A NEW regenerative milk station has been launched at a Torpenhow dairy farm.

The launch was marked by a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Alexander Scott, who presented The King's Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development to First Milk, owners of the Lake District Creamery at Aspatria.

Owners of the Torpenhow Farmhouse Dairy at Park House, Jenny and Mark Lee, have become the latest farmers to join Golden Hooves' 'regen revolution', which dares people to think differently about dairy.

Showcasing the huge sustainable efforts of farmers across the UK, Golden Hooves is at the forefront of the regenerative movement, while making regeneratively farmed dairy products easier to access through new product launches and vending sites.

At Torpenhow’s new vending space, visitors will be able to purchase the farm’s milk directly from the self-service machines, which is regeneratively farmed, organic and 100 per cent grass fed, as part of the Lee’s Pasture for Life commitment. This milk will also supply a milkshake vending machine, with a wide range of clean syrups available to choose from, while another machine will be stocked with Torpenhow’s full range of hard, soft and blue cheeses, as well as Golden Hooves’ award-winning Mature Cheddar, Vintage Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar and Red Leicester.

Leona McDonald, director of Golden Hooves, commented: “We have been blown away by Jenny and Mark’s vision, drive and commitment to regenerating the earth, so this selection of milk, cheese and more definitely gets our Stomp of Approval!

"We all need to engage more with where our food comes from and nothing beats heading down to a farm, and getting stuck into something delicious that’s been produced just metres away!

"To have His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria there on launch day makes this extra special, giving us a chance to reflect on some wonderful achievements as we look forward into a better future with our latest vending partners.”

Mark Lee from Torpenhow Farmhouse Dairy added: “It is really important to us that as much of our milk as possible is bought and consumed locally.

"Anyone coming to the Golden Hooves vending machine will be able to see the cows rotationally grazing around the fields for 300 days of the year.

"The Jersey Friesian milk is really rich and creamy and packed full of omega 3s and phytonutrients.”