Cloud Cap prepares for day of fun family activities, discovery tours of local Organic Valley dairy farm

COPYRIGHT DAVID NEVALA FOR ORGANIC VALLEY - Five generations have been a part of operating the dairy business at Cloud Cap Farms.In an effort to educate consumers on where their dairy products come from, Cloud Cap Farm is hosting a farm discovery tour.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, the Boring-based dairy business will offer tours of the grounds and farm-focused activities for kids and adults.

Cloud Cap has been part of the Boring community at 30207 S.E. Kelso Road, for 93 years, and an organic partner in the farm-owned Organic Valley co-op for the past 12 years.

"A huge part of what we do as an organic farm is pasture our cows," part owner Melissa Collman says. "The health of our animals has increased and seeing them happy (has) really solidified why we do it and why it was best for our family."

Organic Valley has hosted farm discovery tours for four years, but this will be Cloud Cap's first.

"The big thing that excites me is just getting families and consumers out so they cans see what we do — so they have an idea of what they're spending their money on," Collman explains. "This is a nice way to give back."

COPYRIGHT DAVID NEVALA FOR ORGANIC VALLEY - Cloud Cap Farm has been a family affair in Boring for 93 years.Admission to the event is free of charge, but organizers suggest making reservations so they will have an idea of attendance. Lunch will be available for purchase. Reservations can be made online at Walk-ins are welcome.

"I hope everyone is able to come out and see us and enjoy this day," Collman adds.

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