I’ll be at the State Fair this year, teaching folks how to make a fabulous Butter Cookie using Minnesota made Pastureland  butter. The two, half-hour classes will be at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, Sunday, August 24th. The Healthy Local Foods cooking demonstrations are part of the EcoExperience in the Progress Center on the State Fairgrounds at the corner of Cosgrove and Randall.
How you may ask can butter and healthy be in the same sentence? There is evidence that dairy products from 100% pastured animals are ideal for your health. They offer you more Omega-3s – the “good” fats, and fewer “bad” fats. These “good fats” raise your HDL. Also, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a potent antioxidant, a fatty acid most abundant in grass-fed products.
Because living grass is richer in vitamins E, A, and beta-carotene than stored hay or standard dairy diets, butter from dairy cows grazing on fresh pasture is also richer in these important nutrients. The naturally golden color of grass-fed butter is a clear indication of its superior nutritional value.
If none of this evidence is convincing, butter produced with milk from grass-fed cows just tastes so darn much better! So grab a glass of milk or a cup o’joe and head over to the Progress Center on Sunday, August 24 for a cookie class with Bret’s Table.