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The four Santos brothers, Kevin, Arthur, Norman and Karl, who run Shy Brothers Farm in Massachusetts are third generation dairy farmers. These brothers had witnessed the rapid transformation of the landscape of southeastern Massachusetts from primarily agricultural to cookie-cutter housing developments. They were committed to figuring out a way to keep their farm and continue milking cows. In their quest to set their farm up for a sustainable future, they were helped by Barbara Hanley and Leo Brooks who worked with the Santos brothers to develop a plan for making products that would pay enough to keep the farm alive and prospering. The brothers are milking 120 Holsteins on their 150-acre farm. They learned to make cheese from Barbara Hanley who took their farm on as a cause and went to Burgundy to learn to make a specialty cheese called “button de culotte” (“trouser button”). Today the Shy Brothers produce a fresh cheese and also the small thimble-sized cheeses that they named Hannahbells in honor of their late mother, Hannah.
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