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Returning to our Roots – Announcing Organic Milk from Burroughs Family Farms

Cream-top Organic Whole Milk direct from our family farm in Central California is now available! It doesn’t get any better than our rich, flavorful milk with cream on the top from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows.

Our farming family tradition started in 1896 with Walnut Grove Creamery, and now we’re returning to our roots and excited to share our own brand of nutrient-dense, delicious milk direct from Central California with you!

Our milk is VAT Pasteurized, which means we are able to pasteurize our milk at low temperatures, retaining the milk’s original flavors while avoiding unnecessary processing.

Available in Half Gallon & One Quart sizes at these fine stores:

Cornucopia Natural Foods

Rainbow Grocery

El Cerrito Natural

Berkeley Natural

Lassen‘s Grocery Store

Village Fresh Market

Taylor’s Market


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Run Happy Bee Happy 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run


Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Burroughs Family Farms • 22323 E Monte Vista Ave Snelling, CA 95369

Route Map Race Registration Brunch-only Registration

Almond TreesThe Run Happy Bee Happy event will kick off at 10am with the 5k Run/Walk followed by the Kids’ Run. The course will take place at Burroughs Family Farms where participants will run along their organic almond orchards that are planted on rolling hills. Race participants will also get to experience a running tour of Burroughs Family Farms organic and sustainable practices – including their solar panel sites, farm-made compost, biodiverse beneficial hedgerows, and organic pastured hens. Following the race, participants will enjoy brunch made with Burroughs Family Farm products and other locally-sourced organic foods. For those not running you may also enjoy the fun activities and the wonderful brunch. Brunch will include quiche, yogurt parfait, various fruits and granola, coffee, lemonade and some adult beverages. You won’t leave hungry.


Event details and schedule

/ Registration opens at 8:30am

5k Race starts at 10am followed by a fun kids race.

Brunch will be available after the 5k for everyone.

$50 Adults- Early Bird rate expires 4/9/17

Includes: Run, t-shirt,* bag, bag of almonds and brunch

Top male and female will receive a trophy

$20 Kids (12 and under)- Early bird rate expires 4/9/17

Includes: bee bag and brunch

Top boy and girl will get a toy

$15 Adult/ $10 Kid Non runners, brunch only

Late or on site registration: $65 Adults and $25 Kids (12 and under)

*shirt not guaranteed for late or on site registrations

We will have fun educational booths for the family and friends who aren’t racing which include:

  • petting zoo
  • face painting
  • food samples
  • booth from Planet Bee Foundation showing some of their great programs!

Bring your ID. Some of the booths will have items for sale so you can bring money.  We will have water available but you can bring your own water bottle if you would like to fill up.

Event Sponsors

Equal ExchangeHey Honey! Artisanal Lemonade
Ag Link Food Hub WIS&G Insurance Agency Clif Bar
 18 Rabbits Garton Tractor Inc. Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc.
 Newswander Apiaries Voyager Foods
 Yosemite Farm CreditAmerican AgCredit Shannon Pump Co.
Livingston Farmers Association JKB Energy





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California Cold-Pressed Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oils With A New Culinary Twist


contact: Benina Montes | [email protected] | 209-874-9400

California Cold-Pressed Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oils With A New Culinary Twist [pdf link]

Organic flavor essences bring garlic, lemon, orange, and basil to the new certified organic EVOOs of Burroughs Family Farms.

DENAIR, CA – August 11, 2014 –Burroughs Family Farms today introduced four new organically flavored extra-virgin olive oils (EVOOs) to complement their original first coldpressed certified organic olive oil. The four new flavored varieties -featuring organic essences of garlic, lemon, orange, and basil -offer convenience and culinary inspiration to people seeking to enhance the flavor of their cooking without sacrificing quality or running to the store for another ingredient. They are available in 250mlbottles and can be purchased at select local retailers and online via

Olive oil consumption in the U.S. continues to grow, as people become more aware of its flavors, uses and health benefits. Long a staple of the Mediterranean diet, extra-virgin olive oil contains more blood-pressure-lowering monounsaturated fat (75%) than other cooking oils. It also contains stronger concentrations of phytonutrients (especially polyphenols) that have well known anti-inflamatory properties and it contains the antioxidents vitamin E and beta-carotene that support blood vessel health.

In culinary use, extra-virgin olive oil is best used in low to medium temperature applications such as dipping, salad dressings and light sautees where its delicate flavor profile can be appreciated without being heat damaged. Since dressings and sautees often call for other aromatic flavors, including garlic, citrus, and herbs, the creation of organically flavored oils seemed like a winning idea to Benina Montes, daughter of the eldest living farmers in the family, Ward and Rosie Burroughs.

“We’re excited to produce certified cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil in California, since 99% of the olive oil consumed by Americans is imported,” said Montes. “Just as California wines grew in stature and availability, we think locally produced olive oil will do the same thing, especially with people who want to buy foods directly from the farmers who grow them.”

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Now in their fifth generation of farming, the Burroughs family produces and sells first cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) under the Burroughs Family Farms brand, along with a variety of other certified organic foods from their integrated farms in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. The Burroughs employ a wide variety of sustainable farming practices, not the least of which is organic production which prohibits the use of GMOs, antibiotics, and petrochemical pesticides. Together, their three California farms, managed by the children of Rosie and Ward Burroughs, produce organic milk, eggs, and meats from pastured organic livestock, plus almonds, olive oil, and cheese that’s made from the milk of their organic dairy herd. Burroughs Family Farms almonds, cheese, and olive oil can be purchased online at www.burroughsfamilyfarms.comfor direct shipment from the farm. The farms’ meats, eggs, and raw almonds can be ordered for pick-up on the farm and at the Merced and Fresno farmer’s markets, where their almonds, olive oil, and cheese are also sold. Their eggs are also sold at area grocery stores. Learn more at


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