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Has anyone heard when Memory Lane milk will reopen in Fordland?  We are looking forward to their local milk.

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there is certified raw milk at the Springfield Mall farmers market...wonderful milk $6 a gal
The building is finished on the outside but they're still working on the inside. I'd say it won't be much longer.
Thanks for the info. We tried raw milk for the first time this weekend and will likely buy again. We just don't make it to the farmers markets as often as we would need to for a steady supply of milk.

Patricia Patterson Tursi said:
there is certified raw milk at the Springfield Mall farmers market...wonderful milk $6 a gal
Thanks! We'll look forward to it.

Christine Gilbert said:
The building is finished on the outside but they're still working on the inside. I'd say it won't be much longer.
I wondered if they had gone out of business., What happened?

Kerri Cox said:
Thanks! We'll look forward to it.

Christine Gilbert said:
The building is finished on the outside but they're still working on the inside. I'd say it won't be much longer.
They got hit by a tornado last May. It damaged their building badly enough that they have to rebuild. They have a neat looking red barn building under construction, but I have heard when they hope to reopen. At one point, I knew they were hoping for May, but I haven't heard anything lately.

LeaAnn Kruger said:
I wondered if they had gone out of business., What happened?

Kerri Cox said:
Thanks! We'll look forward to it.

Christine Gilbert said:
The building is finished on the outside but they're still working on the inside. I'd say it won't be much longer.
I've heard that their insurance doesn't cover the cost to rebuild...so they may not be able to reopen. I also heard that they were selling their assets - cows and machines. I work in a grocery store, and that's the word through there. Very sad. Hope its either not true or temporary.
Glad you guys are up to date! I'm new to site, so didn't see the other responses. Hoorah that they're rebuilding!!
Memory Lane Dairy
http://www.memorylanedairy.com/

There are various local stores that carry their milk. Check out their link above. The last I heard was they were shooting for May 8th to open up their store in Fordland. They got delayed in construction with our winter weather.

Here is one article I found about the update on their progress with the new store:
http://www.kspr.com/news/whereyoulive/webster/85000062.html
Have any of you given any thought to seeking out local raw milk? There is a market for pasteurized milk like Memory Lane provides, but the real benefits are in raw, farm-fresh milk. I'm Kathy from Pasture Nectar Farm in Mt. Vernon. The only smart way to buy raw milk is to go to the farmer who produces it and check out why and how he does things.

We are grass-fed, no hormones, antibiotics, steroids or pesticides of any kind. Our dairy cows get a small non-GMO ration in the parlor to keep their condition up (very difficult to do otherwise with the grass we have here in Missouri), our heritage pigs get our super raw milk and non-GMO feed on pasture, and our beef is 100% grass-fed as well.

Do not buy on price alone. There are a myriad number of ways to get milk out of a cow and to handle that milk once it's out of the cow. You must ask questions...some otherwise really good milk gets a lower mark because they spray 2,4-D on their fencelines, etc.

We deliver to Springfield weekly and to the Ozark Farmers' Market on the Square every Thursday night. If you haven't been to Ozark, this is a very nice market...lots of cool shade trees on the courthouse lawn, a gazebo with music, a nicely renovated downtown with good food.....bring your lawnchairs or just come to shop, dine and enjoy the atmosphere!

You can see our ads on www.realmilk.com and www.eatwild.com. Just look under Missouri and Pasture Nectar.

Wherever you decide to buy milk, take the time to visit! This is most important. You really need to be able to compare apples to apples (milk to milk?) Does the farmer drink his own milk? Is it a big operation, or small enough to really keep control of quality? What are the cows eating? How do they spend most of their time? What are the biological issues on the farm....weed control, if any, etc? How about this one....is it clean? Follow the milk all the way to the bottle.

It's a fun excursion for the family. Our children love to host other children and show them around. Just give us a call....we welcome your inspection anytime. There are other farmers who do raw milk around our area, too; check them out, give them a visit and pick someone you can feel comfortable with.

Thanks for reading! You can call my husband, Eric, at 417-366-0999 or me at 417-461-7277.

The Vimonts
Thanks for all of the information. We have some raw milk in the fridge right now, after buying it for the first time this weekend. It is delicious, and we really don't mind the price since we are glad to support a local person. Our main issue with the raw milk is convenience. We live out in the country and don't make it to the farmers markets, etc., on a regular basis and with two young boys in the house, we have to have milk at all times. :) Memory Lane was sold in our local grocery store in Rogersville. We will definitely pick up raw milk occasionally. If we see you at a farmers market, we'll be sure to say hello!


Kathy Vimont said:
Have any of you given any thought to seeking out local raw milk? There is a market for pasteurized milk like Memory Lane provides, but the real benefits are in raw, farm-fresh milk. I'm Kathy from Pasture Nectar Farm in Mt. Vernon. The only smart way to buy raw milk is to go to the farmer who produces it and check out why and how he does things.

We are grass-fed, no hormones, antibiotics, steroids or pesticides of any kind. Our dairy cows get a small non-GMO ration in the parlor to keep their condition up (very difficult to do otherwise with the grass we have here in Missouri), our heritage pigs get our super raw milk and non-GMO feed on pasture, and our beef is 100% grass-fed as well.

Do not buy on price alone. There are a myriad number of ways to get milk out of a cow and to handle that milk once it's out of the cow. You must ask questions...some otherwise really good milk gets a lower mark because they spray 2,4-D on their fencelines, etc.

We deliver to Springfield weekly and to the Ozark Farmers' Market on the Square every Thursday night. If you haven't been to Ozark, this is a very nice market...lots of cool shade trees on the courthouse lawn, a gazebo with music, a nicely renovated downtown with good food.....bring your lawnchairs or just come to shop, dine and enjoy the atmosphere!

You can see our ads on www.realmilk.com and www.eatwild.com. Just look under Missouri and Pasture Nectar.

Wherever you decide to buy milk, take the time to visit! This is most important. You really need to be able to compare apples to apples (milk to milk?) Does the farmer drink his own milk? Is it a big operation, or small enough to really keep control of quality? What are the cows eating? How do they spend most of their time? What are the biological issues on the farm....weed control, if any, etc? How about this one....is it clean? Follow the milk all the way to the bottle.

It's a fun excursion for the family. Our children love to host other children and show them around. Just give us a call....we welcome your inspection anytime. There are other farmers who do raw milk around our area, too; check them out, give them a visit and pick someone you can feel comfortable with.

Thanks for reading! You can call my husband, Eric, at 417-366-0999 or me at 417-461-7277.

The Vimonts
I just spoke to one of the owners of Memory Lane, and she said they were just waiting on the inspectors to sign off on the new facility. She said they hoped to be open in the next two weeks or so. That was as of today, May 24th, 2010.

Since we used to buy all our milk there, we've been waiting and waiting.

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