When we started the Maker’s Diet, I was so thankful to be able to buy our raw milk at Whole Foods. Prior to starting, I had never tasted whole milk in my life! I couldn’t believe how rich & creamy real milk was!
Since that time, Whole Foods has unfortunately changed their policy, and no longer sells raw milk on their store shelves.
So how do you find raw milk if you can’t get it at your local health food store? (Usually you can’t!)
Here’s what I did when we moved to a new state:
1) Head on over to http://www.realmilk.com
2) Go to their “Where” page: http://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-finder/
Look up your state, and see what’s available in your local area! I would highly recommend contacting all the farms that are in a 30 mile radius or so from you, because many that might not be directly in your town will travel to do drop offs. So don’t write off a farm just because it’s not in your city.
If you cannot find a farm in your area, I would recommend contacting your local Weston A. Price chapter leader by clicking here:
Email them and ask if they know of any raw milk sources in your area. This is what I did when we first moved out of CA. I was having trouble finding a raw milk source that we liked, so I contacted my local Weston A. Price foundation leader. Her name was Donna Schwenk. It turns out that she knew a farmer who was just getting started selling his organic, raw milk in our area, even though he had been in business for almost a decade. She said his milk was amazing.
I was so excited, and knew instantly that this farm would be a match for us! The funniest thing was that Donna turned out to be a part of my local co op and church organization! It took us a couple weeks to figure it out, but we got a kick out of it once we realized our lives were already connected!
Since that time, we’ve recruited a whole bunch of people from our co op and church to buy milk from these same farmers. They are such a joy to know, and are such hard working people. Their milk is the highest quality I have ever seen, and I thank God every week that we have access to such amazing dairy!
And I sure do love Donna, who has an amazing website/blog and just released her cookbook! Check her out on facebook at:
So the moral of the story is: if you can’t find a good source of raw milk by hunting on the Real Milk site, don’t give up! Contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader, who will be a wealth of information for your local area. And if yours is like mine, they might even turn out to become a wonderful friend!
Let me know how your searching goes, everyone! Enjoy your raw milk!
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