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Farm to Spoon: the making of local goat milk gelato

March 20, 2023
woman standing behind an ice cream counter

By Katie Spring, Outreach & Content Specialist at NE-DBIC

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC), hosted at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, provides support to dairy businesses through projects that promote the development, production, marketing, and distribution of dairy products. 

Lu•Lu, noun: A remarkable, outstanding and wonderful object or thing 

More than just a word in the dictionary, Lu•Lu is also the whimsical name of the Vergennes, VT based ice cream company. This winter, Lu•Lu’s Artisan Ice Cream unveiled a new product made in partnership with Midnight Goat Farm: local goat gelato.  

Created with support from the NE-DBIC Goat & Sheep Supply Chain grant, this new product helps expand the use of local goat milk and highlights the ripple effects our grants have throughout communities. The funding Lu•Lu’s received helped bring what was once a “wouldn’t it be cool if...” notion to fruition as a new product line that not only expands the ice cream business, but also offers a new sales outlet to a local goat dairy.  

Supply chain innovation and strengthening connections between dairy farmers and processors lead to a more a resilient—and delicious—dairy food system. Learn more about Lu•Lu’s and Midnight Goat Farm on their websites. 

Are you an existing dairy processor looking for funding? Check out our Dairy Processor Research & Development Innovation Grant and Existing Dairy Processor Expansion Grant