Hi guys! June is almost over and we hope you've been enjoying your summer! We wanted to share with everyone what we've been up to.
Earlier this month we visited Hufendick Farms in Marseilles. Mike and Debra are the friendly and informative owners of this farm and boy do they know their meats. They let us tour the grounds to see the pigs, chickens, ducks, and cows they raise. Mike is a book of knowledge, knowing every detail about his animals from their time on his farm to the time they set up shop at the local farmers' markets. We are beyond excited to be working with Mike and Debra and to meet with other farmers in this next phase of Milkman Cafe to bring you the best quality product!
After that, we ran Ragnar Chicago, in what can only be the silliest tradition we've started doing with a hodge podge of family members. It's a relay race from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago and you run throughout the night. Insane right?
We then flew to San Diego to celebrate Jacqueline's youngest sister graduate high school. We went hiking, hung out by the pool, played beach volleyball, and took our first ever spin class. It kicked our butts and we loved it! We also spent A LOT of time eating good food. Or rather, a lot of time doing industry research ;)
So happy to part of this wacky family!
This past weekend we had the amazing opportunity to teach a cooking class to students with high functioning autism. Jacob's uncle works with a group of 18-25 year old students who are learning life skills to help them be better prepared as they begin to enter the working world. Let's be honest though, we can all use a brush up on basic cooking skills every now and then. Jacob taught the class about food sanitation, basic knife skills, and answered any questions relating to cooking at home for yourself. These kids are at the age where they are starting college, possibly living in dorms, and beginning to think about getting jobs. The goal was to not only learn basic skills in the kitchen, but also how to apply this to other aspects of their lives. We're excited to make this a routine class every two months and can only hope it leads to more experiences like it.
We can't thank these kids enough for letting us be a part of their weekend activities!
Lastly, we wanted to let every know that you can come say hi and get Milkman food at the Coal City Farmers Market this summer! Jacob grew up here and we've been making this town our home for the past 2 years, so we are so excited to participate in and promote buying local and fresh ingredients. We'll have a booth set up where you can try samples and buy all your favorite items from Milkman Cafe. You'll find us there on the following dates from 8am-1pm: July 22, August 12, and September 9.
More to come about when weekly deliveries start back up (we can't wait!) and more of what's in store for Milkman Cafe.