Christine Solem and John Coles, owners of Satyrfield Farm, haven’t been put off by the General Assembly’s refusal to pass a bill permitting them to sell their unpasteurized cheese. They’re giving it away. In today’s Progress, Liesel Nowak writes:
“Most of our customers are outraged that they can’t buy it anymore. They’re incredulous,” Solem said. “More and more people want raw milk and cheese from the farmer they know.”
If it’s not raining, Solem said, she and Coles give away nearly 80 pounds of chevre at the market, and bring home somewhere between $500 and $600, about $200 more than when they sold it.