April 2, 2021
Everyone’s gut is different. And, I’m not talking about what we can see. Rather, I’m talking about what we can’t see - the hundred trillion microorganisms that make our digestion (and more) happen. For reasons 100% proven but not 100% understood (as is too common in nature), the strains of bacteria in yogurt increase your body’s ability to digest complex carbohydrates!
March 14, 2021
Although the United States is considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries, it’s certainly not the most healthy. As Wendell Berry famously said: “People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the health industry, which pays no attention to food.” This is what needs to change. THERE MAY BE A SOLUTION. And it’s called REGENERATIVE HEALTHCARE.
March 5, 2021
I was chatting with someone recently who casually mentioned to me how great buying day old chicks from a hatchery is, because they come to the farm already vaccinated. Wait. What!? This caught me by surprise… but it really shouldn’t have. I mean, we vaccinate day old human babies. Of course day old chicks are, too! I had to learn more.
February 12, 2021
The farm staff and myself recently sampled over 20 different types of raw goat cheese… and a goat’s milk caramel. Oh my, they are all so yummy. Our favorites are now available in the store! I also went a little deeper and interviewed Amos Miller from Misty Creek Goat Dairy.
February 5, 2021
You may have heard about einkorn flour. Maybe you’re gluten intolerant, maybe you’re really into nutrition, maybe you’re a wheat connoisseur, or maybe you’re a real food enthusiast. No matter your background and interests, you may benefit from einkorn flour, and here’s why.
January 22, 2021
Cheese is one of those unfortunately vilified foods that causes hesitation for some. Let’s be clear. I am NOT talking about Velveeta or any cheese that has ingredients other than milk, culture, and real salt (and maybe some natural herbs or spices or wood smoke). I have some great news - real old fashioned raw cheese is excellent for your health! You can be proud and healthy eating it daily. There are so many reasons why. So many that I’ll keep each sharp and to the point.
October 23, 2020
It seems that there’s a lot of confusion and even misinformation out there about A2 milk. I’m hoping to bring some light to the topic. How can you be absolutely certain the milk is 100% A2?
It’s NOT the breed of the cow. It’s NOT the fat content. It’s NOT whether it’s raw or homogenized. It’s NOT the nutritional content. It’s NOT what the cow is fed. It’s NOT how a cow lives.
September 25, 2020
This year, we started getting the same question from a bunch of our awesome customers. It goes something like this, “I’m vegetarian. Can you make A2 cheese with vegetable rennet?”
Of course, I relay all feedback to farmer Aaron. So, he started looking into it. We went down a rabbit hole of knowledge on this one. It turns out, there’s good reasons we use beef rennet.
August 21, 2020
There is only one reason soy is in animal feed - it’s cheap!!! Feeding animals soy leads to a plethora of negative health consequences. For a small farmer, this is a tough place to be. Produce more expensive healthy food or more affordable less healthy food? You can’t do both. Let’s think about this in a different way. Soy-free food is more expensive right now but will likely save you lots of money in the long run. All of Miller’s Bio Farm’s products come from animals fed a soy-free diet (with the exception of the “regular eggs” offered from time to time).
July 3, 2020
Miller’s Bio Farm started offering produce this spring, knowing that our customers needed access to fresh fruits and veggies during the lockdown. We can tell that our customers like it, because.... well... you keep ordering more fruits and veggies!
February 28, 2020
I went to a seminar about childhood anxiety this week. The second half was presented by a wonderful osteopathic doctor who spoke about how your gut talks to your brain.
It’s quite amazing. The foods we eat and how we treat our digestive system have a direct link to the health of our brain.
November 15, 2019
First, let’s get this straight. Bone broth is not a regular stock or broth. It’s the superhero of stocks. Some call is liquid gold.
Where stock and broth are boiled for a few hours, bone broth is simmered for up to 24 hours. Bone broth should also contain vinegar, which draws additional nutrients from the bones.
There are a lot of amazing benefits of bone broth, but today we’re going to focus on one - collagen!
November 1, 2019
Being in the dairy business, we hear a lot of rumors about milk on the farm.
One particular rumor really got us curious: You can live on only milk.
So, is this true? We had to look into it more.
October 4, 2019
There are an array of confusing and subjective food labels in stores - Prime, Choice or Select beef, Grade A or Grade B maple syrup, free range or pastured eggs, etc. These labels are all based on a human making a subjective assessment of the product. The lines that divide each are blurry.
When it comes to milk, the A2 label is objective and scientific.
August 3, 2019
When the farmer has extra milk, he makes butter. And, who doesn’t love some real butter?
Mmmmm. Butter spread on sourdough bread. Butter melted over veggies. Steak with a flavored butter compote. Buttery cookies and pie crust. Butter in your coffee. I mean, it’s all amazingly delicious.
If you’ve shopped on our store, you may have been overwhelmed by the variety of butter options. You may have wondered - what’s the difference between regular, cultured, fresh, and spring butter? Let’s explore this a bit.