The Chestnutt Family have been been farming on their land near the coastal town of Portrush since 1913 and currently milk a herd of 250 cows which are bred using a 3 way cross of Holstein, Viking Red and Montbeliarde.
As well as producing milk which can be bought by customers directly from the Milk Hut on the farm, Chestnutt’s Farm also produce their own delicious Greek style Yogurt and have an honesty shop on the farm where customers can buy a wide range of local produce.
In the summer of 2020 William and Alison Chestnutt opened their Milk Hut -the first milk vending machine on the island of Ireland. Customers can come to the farm where they can purchase reuseable glass bottles in 250ml and 1 litre sizes and fill them with Chestnutt’s delicious, farm fresh, non homogenised milk. There is also a range of Monin Milkshake flavours available to add to the milk to make a delicious milkshake such as Strawberry, Chocolate, Banana, Salted Caramel – these flavours can vary. The Milk Hut is open every day from 7:30am to 7:30pm.
The Chestnutt’s launched their own luxurious, thick and creamy Greek style yogurt in July 2022. Made within their production unit on the farm from their own non homogenised milk and a tiny bit of culture; the yogurt is then incubated overnight before being strained through a Muslin Cloth to remove the whey!
At the start of December 2022 the Chestnutt’s opened their Honesty Farm Shop just behind the Milk Hut! They are stocking many amazing producers from across the Island of Ireland with something for everyone from lots of fresh vegetables to chutneys to crayons to granola and lots more! There is an honesty box and card machine available for payment.
Chesrtnutt’s Farm also regularly attend the local markets to sell their milk and yogurt.