I believe that last week I was complaining about the grass not yet being brown. This week I am just thankful that the overcast has set in again and hopefully brings a break in the temperatures with it. It has been one of those weeks when you just move a little slower, it must be a taste of what its like to live in Alabama or Mississippi. In any case, as you will note by the time I sent this note, I am once again pressing my luck on making it to Meyers on time today but the truck is loaded and I just have remember to pick up the generator on the way out.
One of the things I like best about our time at Meyer Dairy is meeting and talking with people. It reminds me of Elton John’s Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatters (…sons of bankers, sons of lawyers…). Either that or Romper Room. We have mathematicians, nuclear engineers, South Africans, game wardens, athletes, farmers, more professors than you could fit on a fairly good sized pontoon boat (my retirement dream), pastors, Red Cross workers, students, retired people…if you didn’t see your descriptor here, please forgive, my fingers and brain only go so fast and I have only so much time. Whoever, you are, we enjoy seeing you and thank you for making us part of your route.
OK, so none thing to point out about today’s offerings is that we have primarily corn fed beef today. It is off of a farm just past Old Fort on Rt 45. This farm produces its own silage and corn and takes great care to finish its beef to perfection. If you are die hard grass fed, our selections are limited but for the rest of you, bring it on. We also have about ½ a lamb and a selection of pork including pork chops, sausage (made in house) and bacon. Chicken, we have that too, not quite everything you can imagine but as close as is feasible. For a broader selection, take a cloudy ride down to Spring Mills and check out the shop (W, T 10-5, F 10-7, S 8-4).
We will be at Meyer 10-4 (10-ish might be more accurate but I think we’ll be pretty on time today).
Also, a few notes to particular people who will hopefully recognize themselves in here, tallow is on the truck as are 1/3 pound burgers. What we are missing are the 18 oz Dels…those we should have next week, that takes a particular animal and since our selections are corn fed this week, the request for 6 grass fed strips will have to wait until next week.
Hope this finds you well and see you soon. Jay
PS…running out of time here but just thought of something that I talked to one of you about and have been meaning to bring up. Our chicken selection, though responsibly raised and processed and transported is what most people would term conventionally farmed. The same company is a vendor of Eberly Poultry of Lancaster County. These chickens are certified organic and free range. We have access to this meat, it just costs more. If you are interested, please let us know.