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Fresh from the Farm

Tracing the roots of our food

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Happy Cows
Cloverleaf Creamery

When the Stolzfuses of Buhl decided how to market their tasty milk, they looked back to look forward. They took the nostalgic route of bottling the milk in glass bottles not just for the symbolism of a simpler time, but because it was the best economic and environmental choice.

“Our milk lasts up to four weeks if refrigerated at a stable temperature,” says Butterworth, who is the Stolzfuses’ son-in-law. “The good thing about glass is that it’s a great insulator. Once it’s cold, it’s cold. But you can’t let the milk bottle sit out and get warm. I believe cartons and plastic can possibly leak through and affect the taste. Glass doesn’t. It’s very clean. Nothing can get in there. Nothing leaks. Glass keeps it cooler, fresher, longer, and is environmentally friendly. It saves so much plastic going into the landfill. A big plastic jug a week—that’s a lot for our landfills. Glass bottles that get returned, rewashed at high temperatures, and reused are more environmentally friendly.”

  Bill Stolzfus bottles fresh milk at his Cloverleaf Creamery in Buhl.


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Nov 22, 2009 01:28 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The Washington State Potato Commission and the Washington Asparagus Commission recently held a fundraiser for U.S. Senator Patty Murray in Richland, Washington on November 12, 2009.

The purpose of the fundraiser was to thank and reward Senator Patty Murray for the millions of dollars in potato and asparagus research appropriations and earmarks that the Senator has secured for the Washington State potato and asparagus industries over the past several years.

During the November 12th fundraiser, representatives from Washington State Potato Commission and Washington Asparagus Commission indicated that they would continue to raise money for and support Senator Patty Murray if she continues to bring home the earmarks for them.

The fundraiser was attended by 25 representatives of the Washington potato and asparagus industries.

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