Yes, Virginia--There is a Milkman in Ham Lake Minnesota.

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Specialists Minnesota License#90858

If you need to reach me on a Tuesday morning, chances are you will find me working from my home office in Ham Lake, Minnesota. Sometime during the conversation, there will be an interruption when the milkman arrives. Invariably, when I am on the phone, the person on the other end will say, "You have a milkman? That delivers to your home? Really?"

As they can hear the transaction, "Hi Gary, We need 8 Fat Free and a box of Kempwiches. Here's the crate and the check from last week." They realize that there is indeed a milkman delivering fresh dairy products to residents in the Ham Lake area.

milkmanGary Churchsmith, owner of Countryside Home Delivery, has been delivering milk to our Ham Lake home since we first moved in a decade ago. We were so disappointed to leave North St. Paul where there still was a dairy where we could pick up fresh milk every week. When we discovered home dairy and milk delivery we were hooked. We were so tired of picking up bad milk that was not properly refrigerated or rotated at the grocery store.

No clanking bottles of yesteryear. This milkman brings our favorite Kemps Select milk in the paper cartons. My family hates the taste of the milk in the plastic jugs. He also delivers a selection of frozen foods...our family favorite is the 93% fat free hamburger patties.

In the summer. we love that Countryside stocks ice cream products on the truck. Do you know what ice cream sandwiches and popsicles look like after a 20 minute drive home from the store in 90+ heat? Sadly, we do and it is not a pretty sight. Having ice cream delivered is an awesome extra in my family's book.

Not in Ham Lake? Give Gary a call...His number is on the truck. He has routes all over Anoka County. If he doesn't come to your neighborhood, chances are that he knows the driver that does. Or check directly with Kemps to see if there is milkman in your area of the Twin Cities. There is nothing better than a refrigerator stocked with fresh milk!

If you are relocating to Minnesota, are looking for Homes for Sale in the north and east Twin Cities metro area and need help from a professional Realtor, give me a call or visit my website for a FREE Relocation Packet.  Acreage homes are my specialty! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

Copyright 2007 Teri Eckholm  http://www.terieckholm.com/

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Huh?  Just kidding...I saw it on tv....my dad was in the Navy so when I was young we were in Japan and the Philippines before arriving in Hawaii at age 10 in 67. (50 in September)
July 20, 2007 08:42 PM
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Angela Allen
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I think I'm jealous! I am off to see if there is ANYTHING like that available here. With delivery of a few key items... and my office a 20 foot commute from the kitchen...I might NEVER leave home! ;)
July 22, 2007 09:13 PM
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Teri Eckholm
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
REMAX Specialists

Sally--You don't look a day over 29 :)

Angela--I knew that having milk delivered was a luxury but didn't realize how rare it is...Hope you find in your area!

July 23, 2007 02:26 PM
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Jennifer Kirby
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Wow, Teri, I had no idea this service existed. Only in the Midwest will you see this sort of thing. I know when I was a baby we still had milk coming to us in glass containers but that was gone by the time I started kindergarten. Now I smile anytime I see the Schwan Man!
July 25, 2007 01:53 PM
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Teri Eckholm
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
REMAX Specialists
Jennifer--There are milkmen with routes throughout the twin cities. You can check the link to see if their is one delivering to your community!
July 26, 2007 08:36 AM
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