Thad and Gayle Montgomery are the husband-and-wife team behind Double M Dairy in Wirtz. They each represent the sixth generation of dairy farmers and are raising a 7th in their six children. They recently opened Melvin’s Farm to Fork Store on their farm, where you can buy locally sourced foods and home goods. In fact, it’s so local that all the beef, pork, eggs, and honey are produced on their property! They round out their inventory with local products from 27 other vendors.
In addition to farming and running a business, Gayle and Thad homeschool their kids, believing that the best thing a farm raises is the children that grow up there. When you’re in the neighborhood be sure to visit their store and plan to linger—they love connecting you to your food!