Amid a swirl of spirited discusssion about the burgeoning dairy farm at the West Marlborough retirement compound of Urban Outfitters' founder Dick Hayne, neighbors picked up some tidbits last night about the owner's dietary preferences.
The community need not fear that yogurt production will increase, said Dave Ziel, a Hayne representative. "It's limited to personal consumption. He eats it every day," said Ziel. Maple is Hayne's preferred flavor, Ziel said, adding: "I don't have a taste for it."
The topic surfaced at last night's Planning Commission meeting that included preliminary discussion of the conditional use permits Hayne is seeking for his dairy production as well as his greenhouses.
Ziel's insistences that Hayne has no interest in launching a Paul Newman-like food empire were greeted with skepticism by township officials and members of the community. The reason? Months ago, they were told by a different Hayne representative that the cheese-making operation would be limited primarily to personal use.