Why We ❤ Jersey Cows

February is filled with hearts galore and I know most all of us love organic, grass-fed cheese and butter.  Is it… the ever so delightful creaminess? the velvety softness? or perhaps the distinct edgy bite?… Whatever it may be that satisfies surely a passion is sparked that keeps us coming back for more.

As conscientious farmers market consumer we are not driven by desirable cravings alone. We know the importance of questioning the suppliers, digging up more information and ultimately cultivating relationships which helps us to discern if we value, choose and want to keep it close to heart.

Undoubtedly Spring Hill Jersey Cheese and (especially) butter are close to my heart so this month I want to pay tribute to the gals who truly are outstanding in the field.

Why We ❤ Jersey Cows

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Brown Butter

Thanksgiving has a mythical quality and striking sense that calls us home. Home to reconnect and remember what we appreciate and say thank you for. A national holiday that uniquely celebrates faith, family, freedom and REAL FOOD! Now most of us do practice forms of ‘thanksgiving’, prayer or grace on a daily basis and strive to make every meal a real food honorable holiday. However by design the thanksgiving tradition of consciously taking an entire day to prepare, set a table, spend time with loved ones, reflect and then slowly delight (or just dig in) to the meal is the epitome of a memorable food experience that brings us back to that essence of feeling at home.
This year I want to confess a simple secret ingredient that ‘butters up’ the thanksgiving feast… Brown Butter.
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Butter = FOOD for THOUGHT

As we welcome in the ‘back to school’ fall season there is something that I’ve been mulling over, pondering and mentally digesting … the effects of butter on the brain.

This warrants serious consideration!

In past emails and/or at the farmers markets you may have heard that a daily dose of butter can have a positive effect on cognitive function. Now is an appropriate time to centerpiece WHY and place organic, grass-fed, yellow nutrient dense butter (like Spring Hill) back at the center of your table.


Over 65% of the brain is comprised of saturated fat. Fat is the most efficient fuel and energy source. Fat is the foundation in which we rebuild, restore and protect.

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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, 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 nexium 40 mg 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.

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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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