We are nearly at the last day of June is Dairy Month. I could not go the whole month with out posting about my favorite month of the year.
Mind you, I have been ‘celebrating’ in high style. We have been busying ourselves with our cheese and our new non-homogenized / lightly pasteurized whole chocolate and regular milk.
We have started three new farmers markets in West Hollywood also in Mar Vista and North Hollywood. We have felt very welcome down south.
Here is some of the press that we have received. ABC Channel 30 LA and the LA Times .
Also this month was our first cheese delivery to Lassen’s Natural Foods and Vitamins. We are in 8 of there stores. Dairy Goddess is urging you to support our new customers.
In honor of dairy month I hope you take a moment to reflect on what the real reason is for this special month. Dairy Council has done a great job sharing the Secrets, Stories and Facts of America’s Favorite Natural Beverage. Please take a moment and enjoy these milk facts .
Well now off to July and guess what? Yep, it’s Ice Cream Month So keep the celebration and enjoy plenty of dairy products.
Party till the cows come home!
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Hello Everyone! I have missed you! Yep, it’s true. Blogging is my joy. It would be something that I would love to do at least once a week.
I am so sad that haven’t had much time to keep up on it, but I have been productive.
I am happy to announce our newest product (drumroll please……)
CREAM TOP! What’s that you ask? It is a Non-Homogenized/Lightly Pasteurized
Whole Milk! We make it Chocolate and Natural. It’s the way milk should be! Whole , Fresh, Delicious, and Safe.
Did you know that the only difference between Non-Fat milk and Whole is 31/2% fat. Not the bad fat…but the good stuff. Brain food. This is going back to the way we should be eating. For our health, not for what “fads” are saying.
For young people as well as mature folks, dairy is great for your body. bones, brain, hair, nails… Beauty inside and out!
We are introducing it at farmers markets…come by for a taste! You won’t believe how good it is!
Take a look at my new labels! I think they are beautiful. Don’t forget to look for and ask for “Dairy Goddess Cream Top Milk”
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It’s been a week now since the discovery of the cow with BSE (Mad Cow). I went of to my farmers market last week prepared for questions and concerns. To my surprise, only two people spoke of it and they were from the Valley and asked if many had asked about the finding.
I look at this as food safety testing is working. I am comforted that they found it. I just want to reiterate a few points as I am still seeing some negative articles out there. I think most of those negatives are written by those with another agenda.
I consider us so very blessed to have safe, affordable food.
The cow was found in a rendering facility in central California. The cow tested positive at a transfer facility in Hanford, 15 miles west of Visalia in Kings County, operated by Baker Commodities.
National Milk Producers Federation offered the following points on the issue:
- Milk and dairy products do not contain or transmit BSE, and animals do not transmit the disease through cattle-to-human contact. The infectious prions that transmit BSE are found in neurological tissues, such as brains and spinal cords.
- The United States put regulations in place in 1997 to prohibit ruminant protein from being used in animal feed. This applies to all cattle, dairy and beef alike.
- Non-ambulatory animals ― those that cannot walk ― are not allowed to be processed at facilities where meat animals are handled. This regulation helps ensure that animals that are unwell are not entered into the food supply.
However, the current case in California may not fit the typical mold.
“Our laboratory confirmed the findings and also indicated it was an atypical form of BSE, which is a rare form of the disease,” said USDA chief veterinarian John Clifford on Tuesday. “It is not likely to be attributable to infected feed, which is the method in which normally BSE is spread from cow to cow,” he said.
“This particular animal did not enter the food supply at any time,” Clifford added.
For more background on BSE and the dairy sector, visit the NMPF website.
The USDA also has a frequently asked questions section on BSE. Click here.
Also Science News has a great article too
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Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t blogged in a bit but it has been the best kind of hectic.
As I venture on into my second year running Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese I had set a business goal this year to get into more stores.
That is not an easy feat… but neither was getting into Farmers Markets as I did last year! I love my Farmer’s Markets but I would like to be more available to my customers.
I also have been wanting to expand my product line. I am proud to say that we have purchased a small bottler and plan on having my chocolate milk out very soon.
Also I have been peddling my Milk Bath a luxurious soak in Whole milk, salts and scents. It is amazing for your skin because of milk’s lactic acid. I received my first order for this wonderful product and it is at Old California Lavender in Temecula , California
We are bringing fresh orders of cheese to Whole Foods Fresno , Whole Foods San Ramon, Whole Foods Walnut Creek and coming soon Whole Foods Lafayette
Also happy to announce that we are in New Frontiers, SLO . Also Mesa Produce in Santa Barbara. Let us not forget our 1st store, The Hanford Portuguese Bakery
I am very excited for March 8 2012, The Fresno Food Expo. This is our first Expo promoting Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese I am excited to speak with buyers and distributors and have them sample our cheese. I am also looking forward to the public tasting and we will be able to sell our cheese there too.
I am looking forward of what is to come. I also know that I could not have gotten this far without the love and support of my family, friends, customers and most of all God. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I will keep you posted
You, the Goddess, deserves this bath!
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