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About Oakridge Dairy:
Oakridge Dairy, Inc. is a locally owned company in North Central Connecticut.
Its origin dates back to the late 1800s when Adolph Bahler moved from Illinois to Connecticut because the farming was tough in the mid-west at that time. Adolph was originally from Switzerland but came over to start a new life in the land of opportunity.
He bought the farm which consisted of the Bahler Farms House located at 115 Meadowbrook Road, a field across the street, and a wood lot on Egypt Road. The family began raising tobacco, potatoes, and dairy cows. Through the 1900s the farm transitioned to mostly dairy and the Bahlers began buying land & farms in surrounding towns. By the 1950s, the farm was milking 60 cows in Ellington and 40 cows in Tolland and raising a small crop of tobacco and potatoes. At that time, Ken, Owen and Corbin Bahler led the dairy operation.
In the 1970s, Oakridge Farms was added at 33 Jobs Hill Road, across the fields from the first location on Meadowbrook Road. Today both farms are owned by Vern, Ron, Dave and Dan Bahler, along with their wives. About 1650 cows go through the milking parlors three times each day. Calves and heifers are raised in barns and pastures on Hoffman Road and approximately 2,100 acres of corn and 700 acres of hay are raised for feed each year.
Employees number about 40 throughout the year with additional seasonal workers to help at harvest time.
Oakridge Dairy Contact Info:
76 Jobs Hill Road
Ellington, CT 06029
Office Phone: (860) 875-2858