The first post on the Dairy show is not a video, but is at least about Dairy. It won’t be until November until the show premieres, so stay Tuned. In the mean time I will occasionally put up dairy related posts.
While at the Slow Food Nation in San Francisco for Labor Day weekend I went on an amazing “Slow Journey” (bus trip) to a family run grass fed dairy.
We left from the San Francisco civic center and headed towards Merced County. After about 2 hours of driving our full coach pulled up onto the Burroughs ranch. The Burroughs family started farming just before the turn of the 20th century and moved to California in 1906. The land we stood on this day was purchased by the family in 1971 and was a mixture of almond groves, dairy pastures, and the family residences.
At the ranch we met Ward Burroughs, his father, his wife Rosie, their children Benina (she runs the almond business), Christina and her husband Brian (they run Full Circle Dairy), and Meredith and her husband Zeb (who run California Clover Leaf Dairy). We were also introduced to two very special guests Joel Salatin (of Polyface Farms), who was one of the heroes from The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and Jerry Brunetti.