Member Add-On, Gelato, 9 Pickups


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Twice a month with your pickup we’ll also include a premium treat! Ease up from the hassle of trying to remember to place special orders with each pickups, then missing the deadline. This way, you can pre-book your deliciousness and feel secure knowing that it’s coming with your veggies–yay!

Sweeten your share pickup day with a pint of Kara’s artisan sheep milk gelato. You might already be a fan of this signature product we make right here at Farmstead Creamery with our own milk, or you might be new to this delicious treat that is a significantly healthier choice compared with cow’s milk ice cream.

Many people who come to Farmstead Creamery and Café express concerns about intolerance to cow milk and are interested in healthier dairy products. After trying our offerings made from one of the most nutritious milks available, they are pleased to experience how easily sheep milk based products are digested. Sheep milk is mild and sweet and does not contain the properties that make goat milk products tangy.

When compared to cow and goat milks, sheep milk is nutrient dense and naturally homogenized. With two times the amount of butterfat and protein, its nutritional value is exceptional and well suited for making gelato as a whole-milk product. Small fat globules containing short and medium chain fatty acids allow for a rapid energy supply due to preferential transfer of these fats through the digestive system. The specific make-up of these fatty acids results in a lipolytic (weight loss) effect and a decrease in total circulating cholesterol, especially LDL. Higher levels of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, and Zinc add extra health benefits. The bioavailability of Calcium is improved due to its enhanced binding to the casein proteins prevalent in sheep milk. The bioactive peptides that result from the breakdown of these proteins exert specific biological activities including antihypertensive, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory effects. Also, sheep milk contains only A-2 beta casein with none of the A-1 protein found in most cow milk. This is the component responsible for many of the digestive issues common to cow milk intolerant individuals.

Being able to offer this value-added feature includes maintaining licensing and inspections, and as members of our farm, supporting this piece is critical to maintaining the array of healthy, nutritious offerings we create. This add-on allows you to bring some of that goodness home, broadening the diversity of your share experience.

If you pick up weekly or would like to receive more than one selection per pickup (currently sized for a family of two), you are welcome to select multiples of this add-on.