By Jessica Poisal, FMO Intern
One of the things that I love about the market is that you have the chance to meet different vendors who add a twist to their product. Edgewood Creamery is a vendor that does that. They do everything on the farm, allowing them to make all of the decisions that can affect the product.
The whole process, from milking the cows to making the products, is done on site. The creamery produces varieties of aged and fresh cheese, as well as non-homogenized milk. Non-homogenized milk does not go through the high pressure that breaks down the fat in milk, so naturally the cream will rise to the top.
The family sells their products at FMO and also at their store located on their farm in Purdy, Missouri. Along with their dairy products, the store also sells local jams and jellies. The store is open on Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Edgewood also sells their products through their website and at different grocery stores and restaurants around the Ozark area.
To celebrate National Dairy Month, Edgewood Creamery hosted a farm day on June 25th, at Edgewood Creamery in Purdy, Missouri. Guests came and took tours of the farm and listened to live music, featuring Ozark Mountain Revival. Edgewood served-up fried cheese curds and grilled cheese sandwiches made with the farm’s local products.
More information can be found on their Facebook and their website at edgewoodcreamery.com.