A small crowd gathered Saturday afternoon for the grand opening of Mother Moo Creamery. Located on Kersting Court in downtown Sierra Madre, Mother Moo Creamery is the latest effort of local gourmet and master canner, Kathy Klemens, who is better known as Mother Cluck. The new store will be offering her ice creams, preserves and classes (this Saturday's class will be canning peaches).
Now, here's the thing about Mother Moo Creamery -- in every sense of the word, this is a local effort. Mother Moo-Cluck is a local talent who makes the gourmet products she sells and offers them at events around town, including the Altadena Urban Farmers Market. She hires local folks -- my wife and son both knew people working behind the counter. And, as much as possible, she's using locally produced ingredients. On that score, the menu tells the story -- fresh mint and oranges from local farms and honey from Leona Valley in northern LA County.
Mother Moo has great ice cream. And, they've got a strong Local Factor too. I hope you'll check it out.