Sunscreen to Sun-CREAM

We have learned that nutrition is not just limited to eating a real food diet alone yet encompasses the environment we choose to live in, the way we move our physical bodies, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the light we receive. All elements of life playing an important role in bringing us back to balance in health.

Highlighting one healthy aspect here is the way we feel after moderately soaking up some sunshine generally we feel more energized, lifts the spirits, calms the nerves, actually lowers blood pressure, manages autoimmune diseases and simply improves the overall mood. Sunlight (in particular UVB rays) is by far the best form of vitamin D (specifically D3). In fact did you know we get (or should get) 90% of vitamin D requirement from casual sun exposure plus it is way safer than supplements because the body has the ability to regulate conversion of ultraviolet light into vitamin D so when we’ve had enough it shuts off production preventing toxicity.

                               NO wonder why they call vitamin D the sunshine vitamin!

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A butter decision

Hi Real Food Folks,

TIME magazine, a well recognized and respected publication printed a advantageous cover story that aligns with the better butter message we all believe in. If you have yet to see Junes edition and front page message here is a link that you will surely appreciate EAT BUTTER and the article ‘Ending the War on Fat’, and the Truth about Fat video.

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Summer Shape-UP

‘The sun is shining and weather is sweet’…

The summer season is warming up and already an abundance of ripe nectarous produce is on hand at the farmers markets. Seasonal shifts literally bear new fruits but also remind us that natural change gives us reason to diversify, adjust and perhaps even reframe our health goals. Futhermore, the heat of summer can aid to burn out any shadowy seasoned beliefs (or behaviors) so we can make more harmonious wholesome seasonal choices.

This season is a time to embrace transformation, follow Mother Nature’s direction and constantly seek to redefine what a healthy real food lifestyle looks like for YOU. Here are a few things to consider in your own journey of ‘re-shaping your health with real food!’

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Butter WINS!

Seekers of Real Food,

The war on butter is over and BUTTER WINS!  As conscious real food consumers we make every effort to discover…

  • true and accurate health information
  • unearth the most nutritious options for our respective needs
  • stay informed with honorable cutting-edge research

This week in a valued publication the anti-fat crusade that began in the 1950′s was finally defeated!

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Grass-fed: The real pastured facts

Hello REAL Cheese & Butter Community,

It is a joy to see we are moving beyond organic and inquiring about cow care ‘what are the cows eating… grass or grain?’. These great questions based in traceability excite me and reinforce the collective trend towards responsible real food chooses right for YOU, healthier for the animal, and better for the environment.

In the media matrix there are endless health food claims and overwhelming propaganda messages on how to become super-charged… (it’s so tempting to want to drink the cool-aid and take that little purple pill) BUT instead we stand, pledge and bond together making sense of pure, natural sustainable ways.

So in the spirit of cultivating simple straightforward facts, here is my self-proclaimed expert opinion on why grass-fed is far superior compared to conventional grain-fed:

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The root of the word: BUTTER

Beloved Butter Believers,

What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This commonly quoted Shakespeare line reminds us that the names of things do not matter, only what things really ‘are’. Now in the case of revealing the true nature of butter I have found that the name is utterly rooted in exactly what it is: BUTYR-ate. Butyrate or butyric acid is (without being to scientific) a short-chain saturated fatty acid. This organic acid is proven to be highly beneficial and butter is 3-4% butyrate, the richest known dietary source.

So in conjunction with naming our favorite therapeutic fat we applaud the supportive role butyrate plays in delivering the following health-giving credits:

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Golden Gift of Spring


It is a blessing to be part of the Farmers Market community as Spring sows all her wonder… enchanting and energizing us!

This time of year everyone is so joyous maybe because we are reminded of the blossoming beauty in nature, open to a new way of being in light and connect to a celebration of life.  By being present and living in accordance to the shift of Spring automatically we have the ability to restore balance, detoxify naturally and trust in transformation.

So with this in mind, come join me as we rejoice in a butter whey of life especially NOW when the butter is GOLDEN, nutrient dense, micronutrient rich and divinely delicious!  

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Hunt. Gather. Love…

Dear Real Food Hunters and Huntress’!

The passion in your pursuit to be an active participant in the ‘farm to table’ scene is fundamental and noteworthy.

Each week I watch you literally hunt and gather your way through the Farmers Market discovering a deeper sense of self and collective ancestry we share. As we continue to get curious about responsible food production, sensible health, preventative measures, and reconnecting to the joy of eating real food take time to acknowledge that this is a process… a journey that will bring up questions, suspicion, and wonder.

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A butter resolution

Happy New Year!

In addition to January being the most extraordinary month to live in Southern California it is also a timeless moment through which time it self becomes renewed.  There is energy in the air as the new year settles in, a radiance as light returns and the magic of limitless possibility.

I feel excited, awakened… and honestly utterly zealous!  My mind is swirling with so many ideas on how to continue to share my ‘foodie’ lifestyle with you and restore a sense of ancestral wisdom in your kitchen.

Well just by being a part of the farmers market scene you are taking a step towards health and allowing yourself to be present to the beautiful dawn of this new age of food… so thank you for caring about organic, artisanal, local, real food…especially the cheese & butter!

It’s funny because most people would not associate full fatty foods with New Years Resolution…

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Ghee 101

Happy ThanksGHEEving,

I am excited to official announce (drum roll please) GHEE made from Spring Hill BUTTER!

Over the past few weeks a bright yellow jar may have caught your eye… similar to that of a vibrant sunbeam, the healing solar nourishment of ghee may have reached out to energetically capture your attention and arouse wonderment to what, why and how ghee should be incorporated in your daily food rituals.

As most of you know I (+cheese team) LOVE educating about the benefits of pasture fed dairy products and sharing values based in sustained, health living. Simply by shopping at the markets you bring real food to the table and play an important role in our positive, passionate (real) foodie community. We are here to install awareness, joy and confidence in each other… Thus it’s time to clarify how this new to the scene yet ancient product can benefit YOU.

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