Jupiter Creamery

The Jupiter Creamery is a family run dairy farm in Jupiter Farms, Florida.

First of all, who can resist the face of an adorable dairy cow? Not me! Secondly, this hard working family makes it easy for the public to get milk, locally. Read the blog to learn more about their awesome adventure and make sure to save the date for one of their Cow Washes!

Jupiter Creamery Cows

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Suzie, I live in Jupiter Farms with my everlastingly patient and supportive husband, Rodney. We have two children, a brutally honest four year old girl and a naked outdoor enthusiast two year old son. I grew up in Pennsylvania. My Grandfather John Bartram was a long time family Orchard grower. But due to a heart attack and having five daughters and no sons the family farm had to be sold to developers, and was just a suburb when I grew up. My husband and I moved from Australia, where he grew up, to Jupiter farms in 2003. But we did not start farming until 2008.

Jupiter Creamery Logo

When and why did you start the Jupiter Creamery?

We started first with chickens, ducks and turkeys, moved up to pigs and then beef cows. It was not until I was pregnant with our daughter did I think about how much milk we drink. I knew I was going to need a milk cow or two! So I asked a farmer friend of mine on how to get a quality animal. Good advice was to buy an older cow and she will teach me how to milk. True to form, my old gal cow did break me in as easily as she could. At first I was overwhelmed but every day it got easier. But what do you do with four gallons a milk a day? So that led to again leaning on my friend to tell me how to legally sell raw milk in Florida and how to join organizations like the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. So shortly after Jupiter Creamery was formed.

For those unfamiliar with the RAW lifestyle, what are the benefits of raw milk?

Legally hard to answer this one because under Florida law raw milk is not for human consumption. Most of my research was with the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Campaign for Real Milk.

Jupiter Creamery Family Photo

Who makes up the Jupiter Creamery crew?

Right now I milk three cows every morning. The calves get the rest of the milk, straight from their mothers during the day. I have a few friends that have helped so we can go on holiday every once and a while. And of course my friends that took over milking while I gave birth to our son are amazing and I can not thank them enough!

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

I never approached Jupiter Creamery as a for profit business, its definitely an avocation. Right now I use the sales from milk to pay for the supplemental feed of our animals and maintenance of our fences and irrigation. Having a grass fed dairy I am also focusing on improving our pasture, and also maximizing productivity utilizing intensive rotational grazing. We do not use any chemical fertilizers or herbicides on any of our pasture.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

Right now the most rewarding part of having cows is to watch my children interact with them, feeding a calf a bottle or getting a rough cow tongue “kiss” after a brush or a hand feed.

What do you do on your days off?

Days off are spent at the beach or playing soccer. Hanging out with friends and their kids.

How do you juggle work & family?

I could not do what I am doing without the support of my husband. He makes breakfast and entertains kids while I milk, he maintains all the equipment and is always there to help. When I need to change or improve pastures or milking procedures.

Jupiter Creamery Cow

Where can we find The Jupiter Creamery online?

I have a Facebook page Jupiter Creamery. I try to put photos and what milk products I have available on the Facebook page. Also upcoming events to wash or feed the cows. Save The Date | November 5th | Pumpkin Feeding: Open Farm! Come and feed the cows and pigs your Halloween pumpkins. Swing by all day with any hay or pumpkins to pet and hand feed the cows.

Thank you for sharing your story and your images, Suzie!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Please Keep Me In Mind

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in the Northern Palm Beach County area, contact me. I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor and help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole


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Newly Listed Palm Beach Gardens Townhome

This gorgeous Palm Beach Gardens townhome is a real gem!

Centrally located and loaded with tons of luxurious features, this post is going to make you want to contact me to schedule a showing of this Palm Beach Gardens townhome today.

Marina Gardens Aerial

Location, Location, Location

The gated community of Marina Gardens is minutes from everything that Palm Beach Gardens has to offer. Get your “foodie” on with tons of delicious dining options. Shop till you drop at the Gardens Mall, and Downtown at The Gardens. Enjoy the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway with boating, paddle boarding and so much more. Also, this home is only minutes from the beautiful beaches of Jupiter, Juno Beach, and Singer Island.

Great Room

So Much Space

With volume ceilings, a ton of natural lighting, huge great room, and open floor plan this home is lovely from the second you walk in.

Gourmet Kitchen

Be The Chef

Utilize the gourmet kitchen to entertain friends and family. Kitchen features include granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, high hat and pendant lighting, and a sizeable breakfast bar.

Master Bedroom

Your Private Escape

The large master bedroom, located upstairs, is an luxurious oasis. With a high tray ceiling, walk-in master closet, en-suite bathroom, and private balcony, this bedroom will become your sanctuary.

Rear Exterior View

Start And End Your Day In Peace

Enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktails outside with in the large courtyard.

See more details and photos of this Palm Beach Gardens townhome HERE.

If you would like more information on this wonderful, Palm Beach Gardens Townhome or any others in the North County area, please contact me today.

Are you or someone you know thinking of buying or selling a home in the North County area? Have questions on how to even begin? I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me be your Jupiter Local Realtor and help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole

 

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Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi

The Jupiter Local Loves Local Artists

I’m excited to have the opportunity to share a little about one of Jupiter’s busiest artists! You can find her local art all over Jupiter Florida and beyond. Her designs are super colorful and coastal themed. She makes amazing maps of Jupiter and the surrounding towns too! Alright, alright, enough with the chit chat … Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi of Co Coastal and make sure you enter the Giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Go Coastal Local Artist Florida Prints

Tell us a little about yourself

Melissa Rinaldi, originally from Kentucky, grew up in the arts and crafts capital of that state, Berea. I was home schooled until high school and I believe that schooling helped foster my creativity. I have been an artist most of my life in some form. I moved to Florida for College in 2000, and have lived in Florida ever since then (except for a brief year in PA). I have been in Jupiter 3 years and have been an artist professionally for about 2 years. I have three children (6,4 and 1) and one dog.

Go Coastal Kids

When did you start the Go Coastal brand and what are the products you offer?

Go Coastal Brand was started last year January 2016. I offer custom artwork, fine art prints and other home decor and clothing items, with designs made from my hand painted work on it.

Where do you get your inspiration for new designs?

Inspiration in Jupiter and Palm Beach County isn’t hard to find. I find much inspiration from nature, as the majority of my work is Coastal related. I also have active followers on social media in which I interact with and get ideas from.

Go Coastal Painted Surfboards

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

Finding time to do all the paper work, while still leaving time to create, is very challenging.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

My flexible schedule is very rewarding with small children. Making the world brighter with my artwork is the best thing about what I do.

Go Coastal Melissa

How do you juggle work & family?

Luckily, with artwork, I can do it at any hour and on and off throughout the day. I have time to commit to family events, care for my one year old and juggle pick up schedules for the preschooler and 1st grader.

Where can we find Go Coastal online?

The widest variety of my products are on Etsy @gocoastalstudio. I also have a website www.gocoastalstudio.com. You can find me on Facebook @gocoastalstudio and Instagram @mrinaldi

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

All Fall/Holiday Season events will be posted to the Go Coastal Facebook Page.

Join Go Coastal Saturday Nov. 4th 2017 at Deck the Palms 

It’s Giveaway Time On The Jupiter Local!

Enter to win a $25 Go Coastal gift certificate! Use it to purchase one of Melissa’s Coastal Pumpkins or put it towards anything else in her etsy shop! It’s super easy to enter. Just leave a comment with what your favorite Go Coastal product is on this post and be entered to win! Winner will be announced Friday, October 6th.

Thank you for sharing your story and your images, Melissa!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! ❤️ Nicole

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Local Social | Jupiter Florida October Events

 Welcome to the Local Social | October

Jupiter Florida October Events

Join me in supporting our local business community and enjoy all the amazing Jupiter Florida October Events!

Jupiter Florida October Events

The Palm Beach Gardens Green Market is celebrating it’s 16th year! New season starts October 1st. It is a rain or shine event featuring the freshest-of-the-fresh fruits, vegetables, fragrant herbs, honey, homemade old-fashioned breads, donuts, pies, cheeses, sauces, handmade crafts, and more. Every Sunday year round.

Don’t miss Jupiter’s Annual Fall Fest – Enjoy live music, food from local vendors, a beer garden and a kids carnival. Saturday, October 7, 2017 • Noon to 5 pm. The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk. This is a free event.

Catch up with our favorite stuffed marshmallow creator, Milka from Dreamallows, starting October 7th (til end of April) at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket.

Enjoy the Abacoa Wines Around the World 2017 event | An evening of food, wine and entertainment, presented by Downtown Abacoa! Oct 7, 2017 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

Be sure and save the following dates if you love doggos!

First Annual-Lets Party For The Dogs – A benefit for the Big Dog Ranch Rescue at The Square Grouper in Jupiter. Thursday, October 19th 5:00PM-10:00PM. More details HERE.

 Brews, Bark and Beaches – Organized and hosted by Friends of Jupiter Beach, sample craft beer and great food provided and served by select area breweries and restaurants. Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

Time to get your pumpkin!

Get your pumpkin and support a local charity at the Pumpkin Bash. Saturday, October 22, 2017 – 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Join Harbourside Place & Little Smiles for a family-fun day filled with pumpkins, candy and all things Halloween!

Feeling Spooky?

Head a little further South and enjoy another amazing event in West Palm Beach! Halloween at The Station | Hosted By Elizabeth Ave Station | Live music, food, games, spooky decor & adult beverages! | Halloween costume contest at 9pm!

 

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope it helps you enjoy as many Jupiter Florida October Events as possible. ❤️ Nicole

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

 

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Hurricane Season Funtimes

Wow, Irma was intense!

As we enjoy our first week of normalcy, after that whole Irma incident, we’ve got Jose, Maria and Lee hanging out in the Atlantic Ocean. You guys remember 2004, right? Do the names Charlie, Francis, Ivan and Jean ring any bells? Let’s hope 2017 isn’t a repeat of 2004! So many hurricane Season funtimes to remember! (queue major eyeroll)

2017 Hurricane Names List

There’s really no need to panic. If you’re from Florida, you realize that even though the Official Hurricane Season is from June 1st – November 1st, it doesn’t really get interesting until September-ish. With that said, I’d like to give you guys a list of things you may want to consider.

Features you want to look for when shopping for a new home/ or updating your current home:

  1. Does the home have impact glass windows and garage door and/or a full set of hurricane shutters? Not only is this an investment that will keep you safe, you can also get discounts on your homeowners insurance! Win, win!
  2. Is there lots of big trees on the property? Are you prepared to keep up the landscaping on your own or will you hire a landscaping company? It’s important to keep your landscape safe by having your trees pruned regularly and keep dead branches cut.
  3. Does the home have Gutters and Downspouts? They should always be clean, especially during a storm. Blockages in these drainage systems can cause the water to back up onto your roof and into your attic, causing a lot of damage.
  4. I need to say something about the roofs here. Miami Dade building codes and what to do if the home was built before 1997.
  5. Is the home located in an evacuation area? Most homes on waterways and in low lying areas are. Be prepared to leave, and have to stay gone until the area is deemed safe again, by county officials.

Things to keep stocked, during hurricane season and year round:

  1. Water. I can’t stress enough about having water on hand during and after a bad hurricane. The suggested amount is a gallon per person, per day, for seven days. If you accumulate this over the winter months, you won’t have to worry about the stress that comes with trying to find water right before the storm hits.
  2. It is suggested that you keep at least a three-day supply of items such as candles, batteries, and foods that don’t require refrigeration. (Also, try not to eat all your hurricane snacks before the storm, like my family did. Ha!)
  3. You may be out of power for days or even weeks after a hurricane. Owning a generator can be very comforting when the power is out. There are all different types, from a whole house generator to a small generator that can run the fridge and a few fans. This is another purchase that would be better made before hurricane season. Once everyone knows a large storm is coming, generators sell out quickly! Be sure to do your homework, and get the one that’s best for you.
  4. A battery powered or hand crank radio is also a good item to have on hand, if the power goes out. It can help you stay up to date on whats happening throughout the storm.

Important Links To Help Keep You Up To Date During Hurricane Season:

  1. NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  3. American Red Cross – Hurricane Prep & Safety
  4. Town Of Jupiter Website
  5. City of Palm Beach Gardens Website
  6. Village of Tequesta Website
  7. Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide
  8. Palm Beach County – Public Safety & Emergency Management
  9. Mike’s Weather Page – My Personal Fave Storm Season Facebook Page

Please let me know what your favorite information resources are as well. I’d love to keep this list current & updated.

Myself and the entire Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would love to answer any questions you may have about purchasing or selling a home in Palm Beach County. We have all lived here our whole lives and are proud to call ourselves locals. We’ve weathered many hurricanes and are happy to share what we’ve learned over the years with you. Please reach out to us, we are here to help!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope you have a wonderful week! ❤ Nicole

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