Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Our Day at Marando Farms! {Ft.Lauderdale, FL}

Today was a lot of fun! 
My mom took Ava and I to Marando Farms in Ft. Lauderdale. She came across this little, local gem while looking into local farms. She was searching for local and organic food and waa laa!

We decided to head over today because I wanted to learn more about the benefits of raw, unpasteurized cow's milk for Ava vs. conventional store bought cow's milk. 
I am still researching and learning about which  milks we will use to transition to once she is done with the formula at a year old- thank goodness that's almost over! 
I so wish I would have stuck to breast feeding (but that's a whole other blog post!)
As of now, I am looking into coconut milk, almond milk, and unpasteurized cow's milk. 

Here are some photos of Marando Farms!

raw, unpasteurized:
cow's and goat's milk- yogurt - ice cream

Mom ordering us 2 "Sunshine" smoothies with added Spirulina.

They have a HUGE healthy dog food section too

Ava yawning from a long day while I enjoy the Sunshine smoothie and checking out all the amazing local and organic finds. 

Talking to the owner, Chelsea Marando - sweetest lady ever!

Her and her husband, Fred, are the owners and are celebrating their 4th year this month of being open.
Congrats to them!

I will be back VERY soon!
I am already looking forward to my next visit. I will be buying: raw milk, this amazing fruit jam I saw, my produce, and some local, organic granola.
Maybe even some raw, local honey made since most of the honey in the grocery store is not even real honey.
Oh, and definitely buying another delicious smoothie!!!

If you haven't been to Marando Farms, I recommend this place 1000%
It is very easy to miss since it is tucked away. Basically, if you are heading East on Davie Boulevard, you make a right onto SW 1st Ave. It is the right after you cross the railroad tracks. Go all the way to the end of the road and you will see it on the bend where the road turns. It is back in the area behind (west of) Tap42 and Broward Medical.

Here is their website: Marando Farms
and you can "Like" them on Facebook too.

Hope you stop by and like it as much as we do!



  1. Neat place! Wish we had something like that around here. I swear, no one here cares anything about organic anything! Did you make a decision on milk for Ava?

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    2. Hi Whitney! Yes, we will be trying raw cow's milk and sticking to that for the next year. After that I will probably move away from dairy and stick to organic almond and coconut milk.

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