Butter making Equipment at Farmtown Park
Hastings County is still famous for butter and cheese making. Stirling Creamery at the four corners in the centre of Stirling makes different types of butter using traditional methods. You can watch through the plate glass window and buy butter directly from the factory store on Henry Street.
At Farmtown Park there are many different artifacts used to make butter from the massive wooden churn in the Dairy Building to the dog-powered churn in the Discovery Centre. School chidlren can make butter at Farmtown Park. They are given small phials of cream from Stirling Creamery and after several minutes of shaking, they can see the butter fat seperate from the whey. They can spread the butter on crackers and try their own freshly made butter.
School children, who visit Farmtown Park can make butter by shaking small vials filled with cream from Stirling Creamery.