On Thursday after work Paul and I took an unusually spontaneous trip north to Rollinsford, NH to check out Brookford Farm. We heard that they sold raw milk and Paul’s been looking for a good source ever since he started dabbling in cheesemaking. Me – I just like farms and animals and pretty places. Following the directions that Google gave us it was an easy, straightforward drive and Rollinsford is just five minutes outside Dover, NH pretty much right over the border from Maine.
I met Olga.
I also bonded a little with this guy…I named him Baby.
And these guys seemed a little pissed that I was around…or they didn’t like my green Crocs…
Visiting farms makes me a very happy girl. We raised chickens & pigs when I was growing up…there’s just something about a barnyard that feels centering. Brookford has raw milk, raw cream, yogurt, cheese, sausage, grass-fed beef & pork & lamb, eggs, and veggies for sale in their farm store. We picked up milk, cream, and hubby got some liver. (Blech.)
I can’t believe how different raw milk tastes. I already thought milk was delicious but it turns out that the pasteurization process changes a lot. For lack of a better description, this milk tastes…cow-ish. I really like it. I also really like that it comes in a Mason jar and that we have to shake it up to incorporate the cream before we drink some. I also love supporting an organic farm that raises it’s animals with dignity.
I have a feeling we’ll be going back to Brookford Farm. And I can’t wait to taste the cheese Paul makes with the milk.