Popular in Europe: Raw Milk by Vending Machine!

By Sally Fallon Morell

While US health officials continue their knee-jerk opposition to raw milk, European sales of fresh raw milk by vending machine are growing by leaps and bounds. Several versions are pictured below. The sign on the truck says Latte fresco crudo di giornata (Fresh raw milk daily). The raw milk dispenser is in the lower right hand corner of the truck body, next to the cab. Note the model pictured in the lower right—it’s painted with a cow and green pasture and placed next to a soft drink vending machine! The model shown in the middle is used in schools! We need these vending machines here—even if only on farms. They completely relieve the farmer of having to bottle his milk—the consumer brings the containers and fills them with a punch of a button. For more information (in Italian) visit http://www.prometea.it/?service=latteria.

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This article appeared in the Spring 2008 edition of Wise Traditions, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sally Fallon Morell

Sally Fallon Morell is the author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats (with Mary G. Enig, PhD), a well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods with a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. She joined forces with Enig again to write Eat Fat, Lose Fat, and has authored numerous articles on the subject of diet and health. The President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and founder of A Campaign for Real Milk, Sally is also a journalist, chef, nutrition researcher, homemaker, and community activist. Her four healthy children were raised on whole foods including butter, cream, eggs and meat.

7 thoughts on “Popular in Europe: Raw Milk by Vending Machine!

  1. How pleased I was to find a farm in our new home village, that has a vending machine for raw milk to be purchased 24/7 in the middle of Switzerland!
    I’ve opened my eyes to many things These couple of years, including the regular dairy slaughter, so now we are vegan until we find organic milk products without murder (#MilkWithoutMurder)

  2. Todos los jueves me desplazo a Madrid desde Friol llevando leche cruda de vaca del día, homologada por sanidad para su venta en España, por mi vaquería además de sus derivados. Se recogen encargos.
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  3. Well, in Romania raw milk is available at the market, in all cities, i believe. In Bucharest where I live you can find it atthe market, brought from other places, near by, by the locals, who are mainly letting the cows eat grass.
    You can also find pastured eggs, chickens and other birds, pork, lard – which is traditionally used in cooking ( all the grandmothers used it for banking goods) etc.
    But at the store, you will not find such things.
    It is very noticeable that the youths are affected by the packed foods they eat, much of them are obese, much more then the older generations.
    And when a very important figure like Nadia Comaneci is on commercials everyday day saying that she feeds her child margarine, what to expect?
    In the country where old people are the main residents you will see them eating the traditional way, when Christmas comes a pork is sacrificed and all year long it is eaten, with all its parts being consumed, even the legs to make a great jelly with garlic and carrots.
    What i’m trying to say is that due to the fact that Romania was for 50 years kind of closed from the rest of the world was a good thing when it comes to eating.
    Twice a week our mothers cook, and a soup usually made with meat and bones is eaten at lunch.

  4. the title is rather misleading – Raw milk is NOT available all over europe in vending machines. I have lived in England, in Germany and now live in Spain and I have never seen a raw milk vending machine. Nor have I seen one on my holidays in Italy. We have almost the same problems in Europe as in USA with regards raw milk. The government and european commission does everything it can to spread negative propoganda about raw milk.

    • All over Eastern Europe have these Milk trucks, they even have loud music, like the Ice Cream trucks in the cities, of all over the United States have. The milk trucks play the A loud, carnival kind of music, going through a block of apartments and then everyone, knows the truck will be parked in an area close, for about 45min filling bottles. It’s pretty much all mothers who are getting milk for there children. The truck comes 2-3times a week. You just bring your own 1liter bottles, and usually it’s the truck owner/driver who fills you bottles, not a machine. And usually he will sell you a glass bottle if you don’t have anything

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