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Kimball Brook Farm - Organic Vermont Milk - where the girls live and breathe and exercise in the fields 365 days a year.

Kimball Brook Farm
Vermont Organic Dairy: Good for the Land, Good for You

Not all milk is created equal.

Kimball Brook Farm is an organic dairy and creamery that not only cares about it’s girls but also about our environment and you! Their milk and creams are premium products and include:

Do you know how good milk is for you? It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and cancer fighting CLA’s. And when it’s organic – even better.

Kimball Brook Farm’s herd of 200 Jerserys and Holsteins  live on 965 acres in Ferrisburgh, Vermont near the shores of Lake Champlain. These cows actually live outside in the fields, exercising 12 months a year enjoying the land, the views and the fresh air. They graze seven of those months and eat organic hay the rest of the year. With such a high quality of life, these girls make great milk.

It’s no wonder Kimball Brook Farm won the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year Award in 2011!

The next time you’re drinking that glass of milk or pouring one for your child, think about where the milk came from. Do you know?

We’re lucky to be in Vermont where we have fresh, organic choices right around the corner. Go organic! Go Kimball Brook Farm!

Ask for it.

vermont peanut butter "we're nuts about nutrition"

vermont peanut butter.

we’re nuts for nutrition

this is NOT  the peanut butter you ate growing up. in fact, it’s nothing like it. vermont peanut butter will change how you eat peanut butter and how much you eat.  the first couple words that come to mind as you have a spoonful in your mouth are usually “amazing” and “delicious”. the pairing of flavors is clever, perfect and natural. of course peanut butter should be mixed with cherries and dark chocolate.

they have the basics (creamy and chunky) as well as these unique flavors:

  • almond butter (proprietary almonds)
  • avalanche (with white chocolate)
  • banana nut crunch (because don’t you always put peanut butter on your bananas anyway?)
  • BEE nut butter (pure vt raw honey and peanut butter – really, it doesn’t get any better!)
  • champlain cherry (with cherries and high cocoa 67% dark chocolate)
  • green mountain goodness (almond and peanut butter PLUS organic flax seeds loaded with omega 3, and juicy organic pumpkin seeds)
  • good karma (with dark chocolate)
  • mad river mojo (almond and peanut butter plus nuts, chocolate and cranberries)
  • maple walnut (yes, pure vermont maple syrup and walnuts)
  • stowe cinnamon raisin (do you know how good cinnamon is for you?)

not only are the flavors amazing but vermont peanut butter (VTPB) has a three part mission which includes maintaining high quality, using local products, no bad oils, gmo’s as well as being socially responsible and to create “fun and deliciousness”.

we love this peanut butter and the company itself. VTPB is what vermont is all about.

you can buy their peanut butter throughout stores in new england and even as far away as nyc and canada. check here for a listing of stores.

or call them 1-877 UGO-NUTS (clever!)

buy  local - local first vermont

Buy Local.
buy local vermont first.

not sure what to get someone for the holidays? this resource guide & coupon book  will cover anyone left on your list.

this project of vermont businesses for social responsibility is just packed with info and great deals from businesses around the state of vermont (addison, chittenden & washington counties).

here’s their list of 11 reasons (from the book) to support the vermont businesses included in the guide:

1.   keep money in vermont I
2.   embrace what makes us different
3.   get better service
4.   create and keep good jobs
5.   promote competition & diversity
6.   help preserve the environment
7.   support community groups
8.   put your taxes to good use
9  . keep money in vermont II
10. invest in the community
11. bank around town

note: to see explanations of each item listed above, buy the book!

the list of companies/coupons is just too long to post here – but there are coupons to some of our favorites: dakin farm, danforth pewter, vermont cookie love, city market, conant metal & light, healthy living, lake champlain chocolates, new moon, outdoor gear exchange, shelburne farms, small dog electronics, the flying pig, the skinny pancake, good news garage, old spokes home, the chubby muffin, onion river sports and the store to name just a few (ok, well, that was more than a few – but you get the idea).

for a full list of all companies click here (there have to be more than 500!!).

convinced? want to buy one? here’s the list of places where you can buy one, or two or….

this is a feel good gift all the way around – you can’t go wrong.

thanks to twitter, went to check out teeny tiny spice co. of vermont (shelburne, to be exact) tasting at healthy living in south burlington on friday.

they create 100% organic spice blends from different cuisines around the world.  so many incredible flavors – it was hard to pick just a couple to bring back home to try. settled on the two above and made the british curry last night. AMAZING! delicious and so easy to make thanks to clever packaging with a recipe on the top of the tin.

you can buy any of their products on their website or check out this list of stores – they are even in a store in alaska!

not only to these spice blends spice up your dinners, they are also great stocking stuffers or housegifts.