Farm Day offers adventures, food at Edgewood Creamery

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Edgewood Creamery, north of Purdy, held its annual Farm Day on Saturday. Owner Charles Fletcher offered tractor-pulled tours through the farm, showing off the facilities and the herd.

Edgewood Creamery, north of Purdy, held its annual Farm Day on Saturday. Owner Charles Fletcher offered tractor-pulled tours through the farm, showing off the facilities and the herd. He explained why dairy cows must have a calf to produce milk, and why water is critical for the herd. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times
Visitors to Farm Day at the Edgewood Creamery had a chance to explore some of the activities on the farm. This mechanical milking station gave children a feel for actually milking a cow. The dairy employs about 12 people and the group learned that high school teens can sign up to milk. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times
Tours of the Edgewood Creamery on Farm Day showed guests around the farm and provided an opportunity to see the cows close up. Owner Charles Fletcher explained the dairy uses Jersey, Holstein and Swedish Red cows. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times
During tours of the Edgewood Creamery, Charles Fletcher pointed out different markings on the cows. This allows staff to know each cow’s personally. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times
During Dairy Day at the Edgewood Creamery, people learned why their cheese and milk products were so healthy and delicious. Kelly Hayes fried cheese curds for sampling. From left, Amy Meadows, Julie Keeler, Melissa Fletcher and Renae Neill are pictured preparing the very popular cheese sandwiches. Guests line up for the special treats with cheese made at the creamery and sold at its store on the grounds, which was very busy that day. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times
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