A Revolutionary Idea

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rev·o·lu·tion (noun) a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. Banzai is three months old which means, our dairy is also three months old. It’s a little crazy when I think about the fact that Matthew and I launched our business when our son was just a week old. But we did. And here we are, three months later. A whole lot more tired than we were .

Commuting to the Land of Our People

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This past weekend we added the University District Farmer’s Market in Seattle to our schedule. The market is about an hour and half drive for us, but, because of it’s higher traffic, is worth it. That morning we woke up at 4 am to milk goats and load coolers before getting on the road. Neither one of our children were very impressed with the early hour but that’s the burden of being a farm .

Artisan is a Verb

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Oxford English Dictionary defines the word artisan (noun) as (1) A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand or as a modifier (1.1) (Of food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients: local artisan cheeses the growing appreciation of artisan foods I’d argue though, that artisan is something more. When you start selling at the Farmer’s Market you are, in essence, stripping yourself down and .

The 24 Gallon Set Back

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We had a great week at Farmer’s Markets! It’s been so fun to watch people try our cheese, be happy with what they taste, and then take some home. Even better, a few of our customers are followers of this blog and have been part of our journey from the beginning. I never quite know what to say when people tell me they’ve been following The Farmstead for “x” amount of years. This blog is .