It’s not uncommon for food bloggers to get inspiration/food envy/serious cravings from looking at other people’s blogs. On one hand it’s great because you find out about great eats that you can later experience first hand. On the other hand it’s kinda lame to blog about something that somebody else already did.
When I read about Pepe Saya butter the word cultured hit me. Good butter is a marvelous product but good cultured butter? It’s a completely new level. And could it be possible that the cows that produced the milk were grass-fed? I emailed Pepe Saya and the almost immediate reply was “yes”. I could see fireworks in my computer monitor. Grass-fed cultured butter, ladies and gentlemen. Conjugated Linoleic Acid, omega-3, carotenes, vitamin K2, and friendly bacteria packed in a creamy, delicious spread. I had to get some! Unfortunately, the Christmas holidays arrived soon and they shut the shop. I emailed them last week to see if they’d be back on Saturday but unfortunately they won’t be opening most weekends this years. But there was light at the end of the tunnel, they shot me an email saying that they’ve checked their list of stockists and found out Urban Food Market is open on Saturdays.
This took us to
Urban Food Market
in Marrickville. They are one of the few businesses that focus on naturally-fed, ethically-raised, sustainably-produced meats. People who often don’t care about that are, in my opinion, not looking at the big picture. Animals that are fed food that is not natural for them get sick and are given antibiotics, which we later ingest along with the meat. Healthy animals = healthy soil & healthy planet = healthy people eating the animals = plenty of food for the future of humanity.
We did not buy any meat there this time, mainly because it’s a bit more expensive than where we usually shop. They do have some pork sausages that sounded super tempting, but we didn’t get me because they had rice flour.
The mission was to get Pepe Saya butter and that’s what we got, although a lot more expensive than the price at the factory ($10 vs $7.50). Worth every cent.
Meats & dairy
They also sell a few pantry items: condiments, sauces, stock, etc. Oh yes, and they have an online shop, too.
Urban Food Market
Unit 1, 168 Victoria Rd
Marrickville NSW 2204
(02) 8999 6106