A Day at the Dairy

Cows, milk, tasty yogurt, a beautiful Kansas day and a fascinated group of bloggers are what made up our trip to McCarty Farms in Kansas on Thursday. The McCarty’s are a family rooted in agriculture. They have been producing milk for generations – first in Pennsylvania, and now at four progressive diaries located within 80 miles of one another in the heart of rural Kansas. On this particular day we were at their Rexford location and had the chance to tag along with a group of food bloggers hosted by the Kansas Farm Bureau. Just one of many stops on the #farmfoodtour, the McCarty’s rolled out the red carpet and showed these ladies all facets of their business. We saw fat and happy cows, brand-new-still-wet calves, their processing facility for transforming raw milk into a condensed product sold to Dannon yogurt, and, of course, the actual milking in action. It was a great tour on a beautiful farm and a perfect example of how learning and seeing where your food comes from can transform your vision of agriculture and food production. Our hats are off to the entire McCarty family!

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