Tune away from the Yankee game tonight to see local dairyman Layne Klein and his family's Klein-Farms featured on the TLC network show 'Cake Boss' - here's the article, courtesy of the Palmer-Forks Patch, on this episode:
When you walk into the dairy store at Klein Farms Dairy & Creamery in Forks Township, two signs cause customers to start chattering.
The first says "Klein Farms featured on Cake Boss, TLC Channel, Monday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m." The next says "Cake Boss" Cow Prize episode filmed here.
Yes, this farm is going big time.
"We're semi-famous; this will make us a little more," said owner Layne Klein, whose farm celebrated its 75th anniversary in the fall.
It started with a phone call "out of the blue," Klein said.
He picked up the phone seven weeks ago and "Cake Boss" was on the horn seeking a farm to film an episode.
Klein said the TV show checked out several farms and zeroed in on Klein's farm because it thought "they had the right place."
"Cake Boss came up with a theme to have a birthday party for a special cow," said Klein, who wouldn't elaborate. Details are kept under wraps until the episode airs on TLC.
For the episode, the Kleins go to Hoboken, where the bakery is to order a cake. Meanwhile, the film crew visited the farm for more than six hours.
"It's amazing how many people watch the show," Klein said. "Now I'm even watching the full episodes."
Klein said he had fun on the set, too. There was a lot of joking around and talk about cow tipping, which he said "you can't really do."
"This show will get us on the map," Klein said.
"We had a lot of fun. They were very nice and respectful," said Renee Wilkins, who handles retail sales and serves as wholesale coordinator for Klein Farms Dairy & Creamery. "They all came into the store and bought stuff. They were really nice people.