Your Family Cow of Chambersburg, PA is a phenomenal farm. I feel reluctant and a little inadequate to write an appreciation for them because they mean so much to so many people who purchase from them. So, I can only tell you my own experience. Then, I will allow local readers and Family Cow customers tell you their experience, in their own words.
How I Found Your Family Cow
When I became sick, I began a quest for real whole foods, fresh from a farm that used the proper farming methods. I used the WAPF shopping guide to help me find farmer’s near me. Your Family Cow was in that list. But I didn’t stop there. I called the farm for an interview. I met with Edwin Shank and he graciously offered his time. I asked for 45 minutes and he gave me an hour and a half. They supply beef, chickens, eggs, raw milk, cheese and so much more for much of the market in southern and central PA. It’s quite amazing that he was willing to spend time to tell me exactly what his philosophy is for the farm. I posted much of that interview on my blog here.
But Edwin is just one of the many people who I’ve met at the farm. Here are few more:
Gwen greets visitors at the farm store with kindness and a smile.
Roderick has been extremely helpful in many ways, even researching ways to ship me products when I was out of town.
Dawn graciously set aside tomatoes for me the following week after they ran out (I was next in line and missed it by a hair). She was a lifesaver to let me have her yummy tomatoes that are now stored for my winter indulgence.
And I know I am missing several other important people who work tirelessly behind the scenes at the farm. They all work together as a family and they treat us like family as well. It makes me feel good knowing that I know exactly who is producing my food and how well they care for the animals.
I tried to think of a word to describe these dedicated farmers. But one word could not do justice to what this group of people truly are:
humble, kind, compassionate, faithful, godly, ethical, diligent, graceful, wise, and just darn good at what they do.
It’s Your Turn
Now it’s your turn. If you are a customer of Your Family Cow. Please take time to write a little something about what they mean to you in 500 words or less. (Sorry that’s all the space that I can give with the linky)
1) Add your appreciation in 500 words or less
2) In the blank that says link, just either link to the Your Family Cow website or your blog if you have one. I want everyone to feel like they can participate in this.
3) Add your name (required) and email (optional)
Or you can leave a comment below.