Project 52 Week 10 – Theme for this week’s challenge “Flower Power.”
For this week’s challenge I wanted to learn about creating a postcard using textures in Photoshop and I really enjoyed learning about this process. I had to first find a postcard texture so I researched for one on Flickr. The postcard texture I used is from Leenda K and you can find it here. After contacting Leenda to let her know I loved her texture and was pleased to learn she shares it with others. I also found out Leenda lives in Australia but grew up right here in Connecticut. What a small world it truly is.
I was very excited to find out about the history of Moser Farms Dairy so I contacted Mr. Moser who still resides right here in Ellington, Connecticut. Mr. Moser was more than delighted to share the history of his business and even took the time out of his busy day to stop by my home. We had a wonderful time talking about his business and about the joy of growing up on a dairy farm. For those of you who may not know, I also grew up on an 80 acre dairy farm in Columbia, Connecticut and milked many cows in my younger days.
Moser Farms Dairy, Inc. was formed in 1957 by the Moser family of Ellington, Connecticut. From 1957 through 1986, the Mosers developed a substantial dairy business primarily focusing on the manufacturing and processing of milk. The operation began bottling milk and selling it from door to door in the local area. The first day’s production was 57 quarts! The business continued to grow by buying milk from local farmers and co-ops and increasing the distribution to the retail market up to 350,00 quarts a day!
The Moser Farms Dairy Ice Cream was very well known from the folks I talked with and they told me it was the richest most sweetest ice cream they had ever tasted.
In the latest 1960′s, the Mosers made the decision to diversify their business by adding juice products to their product line. Since 1987, the Mosers concentrated on the manufacturing of fruit juices, fruit drinks and spring water using the facilities and equipment that had been retained after the sale of the dairy business, thus changing the name ‘Moser Farms Dairy’ to ‘Natural Country Farms, Inc.’ In 1995, Natural Country Farms merged with Ohio Pure Foods of Akron, Ohio and formed a new mother company under the name “Country Pure Foods.’
Today, Country Pure Foods Ellington operation is the largest of its kind in the Northeast. Country Pure Foods was built on a foundation of quality and service and that remains the philosophy today. The Team who built this business is very active in today’s day to day operations and have not forgotten that a satisfied customer is a repeat customer.
My neighbor Kim is lucky enough to still have one of their ice cream containers and she graciously let me borrow it to photograph this image. Thanks Kim….I love how this came out and I hope you do too!
I actually photographed this ice cream container many different ways and places in our home and if interested the images will be for sale shortly in my Joy of Giving Back gallery on my website with 10% of the sales going to the Scleroderma Foundation to help with research for this very rare disease which I have been diagnosed with. The gallery can be found here.