News and Information from Richardson Farms, Rockdale TX

Richardson Farms is now…..

on its Pasture-raised Turkeys!

Thank you for your orders!

We appreciate your business!

Thanks,

Richardson Farms

 


 New Farm Dog!

A puppy recently showed up on our farm and has become an instant companion!

He loves to hang out at the Dairy and especially loves the calves!

He has become a new fixture on our farm!

Buddy (the dog) and Elsie (the calf)

 


Farm Orders

While we appreciate your continued support, please remember to call or e-mail your order (milk and/or meat) BEFORE coming to the farm/dairy!  We want to make sure we have someone available to fill your order AND have it ready for you to pick up.

Thanks,

Richardson Farms


Renewed Push to Sell Raw Milk at Farmer’s Markets

Jim Richardson speaks to a reporter about the need for current legislation to get passed in Texas to allow Raw Milk to be sold at Farmers Markets.
Click here to read the article and to watch a short video.
Thanks for your continued support!
Richardson Farms 

Cooking with Pat!

One of our long-term supporters of Richardson Farms, Pat R., has been sending us her latest and greatest recipes using locally home grown meats and veggies.

So, we would like to highlight some of her creations!

Thank you Pat!

Recipe can be tailored to what you like or have on hand.
Chopped enough potatoes for two and fried them until crisp. Drained on paper towels.
Chopped enough peppers and onion for two and fried in the same pan until starting to brown. Drained on paper towels.
Fried crumbled ground beef in same pan until no longer pink.
Added veggies.
Blended about a half cup of tomato paste, some salt/pepper/cumin and one-fourth cup of water. You could use chopped tomatoes.
Stirred tomato mix into the meat/veggies and served with a little cheese and tortillas.
We always love to hear how you are using our products, and what the finished product looks like on your table.
Please send us an email with your creation!

Attention Milk Lovers!

Richardson Farms amazing milk comes from cows who only eat non-GMO feed and forage!  In addition, all of our cows have been tested to have A2/A2 Genetics!

A2/A2 genetics means that these cows only produce the A2 beta casein protein.  Which has been shown to be easier to digest than the A1 milk (which is predominantly produced by cows in the US).

A2 is the milk protein that cows naturally produced before becoming domesticated (a long time ago)!  All human milk is A2!

Several years ago, we read the book “Devil in the Milk” (by Keith Woodford), which discusses the fact that there are two types of cows (A1 and A2).

The genetics of cows (also humans, sheep, etc) determine what kinds of proteins are produced in their milk.  Humans, sheep, etc all produce milk with the A2 protein.  Cows have lost that protein due to a genetic mutation thousands of years ago.  Many people who have “digestive issues” after drinking regular milk (A1), often don’t have problems when drinking milk from A2 cows!

We are proud to announce that all of our milk, and milk products, come from A2/A2 cows!

So…..come and grab a bottle of our milk and see for yourself how wonderful it is!

Richardson Farms


“RAW MILK DAIRY”
Our new upscale “Raw Milk Dairy” is now open.

Raw Milk refers to unprocessed, untreated milk straight from the cow. The milk you buy from the local supermarket is a different substance altogether. It has been pasteurized, ultra-pasteurized, or homogenized. This liquid is not really milk. It is a chemically altered substance, heated to remove pathogens and bacteria and to prolong its shelf life. The resultant low-enzyme activity makes it difficult to digest, and the naturally occurring beneficial bacteria have been destroyed. The altered fat content renders the vitamins and minerals difficult to absorb.

Some studies show raw milk actually help protect against allergic reactions and boosts the immune system. It is an incredibly complex whole food, complete with digestive enzymes and its own anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic mechanisms conveniently built into a neat package. It is full of both fat and water-soluble vitamins, a wide range of minerals and trace elements, all eight essential amino acids, more than 60 enzymes, and CLA (an omega-6 fatty acid). Raw milk is a delicious medicine!

Raw milk from healthy, pasture-raised cows is in a league of its own. These cows are happy, fed on their natural diet of grass and other cow-friendly foods. They enjoy access to sunshine and pasture grazing…not confined to inhumane conditions far from their natural environment and subject to enormous stresses. Our cows are never given any shots of BGH (bovine growth hormone) or antibiotics.

According to State Law…we cannot take the Raw Milk off the farm. But, you, as a consumer, can come to the farm to buy the milk. We have a very unique “farm store” as part of our new dairy barn. It is equipped with a refrigerated room to store the bottled milk, cream, and eggs. In this store, we also have a selection of our famous pasture-raised meat products (beef, pork, chicken, sausages, and grains).

In addition to the Raw Milk, we also have “low-temp pasteurized” milk as well. By low-temp pasteurizing some of our milk…..this enable us to take the milk off of the farm to sell at Farmer’s Markets.

This milk (low-temp pasteurized) is available at any of the Farmer’s Markets we attend.

Our milk is NOW available for SALE!!

Raw Milk is $10.00 / gallon
Low-Temp. Pasteurized is $12.00 / gallon.

Farm Store Hours
Monday – Friday
2:00pm-6:00pm

Or, fill out the online Order Form to order some of our Low-Temp Pasteurized milk.

Buying Groups are Encouraged!!!
(Bring a large cooler with you to our farm and buy raw milk for your friends, family, and neighbors.)

Please call in advance to arrange for your pick up!

Mike: 979-676-1864
Bob: 972-743-2215
Jim: 512-635-3691
Tim: 817-917-9371

Future items may include: heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, flavored spreadable soft cheeses, and cheese curds. Don’t forget that “Skim Milk” and “Whey” will also be available.

Anyone who has experience in making cheese…and wants to help us get started, is welcome to contact Jim Richardson or Bob Fellers at Richardson Farms Dairy.
Jim: 512-635-3691
Bob: 972-743-2215

This is an exciting time for Richardson Farms! Thank you all for your support! See you at the Market!

Thanks
Richardson Farms

Some pictures from our Dairy Farm Store.

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Stop by and check it out sometime!  Grab some milk, cream, eggs, and meat.

Just please call before you come!

Thanks, Richardson Farms

 

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Say Cheese!!!
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Our dairy cows eating our alfalfa.

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Dairy and Creamery Building

 

ResizedImage_1452471180621Barn full of alfalfa for our dairy cows.

 


Cooking From YOU!

Below is a product from a customer.  It looks so yummy!

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These 2 turkeys were purchased and cooked by a chef in Houston for a cooking demonstration @ Berings hardware in Houston.


 

Non-GMO feed!

Richardson Farms is using only non-GMO feed for their animals as a supplement to their natural foraging.

What is GMO?  It is a Genetically Modified Organism.  It could be a grain product, an animal, etc.
We try to use all natural ingredients and farming practices.

Thanks, Richardson Farms

 


Richardson Farms is at your local Farmer’s Markets!

You can always find us at one of the following Farmers Markets:

Saturdays (9am – 1pm):

SFC’s Farmers Market at Sunset Valley,

SFC’s Downtown Farmer’s Market,

 Barton Creek Farmer’s Market,

Waco Farmer’s Market (Waco, TX),

Wolf Ranch in Georgetown,

Memorial Villages Farmer’s Market (Houston, TX).

Sunday (10am – 2pm)

Lone Star Farmer’s Market


Richardson Farms Meat’s at Several Austin Area Restaurants

If you are interested in trying some of our products, we highly suggest you visit one of these restaurants and sample some of their amazing creations!

Restaurants Serving Richardson Farms Meats

96 West (Brenham)

All Star Burger

Barley/Swine

Cafe Pacha

Contigo

Dai Due Supper Club

Eden East

Funky Art Cafe (Brenham)

House Pizzeria

Jack Allen’s Kitchen (Oak Hill and Round Rock)

Funky Art Cafe (Brenham)

Jeffrey’s

Josephine House

La Condesa

Lenoir

Odd Duck

Ronin Cooking (Bryan)

Paperboy (food trailer)

Taco-Deli

Texas French Bread

Thai Fresh

Travaasa Resort and Spa

Whip-In

Delivery Services / Stores / Other

Decker Creek B&B

Farmhouse Delivery

Home Sweet Farm Market (Brenham)

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People’s Pharmacy (South, Westlake, North)

Wheatsville Food Co-op (Guadaloupe and Lamar)