How Can I
Locate a Place to Buy Raw Milk?
Once you have decided you'd like to try
raw milk for your family, your next
obstacle will be finding someone that will sell you the
If you are in one of the states where raw milk
sales are legal, this should not be an issue. For example in
California you can buy it in the grocery store or health food
stores. Not everyone will have it so call ahead to be sure they
In other states where it is allowed to sell raw
milk for animal consumption, you might still find it in some
health food stores although you may have to ask for it. And it
will always be labeled "for animal consumption only" as per
state laws. So you could call around and see if any of your
local health food stores sell it.
Another option is a Farmer's Market if you have
one nearby. There are some in my area who sell raw milk but the
price is pretty high there for some reason. Still, people are
willing to pay.
Sites such as Realmilk.com will have a section
where you can input your state and check for local sellers of
raw milk, but remember that their list is not all-inclusive.
The only people/farms listed on there are those that have
specifically requested to be added to the list. So even if you
take a look there and don't see anyone near you, it doesn't
necessarily mean there aren't any farms nearby.
These small dairy farms with raw milk for sale
are mostly reputable and you are highly likely to find good
honest people just selling their extra milk. Most often what
happens is someone decides to get a family cow or two and end
up with more milk than they know what to do with. At that point
they decide to start selling some simply because they have such
a surplus. Most of these small farms are not really in the
business of selling milk as a way of making a living.
Still, you must take care and have a look
around the property and hopefully see their cows when you visit
the farm to buy your milk. No one should have any problem with
this. Check that the cows seem healthy and friendly, and you
could even take a look at the area where they do their milking.
You may also want to ask what they feed their cows.
It may take a little effort to find a source
for raw milk in
your area but it is well worth the effort.
Did you know raw milk is much more healthy than
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Interested in buying your own dairy cow? Check
out How to
Buy a Dairy Cow for an easy step-by-step guide to
getting started. Great for beginners!.
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