Hey, Check This Out! September 2019

SWEET DOE Goat Milk Gelato

Michael and Lisa Davis make this super-premium goat milk gelato using milk from their registered herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats in Chelsea, VT. Their mission is simple:  to surprise and delight their customers by producing a premium farmstead goat milk gelato with superior taste, texture, and digestibility….because no one with a sensitivity to cow’s milk should be deprived of America’s favorite frozen treat. And even the rest deserve the best! Read all about the farm in this article from Seven Days or listen to this short story on VPR.

Also, you may have noticed that their labels contain the Homegrown by Heroes designation reserved for farmer veterans across the U.S. Michael is a proud veteran of the US Navy. Every time you purchase a product with the Homegrown by Heroes logo, you are supporting a farmer veteran in his or her efforts to bring you the food that nourishes your soul. For more information about the Homegrown by Heroes program, visit the Farmer Veteran Coalition Web site at farmvetco.org.

ALTER ECO Deep Dark Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Bar

This new organic chocolate bar from ALTER ECO proves the saying that everything is better with butter. Heirloom cows contribute their lush grass-fed milk to be churned, browned & stirred into the malty depths of Alter Eco’s signature Ecuadorian cacao. Then a sprinkling of exquisite fleur de sel de Guérande is added for a salty-sweet, luxuriously smooth bite. Chocolate lovers—this bar is pure chocolate bliss.


Keep a lookout for the fall “limited edition” flavor from our local Keene gelato maker, FRISKY COW—Sea Salted Caramel—in the next few weeks. Our mouths are watering already!

The other big news with Frisky Cow is the launch of new packaging on our shelves. All your favorite flavors have color-coded labels so you can easily tell the difference between Sweet Maple Cream or Strawberry.

FARMER DIRECT Organic Chickpeas

Chickpeas aren’t new. But they are a staple and we should all have bags of these in our pantry on hand. Cooking your own chickpeas is economical, great tasting and easy—here’s Alton Brown’s Slow Cooker Method.

What we love about Farmer Direct Organic is their mission to not only grow organically with family farmers they know—all products are traceable right back to the family farm where it was produced—but to address bigger issues.

“We all need to do more than simply avoid negative impacts if we’re going to address climate change and environmental concerns in a meaningful way. We need to proactively regenerate our ecosystems. Regenerative agriculture is about so much more than prohibiting pesticide use. It’s about rotating crops to invigorate soil nutrition. It’s about strip-cropping to address erosion on slopes. It’s about multi-cropping, cover-cropping, and under-seeding. It includes rotational grazing, beneficial microorganisms, composted manure and teas, heritage and ancient varieties of grain and minimal-tillage. Regenerative agriculture is all these things employed in concert to build soil fertility, to sequester greenhouse gases, and to grow vibrant whole foods.” —Farmer Direct

It’s nice to know the thought that goes into every bag of Farmer Direct Organic legumes (or beans). And p.s., try this Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Toast .

RUMI Saffron

Named after the 13th-century Persian poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi, this company partners with Afghan farmers to bring top-quality, sustainably farmed saffron to customers around the world. Started by a team of US military veterans, Rumi sources saffron from local Afghan farms and employs more than 1900 women in Herat, Afghanistan to hand-harvest the delicate crimson stigmas of the flowers. Committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy, Rumi reinvests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure. “We are laying a foundation for peace, one saffron flower at a time”, says Rumi’s CEO Kim Jung

Rumi has just earned certification as a B Corporation, a testament to the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability. See more about growing and harvesting the saffron here and check out the collection of great recipe ideas like Saffron Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk on the Rumi website.

LES MOULINS MAJOUB Handrolled (M’Hamsa) Couscous

In Tunisia, this product is called M’hamsa, which translates into sundried wheat grains. Production begins by mixing whole wheat semolina flour with olive oil, water, and salt, which is then pushed through screens. Then, in the traditional Berber method, these large grains are hand-rolled and preserved with olive oil and left to dry in the hot Tunisian sun, which give them a nutty, earthy flavor unlike any other couscous.

These grains are the perfect size for a variety of dishes both cold and hot as well as a simple side with a touch of olive oil and salt.

This grain is super easy to prepare — just add the couscous to boiling water (1 cup couscous to 1 1/2 cups water), cover and bring back to a boil, then turn off the heat. Seven to ten minutes later, it will be done.

Learn a little about Les Moulins Majoub and traditional Tunisian food here.

And one more…

SEJOYIA Coco-Thins

SEJOYIA means SEE JOY IN ALL — in what you eat, what you do, how you live. This company sees joy in their COCO-THINS ingredients displayed proudly on the FRONT of the package. That’s right. They want to be sure you see the simple Paleo-friendly & gluten-free ingredients that make up these very snackable cookies 😋 VANILLA COCO-THINS are made from Organic Coconut, Cashews, Organic Coconut Sugar, Cassava Flour, Sea Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor, and Organic Natural Almond Flavor. And what is caasva, you ask? According to Sejoya, it’s the holy grail of grain-free cooking! Cassava is a root vegetable (think yam or plantain) popular in Latin America, Asia and Africa. It also happens to be gluten, grain and nut free, not to mention vegan and paleo.