Tag Archives: Dairy

Local Butter!

23 Jul

UNFORTUNATELY, FRENCH BARRETT WILL NOT LONGER BE SELLING DUE TO PERSONAL CONFLICTS- WE WILL MISS YOU!

Don’t let that picture confuse you, French Barrett’s butter is not made from cat’s milk. Rather is it made from locally sourced cream from Hatcher Dairy cows. As a person who reads cookbooks like novels, Wendy French found a niche making fresh butter, compounds and butter milk.  Every Sunday, she makes all her butter from scratch to sell at the Woodbine Farmers’ Market. Her delicious concoctions include:

Plain Butter- unsalted so that you can control the amount & quality of salt (for those times that you’d rather add Fleur de Sel instead of the everyday Kosher or sea salt)
Buttermilk—produced as a natural byproduct of the butter making process
Honey Cinnamon Butter Compound—made with local honey
Roasted Garlic & Thyme Butter Compound—made with thyme from my garden
Chipotle Garlic Butter Compound—a little something spicy to dress up your grilled corn on the cob

Do not fret, you now can have French Barrett butter in your fridge every week.  My dear friend’s husband who asked after buying the Chipotle butter last week, “How can we have this in our fridge at all times?!”  can now sleep in peace.

We’ve got Milk!

26 Jun

There isn’t anything more quintessential for a Farmers’ Market than fresh local milk.  You really have to have a love for what you are doing to milk 365 days of the year rain, snow or shine. And not to mention getting up at the wee-hours of the morning to make that happen. It’s a true labor of love. Steve Gammon, of Gammon Family Dairy has taken over the family tradition of milking Holstein and Jersey cows as a third generation dairy farmer. He says that “growing up on a dairy farm, I have a love for cattle and like being able to see the result of raising healthy animals by having good production and a quality milk. Knowing that the cows are calm and comfortable because of my careful planning makes it worth the long hours and bad weather conditions, and to know that I am providing people with a healthy all natural product is just icing on the cake.”

Gammon’s farm is a complete family operate, down to the packing and labeling. I love their simple straightforward slogan which is “Real TN Milk” which means that they don’t add any additives or hormones to their milk because it is perfect the way it is – it’s REAL milk. As their website says “There is a new Jug in town” and I’m excited they will be at the Woodbine Farmers’ Market!

HALF GALLON  CREAMLINE——$2.75

HALF GALLON HOMOGENIZED WHOLE MILK——-$2.75

HALF GALLON LIGHT (1.6%-2%)——-$2.75

HALF GALLON CHOCOLATE————-$3.25

HALF GALLON STRAWBERRY———$3.25

PINT HOMOGENIZED WHOLE MILK——–$2.00

PINT CHOCOLATE———$2.00

PINT STRAWBERRY——$2.00