Sunday, October 18, 2015

Delivery Truck




Need milk?  

I wish trucks like this one were still cruising the town roads, delivering fresh dairy products.  In what seems like another lifetime, Secret Agent Farmer Man and I were newlyweds living in Alabama.  We rented a small, old house on a tree lined street.   Early each morning, as he left for his Army job and I for college classes, a milk truck was leaving glass bottles of fresh milk on porches all along our street.  

There is somewhat of a revival of fresh, organic products that are available for delivery.  If you live in the Asheville area, this company is in the delivery business.  In my small town area fresh products are available in a more informal way.  Friends and farmers are usually ready to sell meats and vegetables, with Amish farmers providing butter, eggs, and cheese.  Though, fresh milk is a rarity.  


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35 comments:

  1. Those were the days. I used to help my granda deliver milk very early in the morning. great shot.

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  2. Oooh, i remember milk being delivered in the morning . . . so many trucks offered fresh goods straight to the door when i was little. Now, every time i see a "Food Truck" - i think good times are upon us . . . it's a good start for this newish century.

    Thank you for the picture, the post and the memories . . .

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  3. When I was young we had milk delivered.. it was pretty neat but of course we took it for granted. I'd love to have fresh milk delivered in this day and age. I also wish we had an Amish store somewhere we could drive to it. I just addressed the envelope to send you your earrings you won! I hope you like them! They go in the mail tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I am looking forward to receiving those earrings!

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  4. We used to churn and make buttermilk, and there were a few people that bought the extra jars. And also butter, if we had extra but we didn't usually. Plus we raised a pretty good sized field of okra to sell, and always had green beans we sold.

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  5. I am putting a link to the place near us that still bottles milk. They have trucks but I don't think they deliver to your house, Krogers and other retail stores mainly. Their milk is thicker and has more flavor and the ice cream is really good. They started out using an old truck like you showed and have it on the logo but I am not sure if it is still running.
    https://www.facebook.com/Homestead-Creamery-Inc-152846474769734/timeline/

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    1. I looked up this company and it sounds like they are having success with their expansion efforts. We have Chaney's Dairy in Bowling Green and they do supply dairy products to stores, but not close enough for us.

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  6. When I was a kid we had a milk man & a bread man & a beer man! ;-))

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    1. Pat, A beer man?! That would be great!

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  7. I read somewhere that fresh milk is easier to digest than the ones we find in supermarket. So maybe it's a good thing that they come back to delivering fresh milk. Here we can find some at the farmers' market.

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    1. Magali, I have read the same information about fresh milk. I would love to have a local source for it.

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  8. oooooooh sure does take my mind back to when we had daily deliveries, milk and eggs. i am wondering how we ate all those eggs!!??

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  9. I remember those days. And it does seem like a life time ago. Glad you photographed this old mild truck, to bring back fond memories!

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  10. I grew up on a farm so our milk was very fresh! My hubby's dad was a milkman and drove one of those trucks. Good memories!

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  11. I can remember those days of fresh milk being delivered on our street, with the thick cream on top.

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  12. Nice memories....the sound of those glass bottles being left in the crates....and cream at the top! The good old days.

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  13. Wow... memories, memories you sure brought them back with this posting.

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  14. I remember our milk truck in the '50's (ouch) it was black...I also remember the winters when the cream shot out of the glass bottles

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  15. That's a lovely truck! In London there are still milkmen as they are called, who deliver glass bottles every morning to your doorstep in a funny little van. Reminds me of my childhood there!

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  16. I remember when I was young having milk and eggs delivered to our home. I guess those were the days. Great photo, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  17. Growing up in Chicago,cue had a milkman too. We even had a little door on our back porch were he could put milk and eggs. And when we were locked us, the smallest kid could climb through and unlock the door.

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  18. I grew up receiving milk and other products that way in different parts of the county. In Rapid City, SD my brother, myself and our Dachshund, Tiny, rode with the milk man up into Spearfish Canyon and back several times a week. It was his last loop on that part of his daily route. My brother was into wooden, balsa, airplanes and this guy would go over his endeavors like an uncle. Great guy, we moved to a different part of town. Next guy wasn't as cool. After growing up and getting married we had this service after building a house in the country up until about 1979. Then they said it wasn't cost effective anymore so we got the dairy when going to the grocery like city folk did. Those were great times, never to be seen as they were again. Boy did you bring up memories.

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  19. I just brought home one of those galvanized milk boxes we all had on our front porches decades ago for the milk man to fill! It would go perfectly with that old truck!

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  20. Great truck, but it's delivering days are past.

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  21. That's quite a cool old milk truck. I bet it would be fun to get milk delivered to your door. I'm just thankful now that our new refrigerator keeps our milk nice & cold.

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  22. I wish they were still around too. great old truck.

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  23. awesome truck! that's cool. ( ;

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  24. That is a neat old truck. I like the old milk bottles too.

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  25. We had milk delivered to our door when I was little. The ice man even came to bring huge blocks of ice to a neighbor...I loved watching him use his great big tongs to haul it into her kitchen. Wonderful old truck...thanks for posting.

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  26. what a great old truck! i don't remember a time having milk delivered...how neat that you lived somewhere that still did it!

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  27. actually now that i think about it, we can have milk delivered here, along with other foods from a local creamery (i've blogged about it before) but you can also buy there milk in bottles at the grocery store, which occasionally i do!

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  28. I remember milk delivery in my hometown still happening in the early sixties . . .
    I also remember visiting my grandparents and hearing the horse pulled milk truck early in the morning dropping of the glass containers of milk.
    Loved remembering, thanks to your post . . .

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  29. What a blast from the past. I seem to vaguely recall having milk delivered when I was a little kid; so much better for us than the factory farming of today.

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