New February Items

Posted on Jan 04, 2021 by Jack McCann
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Feburary's New Foods!

New this month

  • Heritage flours, grains, pancake mix and more
  • Chocolate Chips: Dark, White, No-soy and vegan rice milk chocolate
  • 100% beef hotdogs
  • Stew meat
  • Barley Beef is back
  • By popular request, one more Alemar Cheese - St. James

Organic Heritage Flour, Grains and More

When we asked Travis at Backwards Bread to custom make sandwich bread and pizza crust for us using the heritage wheat, we weren't logistically in a position to offer the flour itself. That didn't stop many of you from asking!

We're finally ready to offer Sunrise Mill's heritage wheat and organic products.

Heritage Flour Benefits

  • Better digestibility: many on a Gluten-Free diet can eat heritage wheat even though it has gluten -read the story from the founders of the Sunrise Flour Mill.
  • Higher nutrient density: heritage wheat has more nutrients
  • Better Flavor - Seriously. So much better

Organic Benefits

No Shortcut Grain

Just like TC Farm's meat, these grains are a 'no shortcut' product. Don't worry about bleaching or bromating or synthetic pesticides (we privately test to ensure there is no glyphosate) ... You won't find any of those 'gotcha' things found in other brands to make food cheaper with hidden costs.

One other example: These flours are ground with an impact Unifine mill. This means more nutrition and finer whole wheat flour which makes fluffier bread, pancakes and other treats.

Unifine mills keep the flour at lower temps than even stone ground which degrades nutrients. It also avoids the need for added moisture whiuch can cause rancidity in traditionally milled flours.

I can't stress enough about how big of an impact this unifine mill is for whole wheat (and more nutrient-dense) flours. It really keeps the flour fluffier-- the pancake mix has better flavor and the texture is almost as light as all-purpose flour. Normal store-bought whole wheat flour would never work like this.

Available Organic Products

  • Heritage Flour: The Turkey Red variety we use in our sandwich loaves and pizza crusts (whole wheat or white)
  • Heritage 7 grain pancake mix
  • 7 grain cereal - make amazing porridge
  • Thick-cut rolled oats

Coming soon: Heritage organic pasta (!)

If members express interest, we also could offer a heritage whole wheat pastry flour (better in scones, brownies and such) and fine or coarse cornmeal or polenta.

Heritage Flour -Whole Wheat

$10
2.5 lbs avg

Box 840
$4.00/lb

Organic Turkey Red Wheat

Ultra fine grind makes for better whole wheat baking.

2.5lb bag of whole wheat flour from Sunrise Flour Mill in North Branch


This is the wheat we use in our heritage sandwich bread and pizza crust. More digestible and higher nutrient density - Read more here

Heritage Flour - White All Purpose

$20
5 lbs avg

Box 841
$4.00/lb

Organic Turkey Red

5lb bag of white flour from Sunrise Flour Mill in North Branch.

This is an ideal higher protein flour, can be used as all purpose or for bread making.  


This is the wheat we use in our heritage sandwich bread and pizza crust. More digestible and higher nutrient density - Read more here

Oats - Thick and cracked

$10
2 lbs avg

Box 845
$5.00/lb

Fresh Organic Oats

2.5 lbs of Freshly-flaked organic oats - minimal processing to retain maximum flavor and nutrition. 


These oats are milled by hand and have variation in each bag, some will be thicker, almost like a cracked oat and others will be thiner.  This creates a nice texture variation when soaking overnight for porridge/cereal. If using for quick oat cereal (i.e. not soaking overnight) you'll want to include a bit more water and slow cook longer.  They work well in cookies and such, the variation creates a nice texture difference. However, if your recipe needs a uniform thickness, you may want to use a different brand of oats. 

7 Grain Cereal

$12
3 lbs avg

Box 848
$4.17/lb

An organic porridge

3lb of Sunrise Flour Mills 7 grain cereal blend.  Includes heritage cracked wheat, millet, rye, barley, corn, oats and flax


We prefer to pre-soak and ferment our porridge overnight. Add equal parts water and the cracked grains with a bit of yogurt and allow to sit overnight to improve nutrient content. Add another part of milk/cream or water before cooking in the morning and you'll have a wholesome and satisfying way to start your day. High in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals -- it's super tasty!

7 Grain Pancake Mix

$12
2.5 lbs avg

Box 850
$5.00/lb

A wholesome treat

2.5lbs of organic pancake mix made with ultra fine ground heritage Turkey Red wheat, Red Fife wheat, oat, rye, buckwheat, wild rice and flax.  


The wild rice is paddy rice, not cultivated, and comes directly from Minnesota natural stand wild rice. Additional ingredients include organic cane juice as a sweetener, non-aluminum baking powder and salt.

Pascha Organic Chocolate

Last month we offered Pascha's 70% dark chocolate bar. We love how intense the chocolate flavor due to a lack of emulsifiers, excess sugars, or any filler ingredients.

We decided to add additional items from Pascha since 3 ingredient chocolate isn't typically available in the grocery ...plus they are just darn tasty!

One unique offering from Pascha is rice milk as an ingredient in the milk chocolate and white chocolate chips. Organic 'factory' dairy is just something we prefer to avoid; having a high-quality vegan alternative is exciting.

  • 55% dark chocolate chips - technically still a semi-sweet, you'll be surprised at the difference from the 45% version we offer from Tierra Farm.
  • 85% bittersweet chocolate chips - you'll have to be a dark chocolate fan to eat these plain, but with some espresso? Sure!
    They are quite good in chocolate chip cookies or Betsy's scones (where we especially love them mixed with the cranberries!)
  • White Chocolate Chips (no dairy) - Betsy is going to make up a dark chocolate cookie with white chocolate to share soon -- but Jack recommends making a parsnip soup with white chocolate. It will be the best soup you make this season (look for a recipe from us soon).
  • No dairy milk chocolate chips - sometimes you just want milk chocolate - it's nice to have amazing flavored chocolate without contributing to factory dairy farms.

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.

Organic Chocolate Chips - 55%

$6
0.55 lbs avg

Box 792
$10.16/lb

Organic and fair trade

8.8 oz of Pascha's 55% dark semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Organic
  • Fair Trade
  • No soy or emulsifiers

3 Organic ingredients - Cane Sugar, Chocolate Liquor and Cocoa Butter.

Organic Chocolate Chips - 85%

$6
0.55 lbs avg

Box 793
$11.44/lb

Fair trade and no soy

8.8 oz of Pascha's 85% dark bittersweet chocolate chips

  • Organic
  • Fair Trade
  • No soy or emulsifiers

3 organic ingredients - Chocolate Liquor, Cane Sugar, and Cocoa Butter.

Organic Milk Chocolate Chips

$7
0.44 lbs avg

Box 794
$15.91/lb

Vegan - Rice milk chocolate!

7.1 oz of Pascha's milk chocolate baking chips

  • Organic
  • No Dairy and Vegan
  • Fair Trade
  • No soy or emulsifiers

5 organic ingredients - Cane Sugar, Deodorized Cocoa Butter, Chocolate Liquor, Rice Syrup Solids and Rice Maltodextrin.

Organic White Chocolate Chip

$7
0.44 lbs avg

Box 795
$15.91/lb

No Dairy or soy and fair trade

7.1 oz of Pascha's white chocolate baking chips

  • Organic
  • No Dairy and Vegan
  • Fair Trade
  • No soy or emulsifiers

7 organic ingredients - Cocoa Butter, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Rice Syrup Solids, Rice Maltodextrin, Vanilla and Salt.

Restocked Beef Items

We are catching up after the crazy year!

100% beef hotdogs

After many requests, we've been able to make more of our organic 'grown up' hotdogs in a 100% beef version.

One trick to making 100% grass-fed 100% beef sausages is that we need a really well-finished steer to make the quality product we're after. This is especially true for hotdogs that need enough fat to properly emulsify and get the texture and bite we're after.

We never add any fillers or binders or other garbage to our deli items, so we need the prime of the prime trim off of our steers to make 100% beef sausages.

Barley Beef

Last year we had a mild winter and this winter is shaping up the same. Our grass-fed beef has been really consistent and tasty as a result. However, we are thrilled to have our organic fed barley beef back in stock again!

If you haven't yet, read all about the barley beef here.

Right now we are just listing the beef patties, roasts and a few other items. We should* have steaks listed by the end of the month if you'd like to check back.



100% Beef Hotdogs

$78
5.25 lbs avg

Box 180
$14.86/lb

Same great organic hotdogs, 100% beef

Our amazing smoked hotdog made with 100% grass fed beef

No casing

Stew Meat

$21
2 lbs avg

Box 213
$10.50/lb

Hand trimmed beef stew meat

Two packs of dry aged hand trimmed stew meat​ (~1lb each)


We will make stew meat only out of the best lean roasts. Hand trimmed and ready to enjoy. We may include barley or grass fed beef.

You can read all about the difference here..

Beef Roast - Barley

$74
7.5 lbs avg

Box 256
$9.87/lb

Barley beef finished chuck!

2 dry aged beef roasts - barley finsihed

Sizes may vary

These are all dry-aged from our barley finished beef which is pasture-raised and fed a small amount of organic grains. No corn or soy.

You can read all about the difference here..

Beef Patties - Barley

$76
6.5 lbs avg

Box 258
$11.69/lb

1/3lb dry aged burgers

Twenty 1/3 pound hamburger patties (four per pack) 

These are all dry-aged from our barley finished beef which is pasture-raised and fed a small amount of organic grains. No corn or soy.

You can read all about the difference here..



This is a flat rate box and is priced per box.

Brisket - Barley Beef

$69
6.5 lbs avg

Box 260
$10.62/lb

Amazing Brisket

A brisket roast from our barley finished beef

Sizes may vary

These are all dry-aged from our barley finished beef which is pasture-raised and fed a small amount of organic grains. No corn or soy.

You can read all about the difference here..

Short Ribs - Korean style

$55
7 lbs avg

Box 264
$7.86/lb

Made from our barley beef

Two packs of Korean Style short ribs made from our barley beef. 

These are all dry-aged from our barley finished beef which is pasture-raised and fed a small amount of organic grains. No corn or soy.

You can read all about the difference here..



This is a flat rate box and is priced per box. Weight varies.

New Cheese

Several members have asked for Alemar's St. James Tomme-Style cheese. These are fermented in larger 2+lb size wheels and we didn't think our members wanted an entire wheel!

Alemar was gracious enough to offer 1/6th sized wedges for TC Farm members. Like nearly all of our grocery items, you'll find this is priced at a discount for our members as well. Since they are cutting these by hand, please plan on some variation in size and don't plan on aging in your fridge for several months like you can do with their other cheeses (see our cheese tip article).

Here are all of Alemar's cheeses available, last chance to get the Sakatah until next fall.

Camembert Cheese

$20
0.82 lbs avg

Box 750
$24.39/lb

100% Grass Fed and amazing

One wheel of Alemar Cheese Company's Bent River Camembert style cheese. 

Made with 100% grass fed organic cow's milk raised on a small farm in Litchfield. 



Enjoy at room temp.

We LOVE this cheese - we've been fans of Alemar Cheese Company since way back when they started and were using Cedar Summit milk! Enjoy this by itself on a cheese plate, on eggs or burgers, or really anywhere you can imagine a tangy creamy cheese. The rind is edible and we encourage eating it all together.

Will store for several weeks unopened or a good week or so in your fridge if tightly wrapped back in the original package.

Exact weights vary, this is a flat rate item

St. James - Tomme-Style Cheese

$9
0.4 lbs avg

Box 751
$23.73/lb

100% grass fed

One wedge of Alemar Cheese Company's St. James Tomme style cheese (about one sixth of a wheel)

Made with 100% grass fed organic cow's milk raised on a small farm in Litchfield. 

This cheese is lovely on sandwiches and provides a tangy, fudgey addition to any cheese plate. The rind is edible, but most cut it off for this style.


Size will vary and this is priced per wedge. The minimum weight is 5 ounces. Target is to be closer to 6.5 - 7 ounces in most cases. Since the whole wheel is 2.25 - 2.5lbs, we figured most would not be eating that much cheese at once. These are cut by hand into six about equal pieces at Alemar for TC Farm members.

Good Thunder Cheese

$13
0.5 lbs avg

Box 752
$26.00/lb

Washed-rind in Surly Bender!

One square of Alemar Cheese Company's Good Thunder Cheese.

Made with 100% grass fed organic cow's milk raised on a small farm in Litchfield. 

Washed with Surly Bender during its three weeks of aging, this cheese gets softer and more funky with age.



Enjoy at room temp - most Reblochon style cheeses will have white or blueish growths on the rind - this is normal and safe to eat.

Will store for several weeks unopened (and get a stronger flavor if you wait) or a good week or so in your fridge if tightly wrapped back in the original package.

Exact weights vary, this is a flat rate item

Cream Cheese

$6
0.5 lbs avg

Box 753
$12.00/lb

Soft young cream cheese

One tub of Alemar Cheese Company's cream cheese.

Made with 100% grass fed organic cow's milk raised on a small farm in Litchfield. 

Enjoy with a drizzle of honey on crackers or bread!


We found this to be a lighter textured, almost whipped cream cheese - not the type of thick spreading cream cheese you might think of from the grocery store. Think more: a young 'chevre', but from cow's milk.

Weights vary, this is a flat rate item per tub.

Sakatah Cheese

$13
0.5 lbs avg

Box 754
$26.00/lb

A seasonal favorite

One square of Alemar Cheese Company's Sakatah Cheese.

Made with 100% grass fed organic cow's milk raised on a small farm in Litchfield. 

A bit milder than the Bent River, it is wrapped in brandy-soaked Minnesota grape leaves for aging. 

Only available in the fall and early winter. 




Enjoy at room temperature. The rind and grape leaf are edible and we encourage eating it all together.

Will store for several weeks unopened or a good week or so in your fridge if tightly wrapped back in the original package.

Exact weights vary, this is a flat rate item


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