I get this question a lot.
Joe and I come from a long line of Farmers and Irishman. In the beginning days of our wild dream I knew I wanted to combine things Joe and I both had in common because this was our project. This was our contribution to our legacy at the farm. Every generation has their moment in time. Their chapter of sorts. This task becomes more and more difficult as times change, the farm changes and people change. I wanted Lucky Cow to be an extension of the farm as a place for a new age family to flourish. Allowing our kids to have as many choices and ways for them to become more involved if they so choose. A place to form better connections with people through our food. Being able to meet the farmer first hand and ask questions has always been our purpose.
I think of one of the most important things in life is to remember the past but not to live in it. The farm we work on today was started by the Joe’s ancestors coming over from Ireland to have a better life for their family. And wouldn’t it be something, we’re trying to still do the same thing today.
So, to answer the question of why Lucky Cow?
It’s a homage to the past, present and the future of our family farm.
The Past: We tip our hats and say “top o’ the morning” to our ancestors.
The Present: Thanking our cows for the life they have given us.
Then most importantly,
The Future: Farmer’s always look twords the future. For their legacy, family and the people they provide for. Yes, that means you.
As we approach one of the luckiest days of the year, we hope our luck rubs off on you!
And leave you with my favorite Irish Blessing,
An Irish Farm Blessing:
May the rains sweep gentle across your fields,
May the sun warm the land,
May every good seed you have planted bear fruit,
And the late summer find you standing in fields of plenty.