I’m feeling pretty old-school these days. We bought a house that’s 150 years old. I don’t have a microwave anymore. My grandmother wants to give me a butter churn. And we have a milkman.
Yes, that’s right. We have a milkman. His name is Stan. Stan the milkman. I’ve never met Stan but I heart him oh so much. Not just because I enjoy saying that I have a milkman, not just because our weekly dairy delivery is always on time and neatly done, but also because thanks to Stan, I don’t worry nearly so much about running out of butter (a constant trouble previously, what with all the baking I do) and I spend less time battling crowds at the store. Yay!
How did I arrange this magnificent thing, you ask? Well actually, Josh arranged it. Through Calder Dairy.
If you don’t know about Calder Dairy, now is a great time to get educated, especially if you live in Michigan. Calder is a local, family-owned dairy farm and around here you can often find their glass-bottled (!!!!!!!) milk and delicious stacks of butter in various stores, like the Ypsi Co-op or Whole Foods or Busch’s. Their milk is delicious, as is their butter. But they also have home delivery, which means that if you live near a route, you can arrange to have milk, cream, buttermilk, eggnog, butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, bread, even ice cream…and lots more….delivered straight to your house. Continue reading