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    Grass Fed Butter in Manitoba, Canada?

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    I live in Winnipeg and all I can find is organic butter (which, I'm guessing, is not the same as grass fed butter). Does anyone know where I can score some grass fed butter in Manitoba or even Canada in general for others that might be interested?

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    I'm in the city too, and have had no luck. Organic is the best I can find (president's choice, organic meadow or l'ancetre from quebec, which tastes nicer but costs a bit more). I suspect around here you'd need to track it down from a farm, but it seems due to the laws, none of the dairy producers are willing to sell any raw dairy either for fear of prosecution. It's rather sad.

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    After reading that, need someone for buttering

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    It really is a sad state! If people can buy cigarettes, why can't I buy raw milk knowing the possible (not probable) implications?
    I can't remember which brand it was but organza's brand (comes in white wrapping) appeared to be the tastiest -- it's just a little out of the way....

    I'll keep plugging away and see what I can find!
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    Cows have to be fed supplementary feed through winters on the prairies and thus cannot be considered fully grass fed. A friend of mine who raises pastured beef on a mostly grass diet north of Edmonton explained that cattle can't graze enough once the snow gets too heavy, so the farmers need to feed them hay and sometimes feed, but that the quality of that feed is really important (she NEVER feeds her animals corn or soy).
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    That makes a lot of sense, Owly -- thanks!
    I'll take it one step further then... if we can't find grass-fed butter, can we find clarified butter (or Ghee) anywhere in Winnipeg? I figure that's the next best choice before organic butter :-).
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    It's pretty easy to clarify your own butter. I have seen Ghee in the 'international foods' Aisle of the SuperStore here in Calgary.
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    Yeah -- just reading up on it now.
    I suppose the quality of the ghee still depends on the butter source (grass fed VS conventional). And if I can't find grass fed butter than finding grass fed ghee is probably even more difficult. I may experiment with making my own just to see.

    Thanks for the suggestion, Leida!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSilivestru View Post
    That makes a lot of sense, Owly -- thanks!
    I'll take it one step further then... if we can't find grass-fed butter, can we find clarified butter (or Ghee) anywhere in Winnipeg? I figure that's the next best choice before organic butter :-).
    If you want organic ghee, they carry it at Planet Organic here in Edmonton, so I'd expect you'd find it at an organic grocery if you have one there.

    I'd choose organic butter over conventional ghee generally. Either way, as Leida pointed out, you can make your own ghee fairly easily.
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    If you are stuck buying conventional butter I would suggest buying cultured butter. Higher butter fat and creamier - more like European butter.
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