Low-temp Pasteurized Milk
Grassfed Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Eggs, Local Raw Honey
Vegetables and Fruits
Organic Gardening & Feed Supplies
Local Food Co-ops
Online Sources of Real Foods
Real Food Restaurants
Edible Wild Plants
Often family farms offer more than one product, so do read through the list to find out where foods are available.
- Stryk Jersey Farm a licensed raw cow milk dairy near Schulenberg, TX, sells milk, cream, cheese, buttermilk, butter, and sour cream. Address: 629 Krenek Stryk Rd, Schulenburg, TX 78956, Phone: (979) 561-8469
- Pure Milk Farms a licensed raw cow milk dairy near Winnie, TX, sells milk, cream, cheese, butter, whey protein and free range eggs when available. The cows are 100% grass fed, no grain, no soy, and no GMO’s. The farm produces and feed the cows organic sprouts grown on the farm using a hydroponic sprouting system, and is the first and only dairy farm in Texas to use the system. Contact Kelvin by email or call 713-261-6409. For more information about Kelvin’s dairy farm and raw milk, here’s an April 8, 2011, article (pdf of print version) from the Beaumont Enterprise on Pure Milk Farms. [Link to story in Beaumont Enterprise online.]
- Way Back When Dairy is no longer selling milk in the Houston area. For more information see the Real Food Houston post on Way Back When Dairy being forced out of the Houston market.
- Frerichs Dairy a licensed raw cow milk dairy near LaGrange, TX. The cows are 100% grassfed and all Jersey. The dairy also sells cheese and eggs from pastured chickens.
- Gramen Farm a licensed raw cow and goat milk dairy in Tomball, TX. They also sell free-range eggs.
- Calico Dairy a licensed raw cow milk dairy in Conroe, TX, offers milk and cream. There’s more information in the WAPF Houston post about Calico Dairy.
- Healthyway Dairy, a licensed raw cow milk dairy at 15525 Cedar St., Santa Fe, TX, offering milk and sometimes yard eggs, buttermilk, and cream cheese. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-739-2389. More about Healthyway Dairy on Real Food Houston.
- Miracle Farm a small hobby farm in Santa Fe, TX. They have raw goat milk, cheese, and soap. They also have fresh eggs and cow milk butter. All products are upon request and availability. Contact by email or leave a message (indicate what products you want) at 409-925-2566.
- Wateroak farms a licensed raw goat milk dairy providing milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream, both raw and lightly pasteurized. Products can be found at farmers’ markets, local health food stores, and select Whole Foods.
- Anala Goat Company a licensed raw goat milk dairy providing milk, cheese, and kefir
- Proverbs Farm & Dairy a licensed raw goat milk dairy offering milk, cheeses, and goat milk soaps
Low-temperature Pasteurized, Not-homogenized Milk
Mill-King Market & Creamery markets a low-temp pasteurized, not-homogenized milk in Houston. The cows are primarily grass-fed and their supplement is non-GMO. They are given no antibiotics and no hormones. Mill-King milk, cream, and cheese can be bought at Revival Market and the Montrose, Bellaire, and Kirby Whole Foods Markets. Other Houston businesses use Mill-King milk and cream, including Trentino Gelato and these coffee shops: Antidote, Black Hole, Double Trouble, and Catalina. Mill-King milk is also delivered by Greenling. Read more about Mill-King dairy on Real Food Houston.
Grassfed Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Eggs from Pastured Chickens, and Local Raw Honey [Back to top]
- Law Ranch Cattle Company pastured beef and freshly ground organic grains
- Yonder Way Farm is a family farm in Fayetteville, TX, which has grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and free-range chickens and eggs. Check their website for delivery locations. You can also learn more about the farm on their Facebook page.
- The Barry Farm in Sugarland, TX, raises white dorper sheep and lambs, Heritage Breed Red Wattle hogs. They have a CSA delivery for eggs from pastured chickens. They also have local raw honey. The feed for their heritage breed hogs is non-gmo and soy free.
- Lucky Lizard Ranch is a family farm with dairy cows, eggs, bees, and heritage pigs. They usually have kombucha scobys, sourdough starter, and firewood. When available they have honey, herbs, and produce. They welcome farm tours by appointment.
- Harrison Hog Farms is a family farm that offers pork, lamb, and goat. The animals are raised on pasture and receive no antibiotics, growth enhancers, or chemicals.
- Dustin’s Eggs – Dustin Hoeinghaus, Weimar, TX, provides eggs from pastured chickens that are drug free. The supplemental feed is grown using sustainable practices and is not genetically modified (GM). Contact Dustin at 512-423-5386. In addition to selling eggs at local farmers markets, Dustin supplies eggs to Feast restaurant.
- Gulf Coast Honey Bee Farms, Pearland, TX, sells local raw honey at the Nassau Bay Farmers Market. They also do bee removals and education programs.
- Jeremiah Cunningham’s World’s Best Eggs are produced at Coyote Creek Farm by chickens fed 100% soy-free organic feed that is milled fresh daily at Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill. Beginning February 14, 2012, the eggs are available at Whole Foods Markets in the Southwest Region (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana). For more information, contact Cameron Molberg, email: Cameron@CoyoteCreekFarm.org.
- Some farmers market vendors sell ungraded yard eggs from pastured chickens, but be sure to ask how they supplement their feed because almost all poultry farmers supplement their chickens’ free-range feeding. If they grow their own supplemental feed using organic practices or buy organic feed, their eggs are GMO-free (free of genetically modified organisms). If they buy conventional feed that includes corn or soy, the feed probably contains GMOs. Almost all corn and soy grown in the USA is GMO.
- Lard and beef suet are available at Revival Market on Heights Blvd. The lard is rendered from Mangalitsa pork produced by Revival Meats in Yoakum, TX.
Vegetables and Fruits [Back to top]
- Farmigo - a website that helps you find a farm in your local area where you can buy fresh produce. There are several listed in the Houston area.
- Winter Family Farm in Santa Fe, TX. Fresh local produce year-round. Produce can be found at the Nassau Bay Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 10 – 2. You may contact the farm by email or phone at 281-989-4219.
- Blackwood Bounty (formerly Twin Persimmon Farms) in Hempstead, TX. The farm is managed sustainably and specializes in gourmet vegetable varieties. They have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Contact Hans Hansen, farmer and horticulturist, PO Box 725, Hempstead, TX 77445, 832-418-2901.
- Home Sweet Farm in Brenham, Houston’s First & Largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). There are several Houston pick-up sites.
- Central City Co-Op: Houston’s original organic co-op. Members can order fruits and veggies on-line.
- Greenling, a delivery service for organic food, now operates in Houston. Food orders are made on-line and delivery is to your door. Food choices include produce, meat, and dairy.
- Farmhouse Delivery, local organic produce delivery in Houston. On-line ordering.
- Locally grown vegetables and fruits are available at many Houston area farmers’ markets.
Organic Gardening & Feed Supplies [Back to top]
- Wabash Antiques & Feed Store – 5701 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX, 713-863-8322, carries Coyote Creek organic feed and other organic farm and gardening supplies
- Coyote Creek Farm and Feed Mill, Elgin, TX – organic feed mill, pastured eggs, grass-fed beef
Local Food Co-ops
- Natural Living Food Co-op, League City, offers weekly produce shares and co-op ordering of a wide variety of bulk foods, from flours and grains to frozen meats, fruits and vegetables. You must be a member to order. Membership is $24 per year. Many of the foods are gluten-free and/or organic. There is a limited delivery area.
Online Sources for Real Foods
- If you can’t find the real foods you need locally, Sarah Pope at The Healthy Home Economist has a list of online sources, including meat, fats, nut butters, natural sweeteners, fermented foods, grains, culturing supplies, and more.
- Real Bone Broth – ships frozen chicken and beef bone broth. Their broth is made with Weston A. Price Foundation preparation methods.
- For organic herbs, spices, and seeds visit Indus Organics.
Real Food Restaurants [Back to top]
If you are interested in finding local area restaurants that are trying to move toward more healthful practices in food selection and preparation, such as using local produce, organic foods, grassfed beef, etc., visit the Real Food Restaurants page at RealFoodHouston.com.
Edible Wild Plants [Back to top]
Many wild plants are edible and nutritious. To find out more about local Texas wild plants, check out Merriwether’s Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Texas and the Southwest. Merriwether is a Houston, TX, researcher who teaches an edible wild plants class at the Houston Arboretum.
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