What is Milkapalooza? A local organic, grass fed dairy farm hosts a family friendly fair at their farm during the summer!
They had food, vendors, kids crafts, cows to pet, and farm tours. I took Tulip and Little Miss for a few hours, and I hope to take the family again in the future, in sha Allah. It’s important for people to know where their food comes from, how the animals are treated, what chemicals are used, and in general be as close to their food source as possible. I’m not a purist, and I’m definitely far from perfect, but I do know where I want us to end up. As is the reason given by many, both time and money are inhibiting factors.
So, without further ado, here’s some highlights from Milkapalooza (click on the pictures to see it bigger)!
The mama cow and baby cow they had available for kids to pet. Little Miss only pet the calf because the big mama cow scared her.
Tulip just hanging out in the stroller. MashaAllah, she’s such an easy baby!
All the kids were given paper bags they could decorate at different craft tables. Little Miss is here putting on stamps (her favorite) and using a stencil. And yes, she’s wearing a winter hat… she insists, and it just isn’t a battle I’m worried about winning. LOL
The cows grazing in the pasture. This was Little Miss’s favorite part, though it was quite the adventure to walk out to where they were grazing with a car seat in one hand and watching for the cow pies along the way! Still, it was enjoyable to watch Little Miss get so excited to see the cows and point out all the babies.
Check out if there are local farms in your area, and if they offer an annual festival. All the ones I’ve heard of so far have something at least once a year, and it’s really great to bring the kids out, especially if you’re almost always within the city and they don’t see that type of stuff!