Active and curious guests have visited Kurskaya Vasilyevka dairy (Orenburg oblast). Members of Samara family automobile tourism club ‘The route is planned’ have gone on an excursion to the dairy facility. These people often arrange trips to interesting places and explore cultural tourist attractions and places of natural beauty in Volga region. Their goal is to get acquainted with the homeland. This time, club members have gone to Kurskaya Vasilyevka to gain vivid impressions of milk.
Adults and children accompanied by the Regional Director for Volga region Pyotr Dubyanskiy saw around the whole farm, stroked cows and calves and learned how modern manufacturing process is organised. After the walking tour, guests were treated to EkoNiva products, such as sour cream, kefir, curds, milk, yoghurts, ryazhenka, snezhok.
‘The trip turned out to be really interesting because the dairy facility does not resemble places that we used to see’, shares Vladimir Nikashin, a club member. ‘When our son saw how cows are milked at the rotary milking parlours, he was really surprised. Work that used to be done by humans is done by machines nowadays. We were impressed by clean spacious rooms and modern equipment. I would like to emphasise the warm hospitality of the employees and the way the excursion is arranged, everything is in the right order, step by step, extremely informative and fascinating. We will be delighted to come again!’
Having tasted the products, the visitors underlined its high quality. Moreover, produce was taken along as gifts.
‘The whole family enjoyed it! Parents whose families used to keep milking cows, said that they did not eat so delicious produce for a long time, it tastes like homemade’, says Yekaterina Penkova, a club member. ‘Children are full, but they want to eat more. We are looking forward to expansion of product range in Samara. Thanks to EkoNiva for dairy that is made with heart!’
It is one of the first family excursions to Severnaya Niva. Before that, only colleagues and partners from other districts came to the dairy facility to share professional experience.
‘Visitors from Samara breathed new life into the excursion programme of Severnaya Niva. We will promote this practice’, comments Pyotr Dubyanskiy. ‘That is good that people take interest in the manufacturing process, appreciate the high quality of milk, and make attempts to learn its way from the field to the shelf. It is very important for them that EkoNiva grows forage on its own fields, takes care of animals, and builds modern farms. That is great. We cannot wait to have new visitors not only from Samara, but also from other cities.’
By Aleksandr KUTISHCHEV