Marcoot Jersey Creamery is thriving under the care of the Marcoot sisters
The Marcoot sisters are all about family and cheese. From Suzanne Boyle at bnd.com, here's a peek at what life on this Jersey dairy farm is like
"We literally touch every step of the process," said Amy, 29, manager of the Marcoot Jersey Creamery. She, sisters Brooke, 24, Beth, 27, and friend Audie Wall, 30, turn the milk of 60 Jersey cows into hand-crafted cheese.
The young Marcoot women are seventh-generation dairy farmers. But they didn't have to be.
"Our parents told us not to come back, that our feet weren't nailed to the ground here," said Amy of leaving the farm. "They told us all the time to give ourselves lots of options: Go to college, get a degree and find a job. Something stable to do."