New Milk Options
I think by now you guys are all aware that I'm a huge fan of the Guernsey whole milk. The cows and the way that Edward Keim grazes them produces the best milk around. It is rich in flavor and nutrients. In fact, as I'm typing this I just realized we may have a bigger fan of the milk than I. A young Fresh Forker at our Tremont stop takes Guernsey whole milk with him to school each day. Last week when his family ran out of Guernsey milk, they tried sneaking some organic milk from the grocery store into his thermos. When mom showed up at school to pick him up later that day, the teacher had to explain that this young guy had a rough day. At lunch he got all worked up about his milk and erupted, "This isn't my milk!" He refused to drink it and proceeded to put on a show!
But I know that whole milk isn't for everyone. Historically, we have offered skim and 2% via the Snowville brand. At the end of this month, however, Snowville is raising their price by $0.40 per unit. We will have to pass this price hike along to the customers.
But we have another alternative for you now to help keep the cost of your milk down. The guys at Wholesome Valley Farm have been making a 2% and Skim milk or the last year for the universities we sell to. We haven't bottled it yet though for retail because of some logistics issues inside the plant. Those issues have been resolved and starting this week the Guernsey 2% and Skim milks are now available at $3.50 per half gallon. Snowville will remain $4.25 per half gallon until the end of the month, then it will go to $4.75 (easy change making).
Upcoming Cooking Class: Soups, Stews & One-Pot Meals
Wednesday, February 18th, 6:00-8:30pm
Next Wednesday is our first class of the year. It is with Chef Parker and the topic is one that will warm the soul on a cold winter day. Full details can be found below at the class. Please register soon so you can get in on an informative class and lots of good food, including French Onion Soup, 1-pot simmered pork, Turnip Soup (yes, it's amazing), and vegetarian stew (to name a few of the dishes).