The Locavore Dairyman

Todd Moore's Guernsey at the 2009 Fort Worth Stock Show

Todd Moore's Guernsey at the 2009 Fort Worth Stock Show

The Locavore movement is being promoted in some interesting places.  Last week Plano dairyman Todd Moore (Lavon Farms) hosted the national convention of the American Guernsey Association in Richardson Texas.  The meeting had some unusual events.  Texas was a first as a venue (Todd is one of only four Guernsey farmers in Texas).  The national sale was held on the stage of the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts.  And then there is the locavore connection.  For the gala dinner on Saturday night Todd worked with two Dallas area chefs to create a dinner with  locally sourced ingredients.  The convention also opened the dinner to the public so that folks interested in dairy farming or just interested in learning more about where their food comes from could have dinner with the dairy farmers.

Read a more complete review of the dinner here

Milk price is a huge issue with the farmers.  Todd Moore is trying to find is own solution to that problem.  He turns his milk into his own value-added products.  Todd and his business partner Edgar Diaz own Lucky Layla.  The creamery in Garland turns Todd’s high quality Guernsey and Jersey milk into premium artisan dairy products including a variety of cheese and an awesome drinkable yogurt.  You can find the yogurt at Whole Foods and Central Market.

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