I spent the day with a newly acquired friend and Miles driving around NJ and a little bit of PA. We started off the day in search of a raw milk farm and ended up finding the farm and a fantastic store in New Hope, PA. The farm was called Birchwood Farm and it’s found right over the PA border. Sadly we didn’t get to see any cows because of the snow and cold weather, but we had a really swell time shopping in the farm’s store and talking with the shop keeper. They sell gallons of fresh, raw, organic, grass fed: whole milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, butter, ghee. Additionally, they sell organic grass fed beef, pork, veal and lamb. They were not fully stocked today, so there was no ice cream or yogurt (sad face). She let us sample some raw milk and it was sooooooo delicious. Miles gulped it down and asked for more, which is strange since he won’t drink cold milk normally. I ended up buying a gallon of milk, a block of garlic cheddar and some ground beef. I would have definitely bought the yogurt if it had been in stock. We’re looking forward to another trip back relatively soon, but we’ll make sure to call ahead to see what they have available.
The great new store was Jake’s Playhouse on Main street in New Hope. This is the third store to be opened by the owners and is really a perfect fit for New Hope. They sell the Life is Good brand, fantastic dog toys and treat and awesome toys for kids. They pretty much sell everything you can think of from Melissa and Doug! Miles played with the wooden train set, stuffed dogs, mini shopping cart and a super cute alligator chomping push toy. I bought Miles a Potty Catty, which is a fun and cute potty training motivational tool. It has a roll of toilet paper, a book, 4 mini magazines, a potty chart, stickers and bulls eyes for the bottom of the potty. I love it and can’t wait to start using it with him.
It was incredibly fun and a refreshing change of pace to get out, find some new places and meet some great people.