Thursday, November 14, 2013


Why have I not done this before???? A dear customer came for milk this past week, proud as punch that she had delved into the great unknown and purchased some suet for rendering tallow. The word suet just sounds fatty. Birds eat it in the winter,  the meat processor is told to trim it all off of any beef we have processed, soap was made from it in the "Olden Days". The early settlers made candles with it.  Why go to all of that bother for some thing to cook your French fries in, when you can buy oil at the market? Curiosity may have killed the cat, but fact checking was going to do be done, on what would happen to arteries and cholesterol if beef tallow was used instead of other cooking oils. SURPRISE!!!!  Am I the only nitwit that was under the impression that if you ate beef fat, you would shorten your life by years? Quite the contrary. Tallow is a healthy fat, with Omega 3s, that actually fights bad cholesterol, promotes good heart health and makes food cooked in it taste really good. The process to render the suet into tallow is quite simple, a bit smelly, but worth the time and effort. If you are not quite up to the task, there will be some jars of fresh beef tallow for sale in the market this weekend. MARKET HOURS: Friday and Saturday from noon until 4:00 PM. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!

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