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Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2014

92 WBM cows have a very sensitive digestive system so feeding them the correct balance of silage is important to the taste of the milk, Nutter says. “If a cow eats an onion weed, their milk is going to taste like onions,” Nutter says. For 35 years Maple View sold its milk to co-ops for labels like Pine State Creamery in Raleigh and Long Meadow Dairy in Durham. In 1996 the farm started bottling milk on site to make the business more profit-able. Today the cows produce more than 2 million pounds of milk every year. Five days a week trucks deliver fresh milk to 50 different grocery stores, including Whole Foods and Tidal Creek Co-op in Wilmington. Roger Nutter, Bob’s son, manages the bottling facility and co-owns Maple View Farm Milk Company with his father. They bottle all of their milk — whole, chocolate, skim, low-fat and buttermilk — in glass jars because Nutter believes it tastes better. “Glass is made from sand and plastic is made from petroleum, so we know it makes a difference,” Nutter says. The glass bottles can be returned to the farm or a grocery store, reducing landfill waste in the surrounding community. Maple View collects its bottles from stores to wash and reuse. ice cream Since 2001, the Maple View Farm Country Store has offered freshly made ice cream to thousands of people. Starting with 12 flavors, the store now offers hundreds of flavors, rotating them based on the time of year. The cheerful black-and-white tiles and antique ice cream scoops on display inside create a nostalgic and friendly atmosphere. In the rear of the store ice cream makers churn a mixture of cream and sugar into hundreds of gallons of ice cream per week. Years of trial and error have produced a three-ring binder full of recipes for different ice cream flavors the store carries. “We had so much extra cream from the milk that we weren’t using, so we thought, ‘why not make ice cream?’” Nutter says. Nutter and his daughter, Muffin Nutter Brosig, enrolled in Penn State’s ice cream short course to learn the art of making ice cream in small batches. One of the most popular flavors, Carolina Crunch, is flavored with Butterfinger bars, Heath bars, caramel bits and rib-bons of caramel running through Hillsborough Elementary School students take on a field trip to Maple View Farms. vanilla ice cream. In the spring and summer months, the store carries flavors like peach, raspberry ruffle and banana pudding. The store also sells Maple View’s milk and butter, local honey, eggs, North Carolina pecans and old-fashioned candy. Maple View ice cream is delivered to area grocery stores and sold in pints and gallons in its store. may 2014 1833 Cross Staff Road Country Club of Landfall One of Landfall’s finest homes on a .7 acre lot on the famous Pete Dye #5 golf hole. With 5,000 sf, an updated kitchen, two fireplaces and extra large sunlit rooms. Four or five bedrooms, depending on your desired use of bonus room, and 4.5 baths! Virtual tour at: www.1833crossstaff.com. For a private showing, please call today. $874,000 CAROL PAQUIN REALTOR® 910-471-5636 [email protected] 322 Causeway Drive, Unit 1104 Seapath Towers Top floor, waterfront, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo faces Seapath Marina and Atlantic Ocean. Views for miles, low maintenance lifestyle, waterfront pool, tennis, bicycle storage, picnic and grill area. $599,000 TEE WOODBURY Broker/REALTOR®, GRI 910-617-5561 800-533-1840 [email protected] STEVEN WEBER HILLSBOROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2014
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