Private chef Nathan Donahoe spent a busy day at the Wednesday Farmers’ Market making fresh mozzarella while fulfilling a lifelong dream. “It has been a dream of mine to be one of those chefs behind the table, getting people psyched about farm fresh food,” he said. “The Wednesday Santa Monica Farmer’s Market is my favorite place in Los Angeles, and I was blessed enough to be able to shop there for several years. The experiences I’ve had and the friendships that I have built are truly ones that I will be carrying with me for the rest of my life.”
As a young man, Donahoe always felt sick and spent years going from doctor to doctor seeking medical help. When he moved to New York City to attend culinary school, he found his calling. He studied the benefits of healthy food and raw dairy and never felt better. Nathan had been lactose intolerant his entire life, but found he had no trouble digesting raw milk. Lactase is the lactose digesting enzyme that is naturally present in raw dairy. People who are lactose intolerant can consume raw milk because the lactase enzyme is present.
Raw milk has been misunderstood for many years. Organic Pastures Dairy recently started selling their raw dairy products at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. By being at the Farmers’ Market, Organic Pastures has the opportunity to interact with customers and address any questions or concerns they may have surrounding raw dairy on an individual basis. Raw milk is never processed, never pasteurized and never homogenized. All of the cows at Organic Pastures Dairy are grass fed, given names and treated with love. Raw milk strengthens the immune system with the seeding and feeding of diverse beneficial essential bacteria needed for the digestive tract. Phosphatase enzymes in raw milk aid in the absorption of calcium. Raw milk also contains immunoglobulins that boost the immune system. Stop by and say hello to Organic Pastures at the Wednesday and Saturday downtown markets.