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Carrie and Doug Thompson

Green Cow Cuts Ribbon, Hosts Cookout

Green Cow Cuts Ribbon,

Hosts Hamburger Cookout

With farmers, butchers, employees and friends alongside, Carrie and Doug Thompson cut the ribbon on their new business venture, Tthe Green Cow, as Steve Grubb and Brian Fassett, who work on the farm, hold the ribbon. The butcher shop, at 21 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, features grass-finished beef raised on 450 acres near Richfield Springs. “This project has been 10 years in the making,” said Doug. “It’s been a fantastic journey for myself, Carrie and our two girls. It’s so special to bring it all together.” Following the ribbon cutting, the couple invited their neighbors to stay for some hamburger sliders, cooked by Grill Master Steve Gotwald and served up by store manager Karen Slowik, at right inset. (Libby Cudmore/

The Green Cow Sign Up; Opening Planned Monday

The Green Cow Sign Up;

Opening Planned Monday

The Green Cow proprietor Carrie Thompson watches Pele Matson of One-Day Signs, Waterford, place the new grass-fed beef store’s sign a few minutes ago at 21 Railroad Ave., Cooperstown. Carrie and her husband Doug have their own grass-fed herds along Route 20, and will be making the beef – retail and wholesale – available to the Otsego County market.  A “soft opening” is planned Monday, with store hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p. m. seven days a week.  Stop in Monday and beyond, as The Green Cow will also be selling coffee, pastries, croissants. and hot dogs.  The hot dogs  are also available, a dozen a packet, are made from Thompson beef by Artisan Meats, Canandaigua.   A ribbon-cutting is planned Friday, June 29, and  a Grand Opening in July.  (Jim Kevlin/

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