Our Values

Our Values

Our Values

Unmatched Commitment to Quality

At Homestead Creamery, we are committed to quality. We seek quality in our products, in the lives of our cows, in the character of our employees and in the service we provide to our customers.

We believe in taking good care of our employees and consider each team member a critical part of the “Cream Team.” Our employee motto is “the best rises to the top” and we actively seek to help each employee to reach their highest potential. We take great care in providing the best customer service to our partners and customers. We are always actively looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience.

Homestead Creamery Core Values

We fulfill our vision by striving to: deliver wholesome, quality food products with excellent service, provide a productive, caring and rewarding work environment, preserve the small, family farm community and create value and purpose for our stakeholders.

Homestead Creamery owners and associates base their decisions and interactions on these values: integrity, excellence, friendliness, humility, motivation, teamwork and accountability.

Homestead Creamery is to be the best little creamery in the Blue Ridge Mountains that is profitable to our employees, family farms, communities and stakeholders.

Our History

Homestead Creamery is a small, locally-owned dairy processing plant nestled among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Burnt Chimney, Virginia. With dreams of preserving the family farm for future generations and marketing product directly to consumers, two local dairy farmers combined efforts. In cooperation with a few local businessmen and their joint endeavors, these dreams became a reality. Homestead Creamery opened its doors for business in January of 2001!

Today, Homestead Creamery is made up of a small network of locally owned dairy farms that are run by families who believe in an honest day's work. Each farm is dedicated to the health and happiness of the cows and the quality of the products that are produced for the consumers.

Brent Craighead

Our Team

While each and every one of our employees brings these key values into work every day to keep our operations running, there are a few of our Cream Team Members that deserve a special mention. Our management team keeps the team focused and inspired to deliver these values along with our quality products day in and day out.

Walt Frazier, President
Jesse Novak, Controller
Lori Zawhorodny, Human Resources
Doug Wray, Purchasing Manager
Erin Saacke, Sales Manager
Amy Rice, PR/Sales/Events Manager
Rachel Gibson, Farm Market Manager
Angela Byrne, Sr. AR Data Analyst
Mindi Layman, Homestead Delivery Coordinator
Rachel Sigmon, Marketing/Accounting Team
Amy Booth, Quality Control Manager

Our Farms

In addition to the Cream Team, the dairy farmers we work with exemplify our core values each and every day. Whether it's working in the fields, harvesting food for the cows or in the milking barns, they work with passion and purpose.

Meet Our Farmers