Saturday, September 11, 2010

Raw Milk

I just wish everyone could have two Nubian (or other breeds) of goats in their back yard to experience what we enjoy every day - and that is drinking the wonderful raw milk (alkaline by the way) from our own dairy goats.

In some states it's legal to purchase and distribute raw milk. In other states, like mine in Arizona, it's not.  This post is not about those sorts of legalities but more so it's about how to have safe practices in handling raw milk.  

We practice stellar milk handling procedures for our family and Katie's blog at Kitchen Stewardship outlines in detail how to handle raw milk (for the consumer and the owner) to keep it fresh and safe

With permission, I'm linking to Katie and suggest that if you're one interested in knowing about raw milk and how to keep it safe for your family you read the post more than once. It's excellent!

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's So French . . .

. . . to gather the natural beauty of fresh flowers, vines, sunflowers and any other creative earthy touch in doors. And, that's exactly what we want to help you begin to do.

Besides our gourmet produce, fresh flowers, eggs and herbs we're starting to introduce a ...

. . . a speciality line of our own Farm French garden decor.  We've been displaying our vintagey glass candle-flower jars . . . and now we're adding something else to bring fall into your home from mine.

This past spring we grew these mammoth sunflowers - quite lovely.  We have been saving and drying the sunflower heads as they make a lovely fall arrangement for your garden, home or front door entrance way.

We'll be bringing a few of them to market this Saturday. Here are some ideas you might think about. . . .

They will be priced starting at $6.  Our glass candle-flower jars are $4.

See you at the N. Scottsdale Farmers' Market - 94th & Shea Rd.

Stop Back By . . .

. . . to see what all we're taking to market.

One thing we're excited about is the creation of a new line of French farm style decorations for your home, garden and front door accents.