First, the price of cream coming to us went very high due to supply and demand. The demand for milk and cream goes very high at the holidays and the supply can diminish according to the market and need. Secondly, the Hope creamery is a small operation and we don't have the buying power of larger operations. Third, we are a small batch manufacturer that is very unique to the market and our costa are higher then your average factory turning out millions of pounds of butter every week.
All this said, we are starting to see the price of cream trending down and we hope to decrease the price accordingly. As a small manufacturer, you can only imagine the cost of doing business, especially in a fast paced, changing business climate and we use a churn from 1949. Crazy but fun.
Thank you to the loyalty you have all shown to us and to the many fans of the Hope Creamery. To you, we salute you!