Three times every week, Jan and Jeff King load 300 gallons of milk in a refrigerated truck, delivering to more than 150 homes around their family’s century-old dairy farm. Their grandfather did the same until stopping in 1961. Now Jan and Jeff are taking up the task.
After many requests from neighbors for fresh milk, the Kings bought an old truck and began taking orders. Customers are thrilled to have milkmen once again.
“In the 1940s, Laddie Zwijacz’s family took two quarts of milk a week from the King dairy. Each bottle cost 10 cents and had a three-inch layer of cream on top. ‘This is what real milk tastes like, not the water you get in stores,’ Zwijacz, 78, says of the Kings’ current vintage. ‘There’s a world of difference.'”
Dr. Mercola’s Comments:
People increasingly want to make their own choices for their health, and they are doing so by forming organic food co-ops, buying food from their local farms, and picking up fresh produce at farmer’s markets on the weekends.
And in the Saratoga area, the community has even managed to convince a local dairy farm to resurrect the tradition of the milk man.
Personally, I find the idea of bringing back the milk man to be downright enchanting. What could possibly be better than getting farm-fresh milk delivered in glass bottles right to your doorstep every week?
I’m not sure the King Dairy brothers currently sell RAW milk, but that would truly be an ideal to strive toward.
The video above is the trailer from a full length documentary called Farmageddon…The Unseen War on American Family Farms, produced and directed by Kristin Canty. The film is slated for public release in January of next year, but Canty was kind enough to provide me this preview. (For more information, see www.farmageddonmovie.com.)
The film offers an in-depth look into the issue of raw milk, and the many issues that surround it. From government policies that favor big agriculture over small traditional farms, to the fascist-like methods employed to maintain that status quo, to the vastly different health impacts between organically-raised raw milk and its pasteurized and genetically modified factory-farmed counterpart
This would be great.