I think it’s safe to say that I’m not a member of the Vegan Society. Yesterday I posted about beef and sausage sliders (yum) and today I’m serious about yogurt. Both not vegan. (If you are vegan, do not fear. I will be touting the glories of all things fruits and vegetables soon enough.)
As I was eating breakfast this morning (yes, yogurt), I fought with myself over the fact that so soon in my blogging career I could not post about something as trivial as yogurt. Should yogurt receive the honor of my third post ever? As I licked my spoon clean, I said yes, a thousand times yes, because this yogurt is the most magnificent yogurt I have ever eaten.
I know that some people equate yogurt with miniscule diet containers or fruit on the bottom or even the trendy “new” Greek-style yogurt that popped up a couple years ago. I equate this particular yogurt with pure unabashed joy.
I found it at the Dutch Country Famer’s Market (they have a dairy section, complete with Amish butter and homemade cottage cheese). The yogurt container reads, “Pequea Valley Farm.” After doing a little research, I found that the farm is located in Ronks, PA (Lancaster County, of course) and operated by a guy named Abner, so you know this must be some good yogurt! Grass fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free cows make the milk that makes the yogurt and you can taste the difference. It’s tangy, silky, creamy and milky, the perfect consistency, not too thick and not too sweet—seriously good. While the yogurt comes in a lot of flavors, like blueberry, dark cherry, peach, lemon, maple, and plain, I can only vouch for the deliciousness of the blueberry and dark cherry.
What is the cost of such a tasty treat? A mere $4.49 for a 32 ounce container, about fifty cents more than the organic stuff I usually buy. Fifty cents well spent, because while I’m eating the entire container for breakfast in my Delaware kitchen, Abner is one state away, putting a little money in his pocket and making us more yogurt. That is serious business.