Our name was chosen in honor of our forefathers of 12-20 generations ago who were farmers and artisan cheesemakers in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. Cheese lovers today still appreciate and enjoy the flavorful, good quality cheeses produced by the skilled artisan cheesemakers of the Alps. Their knowledge in agriculture and primitive farmstead cheese making practices gives them a cutting edge. This heritage is handed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Thus in late 2012 when we launched our creamery we chose to pay tribute to these humble farmers and progressive cheese makers with our name. Hence, the name is born "Alpine Heritage Creamery".
Here at Alpine Heritage Creamery we make hand-crafted artisanal cheese using only raw organic milk from 100% grass fed cows. The milk is regularly tested for bacteria to insure that it is of the utmost quality. The rest of the ingredients are simple - cultures, traditional rennet and salt. We are a second generation family run dairy farm with an onsite creamery. We produce and mature our own unique flavor and style of cheeses. This arrangement allows us to have full control of everything the cows eat, the milking process and then the making, maturing and selling of the cheese. Our cows diet consists only of organic grass, grass hay, and grass haylage. Also, a small supplement of minerals to balance their diet. They never eat grain, corn silage, or any soy products. We conscientiously remain GMO free. We refrain from the use of any form of antibiotics. We care about our cows and most likely as you read this they are happily grazing on their acres of lush green pastures at home on the farm!
Jere Gettle always had a passion for growing things, and at age 3 he planted his first garden. Ever since, he wanted to be involved in the seed industry. So in 1998, at the age of 17, he printed the first Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog. The company has grown to offer nearly 2,000 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs—the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the USA. Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage. Our company and seeds have been featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, Oprah Magazine, NPR, Martha Stewart, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Gardeners can request a free color catalog. Our catalogs now distribute to over 700,000 gardeners nationally. Baker Creek started hosting festivals in 2000 as a way to bring gardeners, homesteaders and natural food enthusiasts together to exchange ideas and seeds, to listen to speakers and to enjoy vendors, old-time music and much more. These festivals gave birth to the idea for our pioneer village, Bakersville. Other projects include our trial gardens that we grow each year, seed collecting expeditions, and educational produce exhibits.
Over the last several years, Jere Gettle and his wife Emilee have branched out into other related projects, as well. They have also expanded into a location in Sonoma County, CA, in the beautiful town of Petaluma and are continuing with the restoration and preservation of the landmark Wethersfield, CT, Comstock, Ferre & Company, the oldest continuously operating seed company in New England. The Gettles have published two books with Hyperion. These books feature heirloom vegetables and their work with seeds and food. After publishing The Heirloom Life Gardener in 2011, they released The Baker Creek Vegan Cookbook in 2012. Jere and Emilee also work extensively to supply free seeds to many of the world’s poorest countries, as well as here at home in school gardens and other educational projects. It is their goal to educate everyone about a better, safer food supply and fight gene-altered frankenfood and the companies that support it.
Amish farm in Quarryville, PA that produces raw grass fed milk among many other things. Their farming practices are upstanding and sustainable and they are a great partner.
We are a family owned and operated farm producing nutrient dense foods for those within our local community. Our foods have no chemicals of any kind including no hormones or anti-life (biotics). We go way beyond the federal governments organic standards. We offer Non-GMO eggs, 100% grass fed beef, forest fed pork (Joel Salatin style), raw dairy products (milk, yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, etc.). We also offer educational seminars at the farm or at your location and farm consulting to help you get started farming. We love visitors; contact us and we will set an appointment to give you a farm tour.
If you are interested in being a vendor with Nature's Roots Farm, please send us an email and let us know the products you have to offer.
Norm’s Farms, founded by Ann, Rodger, and Erin Lenhardt in Pittsboro, NC. The Norm's Farms family believes in the sustainable production of healing foods made with natural, simple ingredients--just like the elderberries Norm's Farms grows. Because the Norm's Farms family recognizes that their small Missouri farm cannot keep up with the company's demand, they have begun working with small family farmers in North Carolina to help establish elderberry orchards or a partial Elderberry Farm. Norm’s Farms will have a local source of elderberries for their products in addition to those grown in Missouri. We strive to be your go-to-source for all things elderberries, including but not limited to all aspects of this amazing berry's history, uses, and potential for sustainable cultivation in North America.
Norm's Farms is at the forefront of one of the most sustainable and exciting new crops: Elderberry. This emerging superfruit is packed with Vitamins A, B and C , iron, potassium, and the powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins. The plants are a hardy perennial, and are naturally disease resistant. Surprisingly, only 10% of the elderberries consumed in the US are actually grown here; the other 90% are grown in Europe. We're working to change that by selling plants and making value-added elderberry products.
Elderberries are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and are known for boosting the immune system. While the exact mechanism of how elderberry stimulates the immune system is not fully understood, scientists generally agree that elderberry's high concentration of certain kinds of antioxidants, called bioflavonoids, are probably involved. Elderberry is also mildly laxative, diuretic and diaphoretic as well, which means it helps remove fluids from the system. However, if you drink too much of it, you'll be removing too many fluids! For that reason, it is best to remember that a little bit of elderberry goes a long way, and to always drink plenty of water as well.
A native of Wisconsin and transplant from Alaska, I am now living in North Carolina, surrounded by BEES! I'm up to 20ish hives and it's getting out of hand! LOL. Bees for sale - queens, nucs and hives! Check out my square sale page for details.
Got BEES? I'll come catch and remove a swarm and perform cut outs on old buildings. If you need bees removed from a structure, you can reach out and I'll help you find someone more experienced.
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I've been keeping bees for more than 5 years now and have earned my Journeyman Beekeeper Certificate through the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Master Beekeeper Program. I am now working on my Master! More about NCSBA here: https://www.ncbeekeepers.org/ There is still so much more to learn!