I grew up in a small farming community in Missouri and spent most of my life with people who were not family, but were the closest thing to Grandparents that I had. They owned a small dairy and several hundred acres just south of the Osage river. Rural life was the norm for me so 10 years ago when I heard about a dairy you could visit, I really was not very intrigued.
Now as a young father I am always looking for things to do with my daughter so I planned a trip to Calder's one afternoon. If you go to Calder's and you are expecting a zoo for cattle you are going to be profoundly disappointed. Calder's is a working dairy. That means it looks like a dairy, smells like a dairy, and you may not want to wear your best shoes that day, if you know what I mean. Calder's is full of farm animals of all kinds, cattle, chickens, rabbits, even a goat named Molly that acts more like a dog than a goat, but she is friendly. You can see how the dairy works, run through a bale maze, and finish the day with fresh ice cream.
What you should know about Calder's is that every drop of milk they produce is processed right in their facility in Lincoln Park and becomes the Ice Cream, Egg Nog, and Milk products that we all know and love. They even make fresh butter, which is processed in another location. Calder's is a great place to visit and is a wonderful part of the Metro community.
Passion for food!
If your reading this then you likely find yourself in a category that many classify as foodie. That is simply to say that you love food. I too, am a food lover, and I love to experience the eclectic mix of food opportunities that Metro Detroit has to offer. I have created this site because I love to explore new restaurants, tastes, and cultures. My work has granted me the opportunity to experience all of this, both here in Metro Detroit, and in other parts of the world. Detroit is a wonderful mix of some of the worlds best foods. I hope that reading these entries will stir you to want to experience something new and exciting.