We are on the eve of Mother’s Day, but you might be like us and coin this entire weekend Mother’s Day Weekend. My husband and I have our mothers to celebrate and then I get my own day of pampering.
We also like to give thanks to our grandmothers and great grandmothers who may not be with us, but were the ones who set great examples of how to be kind, loving mothers.
Nothing Beats Springtime Butter!
You may have seen my Spring Butter Selfie post on Facebook the other day. If you didn’t, I was giving praise to my beloved butter, but more importantly a shout out to the Mama cows who provide us with incredibly nourishing milk fat. They work hard to provide us with this nutrient dense milk that we eat as yogurt, kefir, butter (ghee), and cheese—and for that, I am extremely grateful!
The farmers we, at Green Bean Delivery, buy our milk from raise happy, healthy dairy cows that are grass-fed and pasture-raised. These Mama cows produce a more superior product than their conventional counterparts.
Grass-fed dairy is better because it is higher in omega-3’s, CLA, beta-carotene, vitamins A, K2, D, and E, and antioxidants. When it comes to grass-fed butter, you can see the difference in its color and texture. Grass-fed butter is dark yellow to orange (especially in the spring when they are eating fresh, green grass), and it’s softer even when just pulled from the refrigerator.
Household Dairy Staples
Some of the dairy staples found in our fridge are:
- Hartzler’s whole milk and unsalted butter
- Traders Point organic yogurts and chocolate milk (which is on super sale this week!)
- Organic Valley raw cheese and heavy whipping cream
- Snowville Creamery crème fraiche and whole milk, plain yogurt
- And let us not forget our Mama goats who provide us with delicious feta from Caprini Creamery and creamy, decadent goat cheese from Capriole
Check out our Dairy and Eggs section on our app and website! There are so many other great dairy products to choose from.
Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth