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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Homestead Heritage

Yesterday we visited an organic farm, Homestead Heritage and had a blast.

We have another farm that we buy raw dairy products from, Sand Creek Farm. We ordered a side of organic grass feed beef from Sand Creek and Homestead Heritage did the processing of the steer, yesterday was when we picked it up.

This was our first time to visit Homestead Heritage, they have all kinds of demonstrations; blacksmiths, furniture makers, pottery, organic herb and vegetable gardens, livestock, and not to mention all of the different classes you can sign up for. It’s a really cool place.

They have a Gristmill where you can buy fresh stone-ground grains. We bought;
Sifted Red Wheat Flour
Whole White Wheat Flour
Yellow Cornmeal
Homestead Porridge
, its corn grits, cracked wheat and rice.
Oatmeal Raisin cookie Mix, its rolled oats, sucanat, whole wheat pastry flour, raisins, spices, baking soda and salt
Whole Wheat Biscuit Mix, its whole and sifted red wheat flours, baking powder and salt

They also make their own cheese. We bought;
Southwest Leicester Cheese
Chipotle’n Berry Jack Cheese
Horseradish Pecan Cheddar Cheese


All in all it was a perfect day, the kids had fun, we got some amazing beef, fresh grains, new cheeses to try, and we even bought some hand made soap. It was a great way for the family to spend a Saturday.

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