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Wells in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Creamery

Preparing milk for market

— Historic Laudholm Farm —

 
 
Creamery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 15, 2021
1. Creamery Marker
Inscription.  
The creamery was used for bottling and canning milk, making cheese, and churning cream into butter. The original creamery was attached to the Maine Coastal Ecology Center in 2001.

Neighbors who stopped by to pick up their milk would mark off their name on a billing chart. Summer customers staying on nearby Drakes Island had milk delivered to their doorsteps.

In the 1920s, people debated whether city dwellers should drink fresh, clean milk from healthy cows or pasteurized milk. Laudholm Farms chose to sell fresh, unpasteurized milk that had been tested for harmful bacteria. The creamery was built so milk could be processed away from the cows.

By the Numbers
1918 Construction completed
608 Pounds of butterfat from Guernsey "Laudholm Delight" in 1920
3.4 Percentage butterfat in typical Holstein milk
4.8 Percentage butterfat in typical Guernsey milk
24,000 Pounds of milk produced annually by typical Holstein
16,000 Pounds of milk produced annually by typical Guernsey
18 Hours from milking to delivery of
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Current Use:
Teaching Laboratory

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
 
Location. 43° 20.25′ N, 70° 32.987′ W. Marker is in Wells, Maine, in York County. Marker can be reached from Skinner Mill Road north of Laudholm Farm Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells ME 04090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cow Barn (a few steps from this marker); Hay and Horse Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Tower (about 300 feet away); Farmhouse (about 300 feet away); Laudholm Farm: The foundation of the Wells Reserve (about 400 feet away); Welcome to the 'Sense of Wonder' Rain Garden… (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rachel Carson (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wells.
 
Creamery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 15, 2021
2. Creamery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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