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Signs of Spring (April 2018 Update)



 APRIL SPECIAL!

This month we are offering ground beef cases at a 10% discount beginning Saturday, April 7. Here are the details:

- 40 pound box of 100% grass-fed ground beef
- $216 for the case ($5.40/pound)
- One pound packages
- Ready during farm hours


Ground beef is one of those staples that's great to have in your freezer. It can be used so many different ways in so many different recipes.

These are boxed and ready to go - just ask in the store when you stop by.

(Offer good while supplies last. Offer applies only to CASES of ground beef, not individual ground beef packages in the UNM store.)

 

 

CURRENT CLASSES
We have a couple of exciting new events scheduled as well as a repeat of some favorites. Kristin will be preaching probiotics tomorrow and we still have a few seats available. If you haven't been to one of Kristin's classes yet you're in for a treat. Tasty samples, awesome demos, and a fun, lively discussion on the ins & outs of raw milk kefir & yogurt.

Farmer Shayn will be offering two workshops on butter making & poultry processing. Both of these are have very limited seating in order to give each participant individual hands-on training.

Below is what's currently on the calendar. Follow the links to sign up!

Yogurt & Kefir: A Probiotic Party
SATURDAY, APRIL 7 at 1:00pm

Crafting Cultured Butter
THURSDAY, APRIL 12 at 6:30pm

Fowl Fundamentals: The How-To of Harvesting Poultry
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 at 1:00pm

And don't forget the opportunity to help us bottle-feed our calves! Every Saturday at 11:00am.


 

SIGNS OF SPRING
The sun is shining, green is popping up everywhere, and we're busy planting on the farm. We appreciate & value the rainy days, but we love the warmth on our faces now that winter is done.

Farmer Shayn and his favorite guys have been hard at work, discing & tilling & planting. All three are draft horses but different breeds. Pete & Paul (brown) are our two Brabant horses and nine years old. They work flawlessly together and show us what a good team can accomplish. King (white) is our Percheron. He's our farm veteran, in his late 20's(!), and we love his calm steadiness. Not only are they beautiful animals but an integral part of our UNM team.
















 




We've also enjoyed these new, cute faces. There have been a lot of birth days on the farm over the past couple of months!



BULK ORDERS FOR MAY

Our next bulk orders will be available MAY 17 & 19. Deposits are due SUNDAY, APRIL 29. Corriente & Angus beef, pork, lamb and salmon are all available. Do you want to try our meat before you make a big purchase? Stop by our farm store and pick up some separate cuts.

NEW PRODUCT - VITAL PROTEINS
We love Vital Proteins and many of you do too. Their products come from grass-fed and pastured animals, and help add some awesome nutrition into your diet. We currently have single servings of beef broth and chicken broth, along with containers of beef gelatin (love this for thickening home made yogurt). And beef liver capsules just arrived - a great way to get the awesome nutrients from liver without actually eating liver...for those of us who just can't seem to enjoy it yet. :)

We're also taste-testing different collagens and will have those in the store soon. So far the dark chocolate & berry mix is our favorite!



















THE DARK SIDE
If you picked up milk from us over the past month you'll notice a slight difference in appearance. All of our cartons will now have black lids instead of white. Why the change?

In 2016 our state government passed HB194, requiring that raw milk sold in Utah must now also have "a specific colored label as determined by the department by rule". This was done to further distinguish raw milk for consumers in order to allow dairies to sell both raw & pasteurized milk from the same location. It was decided that this "label" would be black caps and it's now time for us to be in compliance.

So if the jug stating "RAW MILK" doesn't give it away, now you have black caps to assist you in telling the difference. ;)

Silly? We think so. Do we plan on selling pasteurized milk too? No, because...yuck. Instead of adding more laws to raw milk could we look at requiring pasteurized milk to have a "specific colored label"? Hmmm, now there's an idea!

The bottom line is that although the cap color has changed (we now joke that we've gone to "the dark side"), our raw milk is still the same, creamy, grass-fed goodness it's always been. Drink up!





















WISE WORDS
















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