Last week I had wanted to go to the dairy where we can buy raw milk but we never got around to it. This morning Vince got up wanting to go to the Carthage Walmart and get Bulgarian buttermilk. We decided to go on to the dairy and get the raw milk, then we wouldn’t be far from the German grocery store that has the turnovers so we would go there.
First stop was the Carthage Walmart, because according to the Hiland Dairy buttermilk guy, they were delivering 9 cartons of the Bulgarian buttermilk there yesterday. We couldn’t find it and I was thinking they had already sold it all but Vince found a very, very helpful WM employee who didn’t even work in the dairy and he went back to see what he could find out. He came out with one carton of Bulgarian and one carton of plain. Vince said “We’ll take the Bulgarian.” He started to walk away and a lady came running up and said “I’ll take the other one!” She said she couldn’t find buttermilk anywhere. Vince asked if there was another carton of Bulgarian so he went back and came out with another one and said it’s a new item and there’s not even a place on the fridge shelf for it so I hope they keep getting it.
From there we went to the dairy. I love drinking raw milk. I will pasteurize it before culturing it for yogurt or buttermilk. There’s a lot of cream in these cartons so I’ll probably use part of it to make butter. I don’t know if you can see where the cream ends but it’s about even with the cow’s eyeballs.
The dairy probably isn’t 10 miles from the Mennonite or German grocery with the yummy fruit turnovers!
The lady at the nursery said it was a Mennonite grocery but a German family bought it. They still have most of the same things a Mennonite grocery would have and they have amazing baked goods so I think I’m going to call it the Mennonite grocery. While we were in there, a Mennonite lady came in with fresh strawberries. Apparently a lot of the local farmers bring their produce there. I bought an absolutely perfect cabbage. It looks so good. I can’t decide if I want to make smothered cabbate with sausage, sauerkraut or coleslaw. I probably should have bought more than one. We have to go back that way Tuesday and I bet we stop in there again.
It was a fun morning out and I’m happy with the items we brought home.
They have Prairie Gold wheat . . my favorite, but I didn’t get any today. They also have real grits! I bought one pound just to do a taste test once all the grits arrive. Sure would be nice if we like the ones that are close to home and easy to get.