Friday, April 3, 2009

Have I told you lately...

...that I LOVE raw dairy? Yesterday was the monthly pick-up night through our local buyers' club. I had ordered the following (all raw of course) - keep in mind this will last us about 4 weeks. The total cost (with 16% delivery charge) was about $180:

  • 3 gallons milk (this is always whole milk, no nasty low-fat variations allowed! whole milk not only tastes better, it's actually really good for you unlike low-fat dairy)
  • 3 lbs. butter
  • 2 pints cottage cheese
  • 1 pint sour cream (Hugo says this is like the sour cream in Mexico!)
  • 2 quarts yogurt
  • 1 quart light cream (for making ice cream)
  • 1 quart kefir (an effervescent, tart drinkable yogurt)
  • 1 lb. cheddar and 1 lb. monterey jack
  • 1 lb. pork breakfast sausage links (pasture-fed, like all Abner's meats)
  • 1 lb. ground goat meat (tastier than beef!)
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs (for my friend Sarah who was delighted last time by the deep orange color of the yolks)
  • unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pint kim chee
  • 1 quart maple syrup
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (Oliver LOVES them)
As always, it was an adventure getting all this booty home! First I went to Sharon's with Ollie to make ice cream (more on that later). Hugo came to pick us up and carry the food home. Of course the whole way back he was wondering why he married me... In case you're wondering, yes, that entire rolling cart is filled with raw dairy and farm products and weighs well over 60 lbs. Aren't husbands great? :)

*Note added 1/19/10: our requirements have grown with Oliver -- we now need about $150 worth of these foods every two weeks! Gone are the days when Ollie drank only tiny amounts of raw milk.

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