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!

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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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Jupiter Locals For Texas

Jupiter Locals For Texas

I’ve honestly been glued to the news with the horrible Harvey situation. I can’t even believe how many people have been affected! It’s truly heartbreaking. Us Floridians know the stress and fear that can come from hurricanes all to well. But, Harvey was a whole different beast. No one expected the enormity of it all.

I have been uplifted

by the amount of local folks that quickly sprang into action and started collecting items, raising money and some even headed to Texas! If you would like to help out in some way, here are a few ways to do so:

  1. Ship Much Needed Supplies Directly To Houston From Your Amazon Account: Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Effort
  2. Drop off non-perishable foods, diapers, underwear, baby food, clothing, batteries and any other helpful items to one of several local stores, now through the morning of Saturday, September 2th. Palm Beach Lately | Help For Houston
  3. There is also a huge need for pets of those affected by the storm. Austin Pets Alive | Hurricane Harvey is constantly updating their site with items they need.

There are many more ways to help listed here, by NPR: Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey

Almost everyone in Jupiter, that I’ve spoken to this week, feels the same way about this horrible event. Many of you have friends and/or relatives living in the affected areas. Luckily my Aunt & Cousins are further north and were spared from the devastation. If there is anything I can do for you or your families, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m happy to do what I can.                ❤️ Nicole

Awesome Local Instagram Accounts

Happy Friday, Friends! ☀️

I hope you all have had a lovely week. I wanted to highlight some other locals on the blog today. So, I’ve put together a list for you of some awesome local Instagram accounts.

Follow these awesome local Instagram accounts and enjoy some amazing photos in your feed, every day!

www.instagram.com/jupitersupmermaid – A local featuring manatees, turtles, SUP and more in her awesome feed!

www.instagram.com/surfzach – Florida photographer showing off the gorgeous creatures living just off the coast in Jupiter.

www.instagram.com/tewkibear – This furry local gives us an inside look at a dog’s life in Jupiter, Florida.

www.instagram.com/southflpaddle – Making me jealous daily of her time spent with local manatees, dolphins and our gorgeous South Florida sunsets!

www.instagram.com/thelocalninja – A variety of local images underwater & above ground, mixed with travel photos from around the globe.

www.instagram.com/jackbatesphotography – Beautiful South Florida imagery from the ocean, the air and on the shore.

www.instagram.com/tulasendlesssummer – Two adventurous locals sharing their summers on a boat.

www.instagram.com/localgypsies – A newer account with some lovely, local photos.

www.instagram.com/jupiteroutdoorcenter – Featuring photos of turtles, manatees and lots of happy locals.

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Do you have a favorite local you follow on Instagram? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking to connect with awesome locals!

You can follow me on Instagram too, www.instagram.com/nikolina100 – Let’s be insta buddies!

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, I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole

Events For July 4th: Jupiter Florida

Celebrate America’s Birthday – July 4th: Jupiter Florida

There are actually quite a few things going on around town. Here’s a handy list of local events, to help you get the most out of America’s birthday!

Sunday, July 2nd

  • Paddle With Sea Turtles in the Wild – Jupiter Outdoor Center has created a new experience that will practically guarantee guests an unforgettable wildlife adventure. Turtle Time will send guests on a paddle experience to the best spot in town for viewing turtles in their natural habitat. Grab you tickets HERE and head out to enjoy our beautiful waterways.
  • Head to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse – Allow 2 hours to visit site and trail. Tours leave approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day at the top and bottom of the hour. The last lighthouse tour begins at 4pm. Plan your trip HERE.

Monday, July 3rd

  • Mega Bash – Roger Dean Stadium: Featuring fireworks, a MEGA Kids’ Area and great minor league baseball action! Click HERE for tickets.
  • Live Music At Harbourside Place – 6PM:  Enjoy a live, 45-piece orchestra from the Air National Guard Band of the South. Enjoy this FREE event, down by the water at the amphitheater.More details HERE.

Tuesday, July 4th

  • 4th of July Block Party – 4PM – 9PM: Featuring live music by local band, The People Upstairs, kids activities, food and a Cornhole tournament. The celebration takes place at Downtown Abacoa, Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Free.

  • Mega Bash – Roger Dean Stadium: Featuring fireworks, a MEGA Kids’ Area and great minor league baseball action! Click HERE for tickets.

A Little Local Love

One of my favorite locals (and one of the Jupiter Local’s original featured local) is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of her amazing lettering business. Please visit Ink Letter Love to get to know Corey and grab yourself some of her amazing goods!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope it helps you get the most out of Celebrating July 4th in Jupiter Florida.

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, I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole

Bake Sale To Support Paramedics Who Died In Jupiter

Update, June 28, 2017: The Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Explorers raised over $1700 in 2 hours!

They presented the monies to the families and were featured in the Palm Beach Post! Read the entire story HERE.

Today, June 19, 2017 the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Explorers

will be having a bake sale to support paramedics who died in Jupiter. Help them raise money and receive some tasty, homemade goods in return.

Lahiri Garcia, 51, and Paul Besaw, 36, medical technicians for American Medical Response, died in the crash, which took place at about 3 a.m. outside Colonial Plaza, in Jupiter. The first responder community came together in support of their families for the memorial service.

Now, the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Explorers want to do more.

Stop by either Publix Super Market at Garden Square or Publix Super Market at Promenade Shopping Plaza this evening at 5:30PM and enjoy a good old fashioned bake sale!

Learn more about the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Explorers here.