Anyone who has met my husband knows that he loves cows. Really, really loves cows. He had cow posters on his walls in college (I still laugh at that one!), has cow shorts (even funnier!), a cow dress shirt with all of the dairy breeds on it (thanks to a dear vet school friend!), a cow blanket that I think he will want to be buried with, and more cow magazines and hats than should be allowed. He was raised on a dairy farm, works as a veterinarian on dairy farms, and has always had a dream of having his own dairy farm (more on that in a moment). I have often joked that he can relate any subject back to a cow in some way, shape, or form and he often jokes that he has milk running through his veins.
Each week at the farmers market, we are asked by at least one customer if we have milk to offer and our reply has always been, “Not yet, but we someday hope to…”. That ‘someday’ was originally penciled in for the year 2020 (which on Becker Farms time, is really more like 2022); however, we have been spurred on by the interest of a young lady who also shares Kyle’s dairy passion and we’ve been hard at work trying to make our Stoney Creek Creamery (SSC) vision become a reality in the fall of 2017.
In order to not take on additional commercial loans to add this element to our farm, we are hopeful that some of our customers will come alongside of us and either make a donation or an investment–on the donation-side, we have set-up a GoFundMe page which can be accessed here and on the investment-side, we have outlined our SCC Background and Vision for how this would work and accompanying SCC Investor Contract.
We are also busily planning our “Udderly Fantastic Fiesta Fundraiser” scheduled for Sunday, June 25th at Wildwood Market in downtown Indy. Tickets are available via Eventbrite and can also be purchased at the event.
We are excited for this next adventure on our farm; we welcome your feedback and appreciate your support of small, family-operated farms like ours.