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Weekend Milk Program a Success

As the end of the school year draws near, I am looking forward to my oldest three children being home all the time. (My three-year-old, although he will never admit it, is looking forward to the same, he is so bored suddenly!)

Looking back, it has been a great year. My children and their teachers have once again amazed me with [...]

Dairy and Dental Health: Something to Smile About

Finally, spring flowers are blooming! This is definitely something to smile about. But how healthy is your smile? While some of us may think that regularly brushing and flossing our teeth is all it takes for a healthy smile, science shows that diet and overall nutrition also play a role in oral health, including risk of tooth decay (dental caries).
Protecting [...]

Waiting for Spring

Spring is here, but you sure wouldn’t be able to tell by the weather.  The perfect spring is the birds chirping, the daffodils are up, the sun is shining and it’s 70 degrees.  But spring has certainly not been that for Michigan.  Our weather has been in the 50’s with rain and strong winds.  After the really hard winter we [...]

Going Green at Brock Dairy Farm

I think we all can agree that Michigan is a beautiful state! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by bodies of water and gorgeous trees. We all have a part in caring for, preserving, and protecting the planet we live on.

To help us do that here on our farm, we took part in an energy audit put on by [...]

Raw Milk Cheeses: What you need to know

 

The prevailing trend toward buying and consuming locally produced and minimally processed foods has led to an increase in the popularity of a variety of artisan cheeses found in specialty shops, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores.  These niche cheeses are made from either pasteurized milk or raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk. Some cheesemakers and consumers believe that raw milk cheeses have [...]

Hunger is Real

When I told my parents during my freshman year of college that I was interested in learning more about nutrition and possibly making a career out of it, they were excited because “I would always have a job.”  It is true that most people, even the aspiring nutritionists themselves, believe that their jobs will always revolve around helping people lose weight. [...]

Grand Ledge Gymnastics Flips for Chocolate Milk

For the seventh year in a row the Grand Ledge High School Women’s Gymnastics Team made a presence at the High School State Championship meet, because for seven years in a row the team won their regional competition, as well as their conference meet, and every other meet along the way. In fact, this team has done something that not [...]