Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Our Delivery Schedule

Our current delivery schedule:

Mondays:  10-11am
West Cobb Chiropractic
5041 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA

Wednesdays: 4-5pm
*By order only*
Target, Hiram parking lot near Folks

Saturdays: 8am-12pm, April 18-October 31
Roswell Artisans and Farmers Market
Under the oaks behind Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill Street, Roswell GA 30075


Beef is currently at an all-time high price!  But that doesn't mean that you need to compromise quality for price!  We have made every effort to keep our prices extremely affordable, and very competitive, but we have NOT compromised our farm goods!  
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Ground Beef

Stew Meat
Short Ribs
Rib Roast
Chuck Roast
Sirloin Tip Roast
Cube Steak
Rump Roast
Round Steak
Sirloin Steak
NY Strip
Tenderloin Steak (Filet Mignon)
Dog Treats
Ox Tail
Family Packages
1/2 Family Sampler
includes the following:
18 lbs. of assorted cuts wrapped in white butcher paper, including roughly 5 lbs. of steaks,
6 lbs. of assorted roasts and other cuts, and 7 1-lb. packages of ground beef.
Family Sampler
includes the following:
36 lbs. of assorted cuts wrapped in white butcher paper, including roughly 10 lbs. of steaks,
12 lbs. of assorted roasts and other cuts, and 14 1-lb. packages of ground beef. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

New Delivery Schedule!


We will be moving back to a delivery schedule!
Now you can order on our beautiful and easy-to-use online shop, and then meet us at one of our convenient delivery locations to pick up your order!

Delivery Schedule:
Monday:  Rockmart WalMart, 4:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday:  Hiram Target, 4:00-5:00pm
Friday:  Life University, 12-1:00pm

After ordering, *please* call or text 404-610-1540 to check availability and confirm delivery to your choice location!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

New Online Store!!

Have you checked out our new online store?

www.squareup.com/market/vineyard-farms is the address for all your freshest food and all the most natural creations you can find!  The site is still in progress, but should be finished by this evening.  Shipping is available for everything, and you can pay from the comfort of your home!

Thank you for looking- we are so excited to serve you once again!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Goat Milk Mozzarella

This morning, I woke up a bit earlier than usual.  I decided to try my hand at making goat milk mozzarella!

I recently bought a goat (the hidden ear variety, LaMancha) who is giving us approximately a gallon of delicious milk a day!  I am picking up two more milk mamas today!  With all the new milk coming in, I should be able to freeze plenty for our dry months, make as much bread as I want, and continue making cheeses, yogurts, sour cream, whey, kefir, goat milk fudge, soap, etc!

I've made mozzarella for about 3 years now.  But I've never made it from goat milk.  And since our family cow Io has decided to just hang out and eat and wait for opportunities to get her hair brushed instead of having babies, I suppose I'd better get used to the goat milk variety!

When I bought my new goat, which we aptly named "Mrs. Van Goat" (get it? Like Van Gogh... no ears...), the previous owner (whose super cute blog can be found at www.GoatGirlGazette.wordpress.com) stated that she made her mozzarella from goat cheese.  I have made plenty of cheeses from goat milk, but I always made the standard soft feta variety! So this was a new adventure for me.  She suggested that I look up the Pioneer Woman recipe for 30 minute mozzarella, and simply pour in goat's milk instead of cow's milk.  When I researched the recipe, I found that it called for nuking the curd in the microwave.  I banned my family's microwave about 3 years ago.  So this recipe is a combination of Pioneer Woman's curd recipe and my old school mozzarella stretching technique.

First, I gathered my materials.
A non-reactive pot that holds 2 gallons
1 gallon raw milk
1/4 tsp liquid vegetable rennet (non-vegetable rennet is made from the lining of a calf's stomach.  So watch out, vegetarians!)
1.5 tsp citric acid
a metal spoon
an extra pot of hot water (about 135-150*F)
a bowl of ice water

Next, I mixed 1/4 tsp of liquid vegetable rennet with 1 cup water, and stirred.
I added the citric acid to the empty large pot, and stirred in 1/4 cup of water. I stirred it until it dissolved.  Next, I poured in the gallon of raw goat's milk.

I stirred this combination slowly until a thermometer read 90*F.
Then, I removed it from the heat, covered it and allowed it to sit for 5 minutes.

I opened the lid, and sliced the curd in 1" squares.  Then, I returned this mixture to the heat, and stirred slowly until the whey reached 105*.
At this point, I removed the curd from the whey.  If you like cheese curds, now is the time to salt them and put them in cold water!

But to continue on to mozzarella, drop the newly gathered curds into the hot water you had set aside earlier.  Add plenty of salt (to taste).  I usually add 1/8 to 1/4 cup.

This is my favorite part.  I recommend using a metal spoon for this, but I was attempting to take pictures.  Stretch the mozzarella for a few minutes, until it becomes shiny.  Knead it to work the salt into the mixture.  Don't allow it to rest in the hot water too long, or it will fall apart.

Continue to knead until you can roll it into a tight ball, like pictured below.  Now you have mozzarella!

I like to store mine in just a bit of the salt water, and rolled into an airtight ziplock baggie in the refrigerator. 

And don't throw that whey out!  You can make bread with it (use it in place of buttermilk), or store it like I did in the picture below.  Pour it into muffin tins to freeze, then place the frozen portions in a ziplock bag.  You can use these as all natural whey protein in your morning smoothies!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Current Offerings:

I plan to update this list each time we add new items!

Grass fed/grass finished steaks, roasts and organ meats, coffee, loose leaf tea, goats milk soap, lotion and bath and facial products, hand-sewn and painted products, local pottery, handmade jewelry, locally refinished furniture, knickknacks, children's dresses, pork sausage, pastured chicken eggs, raw wildflower honey, raw wildflower beeswax lip balm, herbs, sauces, canned veggies, jams, marinades and more, alphabet photography, and SO much more.  

Coming soon: Bacon, link sausage, raw cheeses and raw milks!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Great news!

Wednesday, The Vineyard Farms Market will have veggies, more varieties of soaps and lotions, and more lip balms!  There is a great possibility that we will have milk as well!  WOOHOO!  Come on by between 11-4:30 and check out all our exciting products, including the brand new organic coffee we have in-store!