New Items to Kick off 2021

Pastries, chocolates, cheese and nuts. All organic! All delicious!

Posted on Dec 20, 2020 by Jack McCann
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For The Love of Organic Pastry

Betsy and I started our hobby farm because we wanted the very best food. We learned about the shortcuts taken at the grocery and farmers' markets and we simply wanted to taste what the best food would be like.

The "hobby farm" has grown into what we are today. We haven't lost sight of our mission to find the very best food. We've loved learning how amazing good food can taste and are excited to be able to share more "no shortcuts" food with our community.


Fast forward ten years. We've finally convinced Travis at Backwards Bread to make us some organic pastries.

Lots of people make amazing croissants and pastries but almost nobody uses organic ingredients. The ingredients are simply too expensive to use in such labor-intensive treats.

Well, if you're like us and want well-made food that is also organic: 2021 is your year!

If you've never had an expert pastry chef's croissants, you've really got to try them.

I know these may sell out quickly, but I promise: we'll make more soon. If you have any specific requests for other pastries, let us know.

Sugar Cinnamon Buns

$19
1.7 lbs avg

Box 828
$11.18/lb

Made with croissant dough

Four of your new favorite treats.

Generous hand-made buns made with organic croissant dough and topped with sugar.

Travis at Backwards Bread insisted we offer these if he was making TC Farm an organic croissant!


These will keep well in your freezer for longer than you'll allow them to stay there!

Click here to view ingredients

Butter Croissant

$20
1.4 lbs avg

Box 830
$14.29/lb

Hand made and divine

Six large organic butter croissants 

After trying the conventional version, we begged Travis at backwards bread to make us an organic option!

Try with ham and cheese - amazing!


These will keep well in your freezer for longer than you'll allow them to stay there!

Click here to view ingredients

Organic Chocolate

While our crazy good organic pastries are more expensive than the conventional options, most of our new items are less expensive than the comparable options at the grocery. Like the cheeses we added last month (and the new ones below), we are usually able to be about 5-15% less expensive for the same item.

I don't understand why it is so hard to find good organic chocolate in the grocery. We're here to help with two different selections of organic and fair trade chocolate.

Chocolate Chip
These are sometimes marketed as "dark", but at 45% cacao, I personally view them as semi-sweet. Perfect for our chocolate chip cookie recipe or just to eat with espresso. These will taste much better than those bags at the grocery and cost less than most organic options you might be lucky to find.


Dark Chocolate Bar
This is probably my favorite chocolate. It's well done with just three ingredients and 70% cacao. Unlike the chips, this does NOT have any emulsifier so it is soy free.

Bars are not the least expensive way to get chocolate but this is a much better chocolate than is found in the grocery for about the same cost.

If enough people ask us for a 70% chocolate chip, I'd love to offer those too. Pacha makes a chip version and they are great.

Organic Chocolate Chips - 45%

$10
1.25 lbs avg

Box 790
$7.60/lb

Organic and Fair Trade

Why is it so hard to buy organic and fair trade chocolate in the grocery?

These are about the same price per pound as grocery conventional chocolate and taste better! 

  • 20 ounce large container of organic chocolate chips 
  • 45% dark

Ingredients are all organic: Cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), vanilla extract.

Organic Chocolate Bar - 70%

$4
0.17 lbs avg

Box 791
$23.53/lb

My favorite chocolate bar

Pacha chocolate bars are super good

  • 2.8 oz
  • 70% dark
  • Three ingredients  (!!) 
  • NO emulsifiers - soy free
  • Organic
  • Fair Trade
  • Made in a dedicated allergen-free facility

Ingredients are all organic: Chocolate Liquor, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter.

New Organic Cheeses

Last month, we featured the amazing Alemar cheeses. We had several requests for a cheddar and goat cheese.

Some of you saw we were able to add in the option of my favorite everyday cheddar and added it to your December delivery at the last minute (nice!). We had to wait until January to add the organic goat cheese option.

Let us know what you think and what else you'd like to see!

Garlic and herb goat cheese

$7
0.25 lbs avg

Box 757
$28.00/lb

Organic from Coeur de Chevre

Four ounces  of organic fresh goat cheese with garlic and herbs from Coeur de Chevre


Several members asked us to carry goat cheese. We're working on some other local goat cheese options. We love being able to offer the garlic/herb one. If you want us to carry another variety, let us know.

Sharp Cheddar Cheese

$12
1 lbs avg

Box 758
$12.00/lb

Organic from Rochdale Co-op

Two 8 ounce packages of organic sharp cheddar cheese from Rochdale coop

This is a great go-to daily cheese from small WI farms you can trust.


Note:This cheese is organic and non-GM but the cows from this co-op are grain-fed as a portion of their diet. This milk is from small Amish farms in WI that are certified organic and hand milk thier own cows.

Organic Nuts, Trail Mix and Granola

We had so many requests for more options for organic nuts, trail mixes and granola.

The fact that these are all made in a peanut-free facility peaked a lot of interest as well.

So, we decided to offer some more options, here is the link to the full post with ALL of the available items, but for convenience, the new ones we've added for January are listed below.

Are there any other types of organic nuts or mixes you'd love to see?

Cashew - Chocolate Covered

$20
1.25 lbs avg

Box 706
$16.00/lb

A salty sweet treat!

Organic premium, dry-roasted cashews, lightly sea salted and tumbled in a chocolate pan


Ingredients:
Dry Roasted Cashews*, Fair trade Chocolate* (Cocoa Liquor*, Cane Sugar*, Cocoa Butter*, Vanilla*) Sea Salt, Maltodextrin*, Sugar*, Confectioner's Glaze.

*Certified Organic Ingredients

Peanut-free facility

Nut Mix - Roasted and Salted

$17
1 lbs avg

Box 710
$17.00/lb

Organic and tasty!

16 ounce organic, dry roasted and sea-salted

Processed in a peanut-free facility 
  • Cashew
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Pecans
  • Walnut

No oils added, only sea salt

Nut Mix - Maple

$18
1 lbs avg

Box 711
$18.00/lb

A touch of sweet, all from trees

With maple glaze

Organic, dry roasted and sea salted

Processed in a peanut-free facility 
  • Cashew
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Pecans
  • Walnut

No oils added, only sea salt, organic maple syrup and organic wheat-free tamari soy sauce

Trail Mix

$9
1 lbs avg

Box 714
$9.00/lb

A great snack!

The classic organic trail mix

  • Roasted sea salt cashew
  • Pumkin seed
  • Sunflower seed
  • Sultana raisins
  • Cranberries
  • Diced apple
  • Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chip ingredients:
Cane sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), vanilla extract.

Granola - Pistachio Mulberry

$9
1 lbs avg

Box 715
$9.00/lb

Organic and not too sweet

An organic tasty mix of dried mulberries, pistachios and a variety of seeds blended with gluten-free oats that are lightly sweetened with organic maple syrup. 

  • No refined sugar. 
  • Guten Free

Ingredients:
Whole Rolled Oats*, Maple Syrup*, Sesame Seeds*, Chia Seeds*, Flax Seeds*, Sultana Raisins*, Sunflower Seeds*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Dried Coconut*, Dried Mulberries*, Roasted Pistachio Meats*, Sea Salt.
*Certified Organic Ingredients

From a peanut-free facility

Granola - Triple Berry

$9
1 lbs avg

Box 716
$9.00/lb

Organic and not too sweet

An organic classic no-nut granola with cherries, cranberries and mulberries


Ingredients:
Whole Rolled Oats*, Maple Syrup*, Sesame Seeds*, Chia Seeds*, Flax Seeds*, Dried Cranberries* (Apple Juice Concentrate*, Sunflower Oil*), Sunflower Seeds*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Dried Coconut*, Raisins*, Dried Mulberries*, Dried Tart Cherries*, Sea Salt.
* Certified Organic Ingredients

Made in a peanut-free facility


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