LIKE REALLY. A MILKMAN.
But let me back up a bit.
A few Saturdays ago, we were headed out for a routine trip to our local nursery for a (YES, ANOTHER) round of garden plants. As we pulled away from the gardening center with our haul, I noticed this small, but bright white sign with a familiar logo, proudly posed in one of the neighboring yards. “The milkman cometh.” – it read.
UHHH HOW DO I MAKE THE REST OF MY LIFE ABOUT THIS?
You guys. Shatto Milk Company brought the milkman back. (A REAL MILKMAN.) And if you live here in the Kansas City area, you desperately need a milkman. (LIKE, A LEGIT MILKMAN.) Don’t argue with me about this.
If you’re not totally familiar with Shatto Milk Company’s name, you know their bottles. Sexy, glass vintage-shaped bottles with witty little quips on each one. Rows of multi-colored milks, flavored butters and cutely-packaged cheese curds that aesthetically stand out in any grocery store. It’s a local Kansas City family farm (I’ve never been! YET.), and I couldn’t admire this company more. So obviously a milkman (as in, A MILKMAN) was my destiny.
I’ve been posting a lot of (semi-obnoxious?) videos on Instagram Stories, because I’m super excited to be partnering up with them over the new few months, so that I can give you a closer look at how it all goes down! Today it’s all about the, “How the heck does this even work? THIS MILKMAN.”
It’s udderly easy. (<—not even remotely sorry.)
You go to Shatto’s Home Delivery website. (der) You get excited. You create an account. You weep a little. You go to the products page and basically load up your cart! And then you let out a tiny squeal. You can pick from a few bundles they offer, or you can customize your order like whoa. The rad thing is, you can even set up recurring orders, or you can go in each week and change it up, based on what you’re low on, what your weekend looks like, etc. I have mine set up where they deliver on Thursday mornings. I dig this because I do my regular shopping on Sunday, so by the time Thursday rolls around, I’m totally out of milk (twins), eggs (twins), coffee (moi), bread (twins), so it’s this perfect little mini re-stock. And I didn’t have to leave my house or brush my teeth or wear a bra.
OKAY, this photo ^^ is super blurry because it’s from my IG video. Ha! I got ludicrously excited when the milkman showed up, that I forgot to take actual photos of him with his truck. But instead I started giddy screaming at him when he walked up to my house with the Shatto cooler, and waving my phone at him like a complete lunatic.
I’m super awesome like that.
But look at that cute truck! I want one.
And the horn? IT’S A COW MOOING. Come on. ‘
With your first order, they set you up with a clean white cooler, that you keep on or near your porch during the week. The morning of your delivery, you’ll set it out with any empty glass milk bottles you’ve collected, along with a few of those freezer pack thingies. I have 14,648,921,756 of these in my freezer because I’m a food blogger. You can also stick a bottle of frozen water in it! But they’ll remind you through email. It’s not scary.
Oh ALSO. Everything they deliver is a local product. Local bread, local coffee, local meats, local chicken, local produce. I love love love their commitment to local companies, and keeping this delivery web within our communal family. I don’t even know what delivery web means, but I’m going with it.
That’s it in a milkshell! Easy as cow. So let’s get to the fun stuff.
KC-ers – if you’re interested in this weekly delivery service (IT’S A MILKMAN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD), I have a promo code for you!
You’re like, “FINALLY, THE DISCOUNT ALREADY.”
When you sign up, just use “bevcooks” at checkout and you’ll get $15 off your first order of $30 or more!
Awesome, right? Don’t have a cow. (<–I’ve waited my whole life to say that.)
So there you have it. I’ll definitely continue to update you with peeks into the weekly workings of the Shatto Home Delivery service (HI, I HAVE A MILKMAN), and if you have any questions, just moo.
Check this out, next month we get to go on THE MILKMAN TRUCK. As in, I’m going to ride around with him and help out (read: annoy) him with deliveries! I’m taking you with me, you know. Don’t argue with me about this this.
And then a little later on, I’ll take you to the actual Shatto farm north of Kansas City, and we’ll meet everyone behind the scenes. AND the cows! Duh.
I HAVE A MILKMAN.
(This post is in partnership with Shatto Milk Company. But all opinions and awful cow puns are totally my own. We coo?)