Our family loves cheese and we love it to be raised by local farmers, with cows on non-GMO pastures and using only simple ingredients (no junk).
That's why we choose to partner with Country View Creamery.
Our farm sources non-GMO animal feed supplements from the Zimmerman family who operates a small family farm near Pure Pastures. The Zimmerman's also produce non-GMO Pasture-Raised Whole Milk products.
When we learned that they have lots of their family produced milk turned into delicious cheese products by a local community supported creamery we had to add it to our family table. After enjoying it for some time we decided to offer it to our customers as well.
Country View Creamery sources their milk from local dairy farm families who care about the well-being of their cows! All their producer farms are small with less than 50 cows in the herds and all are run entirely by family members.
All forages grown on the farms are Non-GMO, and the cows enjoy access to plenty of pasture. We are strong believers in the health benefits of local whole milk products. All these cheeses are all produced with whole milk, just as the cow makes it.
The end result is locally made cheese fresh from local farms to your table.
Since starting our farmstead we’ve made some really great friends and the Galena Garlic Company team are some of the dearest. We have the privilege of having them as neighbor vendors at the Nashville Farmers Market and we use Galena Garlic Seasonings exclusively in our brined chicken and all our sausages.
GALENA GARLIC COMPANY is a family-owned business started in 2003 by Laszlo Marton, in Galena, Illinois with a store in a east Nashville.
Our Gourmet Chef Blends, Rubs, Seasonings and Artisan Sea Salts are blended in small batches and hand packed in our signature, resealable Chef Pouches, guaranteeing freshness for at least 9 months. Simply sprinkle, cook and serve with any of our 300+ flavors to achieve “easy gourmet cooking” on the grill, or in your kitchen.
Jeremiah Sauder and family, partner with us with in producing pasture-raised chicken and are integral in helping us develop and launch our 100% Grass Finished Beef program with harvests beginning in 2022.
Since our start in 2014 we raised our chicken exclusively from our family farm in northern middle Tennessee. In 2021, to keep the store stocked and help keep pace with demand, we needed to grow more Turkey, Duck and Eggs on our current farm so deciding how to best approach the challenge was not easy.
We have been working with (and learning from) Jeremiah and the passion he has for not only raising food, but also for building vibrant, healthy soils is an inspiration. Having known members of Jeremiah's family for several years, we've benefited as a farm from their long history of working with true pasture-raised chicken.
Our partnership, and access to these prime Southern Kentucky rented pastures, is allowing us to dramatically increase our long term capacity to provide regionally-produced pasture-raised chicken (and soon beef) to our customers consistently and with greater cut variety and value-added options.
The new pastures fully deploy the same growing protocols and practices we have used on our home farm. We know our customers care greatly about how their food is raised, and who the farmer is that produces it with such care.
Joe and Laverne Troyer share our vision to bring you food that raises your confidence in your food choices, and so he was the perfect partner to help bring a wholesome grass-fed butter to our customers.
Where is Pure Pasture Farms Butter Made?
The Troyer Family Farm, which is located in Rome City, Indiana, is our partner for Pure Pasture Farms Grass-fed Organic Butter. Joe and his wife Laverne are “not pushing for milk production, [they] are pushing for healthy milk”.
This mirrors our desire to produce food we are happy not just feeding your family, but also our own.
Both parties - our farm and Joe's - are proud to claim the same “healthy soil for healthy animals” belief so that you can be assured you have the best food possible.
We know our customers love the full transparency that Pure Pasture Farms is known for, and appreciate hearing how Joe takes care of and manages his cattle.
You can just "feel" how much he cares about the animals (and the process that goes into turning A2 milk into creamy 100% grassfed butter). How can you not be indeared to Joe, inspired by the sacrifices he and his family make and the lengths they go to produce an incredibly high quality, healthy product.
How is Organic Grassfed Butter Made?
So how is all of the delicious golden goodness created? Let us break it down in 7 steps:
1.Milk the Cows
I know you are thinking (well, duh). But Joe and Laverne still use the old fashioned bucket milkers that have a gentler hands-on approach to the process compared to conventionally produced butter.
The milk is taken from the buckets and added to a cooled tank through strainers, and then immediately cooled to a brisk 35 degrees.
3.Cream or Skim?
Here the cream is separated from skim and dropped into the 35-gallon pasteurizer.
4.Why do today what you can do tomorrow?
Just kidding, that may be the procrastinator’s motto but here we actually have to let the milk pasteurize before we can continue. At this point though the 30 gallons of cream is added to the churn and the stirring begins.
5.Keep an eye out
At this point, there is a bit of waiting and watching. Once it reaches the texture of whipped cream you know you are getting close. After about 5 minutes, you will see the beginnings of what will become spreadable butter.
The golden chunks are separated from the sea of buttermilk surrounding them by draining out the buttermilk and rinsing away the excess with cold water until only butter is left.
7.Yellow Gold Butter
This leaves us with 30 to 50 pounds of golden, melty goodness. Why is the leftover butter so much more yellow than conventional, store-bought butter? Simple-- it's grass-fed, nutrient-dense and chemical-free! You can literally see the difference!
Our friends at Nature Tails are redefining standards in the pet industry and we are thrilled they are allowing Pure Pastures to join in blazing that trail.
Nature Tails is a local Robertson County Pet Food Source that was built on the idea that traceable, all natural, quality products should be the standard expectation of a pet company, not a novelty reserved for higher income brackets.
When developing Nature Tails, Kevin and Darin knew the best way to ensure high quality ingredients was the simplest way - go right to the source. Nature Tails has partnered with Pure Pasture Farms and over a dozen small farms that they know and trust for their ingredients.
95% of main ingredients can be traced back to a farm.
85% of ingredients are sourced from Middle Tennessee and Kentucky Farms.
In addition to providing customers with the highest quality ingredients, the farm partnerships bridge the gap between consumers and the products they buy.
Nature Tails has also collaborated with local artisans to develop all natural shampoos.
Hi, my name is Melissa Cole owner of Pure Pasture Farms. My husband Travis and I along with our son Justin own and operate a pasture-based livestock farm in middle Tennessee producing natural pasture-raised chicken, turkey & duck and grass-fed lamb, free-range eggs.
Providing food while taking care of the plants and soil is not just a business to us, it's our ministry and a responsibility we each take very seriously.
Virgin Bay Seafood Co.'s Nashville store is located right next to us at Nashville Farmers Market. We have become friends and colleagues working side by side at the market. We recognize the similarity between our all natural pasture-raised poultry, lamb and eggs with the all natural, wild caught, Alaskan seafood supplied by Virgin Bay. We now have the ability to let you combine products from both our teams into your orders for free local home delivery, shipping or farmers market pickup.
Mike Stoltz, a lifelong Alaskan fisherman, and Cathy Stoltz, who grew up in Tennessee, are the principals at Virgin Bay and together source all the seafood we provide for our customers.
The two met in 2009 when Mike, a widower with two teenagers met Cathy in Napa, California. Within a year, the newlyweds were living in Alaska and Cathy was adjusting to life with moose and temperatures half of what she’d grown up with.
When Mike began visiting Tennessee he saw an enormous need for the fresh and wild Alaska seafood Alaskans take for granted. Nothing farm-raised can ever mimic the nutritional value and flavor of wild Alaskan seafood, and with modern fishing and handling techniques, Virgin Bay Seafood can bring that quality to every home in the United States.
“We founded Virgin Bay Seafood because of our family’s love of wild Alaska Seafood, and our desire to provide the opportunity to share this bounty with the rest of the country.”
Our sustainably caught fish is either caught by Virgin Bay Seafood and custom processed, or from our connections in the fishing families of Alaska.
All of our fresh Alaska seafood is individually caught and processed with the highest attention to quality in mind.
The Zimmerman family farm is a local farm that works with Pure Pastures to provide us with non-GMO feed supplements for our poultry. They also help us supply the hay we need for our sheep in the winter and they are one of the small dairy farms that helps provide the milk needed for the Country View Creamery Cheese we offer to our customers.
This year we have joined forces with the Zimmerman family to also help us grow all the pasture-raised Turkeys we'll need for the holidays. All these birds enjoy free access to plenty of open pasture for foraging and the same non-GMO feed supplements we use at Pure Pasture Farms.