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down on the farm

31 December, 2012

Our outing for the day consisted of going to get eggs.  Now that a better option for buying cage-free eggs exists for us, we no longer buy eggs at the store.  Instead, we head about 15 miles SW of Puryear to Crum Farms.

the road-side sign advertising what Crum Farms has on offer

the road-side sign advertising what Crum Farms has on offer

 

We visit about once a month or so, sometimes for a quick transaction, and at other times we have had lengthy conversations about the state of food in the US and have been treated to a tour of their farm.  Today, we happened to arrive at milking time, so we got to see about 18 of their 300 cows being milked.  On our first visit, we spent over an hour walking around their grounds and through their buildings.

giant tanks where milk is stored

giant tanks where milk is stored

The family who operates Crum Farms is friendly and honest, and I appreciate what they’re doing.  We had lots of questions for them, ranging from things like how they raise and slaughter their animals to questions about what this is or what that does.  They’ve always been kind and forthcoming in their responses, and when asked about peppers in their garden, they even sent us home with a few tasty (and quite spicy!) freebies.

fat, friendly goat

fat, friendly goat

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