Early Wednesday morning, Smith Creamery lost its production facilities in an explosion and subsequent fire resulting from a propane leak. No injuries occurred at the farm near Mt. Hermon, LA, and all of the cows are fine. The production facility was totally destroyed, with pieces of the building landing nearly a quarter mile away.
I’m a big fan of Smith Creamery, especially the chocolate milk and salted butter, and of the genuine, friendly owners who are easily the nicest folks at area farmer’s markets.
Help out the Smith Creamery by making a donation to the BREADA (Big River Area Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance) Emergency Fund. BREADA is the parent organization of the Red Stick Farmer’s Market, where the Creamery is a regular vendor and is thus eligible for BREADA’s assistance fund. Donate here–select “gifts”, then “emergency fund”.