clean environment that met all regulations for high-quality cheese making.
Springvale Farms was founded in the 1950’s by Doug's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Fredrick A. Erb, DVM., who purchased and combined the land from several small farms in Landaff, NH. In 1980 we returned to Landaff and worked for them for several years. By 1989 we had purchased the cows and equipment and started out on our own. Since then we have made many updates to the facilities and large improvements in the genetics of the herd, which result in a higher quantity and quality of milk production. In 2010 we were 1st place and in 2007 and 2009, we were the 2nd place receipient of the top milk quality award in our region of the Agri-Mark, Inc. cooperative. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful White Mountains, we grow our feed and milk our cows in the Amonoosuc River Valley, which starts at the Lake of the Clouds on Mount Washington, and winds its way through the shadow of Kinsman Ridge located in Franconia Notch.