The milk we make available (both the milk we have in store and the milk available through the Cypress Raw Milk Co-op) is “A2” meaning that, in contrast to most milk produced in the United States, it has the same protein as human, goat’s, or sheep’s milk. Most people who have been told that they are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy are able to enjoy our milk.
The honey we have in store comes from bees feeding on flower nectar, not sugar water or, worse yet, corn syrup (which makes them sick). We do not carry bee products the harvesting of which might, over time in commercial quantities, put a strain on the health of the hive or the species. Bees forage as far as five miles from their hives, so we get honey from a property large enough to protect them from neighbors’ pesticides or GMO crops.
All artisan food products are locally made with the highest quality ingredients and traditional processes! The cheese is made from grass-fed raw milk and is properly aged, the sourdough bread is properly slow fermented at room temperature for 12 hours for maximum digestibility. We can help you with artisan quality probiotics such as lacto-fermented vegetables, European style milk kefir, and water kefir, too. When it comes for farmers market quality and beyond including pastured and grass fed in the Houston area, we've got you covered. We're not your typical grocery store.
A2 milk refers to the protein in the milk. The A2 protein is identical to human milk. Most milk sold at stores is A1, and has other characteristics that cause it to be problematic for people. But, people who can't consume store-bought A1 or A2 milk are often just fine with raw A2 milk. That's one reason we are a drop off for an A2 raw milk co-op, The Jersey Barnyard's Cypress Milk Group. We do not sell raw milk, but when you purchase directly from the dairy using their online shopping cart www.thejerseybarnyard.grazecart.com between Friday morning and Tuesdays midnight, your milk will arrive at our store for you to pick up by Thursday afternoons. (A small cash transportation fee applies per item to be paid in cash when you pick up your milk. For details see www.victoriasnaturalmarket.com/raw-milk-co-op ) If you live in Cypress, Tomball, or the Woodlands, this is a great option for getting raw milk.
Our artisan bread maker properly long ferments her sourdoughs at room temperature for 12 hours for our Houston, Cypress, and The Woodlands clients. This means they are much more easily digestible. Many people who haven't been able to eat bread in ages do well with her bread. Even her yeasted breads are longer fermented than usual. Her breads are available only by special order and in our farmers market style store on the weekends! Compare the ingredients in her bread to any in the grocery store. Her bread is free from things it doesn't need and from things that don't have to be listed on the ingredient list. Come get some of the best bread in the Cypress, Tomball, Woodlands area!
We prioritize stocking local cheese made from milk produced by animals that spend the majority of their time foraging in the pasture. To us, grass-fed doesn't mean kept in confinement and fed hay or the dried out waste product of the beer making process or that spend the day outside on dirt lots eating whatever they get fed. To us, grass fed means milk from animals that spent all day or much of it outside eating live grass growing in healthy dirt.
The organic label doesn't necessarily mean vegetables are the quality you would expect at the regular grocery store or even at farmers market. Many harmful substances are used on "organic" vegetables, but our primary vegetable vendor, Albert doesn't use harmful chemicals on his vegetables. He has a plot of land right here on site, and another plot with a green house in Waller to grow clean, healthy, top quality vegetables for lucky customers in the Houston, Cypress, and The Woodlands.
The grass fed and pasteured labels can be misleading. We carry truly pastured, rotationally grazed, pastured, grass-fed Black Angus beef. We have had customers say that it is as good as the Wagyu beef they have been buying. This spectacular beef is a well kept secret not even mentioned on their website! This beef is as good as any you can get in the Cypress, Tomball, Woodlands area.
Chickens are a labor of love. They are very labor intensive. The chicken we carry tastes like chicken! But, it is only available in a few places- like here. If you are looking for great chicken in the Cypress, Tomball, Woodlands area, we've got it here!
Pastured chickens' pens must be moved everyday, but the flavor is superior! People travel from all over the northwest Houston area- The Woodlands, Cypress, and Tomball for these eggs!
This honey comes from bees that forage on flowers, not bees that are heavily supplemented with sugar water or corn syrup (which makes them sick).
Pastured pork is allowed to mature longer, so it is more flavorful. We have delicious bacon and award winning sausage...farmers market quality and beyond at our store!
Probiotic foods are those that repopulate your system with all the micro-organisms that are supposed to be there but are slowly being destroyed by packaged foods, antibiotic use, pollution, and modern stress. Even our emotional health can be affected by the state of micro-organisms in our bodies. Recharge with artisan, farmers market quality products such as kefir and kimchi! The only place we make these products available is at our location, convenient to Houston, Cypress, and The Woodlands. What you get at the regular grocery store just isn't the same quality.
Our skin absorbs things right into our bodies, so why would we put anything on it that isn't safe to eat?
Also, our skin an organ that works together with hair and nails to provide protection from injury and fluid loss and provide physical defense against infection by microorganisms.
Taking gentle, loving care of our systems is a way of telling our bodies that we love life and that we are here for them which increases the likelihood that they will do their jobs well.
We love our customers so, though our normal hours are on the weekends, feel free to schedule a visit to our farmers market style grocery store for truly grass fed pastured during the week. We are convenient to Houston, Cypress and The Woodlands.
20158 Bauer Hockley Road, Tomball, Texas 77377