When one thinks of nut milks, it is easy to think of all the different types you would come across in the store- boxed cashew milk with a long shelf life from preservatives, almond milk with a long list of ingredients including thickeners and excessive sugar, or the the nut milk with the short list of ingredients that is reminiscent of cardboard.
Thankfully, Hannah Burch created burch milk to save the day! And our palates, and our coffee... and our cereal... and our smoothies...
burch milk is the most pure and delicious form of nut milk you will come across. burch milk is made with raw, unprocessed nuts that are soaked first to release more nutrients and to help make those nutrients more available. They are then blended with pure, natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup or dates, depending on the type of burch milk. The amount of nuts in each batch is much higher than the nut milks found in stores, resulting in a more rich, creamy flavor and texture, as well as more nutrients, especially protein.
Hannah was born in Nashville, and grew up on the West side of town. Her family has been here since it was Fort Nashborough, so Hannah and burch milk are about as Nashville as you can get! Hannah went vegan right after college, which sparked her interest in nut milk. She is no longer vegan, but steers clear of dairy, and making her burch milk has been a hobby for several years. After working for a senator, an attorney, and in finance, but not feeling fulfilled, she decided to create her perfect job, and we get to reap the benefits.
There are four types of burch milk currently available: Almond, Cashew, Hazelnut, and Macadamia. The cashew is made in honor of Hannah's late grandfather, and the hazelnut and macadamia set burch milk apart as you will have a hard time finding them anywhere else. Each batch is is handcrafted and hand bottled. Hannah loves tying the label on after pouring the milk into the glass bottle. It makes her smile to know that someone believes in her and her product enough to purchase it. All that have had it are so grateful that Hannah has pursued the endeavor of burch milk, because once you have it, it's hard to stop thinking about it.
Hannah and burch milk can be found at the Richland Park Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Hannah loves meeting new people at the market. The best part is when shoppers taste burch milk for the first time and say how they didn't know nut milks could taste so good. Hannah loves that what she does makes shoppers lives easier. When we think of nut milk, soon we will only think of burch milk because it is that great. Come sample some on any Saturday morning, may through December.