Tours

Tours

Please note that it is unlikely that you will be able to get on a tour the same day or the day after you request a reservation. Our tour coordinator is often unable to answer emails during daytime hours due to a full-time job. Please plan on scheduling tours at least a week in advance. For quickest response, please email hcctours@yahoo.com. Our apologies, but tours are unable to be scheduled by calling the Happy Cow Creamery store. 2016 cost to tour: $8 each for all those 3 years of age and older.

A Little History…

We at Happy Cow Creamery and Trantham 12 Aprils Dairy are proud of what we do. For over 11 years we have offered tours to educate young and old alike about what we do and who we are. We love our farm and we want to be able to share that love with you through our tours.

The farm has been in operation since 1979. It became what it is today not just because of hard work and dedication, but because of a love for nutrition and a love for the animals that provide us with one of the most nourishing beverages there is—milk!

Sadly, in an area that used to have many dairy farms, we are the last in Greenville and Pickens County. We low-temp pasteurize and bottle our own milk; therefore we are able to offer more to see than typical dairies. We are also proud to be the only bottling plant in the world located in a Harvestore silo.

What To Expect:

During our hour-long tour, your group will take a trolley ride to see our lush grazing paddocks. You’ll also see our milking parlor where our “girls” work. Your guide will tell you the story behind Happy Cow Creamery and how with a touch of hard work and a lot of God’s grace we are able to offer our community healthy, fresh, and affordable products. Of course, a sampling of our milk will be offered before the end of the tour. A single-serve ice cream is also included for all paying attendees. If one single serve isn’t enough there will be extras available for purchase for $1 inside the Happy Cow Creamery store.

Our hope in offering tours is to educate our community about the importance of local agriculture and maybe even spark an interest in farming in our youth! By the end of the day, your group will leave our farm with a complete understanding of the concept “From Grass to Glass”. The tours are sure to be educational with a touch of good ol’ farm fun! So come join us and let us share what we feel will be a trip your group will remember for years to come!

Booking a Tour:

Our tour season runs late March – November, weather permitting. Depending on group size we are able to offer tours Monday – Friday and some Saturdays.

Tour length: approximately 1 hour.

Whether you have a large group or a party of one, we would love for you to join us for a tour! Please click on the link below that is most appropriate for your group.

Family/Small Group (under 20)

Large Group Tours (20 or more)

 

Please note that it is unlikely that you will be able to get on a tour the same day or the day after you request a reservation. Our tour coordinator is often unable to answer emails during daytime hours due to a full-time job. Please plan on scheduling tours at least a week in advance. For quickest response, please email hcctours@yahoo.com. Our apologies, but tours are unable to be scheduled by calling the Happy Cow Creamery store. 2016 cost to tour: $8 each for all those 3 years of age and older.