Columbia: Mountain People Organics


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Organic on October 4, 2014

Have you been to Mountain People Organics lately?  I don’t go all the time, but I probably go about four times a month.  In reality, it’s probably a good thing it’s not in Twain Harte or I’d spend all my spare time there.

Home made macaroni and cheese, with some dried...

Home made macaroni and cheese, with dried herbs!

Every week there is something different or new. They will have new vendors or new products.  This week they had Grass-fed Angus Ground Beef and the new cafe was a big hit.

Laura from 4 & 20 Blackbirds Bakery was in the cafe serving up dishes of two kinds of macaroni and cheese, salad in a jar, brownies, mini loaves of bread and much more. The booth stayed pretty busy through the lunch crowd and closed about 3:00 p.m.

Even though I don’t care for maple, that bread drenched in maple was really good.  The chefs are amazing, and each brings their own cooking style to the table.  You never know what you’ll end up with but two things are certain: It will be good and good for you.

I’m always amazed at the gluten-free choices these bakers come up with. The buying club even has large organic flour tortillas for $3.85! I couldn’t believe they were so cheap.  Compare the next time you visit the grocery store.  We’ve tried them and they’re fantastic. However, they are made without any preservatives so will mold pretty quickly. Buy and use them the same day.

Eye fillet of grass-fed beef.

Eye fillet of grass-fed beef.

Rawhide and Hurst Ranch have a booth with lots of grass-fed rib-eyes, bacon that is just the right thickness with non-gmo goodness, sausage that is mild and savory. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Join the buyers club.  It’s amazing how cheap I can get organic food for.  Yes, it takes a little getting used to ordering your groceries online but at least at home I can sit and listen to music instead of braving the crowds. Not everything is cheaper than conventionally grown, but it’s definitely worth the trip to come find out what’s here and at least pick up some raw milk. If I have to have milk from the store, I’ll buy the organic milk but my family prefers Organic Pastures Raw Milk. You’ve got to try it.

See all the MarketPlace Vendors. Open every Wednesday and Saturday ~  from Noon to 6 pm!

Located in Columbia, California at 10800 Airport Road, in the old National Guard Armory building next to the County Airport, now called “The Farmory.”

A quirky, new market filled up with local, organic farmers, artisans, food vendors and entrepreneurs; all with a focus on organic, sustainable, natural living.  A wonderful community gathering place. You will come to love it! Stop in at SaferPC and say hello.

This Wednesday in the Farmory Cafe we are having chicken paprikash with dinner rolls (my personal favorite), salad in a jar, hot dogs in tortillas, pasta, and meat buns.  Be sure to stop and check us out.  I’m working the booth tomorrow, be sure to stop and say hello.

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Mountain People Organics


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Organic on August 31, 2013

My fridge

Organic Pastures Raw Milk!

Have you heard of Mountain People Organics?  Their statement is simple.

“We are a Private, Membership-only Warehouse, committed to Local, Fresh, REAL food. This page is for the management of the Warehouse. Well, and some information and recipe sharing!”

But it’s so much more than that.  It’s a real community.  I knew I had found family when Arleen Fotiu asked if we were okay because of the Rim Fire, and said, “We take care of our own. I think we can do better than a cot in the evacuation center.”

RAW MILK Freedom to Choose

RAW MILK Freedom to Choose

Anytime I’ve had a question, Arleen or Cindy have had the answer. These are fantastic women.  Instead of waiting for the FDA or the state to get around to labeling GMO’s, these women got together and decided to act.  Mountain People Organics has grown to more than 400 families, and continues to grow each week.

They have something new for our members each week, whether it be food to sample, classes or a visit from the doctor.  The group has members who bake their bread in solar ovens and everyone shares their knowledge, their food, and recipes.  It’s really amazing.

Most of the food is brought in from local suppliers and local growers.  We eat seasonal foods and the ladies are so helpful, sharing recipes, techniques, and answering questions.  I’ve learned so much and I’m still learning.  I am so glad I found you!

Stop in and check us out: Mountain People Organics

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