After hearing Dyer Dairy mentioned in conversation for months by friends, and being curious about the hype surrounding raw milk, I decided to take a trip with the kids to check them out one recent Saturday.
If you’ve never heard of Dyer Dairy, it’s a small family farm outside of Georgetown. It’s also one of the few places in the Austin area where one can go for raw, unpasteurized milk. In addition, they sell grass-fed meats, free range eggs and an assortment of locally made canned goods and handmade products. Oh, and did I mention they carry delicious cane sugar sweetened Dublin sodas?
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The clerk, a member of the Dyer family, greeted me with a smile and had my milk waiting for me. The price is $9 for a gallon, but is reduced to $8 with any $5 purchase on other merchandise. Mrs. Dyer was proud to point out the line of cream at the top and instructed me in the proper “gentle shaking” of the gallon in a clockwise manner (lest one lucky family member get the richest glass and leave everyone else with no cream). When I got it home, the taste didn’t disappoint; the milk really was was rich and delicious.
Some of my wish list items included locally grown olive oil, Amish butter, Walker’s honey and apple butter. Although the milk is a splurge, the trip is one I’ll make with the kids on occasion in between visits to the grocery store. It’s nice to take a country drive and be reminded of where our food comes from time to time.
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- Wednesday CLOSED
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The Mercantile at Dyer Dairy
7801 E. Hwy 29
Georgetown, TX 78626