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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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with RE/MAX Specialists, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give Teri , a call or visit her website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report She specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc - Poinciana, FL
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Teri, I love milk and I love Ham so maybe I should move to your neck of the woods:) That really is pretty cool though, I too didn't realize there were still milkmen around. I think I would like that. And if I could find a cheeese burgerman it would be even better. 
July 18, 2007 06:19 PM #4
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Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Teri, good Localism post. Remember the old days, with the bottles of milk being delivered to our doorsteps? I have heard that is still popular in some areas. Arizona? Hmmmmmmmm........not too sure about that.

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July 18, 2007 06:34 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
Cyndee--I didn't realize it was such a novelty. It is nice when you live more than a few miles from the store! :)
July 18, 2007 07:09 PM #6
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Teri Eckholm
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Bryant--Well actually the milkman has several products including cheese...But the burgers are frozen :)

July 18, 2007 07:14 PM #7
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Teri Eckholm
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Teri--It gets very hot around here too...Yesterday it was 98 and humid! Many people have an extra refrigerator in their garage for the milk and ice cream deliveries. We keep a cooler packed with ice packs on the steps if we are not home. If it is going to be extremely hot and I won't be home within an hour or so, I won't leave an order out in the summer.
July 18, 2007 07:20 PM #8
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Susie Roscoe
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How awesome to have your fresh milk delivered to the front door!  Wow!!  We have different food brokerages who offer delivery of frozen meets and so forth but not fresh milk!  What a treat to live in Ham Lake, Minnesota!
July 18, 2007 07:53 PM #9
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Teri Eckholm
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Susie--It really is a great service! We are very spoiled as no one like it when we get the storebought milk anymore. It tastes different when it is fresh!
July 18, 2007 08:48 PM #10
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Thesa Chambers
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this is so funny - my sister and I were just talking about this today - she is in Colorado Springs CO and she has a milk man.... we figured they were few and far between....
July 19, 2007 01:19 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
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Thesa--Just when I was beginning to think all the milkmen were in Minnesota!
July 19, 2007 07:19 AM #12
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Ashley Drake Gephart
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Teri that is so cool! The last time my family had a milkman was over 30 years ago in MI. My local pharmacy delivers but it's not the same.
July 20, 2007 01:52 AM #13
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Teri Eckholm
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Ashley--It is pretty cool! Thanks for the comments.
July 20, 2007 07:19 AM #14
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Rita Taylor
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Teri,

What a neat story that lets those moving to Ham Lake know about the local milkman.  I didn't even know there were milkmen anymore.  Does your milkman know you gave him such a great endorsement? 

July 20, 2007 07:36 PM #15
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Teri Eckholm
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Rita--It is an awesome service! And I don't know it Gary read the blog but he knew I was taking a photo of his truck...He didn't want to be in the photo...Said the truck looked better. :)
July 20, 2007 07:43 PM #16
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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What's a milkman?    :)
July 20, 2007 08:24 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
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Sally--Remember in the old movies the guy in the white suit clanking bottles in the early AM? Maybe it was before your time....
July 20, 2007 08:27 PM #18
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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 #19
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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 #20
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
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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 #21
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Jennifer Kirby
Kirby Fine Homes - Minneapolis, MN
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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 #22
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Teri Eckholm
REMAX Specialists - White Bear Lake, MN
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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 #23
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