By Dianne Lively Yost
There was just no better way to spend Saturday, Sept. 9, than touring Rock House Creamery (RHC) in Newborn, Ga. The day was perfect: bright sunshine, a slight chill in the air, and gusty winds passing through the large oaks that lined the fields. In a word it was: beautiful.
What makes RHC so special is that its a locally owned and family operated dairy farm with about 100 cows, 48 of which are milking to provide Morgan County’s Farmview Market customers with the freshest dairy products this side of Georgia.
RHC, a division of Rock House Farm in Leesburg, Ga., is owned by Keith Kelly, the founder of Morgan County’s Farmview Market.
The tour was a family affair, hosted by Keith Kelly, his daughter Laura Rotroff and his son Brad Kelly.
About 40 people participated in the event, which began with a visit to the calves recently born on the farm, followed by a tour of the milking facilities, and the creamline milk production operations, which showcased how the milk is processed from cow to bottle.
Creamline milk is a natural form of milk, pasteurized, but not homogenized, which gives it a rich creamline on top where the cream separates from the milk, creating an appealing flavor and added nutritional value.
Participants were also treated to a tractor-pulled cart tour of the 11-acre, certified naturally grown farm next to the dairy operation as well as a walking tour of the vegetable gardens.
Rock House Creamery products are currently available for purchase at Farmview Market, located at 2610 Eatonton Road in Madison.