I love milk. Raw milk, anyway. I never buy milk from the grocery store, even if it is organic. Raw is really the only way to drink it. You can read up on the so-called raw milk “debate” if you really want to, but just take my word: raw is better and it’s the healthiest way to enjoy milk. If it ain’t raw, it’s dead – devoid of nutrition and all the good things that make drinking milk actually healthy. (For more information on this subject, also consider Sandor Katz’s book, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved.)
But perhaps you are not sure how to actually obtain raw milk. It is difficult, after all, considering every state has its own laws surrounding sales of the stuff. In many states, it’s downright illegal to sell. In others, you can get it only if you promise it’s for pet food (ha!), or if you go directly to the farm and purchase it. Thankfully, I live in a state where it is legal to buy directly from the farm. Even better, I can bike the 1.5 mile trip to my local dairy to get my raw milk fix whenever I want. (Did I mention that raw milk is especially superior for making cheese? It’s actually impossible to make many cheeses with pasteurized milk.)
Thankfully, there exists A Campaign For Real Milk, a website devoted to helping people find local, raw milk sources. Soon you may discover that it is not impossible to find quality raw, organic milk. Additionally, the website details what the benefits to drinking raw milk are, in case you need more evidence.
To understand why raw milk is so superior and has been so demonized is also extremely crucial in understanding our industrial food production system. May that milk mustache be a raw one!
Nope, we don’t sell raw milk (and that wouldn’t be the best way to buy it anyway, regardless of legality), but we do have plenty of listings for organic dairy products, including milk, cheese, and Greek yogurt.