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Sources of real milk and real milk products in Idaho:

Athol:

  • Clagstone Farm, Otto & Traci Kacso, 31493 N Clagstone RD, Athol ID 83801, phone: 208-683-0111, email: otto@wmsi.us. Year-round herdshare program for liquid milk from Holstein/Angus and Guernsey/Jersey cross cows fed alfalfa hay, and pasture when it is available. The cows also get a protein/mineral/vitamin mix top-dress when milking. They use bulls vs. artificial insemination for breeding, no preventative medicines, and holistic/alternative remedies for illness whenever possible. No hormones, pesticides, or chemicals used. The farm uses organic practices, although not USDA Certified Organic, due to cost. Also offering eggs from chickens who are on green grass in the pasture during the summer season and fed green hay during the winter.
  • Red Roof Farmstead, Jerry and Noble St.Sauver, 298 Old House Road, Athol ID 83801, phone: 208-755-4471, email: nstsauver@gandscustomsllc.com. State-certified and inspected raw milk from registered La Mancha and Nubian dairy goats through the small herd exemption, ISDA permit # RGM076. Goats are fed alfalfa and grass free choice and receive a non-GMO mixture of barley, oats and peas topped with minerals at milk time. The goats are hand milked as they believe it promotes a healthier relationship with the goats and allows them to monitor the health and wellness of each animal more closely. Holistic medicines are used whenever possible. No hormones, pesticides or chemicals are used. Raw fluid milk is available in half-gallon glass jars for $4/half-gallon plus a jar swap. Raw goat’s milk yogurt, cheese and other milk products available. Non-GMO chicken and ducks eggs available. For best availability, place orders by phone or email at least 48 hours in advance of desired pick-up.

Blackfoot: Desert Wind Farms, Michael, 1559 W 300 N, Blackfoot ID 83221, phone: 208-844-1093, email: info@desertwindfarms.com, web: desertwindfarms.com. Raw milk from 100% grass-fed Jersey cows. Pasture based, no grain, no antibiotics. Also pastured eggs, chicken, and pork.

Bonners Ferry:

  • Harlan Mountain Farms, Tim & Becca Harlan, 4685 Turner Hill Road, Bonners Ferry ID 83805, phone: 208-267-6869, email: becca@answeringspecialists.com. Milking Nubian goats that are fed alfalfa and grass hay, a little grain during milking, plus free-access to minerals and vitamins. No hormones administered. ISDA licensed; permit #RGM-029; milk tested monthly. Find Harlan Mountain Farms raw goat milk in half-gallon bottles at Akins Harvest Foods, Sharon’s Country Store, and Yoder’s Discount Groceries.
  • Sharon’s Country Store, 3 Mile Corner, Bonners Ferry ID, phone: 208-267-7579. Selling Springs of Hope Creamery raw cow milk from Brown Swiss cows fed alfalfa and grass hay with a little grain at milking. No added hormones are given to cows. Call to check on availability, supply is limited. ISDA licensed; permit #RCM016.

Buhl:

  • God Blesses Dairy Herd, Laura Middleton-owner, 4228 N 1425 E, Buhl ID 83316, phone: 208-293-6808, email: saanens@usa.com. Registered Saanen dairy goats on grass pasture and alfalfa hay daily, plus a small amount of non-GMO grain (not from the local feed mill) on the milking stand, along with free choice vitamins/minerals. Raw milk sold in half-gallons and quarts, cheese on occasion, ice cream, goat milk soaps and free-range brown eggs. Milk and eggs can be picked up any time from the fridge in the milk barn/garage with money left in container. ISDA licensed; permit #RGM-025; milk tested monthly. Ask and they will show you the reports. Call first for direction and bring your 2-legged kids to milk a goat and play with the 4-legged kids.
  • Sweetwater Farm, Nancy Boling, 1201C E 4325 N, Buhl ID 83316, phone: 208-404-2001, email: nboling@vandals.uidaho.edu, web: www.swfarm.net, Facebook: Sweetwater Farm/Frosted Mini Goats. Alpine, Mini Alpine, and Nigerian dwarf dairy goats, fed on pasture and browse and alfalfa hay, grain at milking time (using grain from local farmers when possible). Milk is available by the half-gallon or quart, fresh and frozen year round; soft goat cheese in various flavors; cream and/or butter may be available in the future. Permitted by the state under the small herd exemption. Visitors are welcome any time. They also have sheep, llamas, and other animals at the farm. They are planning to attend the Twin Falls Farmers Market; they also sell on farm, at From Seed to Store in Buhl, and are planning to have milk and products available through Country Road Farms CSA.

Cataldo and Coeur d’ Alene area: Heaven’s Treasures, Sheri, 208-682-4522 (leave a message). Raw goat milk from CAE-negative animals on pasture and natural feed.

Deary: Brush Creek Creamery, Webb French, 1311 Brush Creek Road, Deary ID 83823, email: webb@sustainlife.org, phone: 208-877-1600. Raw dairy products from grass-fed, rotationally grazed Jersey cows: whole milk, cream, butter, yogurt, fromage blanc, crème fraîche, labneh, feta, marinated feta, Swiss, Camembert, Cheddar, blue.

Eagle/Boise: Pleasant View Farms, Corey Blaine, web: pleasantviewfarms.info, email: coreyblaine@pleasantviewfarms.info. Raw milk and other products via Community Supported Agriculture; see website for information. They milk three cows and also partner with Idaho Natural Farm Fresh (idahofarmfresh.com–note that Natural Farm Fresh is not a grass-fed dairy, but keeps the cows in pens and feeds them farm-raised plant forages and dry hay plus a mineral mix). In north Eagle just off Highway 55.

Emmett: Saint John’s Organic Farm, web: saintjohnsorganicfarm.com. Grade A certified raw milk and organic, grass-fed beef.

Fruitland: Treasured Sunrise Acres, Debra Jantzi and family, 5105 S Whitley Dr, Fruitland ID 83619, phone: 208-649-7602, email: treasuredsunrise@hotmail.com, web: treasuredsunriseacres.com. ISDA Licensed Grade A dairy selling fresh raw goat and cow milk (permit #001). Goats and cows have access to pasture year round; also supplemented with alfalfa hay, a little non-GMO grain during milking, and free choice minerals/vitamins. No hormones, or unnecessary antibiotics given. Farm tours are available. Milk can be purchased directly from the dairy, or check the website for a list of stores in your area.

Genesee: Wandering Moose Farm, 1190 Grieser Road. Phone Russell Kofoed or Jenny Goodman at 208-224-6961. Raw milk and milk products including yogurt, butter, and goat milk soap.

Hazelton: Home Bound Farm, Jill Deskiewicz, 2213 East 900 South, Hazelton ID 83335, phone: 267-207-6463, email: joyousbabe@hotmail.com. Raw milk from Nubian dairy goats, fed pasture and alfalfa/grass hay and a small amount of natural grain at milking time. No antibiotics or hormones used. Home Bound Farm is legal to sell raw milk in the state of Idaho and the milk is tested monthly.

Idaho Falls (Southeast Idaho, Bonneville County): Spin a Good Yarn Farm, email: Kwjenki@MSN.com, phone: 208-589-2316. Nubian goats (average 5% butterfat) on certified alfalfa hay, plus minerals and grain while milking. Offering milk, cheese, soap, and felted soap. Licensed in Idaho to sell raw milk and raw milk products. State tests herd for disease yearly and the milk monthly.

Kuna: Goshen Farm, Cassie and Asaf Dayan, 9068 Kuna Rd, Kuna ID 83634, phone: 208-869-5627, email: cassiedayan@msn.com, web: goshenfarm.weebly.com, Facebook: goshenfarm. Registered Oberhasli dairy goats, raised on pasture grass in the summer and alfalfa hay (grown on farm) during winter months. Grain is purchased from a local mill. The philosophy of herd management at this farm is, “A healthy herd is a happy herd thus produces great milk.” Raw milk exemption from the State of Idaho to sell raw milk. The farm currently sells raw milk in fluid form. Prices: $4/half-gallon; $8/gallon. Delivery into Boise and surrounding is possible for additional fee, inquire. Pick up at farm is by appointment; call or email to set up a time. Tours welcome by appointment.

Lapwai/Lewiston: Canyon Breeze Ranch, Lynn Aeling, phone: 208-843-2527 (leave message), in the country side south of Lewiston. Raw milk from six Nubians and one Jersey/Guernsey cross cow fed on grass, alfalfa feed, and well water. Milk provided in half-gallon jars on a return switch program. They will be producing butter and some soft cheeses. Call for availability.

Moscow: MaryJane’s Creamery, MaryJane Butters, 1000 Wild Iris Lane, Moscow ID 83843, phone: 208-882-6819, email: maryjane@maryjanesfarm.org. State-certified and inspected raw milk from pastured Jersey cows through the Small Herd Exemption, ISDA permit #RCM041. Cows are supplemented with local non-GMO hay and alfalfa, and a small amount of organic soy free dairy feed and organic alfalfa pellets at milking. Home delivery available for $5.50/half-gallon. Email for more info and availability.

Moyie Springs: Springs of Hope Ranch, 3649 Perkins Lake Road, Moyie Springs ID, phone: 208-267-2273. Raw cow milk from Brown Swiss cows fed alfalfa and grass hay with a little grain at milking. No added hormones. Call to check on availability, supply is limited. ISDA licensed; permit #RCM016. Springs of Hope also sold in Miller Country Store in Sandpoint, and Sharon’s Country Store in  Bonners Ferry (see those listings for contact info).

Nampa: Elliott’s Emerald Acre, Laura Grout,16898 Portner Rd, Nampa ID 83651, phone: 208-794-5016, web: ElliottsEmeraldAcre.blogspot.com, Facebook: ElliottsEmeraldAcre. Family Jersey and Jersey/Angus cross cows fed pasture, fodder, hay, and grain.  Fluid milk is $6/gallon plus $4 deposit per jar (2013 price). Also have GMO-free eggs $2.50/dozen (2013 price). Call or text to arrange first visit and to meet the farm animals.  After first visit, you may come at your convenience, just not the wee hours of the morning, please, as this is the farmer’s home.

Orofino: TGIYak, Debi Bordoni, 1976 Thornton Rd, Orofino ID 83544, phone: 208-435-4446, email: debi@tgiyak.com. State-certified and inspected raw milk from pastured Jersey cows through the small herd exemption, ISDA permit #RCM012. Cows are supplemented with local hay and alfalfa, and a small amount of grain with minerals at milking. Raw milk is available on a swap jar basis for $6/gallon or $3/half-gallon. Other raw milk products can be legally provided if requested and approved. Pastured brown eggs from Rhode Island Reds are also available at $3/dozen. A drop-off point in Orofino is available for customer convenience. Call or email for info and scheduling.

Post Falls: Cable Creek Farm, Dave and Beth Tysdal, 3866 S Stateline Rd, Post Falls ID 83854, phone: 208-773-3202, email: beth@cablecreekfarm.com, web: cablecreekfarm.com, Facebook: facebook.com/cablecreek. Small, state-permitted (ISDA #RCM039) raw milk dairy with Jersey and Holstein cows. Their cows are hormone and antibiotic-free, live on pasture all year long and are fed alfalfa and small amounts of grain at milking time. Milk is available by the gallon ($6) or half-gallon ($3) in half-gallon glass jars, and they deliver several times a week to drop points in the Coeur d’Alene and Hayden areas. Milk can also be picked up from their farm in Post Falls seven days a week. For best availability, place orders by phone or email at least 48 hours in advance of desired pick-up.

Rexburg:

  • Deep Roots Farm and Livestock LLC, Marc and Anne Stott (owners), 6978 South 2000 West, Rexburg ID 83440, phone: 208-206-8064, web: deeprootsfarmandlivestock.com, Facebook: facebook.com/deeprootsfl?ref=ts&fref=ts. Raw milk products from grass-/hay-fed Jersey cows, free-range eggs, and meat from grass-/hay-fed animals. No grain or hormones used with milk-producing animals. They are open for tours and available all day and any time for product purchase and pickup. Call for appointments.
  • G’s Dairy, 600 Handcart Lane, phone: 208-359-5443, web: gsdairy.com. Raw milk by the gallon and half-gallon from three Brown Swiss cows that are fed a diet of alfalfa hay and a little bit of corn grain at milking time. No hormones given. ISDA licensed; milk is tested monthly.

Sagle: Paul Herndon, 222 Otts Basin Road, Sagle ID 83860, phone: 208-597-2086, email: paul@herndoncpa.com. Registered Guernseys on irrigated pasture six months of the year, spending their days outside and nights in the barn. The pasture grows assorted grasses and red clover. No herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are used on the pasture. When not on pasture, the cows are fed no-spray alfalfa/grass hay grown in Bonners Ferry. They do receive Certified Organic no-soy/no-corn grain (Big Sky Organic) at milking time. The main ingredients of the grain are peas, lentils, wheat, and barley, in addition to minerals and kelp.  Whole milk sold by the half-gallon on the farm in your glass jars.

Sandpoint: Miller Country Store, 1326 Baldy Mountain Rd., Sandpoint ID, phone: 208-263-9446. Raw cow milk from Brown Swiss cows fed alfalfa and grass hay with a little grain at milking. No added hormones. Call to check on availability, supply is limited. ISDA licensed; permit #RCM016.

Teton Valley: Paradise Springs Farm, Teton Valley ID, web: paradisespringsfarm.com. A closed system, certified biodynamic, Certified Organic Grade A raw dairy delivering milk through out the year to Barrels & Bins Community Market in Driggs and Victor Valley Market in Victor. See website for updates on the Brown Swiss herd and seasonal availability. Paradise Springs Farm cheeses are fully raw and cellar aged. Teton White Cheddar and Mahogany Ridge, Alps Style are available nationally at select retailers and restaurants.

8 thoughts on “Idaho

  1. i wonder about the grain fed at milking, is it certified organic? it is my understanding that unless organic, almost all commercial corn and soy in this country are gmo and most “natural” grade beef producers are being fed gmo corn and soy as per direct email from these ranches.

    • Yes, you need to ask the farmer. I have listed here only the information they have provided. Typically they are eager to include “GMO free” if that is the case, but some farmers may not have updated their listing in many years. If you find a farmer is actually using GMO free grain, encourage them to contact this site and update their listing with that information.

    • Yes, you need to ask individual sellers what they feed. Ask them where they get their feed. God Blesses Dairy Goat Herd is mine and I go clear to Weiser, from Buhl, as they are THE ONLY mill in southern ID to use local, NON-GMO grains. I called every mill trying to find non-gmo and all mills said they get grains from places out of state and can’t guarantee that the grains are non-gmo. As for “Organic”…..I’m not messing with organic as the gov’t put their fingers in that. It’s been hijacked and can’t be trusted to be “Organic” regardless what that label says.

    • According to Pleasant View Farms’ website, they milk three cows and also partner with Natural Farm Fresh for more milk, that they deliver to their customers. On the Natural Farm Fresh website, under “Our Dairy,” they state that they are not a grass-fed dairy, but rather have the cows in pens and feed them farm raised plant forages and dry hay, plus a mineral mix. I have incorporated this info into the Pleasant View Farms listing.

  2. Super 1 Foods in Hayden and Pilgrims in Coeur d’Alene carry Springs of Hope Raw Milk. Occasionally, I have also seen yogurt and cream.

  3. Does anyone know of any raw milk producers near Pocatello Id. that have been able to feed their animals a completely chemical free diet?

    I’m willing to try any type of milk (cow, goat, sheep…). Any info would be appreciated.

    I would even be willing to do something that could be like a milk share situation, if someone has their own dairy animal with extra milk, but isn’t interested in doing it on a large scale.

    Thanks!!!

  4. Are there any raw cow milk providers in the Twin Falls area? Buhl is close, but I only saw goat milk providers listed. Thanks!

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