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Middle Road Creamery

Family Farming

Joanne and Jim didn't grow up on farms, have pursued successful careers in academics, engineering and nursing and have lived on both U.S. coasts. In 2015, the couple moved from the original site of Blue Moon Bend farm in Marion to their current 15 acre farm in Williamson, the new home of Middle Road Creamery.

In 2009, the couple decided to pursue their dream to establish a goat farm. Trading his ties for work boots, Jim quit his job as an engineer to focus solely on the farm. Jim's background in engineering and automation has been helpful on the farm as Jim has built most of the creamery equipment. In addition to researching goat species and cheesemaking techniques, Jim has taken cheesemaking courses in NY and Vermont. His favorite type of cheese is Old Moon a tomme style cheese. Joanne's childhood spent milking cows and riding horses and her background as an R.N. and professor of nursing has also lent itself to life on the farm. Her main focus is on herd health and care. Jim and Joanne are both 1997 graduates of Williamson high school. Jim has a bachelor's of science in engineering from the State University of New York at Alfred and a master's of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from RIT.  Jim currently works as a visiting professor at SUNY Oswego School of Education.  Joanne holds a bachelor's of science degree in nursing and a master's degree in Leadership in Healthcare from the University of Rochester. She is also a registered nurse (R.N.) and currently teaches nursing at St. John Fisher College.

In 2015, Blue Moon Bend Farm & Creamery was moved to Williamson and Jim and Joanne took a five year break from farming to focus on their family, friends and careers.

In June of 2020, the couple once again decided to pursue their dream of running a creamery. With the new name of Middle Road Creamery, the creamery has reopened in a new location!! The creamery currently offers two types of goat cheeses - feta and cherve.  Blue Moon Bend Farm consists of 25 nigerian, alpine and saanen goats.  The milk from the farm directly supports Middle Road Creamery goat cheeses.

Blue Moon Bend Farm practices sustainable farming techniques, grass feeds their goats and does not supplement with hormones.