1 Day 1 World Project: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

 

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Last month I wrote a popular post about how we’ve made an effort to simplify our food choices and buy most of our fresh food from local farmers and suppliers. One of my favorite changes is our weekly visit from Smith Brothers Farms and our milkman, Josh.  Four generations of Smith Brothers have farmed in the Kent valley south of Seattle since 1920 and while their website proudly promises “farm to fridge milk in 48 hours”  they have expanded their delivery menu to include a variety of locally produced dairy items along with bread, coffee, and seasonal specialty offers.   My typical order includes milk and eggs as well as sandwich bread from a Seattle bakery, peanut butter from Kingston, Blackberry Jam from Vashon Island, and breakfast cookies from Bellingham.  If I forget to add or subtract from my standing order online the day before I simply leave a note in the box and Josh fills our request from his truck.  We love Smith Brothers!

If you have a photo or story to share about your 8:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 8:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 27th and a new post for the 9:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 28th.

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45 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

  1. oh I wish we have this fresh milk option in our area! what a gem. we used to have milk delivered to our door in the mid 1990’s – in Denver, and they went out of business- but it was cool and felt classic at the time. anyhow, I wonder if this will soon be happening more and more – as people realize the value of fresh – hopefully! and great share here ❤ ❤

    1. Thanks, Yvette and I wish you had a fresh milk delivery service in your area! Once you’ve tried it it’s hard to go back to the “not so fresh” choices in our grocery stores. Even better, the prices are the same if not less than I could buy in retail stores. 🙂

      1. I will check around because it is also so much more nutritious. This may sound corny, but when we were watching Fiddler on the Roof – well when Tevye was delivering milk I thought that this is how we were meant to enjoy this “white gold” – in smaller amounts but fresh and untainted by a factory processing. be back later with my share for this eight o’clock hour… 😉

  2. Real fresh produce, the ones that are grown locally, tastes so much better. Unfortunately we can only enjoy them here from our garden even though they have farmer-consumer partnerships like that here in Illinois, they are not so widespread and am sure very expensive. The Farmers Market are excellent. Looking forward to picking some corn and other veggies next weekend.

  3. Patrick

    It is nice to see a family business that has lasted four generations! One of the first antiques I stared to collect as a kid (Cub Scouts) was old milk bottles. All these years later I have quite a variety from many different diaries. My favorite bottle, besides the first, is from Cloverdale Creamery which was a small dariy in the town I grew up. The Smith Brothers Farm box would look great on my old house.

    1. I love old milk bottles, Patrick and think they make a fantastic first collection item. 🙂 Members of the Smith Brothers family work in all aspects of the company today from milkman to CEO and I hope they are around for at least another 4 generations!

    1. I hope you find one in your area, Nancy! I knew Smith Brothers was popular here but was really surprised by just how good the milk and eggs are. I thought milk was milk and tasted the same everywhere, now I know better. 🙂 Plus I get to try so many great, locally produced items without driving around to 5 different stores every week.

  4. Fresh is excellent! I have a post about fresh food and local suppliers for next week! Can I ask Lisa, do you really mean for this week’s time slot to be open until Saturday 4th Oct? Are you not posting next Sunday, 28th September?

      1. As well you should, Lisa. Fresh milk? I had that growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, and to know it is still possible today? I’m drooling. Does it come with the creme on top that you have to take off?

  5. My mom told me my first word was “milkman”! We lived just a couple of miles from the original Smith Bros dairy, but they sold and I don’t know where they are now. I miss the big cow statue that used to stand above their sign on the corner … a local landmark!

    1. What a cute story, D’Arcy. 🙂 Smith Brothers did move a few years ago but they are still in the Kent Valley and only a couple of miles from their original location. I think the cow statue moved with them. 🙂

  6. I so wish we had these same options where I live. We do have a bountiful garden that I love and we use the summer farmer’s market. Im gonna miss my hot apple fritters the nice Amish ladies make on Saturday morning. Makes it feel like a long fall and winter without them.

    1. Good for you to grow your own garden! We had a nice garden space in our old house but don’t have enough sun here in the new place. I’ve been more involved in searching out farmer’s markets though and agree, fall and winter are looking long without weekly trips for fresh produce!

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  9. My way of purchasing local produce is going to Farmer’s Market. It’s always a warm atmosphere and feeling every time I go. I always buy fruits and vegetables.

    I love the theme. I’ve been meaning to find a different to use. I might give Ubud a go.

    1. I’m glad you’re a farmer’s market supporter, Rommel. It’s so great to get a little closer to our food sources and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables in the correct seasons. I’m always looking for a new theme and this time around wanted something clean and simple with a grid style home page. So far I’ve been really happy with Ubud and it’s nice to hear you like it too. 🙂

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