There was a time when the ‘milkman’ did not exist. I know, it’s hard to imagine. According to an article in DrinkMilkInGlassBottles, home delivery of milk did not begin in America until the late 1700s.
Villages have been in existence for centuries…A community of people living in close proximity. A village would have included many of the necessary amenities required for living. A Blacksmith to do metalwork, a schoolhouse to educate the young scholars, a bakery, perhaps a general store, a church, a sawmill, etc. My guess is many villages would have had an assortment of animals to supply their family with food. Chickens, a milk cow, maybe a few pigs, etc.
This week I read some history on Lt. Col Thomas Bull. Bull was born in 1744, in Chester County Pennsylvania. He was the firstborn of seven children and was a stone mason by trade. In 1783, Bull acquired 500 acres of land to the east of what is now Elverson, Pa. He had plans to set up a plantation that would become known as ‘Bulltown’.
George Washington and about 11,000 of his men camped near Bulltown for a few days during the Revolutionary War. During this time, Bull had been captured and was on a Britsh Prison Ship off the coast of New York City. Due to his absence, Mrs. Bull waited on General Washington and his staff on her own. You can learn more about Mr. Bull at Geni.com
I enjoy American History. This is of particular interest to me because we make deliveries in ‘Olde Bulltown Village’ every week. We make deliveries to many developments each week…but this one is truly unique. Stoltzfus Enterprise from Elverson, PA has created a ‘replica’ village if you will. The architecture is authentic and the village is beautiful. It includes a School House, a Forge, a Carriage House, a Bank Barn, an Inn, and more.
Anyway, traditionally the residents of Olde Bulltown Village would probably have had a few cows grazing in the pastures near the village. Today, that is not the case. However, I’m happy to say…the Olde Bulltown Village has a milkman:)
Farm Shares & Fruit Boxes
Order by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Next week’s predicted contents list for delivery between
Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3
- Stayman Apples
- Red Pears
- Satsuma Mandarins
- Watermelon Radishes
- Crimini Mushrooms
- Celery - nonlocal
Discontinued for the Winter
*All Farm Shares are sourced from Goose Lane Farm in Sinking Spring, PA
NOTE: This is a predicted list…items may change or be substituted.
Twin Valley Coffee
- we have two new Twin Valley Coffee varieties to add to our menu.
Round, Earthy & Nutty
A Fair Trade coffee, this medium roast is on the sweeter side. But don’t be fooled, with a heavy body and smooth flowery finish it is considered to be one of the more luxurious brews around.
Pleasant, Caramel & Vanilla
With hints of caramel and vanilla, our Jamaican Me Crazy flavored beans bring you ever closer to lush, tropical mountains and sweet island vibes.