What a great business idea! If only more people would make their own stock though and buy their bones straight from the farmer.



“A small farm has to be creative in how they manage their resources.”

Meet Rachael Mamane, the founder of Brooklyn Bouillon, the first sustainable and traceable small-batch artisan stock company based in Brooklyn, NY. Rachael is on a personal mission to help small farmers. A few years ago, when she was working for the greenmarkets in New York City, she had the idea to help meat farmers generate extra income by creating a line of stocks from their unwanted “waste”, such as discarded bones. It was an opportunity no one had seized on. Rachael noticed that none of the local farm stands offered a high-quality stock to home cooks on a consistent basis; a skill she had a knack for, cooking whole animals nose-to-tail throughout her life. So, she approached a few small farms with the idea, tested out a number of stock recipes using their raw materials, and in 2010, Brooklyn Bouillon was born.”




A short film about a cheese-making dairy farm in BC. I went to culinary school with John Gattey, one half of Fed By Hand. The other half is his brother David Gattey. They have decided to mesh their two passions-food and film-making. A very touching and informative film. I’m looking forward to seeing their next episode. There is nothing cooler than seeing a herd of cows put out onto pasture for the first time in the spring!


Our first episode!  Filmed on-site at The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses in Aggasiz, British Columbia, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to George and Debra.  They are two vital parts to an equation that produces some of the best cheeses I’ve ever tasted (their cloth-bound cheddar and Alpine Gold are standouts).  The milk from the herd which George keeps happy and healthy travels barely 100 feet to the cheese-making facility where Debra takes over.  They are one of the only cheesemaking operations in BC, that I know of, where this is the case, and it shines through in their product.  We hope you enjoy their story.

The animal and plant life coming from all the death and destruction humans created in Chernobyl is amazing! It seems to show that just the presence of humans in numbers and concentration as great as we are in cities is more detrimental to nature as is a nuclear explosion. Take away the humans and all other life thrives! This is just part 1 of 5.

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