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Fresh Georgia Peaches and Michigan Blueberries

Nothing says summer like Peaches and Blueberries! Next up we have our top rated Michigan Blueberries, that so many of you have been asking about.  Big, juicy, and sweet! We can’t say enough good things about the blueberries from our grower in Michigan. We have been working with them for 3 seasons now and have had nothing but rave reviews from all of you.
One of the things we love is they come in a box which is freezer friendly, The boxes come with a top lid so storage and access is very easy, so you’ll be enjoying blueberries for a long time.

Peaches
July is prime season for Georgia Peaches. Its when the biggest and sweetest varieties come in, so you won’t want to miss out on these beauties either.

We only have a few weeks to get ready for this order and fill the truck so make sure to spread the word!

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Peach Season is Almost Here!

Hi Friends,
WooHoo! Peach season is almost here! This is shaping up to be one of the better seasons in recent memory. We talked with the farm manager, and they have had just the right amount cold days this winter. All the varieties have set on the trees properly, and there should be plenty of peaches to go around! So get ready for some amazing, juicy peaches.

Organic Maple Syrup

Our famous Maple Syrup is also on the way! We will have to cut off orders in a couple of weeks in order for the farm to have time to process our order. So be sure to get your orders in soon!

Delivery Days have changed to Thursday-Friday for June and July.
In order to ensure we get first pick of the best peaches, we are changing our pickup day at the farm. This means we need to change some of our delivery days to you. So please note the day of your pickup when you place your order. During the fall we will move back to our normal scheduled Wednesday/Thursday delivery days.

We are looking forward to another wonderful season of serving, and working with all of you. Please spread the word and help our community grow. 

See You Soon,
The BNF Crew

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Expect Extra Tasty Peaches (That Were Only Sprayed Once) – Here’s Why

Family Tour of Peach Orchard

Expect Extra Tasty Peaches (That Were Only Sprayed Once) – Here’s Why

Although we can’t say they’re organic (because they’re not), we’re excited to tell you that our peaches are reeaaally close this year! In spite of all of the rain we’ve had here in Tennessee, Georgia has been dry, dry, dry, and that droughty weather means the peach orchard only got sprayed once throughout the whole month of May.

Once.

Just for comparison, almost all of the peach orchards we’ve spoken with that are anywhere east of the Rocky Mountains spray their crop on a schedule: once every week or 10 days.

But we totally don’t get into all of those chemicals on our fruit. And we don’t think you do either.

That’s why we seek out growers who care about what they’re putting on the food they’re feeding their own families – as well as yours and mine – and always offer minimally sprayed (IPM) fruit, or an organic alternative.

The arid weather spawns another equally awesome quality in peaches – an over-the-top taste!

The Taste, The Taste!

With little rain to dilute all that peachy goodness, peaches turn out on the smaller side, but honey-sweet and sated with flavor. They’ll be juicy too, just not watered down.

These are going to be incredible, Friend!

Order your peaches now, expect them to be unbelievably tasty, and know that you’re feeding your family some of the cleanest fruit you can get without paying organic prices.

Late Summer Update 2019

What's Next - Apples Pears Plums Concord Grapes

What’s Next?
Late Summer Update 2019

The next few months will be filled with bushels of delicious fresh fruits and wholesome grains and dry goods. Here’s what’s in sight.

Dry Goods & Whole Grains

Each of these upcoming truckload sales will offer a great selection of whole grains and dry goods.

Apples

Our Michigan orchard has produced a bumper crop of apples for us. Beginning with Galas in late August or early September, we plan to haul in several truckloads of crisp, juicy apples throughout the fall and into December.

Stanley Plums

These European gems are unlike the plums we commonly find at grocery stores. Wildly popular in Germany and eastern Europe, the Stanley plum’s firm, sweet-tart flesh makes it an excellent choice for canning, kuchens and other baked delights, and for drying. Of course, they are wonderful enjoyed fresh as well.

Stanley plums will be available only once in early September.

Bartlett Pears

Juicy, sweet, and speckled, Bartletts are the quintessential fall pear. Put them up in jars, gobble them fresh, and bake a simple pear tart that looks and tastes like gourmet.

Bartlett pears will be available only once in early September.

Baby Gold Peaches

If you’ve ever tasted commercially-prepared cling peaches in a can, you’re probably familiar with their terrific firm texture and delicate sweetness. Those are Baby Gold peaches, or some very similar variety.

The Baby Gold is unmatched for putting up in jars. This peach also stays firm in all kinds of baked sweets; pies, cobblers, tarts, and muffins.

However, be forewarned: Baby Gold peaches are not well-suited for fresh eating. Their flesh is almost rubbery when raw, certainly not juicy. Furthermore, this is a cling stone peach, so be prepared to cut it away from the pit for processing and cooking.

Baby Gold peaches: unsurpassed for baking and canning. Not so good for fresh eating.

Baby Gold peaches will be available only once in early September.

Concord Grapes

We’re not sure about the grapes for this fall. It takes a good sized group of people to hand pick Concord grapes for us, and fewer pickers than usual have signed on to help at the orchard where our grapes come from. If we are able to offer grapes, they should be available in late September, early October, or both.

Did you ever wonder why grape flavored candies taste almost nothing like common grapes? Those grape candies are made to taste like Concord grapes – the deep purple, slip-skin, sweet grapes that Welch’s purple grape juice is made from.

These grapes make awesome juice – easy to do in our Mehu Liisa steamer juicer. Turn ’em into wine, freeze the grapes whole (mini ice pops, right?), or eat Concord grapes straight out of the box, which is what most people do.

Tim & Erin

Organic Blueberries, Grown With What?

Organic Blueberries Grown With What

Organic Blueberries, Grown With What?

While other Kentucky growers struggle to farm blueberries organically, our grower, Travis, is using some interesting practices that make his farm one of the healthiest – if not THE healthiest – in Kentucky. The reason is that Travis’s clever family also runs a worm farm for the very purpose of harvesting an abundance of castings, which they use on their blueberry plants.

Castings, or worm manure, are packed with minerals that are essential for plant growth, such as concentrated nitrates, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium. The castings stimulate plant growth and enrich the soil more than any other natural product on the market, making them the most nutrient dense natural fertilizer a farmer can use. As little as one tablespoon of pure worm castings supplies enough nourishment to feed a 6-inch potted plant for over two months.

Thriving on the rich castings, our grower’s plants easily produce big delicious blueberries without the need for chemical sprays. The berries taste better, the plants are strong, and the whole system is marvelously sustainable.

These, my friends, are some excellent berries!

Order organic blueberries here in season or sign up to be notified when we’re taking orders.

Fresh Peaches Taste Test Video June July 2015

Fresh Peaches Taste Test Video June July 2015

Place your order for fresh Georgia peaches here or sign up to be notified when we’re taking orders.

Don’s Wild Caught Shrimp

Shrimp Collage

A few weeks ago, we got a call from our friend Don…

We met Don about a year and a half ago when he discovered that he could get super fresh wild caught shrimp at a good price in southern Florida. He wanted us to set him up as the shrimp guy back then, but there were a lot of things to work out before that could happen.

Fast forward to now, and Don is ready to go. The fresh, wild caught shrimp is amazing. He made some for us a couple days ago – best we’ve ever tried. It tastes like the clear blue sea, not fishy at all. The shrimp comes from the beautiful waters of south Florida, it is flash frozen right after it’s caught, and then goes directly into Don’s freezer (in his red van). And he’s now taking orders for delivery this coming Tuesday, where you will pick it up right out of the freezer in his red van.

Pre-order at the following link and pick up your fresh, wild caught frozen shrimp on Tues of next week. The locations are limited to what Don can deliver in one day. If it’s popular, he plans to deliver to more locations in the future.

*Update: Sign up for our emails to be notified when Don is delivering fresh ocean caught shrimp in your area.

 

Key West Pink: Why These are the “Good Stuff”

They are healthier. Farm-raised shrimp are simply a health hazard. In many cases, the people who grow them won’t even eat them, because they know what conditions they were grown in. They are not required to clean the ponds between harvests, and there are no regulations on what they are allowed to feed the shrimp. Some ponds have been found to be about 20% raw sewage. And that, my friends, is disturbing. Wild caught is better, though, right?

Well, the northern coasts, including the east coast, all have a share of problems. Run-off from the agricultural states makes its way into the oceans, near the coast where the shrimp are caught. They feed in the chemical and pesticide-tainted waters, allowing toxins to enter the meat. The shrimp are then gathered, packaged, and sold, and what are we eating? Basically the filters of the dirty water they came from. Gross!

These Key West Pink variety of shrimp roamed free in the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico all of their lives. The Gulf is safe from the pesticide run-offs of other coasts, and its white sand bars are beautiful clean feeding grounds for the little creatures. The flesh is firm and white, the meat is sweet, and the shell is the vibrant color of a flamingo, unlike the grey or muddy colors of shrimp in polluted environments.

100% Natural and Wholesome. These are completely wild caught, natural, whole shrimp. They have not been processed or treated like commercial shrimp. When the shell and head are taken off of shrimp, unless you are planning on preparing them immediately after, you loose the natural barrier that protects the meat and keeps the moisture and flavor inside. To combat this, processing plants treat the shrimp with a preservative. It doesn’t even have to be listed on the label. A package could say just “shrimp and water”, and still be saturated in a chemical bath. These shrimp are fresh caught and frozen, that’s all there is to it.

Sustainable. 7 C’s shrimp is caught in the Gulf of Mexico, but only in United States waters. These are governed by stewardship regulations regarding catch limits and species permitted to be harvested at a given time. We won’t run out of shrimp anytime soon by responsibly managing the resources God has entrusted us with.

They Taste WAY Better! A local restaurant recently did a taste test in which two separate batches of shrimp grits were prepared, one with commercial, farm raised, chemically treated shrimp you can get at the supermarket, and one with 7 C’s wild caught natural shrimp. The tasters were asked to guess which was which, and get this…every SINGLE taster guessed correctly. For a difference that well recognized, there has gotta be something to it, right? The natural shrimp was described as tasting fresh like the ocean or the sea, and having very similar texture and taste to a good lobster. Don’t know about you, folks, but I’m starting to get hungry!

Free Range Eggs Fresh From The Farm April 2015

Free Range Eggs

 

We’ve been given the opportunity to offer a limited number of fresh, pasture-raised eggs from one of our local farms! The Black Star chickens that laid these beautiful brown eggs are free to roam for most of the day, enjoying fresh air, sunshine, and eating bugs and greens from their pasture. Their diet is supplemented with grain.

The yolks of the eggs we sampled from this farm were a rich, deep yellow, indicating a high-quality yoke that’s replete with vitamins A, D, E, and beta carotene. They were delicious, too!

 

Limited Quantity & Limited Time To Order

We have a limited quantity of these eggs available right now. If they are popular, we will try to continue offering them. The farm needs our order by Thursday morning, and they may sell out before then, so make sure you grab ’em now while you can! Click here to order.

 

What’s So Great About Pastured Eggs?

According to a study Mother Earth News conducted, comparing true pasture-raised eggs to conventional store-bought eggs (and even supposed “cage-free” eggs), pastured eggs are way more nutrient dense. Consider these stats.

Pastured eggs contain:

  • twice as much omega 3 fatty acids than conventionally raised eggs
  • 60% more vitamin A
  • 3 times as much vitamin E
  • 7 times more beta carotene
  • and 2 – 6 times as much vitamin D.

Fun Fact: Two scrambled pastured eggs provide about 63 to 126 percent of the recommended daily intake of 200 IU of vitamin D, whereas 2 supermarket eggs only give you up to 68 IU’s.

Free Gardening Webinar March 2015

 

Click This Link To Sign Up For Next Week’s Free Organic Gardening Webinar

Many of us who buy natural foods also grow organic gardens (or we’d like to anyway). Paul Dysinger, one of our local organic farmers is hosting a free organic gardening webinar on March 31st, and we wanted to be sure to spread the word. Paul is a great local resource with a passion for organic gardening.

Watch this video for a sneak preview of what Paul will be teaching in the webinar.

And click here to set up a handy email reminder and register so you don’t miss the free webinar.

Free Organic Gardening Webinar

Hi! It’s Paul Dysinger here and if you love gardening then you’re my friend. :)

I live with my amazing family on Bountiful Blessings Farm in Tenenssee where we’ve been serving the community for over 14 years with fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and berries.

So, if you love growing robust veggies that burst in your mouth with flavor (or want to learn how without using all that chemical stuff) then join me on March 31st for a free webinar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The number one big thing you can do right now to start building a healthy garden that is resistive to insect pests and diseases:

by Paul Dysinger

Years ago my sister, a couple cousins of mine, and I, grew our own market garden project. It was a fun project over the summer and we were able to keep the income in exchange for breaking new ground on the farm. The farm was expanding and so we were given the new land to grow on.

It was hard work breaking up the new ground, adding amendments, and growing our crops. I remember having to jump up and down on spading forks just to get the ground loose…

Anyway…

That summer our green beans were wiped out by Japanese beetles. Ouch. Literally demolished. You could walk down the isles in the early morning and literally pick off handfuls of beetles at a time. It was fun feeding them to our ducks…

We never put up traps or used any pesticides or anything like that. But year after year we watched our Japanese beetle problem diminish and fade away until we hardly had any!

The “secret ingredients” we added to the soil is not a secret among organic farmers.  It’s simply something we’ve always done consistently every single time we plant.  But make no mistake about it:  What I’m about to share with you is the number one thing you can do to build a healthy garden that resists insect pests and disease.

Add a good amount of organic matter to the soil. Organic matter (compost/worm castings) is the number one soil enhancer. It helps balance out any soil and aids in forming good soil structure. It adds nutrients to the soil and encourages microbiological life which help make nutrients available to your plants, and so much more…

In turn, it helps give your plants a healthy immune system. Think of the plants like our bodies. The healthier we are, the less susceptible we are to diseases…

In the webinar we’ll talk more about adding organic matter, but we’ll also touch on soil structure, soil testing, and some natural things you can do if you already have a large bug infestation.

Click here to set up a handy email reminder and register so you don’t miss the free webinar.

Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil Butter Oil Blend Giveaway March 2015

Cinnamon Tingle Butter Oil/Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend Giveaway

Cod Liver Oil Butter Oil Giveaway

If the taste of cod liver oil ranked equally as good as its claims of being good for you, would it make sense to consider the massive rise of testimonials by those who have plugged in to remarkable dental health – even the remineralization of cavities and naturally straight teeth?

Stay with me here.

I understand this superfood-for-teeth may sound a bit fishy seeing you’ve probably never heard anything like it from your dentist. Maybe you’re thinking, “Suuurre, Grandma’s old fashioned vitamin oil is making a stylish comeback  from the 1950’s just like those cool geeky frame glasses we’ve all become re-fond of lately.”

I assure you this is not a trendy wave of exaggerated claims. Ordinary folks are empowering dental health to occur in themselves and their children, sometimes seeing results within  just a few months of taking this high powered oil.

What About The Taste?

If you’re afraid of the taste, but you know your family should be taking cod liver oil, you really should give the Green Pasture flavored cod liver oils a try. Although we do get phone calls from people who don’t like it, the cinnamon tingle flavor is our most popular cod liver oil and our family’s favorite.

Win A Free Bottle!

Whether you want to try it for the first time, or you’ve already experienced the benefits of cod liver oil for yourself, enter to win one of several bottles of Green Pasture’s Cinnamon Tingle Butter Oil/ Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend – our most popular flavor!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Post a comment below, telling us how cod liver oil has benefited your family, why you already use it, or why you want to try it.
  2. Order anything from our March order form. Anything you like, small or large. Everything you see on the order form is available to order. Just click the item, and it will open up a quantity menu if it doesn’t already have one.

Order here if you want to pick up your order locally, from any of 50 locations across Tennessee and into the surrounding states.

Order here if you’d like to have your order shipped to your door.

If you win, your free bottle of cod liver oil will be included when your order ships or when you pick it up locally, depending on which order form you chose. How’s that for a great way to try something new?

 

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