misty meadows farm creamery

by jax on August 28, 2013

van misty meadows tractor

Misty Meadows was one of the first places I explored upon moving to Pennsylvania from New Jersey. I can’t remember where I first heard the name, but it sounded like a place I needed to check out. I’ve been a regular customer from the first visit. I go weekly to purchase a couple dozen eggs and delicious creamline milk. I stock up on their ground beef, and most days we’re there, we can’t escape without getting a scoop of ice cream. Chocolate hazelnut, almond coconut chocolate chip, or sometimes just plain vanilla. All produced right there on the farm and sold by the lovely family who manage the chickens and the cows. I delight in talking with the farmer about their low-temp homogenization process and their Italian machines that produce a creamier, more gelato-like style of ice cream.

The scenery at Misty Meadows is idyllic, to say the least. And there’s lots to keep the kiddos busy. Animals to see and pet, if you’re feeling brave. A rope spiderweb to get tangled in. Awesome pedal carts to ride. A trough with old tractor toys to push around in the gravel. Surrounded by fields and outlined by the mountains, it’s a little slice of heaven.

van overlooking scenery misty meadows

van and roark misty meadows

Here we are on our first visits there last fall and winter, braving the cold:

van early days misty meadows

 

jef pushing van misty meadows

van goats misty meadows

These days we hear a lot about why it’s necessary to know where your food comes from, and how it’s produced. When we go food shopping, terms swirl around in our brains: organic, free-range, humane, naturally-raised, eco-conscious, hormone-free, etc etc. This is all very important — crucial, I would say — to the health and well-being of ourselves and our planet. But you know another good reason to buy your food from a place like this rather than the big-box grocery stores? It’s way more fun.

thank a farmer

Leave a comment telling a bit about your favorite local food spot and you’ll be entered to win a free Misty Meadows Farm Creamery t-shirt (they’re tie-dyed and super cool)! Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, September 2nd.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mos-Jef August 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

I love my Misty Meadows finding wife…

Rori August 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

We love this place as well!! Moving to the country after NYC should have been a big adjustment but being surrounded by farm land and fresh produce makes the adjustment that much easier! Great post jax!! Happy you are back to blogging!

Hannah September 2, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Jackie, have you gone to creekside farms in smithsburg? Run by a super cute older couple. They grow seasonal fruits and vegetables and raise grass fed cattle. They’re awesome with kids. Go there sometime on a Saturday. They will let the kids sample all the produce and feed the cattle. Last time we were there, they invited us over to join their weekend bonfire :)

Mb September 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

:) love this! Perfect morning read while feeding my little guy. Makes me want to go!!!

jax September 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

My hubby wins the misty meadows t-shirt from a random drawing! :)
Thanks for your comments, guys.

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