Episode 7 – From Pasture to Pint: Exploring the Udderly Delicious at Harmony Acres Creamline Milk & Farm Fresh Food – Transcript 

06Jun, 2023
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And now your host,

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Matthew Dowling and today's
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Drive.

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Well, thanks for tuning in to another
episode of All Ina Today's Drive.

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I'm your host Matt Dowling, and today
I am at Harmony Acres Dairy, uh,

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dairy Farm out in the Be
Vernon area. Um, and, uh,

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you know, I wanna thank you
for making some time to, uh,

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to talk to us and to be on the program
here today. Um, you know, so I,

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I guess we'll just jump
right into things. Um, you,

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you have a lot of dairy, uh, cattle
here, and you guys, you, you milk those,

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uh, those cows. Um,

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I know you recently started
doing some of your own bottling.

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Why don't you tell me a little bit
about, uh, what inspired you to, uh,

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operate a, a dairy farm rather than,
you know, beef cattle or, or so forth?

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Yeah, I'm, I will say the,

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the dairy farm has been in
my husband's family for,

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we've been here for three generations,
so that's kind of been in our blood.

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That's what they've been doing
for the majority of it. Um,

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and I went to school for animal science.

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I didn't think I was gonna be
a dairy farmer, but here I am.

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Did you wanna stop self, the
tractor? No, it'll be okay. Okay. Um,

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so I think one of the things that inspired
us to start bottling our own milk,

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cuz we still ship a lot
of it to a larger dairy,

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is during covid when people were locked
down and couldn't get out to the grocery

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store or just couldn't even get anywhere
in food shortages where like a real

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problem, you know,

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they drive by the farm and see the cows
in the field and think that they could

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just get milk. Or at that time we had a,

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a pretty large beefer to just get beef
from the farm and that wasn't really how

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we were set up. We didn't do any
direct to consumer marketing, um,

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or products at that time. Um,
and we saw, we knew that we had,

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we had milk, we had beef, we just
needed a way to get it to our consumers.

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So that's what we started
researching, you know, the,

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the small micro bottling or micro
dairy, we kind of call it. Um,

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doing everything on a small scale
because we were being asked, uh,

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and wanted to provide a more local
product for a lot of our consumers and

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community.

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So there have been, uh,

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a lot of changes or adaptations
in dairy farming. I know that, uh,

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you know, some farms are,
uh, blessed to have, uh,

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some machine assistance mm-hmm.
<affirmative> with milking the cows. Um,

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but we have also seen
changing laws about, um,

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dairy products. And, uh, one of
the things that I comes to my mind,

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because when I was in the
Pennsylvania House, I,

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I was adamant about working on it,
was putting whole milk back in,

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uh, in our public education,
in our school systems. Um,

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so why don't you tell me a little bit
about how you guys have adapted and

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changed, uh, with the times here at the.

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Farm? Yeah, I think whole milk in
schools is a great, um, initiative and,

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and even bringing flavored milk back
to schools cuz we know the research has

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shown that when kids are drinking,
even if it's flavored milk,

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they might be getting a
little bit more sugar,

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but they're still getting all those 13
essential nutrients that milk provides.

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And so without that, they're
choosing the sugary drinks anyway.

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So as much as we can do to keep whole
milk in stores and what I think what makes

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us different is we do cream line
milk. So it is lightly pasteurized,

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non-homogenized,

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all the cream is left in and with that
you're keeping that full fat in there and

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you're keeping a little bit
of the sweetness in there.

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So it's an drink that our consumers
are enjoying drinking milk again. Uh,

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cuz when they're used to in schools,
they're only getting 1%. Um,

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it's not a pleasant drinking experience.

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And so then they grow up
not wanting to drink milk.

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So if we can give them a good wholesome
product that has all that nutrition in

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it, they're going to grow up drinking
milk, um, in some other dairy products.

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And, and, you know, I,

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I think that's so important to
note because at this point in time,

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we pretty much have an entire generation
that wasn't brought up. We do on milk.

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Yeah. And, uh, you know, I I still
think of myself as as young sometimes,

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but I've been out of high school
for 20 plus years now. Um,

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and I know that chocolate milk and
strawberry milk were staples, uh,

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when I was in school mm-hmm.
<affirmative> and was actually, um,

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kind of thrown off to find out that
those products were, were no longer, uh,

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offered. And, and I am, uh, I'm a reg
cap drinker, <laugh>, uh, myself that,

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you know, I mm-hmm. <affirmative>,
if I'm gonna drink milk,

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it has to be very cold, whole milk.
Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Um, and,

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and I'm not a big fan with 1% or,
or 2%. Yeah. But, uh, you know, I,

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I think that's something to keep in mind.

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Now you make some other products
or you send out your milk mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> to make other products.
And I understand you work, uh,

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with some people in, in the Latrobe
area mm-hmm. <affirmative>, uh,

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to make some cheese products
from your, your milk. Is that.

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Correct? Yeah. Pleasant Lane Farms and
Latrobe has a beautiful creamery set up.

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They do a fantastic job at making cheese.

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So we're able to take our milk up
there and they can make it into a few

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different cheese products. We've
done, um, a buffalo flavored cheddar,

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some mild and sharp cheddar. We do a
quark, uh, which is their specialty.

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It's a high protein cream cheese,
uh, it's a German soft cheese.

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And then we make those into spreads
and dips, uh, and flavor them that way.

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And then we do cheese curds, which was
something completely new to this area.

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I mean, pleasantly has done a great
job of educating about what that is.

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And it's just a fresh piece of cheese
that they add some flavorings to.

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So we do like buffalo,
everything, bagel garlic. Um,

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he has a whole line of just ways that
we can increase the value of our milk

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and provide people with some more
dairy products to choose from. Now.

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A cheese curd. And, you know, I've,

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I've had the deep fried cheese curds
places mm-hmm. <affirmative>, I also, uh,

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I'm an Aldi shopper,
uh, a lot of the time,

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unless I stop at a road side stand
to pick up some fresh produce. And,

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and they carry cheese Kurds,
um, that are pretty good. Uh,

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is the fat content or the amount
of cream higher in a cheese curd

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than in other cheeses? Or, uh,
is is there any difference in.

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I don't know if I can speak to that. I
would have to ask Jason those specifics.

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Um, I mean, it's gonna be very
similar to what cheese is.

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It's just not aged. You're not
getting like that sharp, um,

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like traditional cheddar taste to it. Uh,

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the cheddar cheese curds themselves
are just very mild in flavor,

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like a mozzarella. So then that's why
they add some different flavorings to it,

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to, to jazz 'em up.

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Sure. So, um, you know,
here on the farm, I,

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I understand from your website that
you guys use a process of rotational

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grazing. Yes. Mm-hmm.
<affirmative>. And how do you, on,

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on the farm here at Harmony Acres,
uh, decide what you're gonna move to,

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which pasture and how often
do you make those changes?

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Yeah, so we are blessed in the
right here in, in our area here,

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we have a little under
a thousand acres. Um,

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and we believe on getting cows out on
grass as much as possible and using that

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as part of, uh, their daily ration or
like what they're going to be eating.

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My husband does a lot of that. So
we do a lot of cover crops. I mean,

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they graze on a variety of
different grasses, sunflowers, um,

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sorghum grass, wheat, rye. Um,

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and then we just put them
on a different pasture,

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take them off for a few days and then
allow that pasture to reg grill. Um,

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and then one of the other things that
we're doing is we'll do like co species

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grazing with a few of the pastures.

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So we have a sheep flock that then the
sheep will go in and they eat different

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things than the cows eat.

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And then I have a chicken tractor
that I can put in behind them,

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and then the chickens will
clean everything, um, up
that the cows don't, um,

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don't consume.

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And then actually the chickens
pick through some of their
manure and are able to

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scratch that manure better into the
system or better into the ground.

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So then they are kind of tilling
that ground a little bit for us

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as well.

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So we put a few different species in
each pasture and then move on to the next

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one.

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So, um, you know, we mentioned the
term direct to consumer mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> and, uh, so
many people right now, uh,

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I have found want to know where their
food comes from. Yeah. Um, you know, it,

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it's my wife, uh, she grew up with,
with her grandparents being farmers.

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And she always, uh,

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makes the joke that they knew where
their beef came from because their

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grandmother would name a cow after
every one of the grandkids mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> in order, <laugh>.
Um, so, you know, they, they,

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that's how they would rotate,
uh, the frozen beef. Um,

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so you knew if you were having a Becky
burger or, or so forth <laugh>. Um,

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but you know, people want to know
where their food's coming from and, uh,

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I think the farm culture is, is really
something that people want to see,

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they want to learn about.
Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, um,

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a little bit of agritourism
that, uh, is in there as well.

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If someone wants to come out and visit
your farm or learn about your products

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mm-hmm. <affirmative>, um, you know,
how can they set that up. And then also,

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I know you were just cleaning up
from a, uh, a farmer's market Yeah.

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That you have here on property
mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Um,

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so why don't you tell us a
little bit about those items?

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Yeah, I think that was one of the
things that really got us started.

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And we have this beautiful farm and we
wanna share it because we are providing

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food for consumers. And like you said,

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they should know where some
of their food comes from.

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Right now we don't open up
the farm fully to tours. Um,

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I have done a few preschool homeschool
tours, just very small groups. Um,

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I'm working with the community action
in Fayette County to do a more of like

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agricultural hands-on, uh, camp
for kids who are interested in ag.

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So that's one way you can come out and
kind of get your hands, you know, dirty,

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we'll say, um, and learn about
farming. We do the, like you said,

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the market every Wednesday.
So along with that market,

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we're also doing a farm kids club.
So from five to six every Wednesday,

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um, Hilton Farm and I are coming together
to teach the next generation about

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agriculture. So it's open
to all kids, it's free.

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And like this month for May was all about
eggs. So it's like national egg month.

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Next month is June Dairy Month.

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So we'll be celebrating and
learning all things about cows.

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So we really want to increase
that education and like
start young so that they

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are brought up that way. So
that's one way they can come out.

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I do have some animals
down here all the time,

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some lambs goats and a cow that
they can come and pet and we can,

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and the kids are able to feed them on
Wednesdays and help me take care of them.

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Um, and then they can come to the store.

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We're open Wednesdays
and Fridays three to six,

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and then Saturdays and Sundays 10
to four answer any questions about

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agriculture. And look, there's cows
in the barn here behind us too,

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so they can see those animals as well.

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Well, and I think you made a
great point that, you know,

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we have to raise the next generation
of, of farmers Yeah. Too, to enter and,

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um, not just, uh, not
just farmers, but uh,

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even large animal vets. I know there's
a huge shortage. There's a, in,

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in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Um, and,

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and that's why the University
of Pennsylvania has their
Penn Vet program, uh,

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which if you apply and you enter
is completely free to you as the

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individual, as long as you
agree to practice within
the Commonwealth for mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> for a period of
time. Um, but you know, it,

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it is so important to get
the next generation, uh,

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educated and interested
in farming. And, uh,

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one of the points that I always try
to make, uh, as I visit farms or, uh,

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as I direct people to, uh, to a farmer's
market, is the fact that really,

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uh, having sustainable food items
readily available for us mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> is, is even an issue
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because we don't want to have to rely
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supply us with, with our food. Mm-hmm.
<affirmative>. Um, we even see with the,

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the war in Russia and the Ukraine, uh,

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that's kind of the bread
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And so we've seen grocery
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<affirmative> because of those
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a little bit about some of the young
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you already told us some of the things
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but do you think there is interest
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we've even seen farms that we've worked
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and now these are young adults
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homesteading or getting involved
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which is energizing as well, because if,

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even if they're adults, you know, they're,

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they wanna make a career of this or like
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the kids always think that the animals
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that it actually comes from a cow and
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cows. Um, so the, we've had, uh, a,

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a huge number of kids come out to these
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you know, really even expanded
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it's really refreshing to see that these
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wanna get their hands dirty. And
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we were planting. Um, and so then
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they're gonna grow something this year
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at the, in the fall.

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So let's talk a little bit about
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because 2020 kind of changed life for
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the outdoor space that are on farms was
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mm-hmm. <affirmative> because, you
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are there any long-term impacts, uh,

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here at Harmony Acres that, uh,

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that were born out of Covid 19. Yeah.
Any, any processes you had to change?

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Um, for the farming side, um, not so much.

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So we bought our pasteurizer
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and then it kind of grew off from there.

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So I would say Covid pushed
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We had wanted to do it for a long time
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life happens, there's
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community wanted something
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that kind of changed a lot of
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what should we be doing with the dairy?

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And I think we need to start marketing
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So, uh, let's talk a little bit
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the health and welfare of the animals
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I think people just, uh, you know,
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a farmer themselves that you put the cows
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lot more you have to Yeah. Do
with them. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>.

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So tell us a little bit about how
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the animals you have here on property.

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one of the closest people we work with
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And they come out, um, a
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some of the things we can do ourselves
and diagnose and then they come out and

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do herd checks. Um,
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diagnose problems and
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they check all of our pregnant cows to
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really great working relationship with
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Now do you and your husband, uh,
birth the, the cattle whenever, uh,

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you have a pregnant cow? Or do you have
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their own, actually, yeah.

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hopefully any of those calls that we
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far between. Um, cuz that's when, you
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kind of transition into the milking herd
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let's talk a little bit about some of
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property. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>,
we've been focusing mainly, uh,

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on your dairy farming and, and that's
what you guys are known for. Um,

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but you know, what are some
of the other crops that you,

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you grow and use here on the farm?

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to help us plant and spray,
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We do a lot of, um, hay
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the ration for them is
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we do do corn and soybeans,
uh, and then wheat.

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So wheat and rye are some of the
other things that we do. Mm-hmm.

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<Affirmative>. So, you know,
a lot of people know that, uh,

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that you have to maintain those
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you know, some type of chemical
to, to spray the field. Um,

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even fertilizers, uh, have an impact of,
of the quality of, of the crop. Mm-hmm.

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<affirmative>, um, you know,

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what are kind of your standards as
far as using or not using chemicals?

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What do you avoid, um, you
know, and, and how do you, uh,

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how do you get that fertilizer,
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the right consistency and so forth mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> that it is
benefiting your crops?

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Right. So I think one of the
main things we do is we have, um,

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some custom guys come in and use the
manure from our manure pit and we spread

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that right back on the fields. So that's
helped us a lot. And fertilizer costs,

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we're using, you know,

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what we have on farm and putting it
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technology they have now, you know,

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they're able to map out the fields and
see which parts or which areas of the

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field need more fertilizer than others
so that we're not just blasting it or,

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you know, putting a ton down
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so technology has helped us greatly.

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And that's the same thing with
some of the other fertilizers.

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You're able to precision and put it
in where it's actually needed. Um,

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before when we didn't have those
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things weren't done, I think I
would say, as effectively. Uh,

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so we're just getting better and
better with using all of those.

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We do use some GMO crops, which has
helped us cut down on the amount of,

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um, sprays and pesticides
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we do a lot of regenerative
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no tilling and trying to use the
ground and cover cropping and so that

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the ground is covered throughout the
winter and that soil isn't eroded away and

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we're just maintaining soil health so
that when we go back to planet in the

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spring, that soil is a lot
healthier, uh, for the next crop.

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So you mentioned, um, you know,
that you need to preserve the,

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the nutrients and so forth
mm-hmm. <affirmative> that
are in the, in that soil,

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uh, to end up getting
the best product out.

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What type of soil testing
do you, do you do,

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and are you able to work with
Penn State Extension or, you know.

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mostly all of our fields
tested every couple years, um,

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so that we know which parts of the field
need which are, are, are, you know,

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deficient in something so that we
can add that back to the field.

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And Penn State does do a great job of
helping us with some of those tests.

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So I want to talk about
pasteurization, uh, and if I'm correct,

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old Louis Pasture was, uh, yeah, <laugh>
was the, uh, inventor pasteurization,

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but for someone that's just a
milk drinker, not a milk producer,

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I really don't even know if I
understand the process. Mm-hmm.

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<affirmative> of pasteurization. And
then in, uh, reading about you guys, I,

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I noticed that you refer to, uh, lightly
pasteurizing mm-hmm. <affirmative>,

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uh, you know, and,

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and how is that process different from
normal pasteurization and and what

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does the pasteurization do?

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Yeah, so there's a few different types.
So there's, um, like high temperature,

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short time where they take the milk up
to a really high temperature for just a

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short period of time, um, and then
bring it back down. And, uh, milk is,

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um, you know, a bodily secretion.
So it's going to have, um,

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what has bacteria in it,
good and bad bacteria.

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So what you're trying to do with the
pasteurization is kill some of those bad

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bacteria so that they don't
make anybody sick. Um,

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and what we do with
ours is low temperature.

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So we take it up to the state minimum,

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which is like a hundred and forty
five, a hundred and fifty degrees,

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keep it there for 30 minutes and then
bring it back down and cool it and then

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bottle it. Uh, so sometimes when you're
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it's killing everything in there. Um,

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and you're killing the good
bacteria along with the bad.

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But when you take a little bit more
time and do it at a lower temperature,

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then you're able to maintain a lot of
that good bacteria that's really good for

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gut health. And then we
also do not homogenize it.

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So all of the cream is left in
what happens in the grocery or in

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the larger dairies.

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They will take that cream and put it
through basically a strainer to break up

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those fat globules so that you kind
of started with housewives in the

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fifties, didn't wanna have to shake
the glasses of milk anymore. Okay.

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And so when you have a big fat globule,

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that's what rises to the top because
of density. When they broken those up,

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then they distribute
evenly throughout. Sure.

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So we don't do that
homogenization process.

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And what we've found is that some people
who thought they were allergic to dairy

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and dairy products could
enjoy cream line milk again,

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because it's not as processed.

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So what can happen when you're Dena
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you're also denaturing proteins.

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And then that is what can cause you
some stomach upset in a few cases.

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So I, I, if I understand what
I was reading correctly, um,

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the fact that, uh, you,
you don't homogenize, um,

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that makes your milk a little bit
sweeter or gives it unique qualities.

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Is that correct? It is.
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Steven's farm right over the hill.
They actually, for many years,

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they bottled raw milk and pa
and you know, sold it on farm.

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And so that's what a lot of
the local people remember.

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And so this is the very same feel and
texture and sweetness as raw milk cuz when

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you're not taking that cream out,
you're leaving some of the sugars in.

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So it's naturally a bit more sweeter.
And we go back to kids enjoying milk. Um,

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you know, if you keep some, some
of that cream and the sweetness in,

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they're going to enjoy it.

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So we've talked about the cheese, we've
talked about, uh, the milk that you,

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you sell for drinking. Um,

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but I understand you also recently
started churning butter. We do. Yeah.

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So tell us a little bit about that
process and, uh, and you know,

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about your butter products. Mm-hmm.

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<Affirmative>. So we are just doing
butter right now, just fresh churn butter,

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so it's all hand packed,
lightly salted. Um, we've had,

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we have it in a few bakeries right now
who are testing with it. You can buy it,

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like I said, half pounds in pounds,
and it's just a bit, it has a lot,

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a little bit of sweeter taste than the
butter that's in the grocery store. Um,

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and just something different that
people, you know, have been looking for.

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So we have to get our first break in here
to recognize our sponsors and so that

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we can, uh, hear a quick, um,

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episode of Adventures with
Kelly. When we come back,

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we will be talking a little bit more, uh,

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with Harmony Acres dairy.

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So stick with us here
on All In a Day's Drive.

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You are listening to All In a Day's Drive.

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Stay with us while we top off
our tank and order an mto.

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The journey across Pennsylvania will
continue right after this pit stop.

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You are listening to All In A Day's Drive.

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And now it's time for our special
segment Adventures with Kelly.

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Kelly is a woman with
many hats. She's a wife,

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mother of two and a speech language
pathologist hailing from southwestern

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Pennsylvania.

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She moved away for a few years before
returning home to start her family.

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And boy did she explore the United
States during that time from

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sea to shining sea.

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Kelly's adventures were
nothing short of spectacular,

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but you know what? Since returning home,

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Kelly's perspective on her hometown
and the surrounding areas has shifted

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dramatically, she can't stop
daydreaming about her next adventure,

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whether it's exploring a new place
or simply getting lost in the woods.

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And now she's here to share
all her wonderful travel
tips and insights with us.

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So let's buckle up, get the kids in
the car seats, fill up our tanks,

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00:25:35,600 --> 00:25:40,380
and join Kelly and her family
on this exciting ride all in a

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day's drive where the fun never stops.

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Hello,

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I'm Kelly of Dentures with Kelly and
you're listening to All My Day's Drive.

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I'm a mom in southwestern Pennsylvania
and I like to get my family out and

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explore.

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And as the one who kind of takes on
the travel planner role in my family,

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I figured I would share some of the
things I learned along the way to help you

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plan your next adventure.

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So today I'll be discussing
one of our latest adventures,

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which was just a short and sweet
hike at Montville Christian Camp in

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Fayette County. Um,

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00:26:22,600 --> 00:26:26,660
one of the most popular hikes up
there is the hike to the cross,

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the overlook,

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00:26:27,620 --> 00:26:31,780
or if you've ever driven in the town area
and looked up at the mountain and seen

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00:26:31,780 --> 00:26:34,060
the White cross at the
top of the mountain, um,

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00:26:34,120 --> 00:26:36,620
you can hike up there and
it's a beautiful view,

449
00:26:37,280 --> 00:26:40,580
but we wanted to try a different
trail that we had never tried before.

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So down by, you typically park
for the, the hike to the cross.

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Um,

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00:26:47,160 --> 00:26:52,160
there's a trailhead in the Kingwood area
and wanted to try a trail down there.

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00:26:52,780 --> 00:26:53,960
Um, just in fyi,

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00:26:53,960 --> 00:26:58,720
there's no ba open bathroom
facilities there that I'm aware of.

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00:26:59,420 --> 00:27:03,760
Um, but as you enter
the Kingwood Trail area,

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there's a map on the right that
you can check in and pick a trail.

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00:27:10,430 --> 00:27:15,200
They're really well marked and color
coded. Um, you can also look online.

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The map is online if you wanna
plan your hike ahead of time,

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00:27:18,600 --> 00:27:20,480
which is always a good idea.

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00:27:21,580 --> 00:27:25,760
But we just happened to
choose the orange trail and,

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00:27:26,540 --> 00:27:27,373
um,

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00:27:28,740 --> 00:27:33,120
my kids are under the age of five and
I let my older, we, we have a baby,

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00:27:33,180 --> 00:27:36,160
we were carrying the baby, but I
let my older two hike on their own.

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00:27:36,700 --> 00:27:40,200
And so I kind of wanted
something short, um,

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roughly like one to two miles and
we attempted the orange trail,

466
00:27:44,020 --> 00:27:47,320
but they weren't having it that
day <laugh>. And that's okay.

467
00:27:47,350 --> 00:27:49,600
That happens quite a bit. Um,

468
00:27:50,080 --> 00:27:53,800
I usually just kind of set my expectations
low and see if they can surprise me

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00:27:54,540 --> 00:27:56,600
and, um, it doesn't bother
me because, you know,

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the important thing is that we're just
outside together and they're learning.

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So what's nice about the Orange Trail
is that even though we weren't able to,

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to go to the end of it,

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00:28:06,940 --> 00:28:11,480
we were able to loop back by taking
the blue trail to the red trail

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down to Green Cathedral and then
loop back up toward our vehicle.

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00:28:17,500 --> 00:28:22,160
So, um, if you are view to hiking the,

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um, orange trails,

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00:28:24,690 --> 00:28:29,480
definitely a hiking trail with rocks
and it was moss covered at times. And,

478
00:28:30,100 --> 00:28:33,200
um, I think there were some
stairs, like rock stairs down,

479
00:28:33,340 --> 00:28:37,360
and we went on a a wet day,
so it was a little slippery.

480
00:28:37,740 --> 00:28:40,080
So you just wanna use some
caution if you're starting out,

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00:28:40,140 --> 00:28:42,400
if you're taking kids. Um,

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00:28:43,620 --> 00:28:48,520
but there's really some really neat rock
formations on that first part of the

483
00:28:48,520 --> 00:28:53,240
Orange Trail. And then I was
excited on the Blue Trail because I,

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I have a lot to learn about
plants and I'm trying to learn,

485
00:28:56,780 --> 00:29:01,200
but I'm now spotting Trillium
and it's springtime here. And I,

486
00:29:01,440 --> 00:29:04,960
I spotted my first painted Trillium,
which I hear is pretty rare.

487
00:29:05,340 --> 00:29:07,720
So I was excited about that. Um,

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00:29:07,860 --> 00:29:12,600
and on the Red Trail we noticed some
fitness equipment because there's actually

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a fit trail up there if you want an
outdoor workout, which is kind of neat.

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00:29:16,980 --> 00:29:19,160
So we headed toward the Green Cathedral,

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00:29:19,570 --> 00:29:24,520
which is a wonderful place to take a
break and have snacks and let the kids

492
00:29:24,540 --> 00:29:28,000
run around and play and explore. Um,

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00:29:28,190 --> 00:29:31,160
it's just really peaceful and
quiet. I really enjoyed up there.

494
00:29:32,100 --> 00:29:35,560
And then we just looped back up
toward our vehicle on the main trail.

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00:29:36,380 --> 00:29:40,000
And something to keep an eye out for
on that main trail is a prayer lab,

496
00:29:40,500 --> 00:29:43,520
prayer labyrinth, which
I really like. It's a,

497
00:29:43,590 --> 00:29:48,400
it's a spiral and the ideas
that you pray about to pray

498
00:29:48,420 --> 00:29:51,400
for, think about the things that
you're thankful for on the way in.

499
00:29:51,860 --> 00:29:54,920
And as you spiral back
out, you pray for others.

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So it's kind of neat and the
kids enjoy doing that too. And,

501
00:30:00,020 --> 00:30:03,080
um, all in all the,

502
00:30:03,260 --> 00:30:07,040
the distance was just a little over a
mile, which was just perfect for us.

503
00:30:07,060 --> 00:30:10,120
We just wanted something short. And, um,

504
00:30:10,340 --> 00:30:13,840
if you're looking for something short
or you're just starting out or you're

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00:30:13,840 --> 00:30:17,200
taking the kids this, there's, this
is a good option. And like I said,

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there's lots more trails to explore up
there. And you can hike to Ville Glen,

507
00:30:21,860 --> 00:30:26,800
you can play disc golf. Um,
there's a prayer trail up there,

508
00:30:26,800 --> 00:30:31,760
there's a playground. So, uh,
there's lots of Geo Cas up there too,

509
00:30:31,780 --> 00:30:36,000
if, if you're interested in that.
Um, so yeah, lots of things.

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Check out Jamon bill and
thanks for tuning in this week.

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You can find more information about
some of our travels on my website,

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00:30:46,880 --> 00:30:51,760
which is adventures with kelly.com.
And I spell Kelly, k e l l y.

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00:30:52,500 --> 00:30:56,560
My Instagram is at Adventures w Kelly.

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00:30:57,180 --> 00:31:01,120
And on my website there's links to
my other social media like Facebook,

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00:31:01,150 --> 00:31:04,840
Pinterest, YouTube, and
you're not on social media,

516
00:31:05,700 --> 00:31:09,400
but you have email you can
sign up to receive, um,

517
00:31:09,620 --> 00:31:13,960
emails that I send out occasionally.
So, uh, thanks for tuning in.

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00:31:14,080 --> 00:31:17,960
I hope you tune in next week
for our next adventure. Bye-bye.

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00:31:19,100 --> 00:31:23,240
Thanks for joining Kelly on this
adventure here on All Ina Day's Drive.

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00:31:24,060 --> 00:31:27,160
You can learn more about Kelly
and her adventures by visiting

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www.adventureswithkelly.com
or connect with her on your

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favorite social media platforms.

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Today we've been exploring the beauty
and wonder of Pennsylvania from the

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stunning landscapes to the historic
landmarks and world renowned attractions.

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00:31:44,080 --> 00:31:47,600
Pennsylvania truly has it
all, and the best part,

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you can see it all in
just one day's drive.

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So let's buckle up and join us as we
journey through this incredible state.

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From Philadelphia's Liberty Bell to
the breathtaking vistas of the Pocono

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Mountains, we'll show you why
Pennsylvania is a must visit destination.

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And now back to today's
adventure here on All in a

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Day's Drive.

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the Christian W. Clay Winery and Ridge
Runner Distillery offer handcrafted wines

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and spirits using locally
sourced grapes and ingredients,

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stop by our to Hill Pennsylvania tasting
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from each other. Or pick up a bottle
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the National Road.

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Join us at the distillery on Sunday,

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June 11th from two to
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Makowski and press
paninis and gourmet dips.

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Then mark your calendar
for June 24th for the

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Christian W. Clay Annual
Lavender Festival.

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For more information about
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call 7 2 4 4 3 9 3 4 2 4. And
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call 7 2 4 4 3 4 6 6 5 9.

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Christian Clay Winery and
Ridge Runner Distillery,

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the Laurel Highlands Premiere purveyors
of locally made wine and Spirits.

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Thanks for staying with us in all
in a day's drive and we are out, uh,

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00:36:09,440 --> 00:36:12,840
on a farm, which is one of
my favorite things, uh, to,

593
00:36:12,860 --> 00:36:16,520
to do is to visit different
farms that are in our area.

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00:36:16,940 --> 00:36:21,160
And I know even travelers through
our region, uh, are interested in,

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00:36:21,860 --> 00:36:26,080
um, you know, buying something
signature, buying something local. Um,

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00:36:26,280 --> 00:36:29,880
I had the honor to to serve the
people of Somerset County, uh,

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00:36:30,100 --> 00:36:33,360
for a six year period and uh, you know,

598
00:36:33,410 --> 00:36:36,240
maple syrup is what they
are so proud of. Mm-hmm.

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00:36:36,280 --> 00:36:38,480
<affirmative> out in that area.
So if you're coming through,

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00:36:38,480 --> 00:36:42,920
you have to buy some actual,
uh, maple syrup in Somerset. Um,

601
00:36:42,980 --> 00:36:46,920
but let's talk about some of the
products that you are known for.

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00:36:47,300 --> 00:36:51,440
And I wanted to kind of back up and talk
a little bit more about the farmer's

603
00:36:51,440 --> 00:36:54,440
market because it's not just
you and your products. Correct?

604
00:36:54,470 --> 00:36:55,360
Correct. Yeah.

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00:36:55,860 --> 00:37:00,800
So the market here on Wednesday evenings
features 15 to 20 different vendors,

606
00:37:00,930 --> 00:37:03,320
local vendors, food trucks, um,

607
00:37:03,320 --> 00:37:07,280
that are coming together to really
showcase what Fayette County and the

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00:37:07,400 --> 00:37:11,840
surrounding areas has to offer. Um,
we have all, since the beginning,

609
00:37:11,840 --> 00:37:15,360
we've featured a lot of different products
in our store and then have extended

610
00:37:15,470 --> 00:37:18,400
that because our store
has not grown right yet.

611
00:37:18,540 --> 00:37:22,640
So I wanted to be able to offer
farm from fresh vegetables,

612
00:37:22,810 --> 00:37:26,080
plant starts, artisan goods. Um,

613
00:37:26,550 --> 00:37:28,280
there's a ton of different things.

614
00:37:28,540 --> 00:37:32,400
We have a few farms that we're working
with that are doing mushrooms and micro

615
00:37:32,620 --> 00:37:37,040
greens and they're able to bring
those, um, and showcase, you know,

616
00:37:37,040 --> 00:37:38,880
what they have and share
it with the community.

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00:37:39,540 --> 00:37:43,000
So we have a variety of different
people coming every week. Uh,

618
00:37:43,080 --> 00:37:47,000
a lot of different things for them to
sample. And then same, we keep, um,

619
00:37:47,520 --> 00:37:52,240
a pretty robust line of products in
the store. So some maple syrup, honey,

620
00:37:52,800 --> 00:37:57,080
I have a freezer full of beef,
pork, some of our lamb, chicken,

621
00:37:57,980 --> 00:37:58,420
uh, some.

622
00:37:58,420 --> 00:37:59,640
Any homemade mustards.

623
00:38:00,480 --> 00:38:04,920
I have mustard, no, not uh, mustards per
se, but I have some pickles and sauces.

624
00:38:04,920 --> 00:38:07,960
Okay. And some jams from the
pickled chef out in Latrobe.

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00:38:08,320 --> 00:38:09,800
A lot of the people are, you know,

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00:38:09,810 --> 00:38:12,680
folks we've done either markets with
or that we know through the farming

627
00:38:12,680 --> 00:38:17,240
community, but it's all, you know,
local between Ligonier and Pittsburgh,

628
00:38:17,780 --> 00:38:19,600
um, of farms that we're bringing in to,

629
00:38:19,660 --> 00:38:22,760
to have products in our store cuz we
know we're good at dairy and that's,

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00:38:22,760 --> 00:38:22,960
you know,

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00:38:22,960 --> 00:38:26,680
what we are focusing on and we don't
try to be all things to all people.

632
00:38:26,860 --> 00:38:29,680
And there's some awesome farms out
there doing some amazing things.

633
00:38:29,680 --> 00:38:31,760
So we just wanna showcase
those products as well.

634
00:38:32,150 --> 00:38:32,720
Sure. And,

635
00:38:32,720 --> 00:38:36,480
and you mentioned pickles and I know
pickles are making quite a comeback.

636
00:38:36,480 --> 00:38:38,160
They're very popular right now.

637
00:38:38,310 --> 00:38:42,280
Even Pittsburgh has their big right
Pickle festival mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Um,

638
00:38:42,280 --> 00:38:46,000
you know, i I work with a
winery and a distillery, uh,

639
00:38:46,020 --> 00:38:48,600
on marketing some of their
products and you know,

640
00:38:48,640 --> 00:38:52,760
I know they do a pickle popper moonshine
now <laugh>. Um, so one of the,

641
00:38:53,140 --> 00:38:56,560
the very popular things that people
like to, like to pick up mm-hmm.

642
00:38:56,600 --> 00:38:58,560
<affirmative>. Now we talked
about your market that's here.

643
00:38:58,620 --> 00:39:00,000
We talked about the farmer's markets.

644
00:39:00,500 --> 00:39:05,240
Do you guys do any other
roadside stands or where else

645
00:39:05,380 --> 00:39:06,960
are your products for sale at any.

646
00:39:07,020 --> 00:39:07,580
Stores? Yeah,

647
00:39:07,580 --> 00:39:12,520
you can find us at Kriser's and
Dawson at jps Farmer's Market

648
00:39:12,980 --> 00:39:16,560
and Acme are in hunker there. Um, we have,

649
00:39:16,560 --> 00:39:19,200
we service a few coffee shops
in the area, so with our,

650
00:39:19,200 --> 00:39:23,920
they buy our milk for their coffees.
Bad rabbit happily brewed Sunrise perks.

651
00:39:24,300 --> 00:39:26,680
Uh, we are doing a few
farmers markets this year too.

652
00:39:26,740 --> 00:39:28,880
We go to the Greensburg
night market once a month.

653
00:39:29,100 --> 00:39:33,880
We do a market in Kecksburg once a
month, one at Hilton Farm in Smithfield,

654
00:39:34,420 --> 00:39:36,640
and then we're doing Murrays
Ville market as well.

655
00:39:37,470 --> 00:39:39,920
Sure. So, um, you know,

656
00:39:40,100 --> 00:39:44,280
we just have a little bit of time left
here in today's program and I wanted to

657
00:39:44,650 --> 00:39:46,280
first ask if there was, uh,

658
00:39:46,520 --> 00:39:49,120
anything that you really wanna share
with the listeners that we didn't get a

659
00:39:49,120 --> 00:39:50,200
chance to touch on.

660
00:39:50,460 --> 00:39:54,240
And then I wanted to give
you an opportunity to get
your contact information

661
00:39:54,390 --> 00:39:56,800
website, et cetera out there, um,

662
00:39:56,900 --> 00:40:01,560
so that people know how they can get in
touch with Harmony Acres dairy and find

663
00:40:01,560 --> 00:40:03,240
some of your fantastic products.

664
00:40:03,350 --> 00:40:05,480
Yeah, I would just welcome
everyone out to the market.

665
00:40:05,660 --> 00:40:08,160
So our market runs
Wednesdays three to six,

666
00:40:08,220 --> 00:40:10,080
and we're gonna be doing
that through October.

667
00:40:10,380 --> 00:40:13,840
So there's plenty of time to still get
here and bring the kids for the kids

668
00:40:13,870 --> 00:40:16,320
club, which is from five to six. Um,

669
00:40:16,320 --> 00:40:20,160
we just love welcoming people out
on the farm on those days. Um,

670
00:40:20,500 --> 00:40:21,560
our contact information,

671
00:40:21,560 --> 00:40:24,920
you can find us on Facebook and
Instagram as Harmony Acres Dairy,

672
00:40:25,020 --> 00:40:28,040
and then our website is just
harmony acres dairy.com.

673
00:40:28,710 --> 00:40:33,120
Well, thank you so much for, for taking
some time out to, uh, to talk to us.

674
00:40:33,120 --> 00:40:34,040
Like I said, I I,

675
00:40:34,160 --> 00:40:39,120
I know that people are so interested
in where their food comes from and uh,

676
00:40:39,340 --> 00:40:40,200
as we discussed,

677
00:40:40,200 --> 00:40:45,000
it's so important that we have another
generation ready to pick up the baton and

678
00:40:45,000 --> 00:40:46,480
move forward. Uh.

679
00:40:47,350 --> 00:40:51,840
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680
00:40:52,490 --> 00:40:55,240
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681
00:40:55,660 --> 00:41:00,160
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682
00:41:00,160 --> 00:41:02,400
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683
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684
00:41:11,560 --> 00:41:15,200
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685
00:41:15,200 --> 00:41:18,280
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686
00:41:18,750 --> 00:41:23,360
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687
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688
00:41:29,790 --> 00:41:31,840
Nestled in the heart of
the Laurel Highlands,

689
00:41:31,840 --> 00:41:36,440
the Christian W. Clay Winery and Ridge
Runner Distillery offer handcrafted wines

690
00:41:36,440 --> 00:41:39,400
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691
00:41:39,630 --> 00:41:43,960
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692
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693
00:41:47,100 --> 00:41:48,000
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694
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695
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696
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697
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698
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699
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701
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702
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703
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