To learn more about our plans, keep reading!
I’ve guarded this pretty closely up until the last few weeks. It’s scary to share your dreams because they might not come true and then what? But at some point, you have to start talking. Especially, when your dreams require the support of others. So, today NP and I are going to lay it all out for you.
By this summer, we will have 5 cows in milk. Which means, we are going to have a LOT of milk! We want to bottle part of the milk and sell part of it as yogurt. It sounds simple and we have made gallons and gallons of milk into yogurt already in our own kitchen. We’ve come up with what we think is a pretty darn good recipe using a little bit of starter culture, fresh fruit, our own milk and not much else! The problem is that we can’t sell it or even really share it with you all until we get licensed. To be licensed, we have to meet all of the regulations outlined in the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). The PMO contains 398 pages of regulations required to harvest, bottle and sell milk.
The thing that gets NP and I MOST excited about all of this is that once the building is built, not only will we be able to sell our product but we will be able to share the process with YOU, our consumer! We will have windows between the store and the processing room specifically so you can see us bottling milk and making yogurt! AND, because the processing will be happening on the same farm as the animals are housed on, you will be able to see the whole cycle from grass to cow to finished product right here in one place!
In addition to milk and yogurt we also look forward to offering vegetables and baked goods this summer. And over the next 1-2 years adding beef, pork, chicken and eggs to our offerings! We know that one stop shopping is the ideal situation these days and while we may not be able to offer all that a traditional grocery store can, we want to give you as many reasons to stop in and see us as possible!
So, there you have it. In a nutshell that’s the starting point for our next 50 years worth of dreams! If after reading this, you feel compelled to take our survey, you can get to it using the following button.
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