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Sources of real milk and real milk products in Illinois:

Addison / Elmhurst Area: Honored Prairie, web: illinois.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and grass-fed meats. Note, the dairy products they sell other than cheese are not raw.

Arcola: Rockome Garden Foods, phone: 217-268-4107, email: owen@rockomefoods.com. Small operation making raw milk cheese from grass-fed Jersey cow milk and grass-fed goat milk obtained from a local Amish farm that does not use drugs or antibiotics. Full cream Cheddar, Havarti, and Chevre cheeses, drinkable yogurt with natural sweeteners, and low-heat pasteurized cow and goat milk available

Athens: Stevens’ Family Farm, Craig and Stacey Stevens, 27281 Janssen Ave., Athens IL 62613 (just outside of Springfield), phone: 217-415-5733. They raise Nubian, Saanen, and Kinder dairy goats and sell raw milk, cheese, and yogurt. You must bring your own containers to pick up. Goats are mainly pasture/hay fed with supplementation of alfalfa pellets/sweet feed during milking only. From the farmer: “We do not recommend the consumption of any unpasteurized dairy products but it’s great for your kids.”

Aurora / Naperville Area: Honored Prairie, web: illinois.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and grass-fed meats. Note, the dairy products they sell other than cheese are not raw.

Barrington: Gypsy Goat Ranch, Natasha Carlsen, 3270 Spring Creek Rd, Barrington, IL 60010, Call/text: 847-246-2516, email: tasha@gypsygoats.com. Raw Jersey cow milk and raw goat milk available. Animals are grazed on organic pasture, fed hay in the winter and have free choice minerals. Cows get four lbs. of certified organic, soy-free, GMO-free, grain per day. Goats get 1-2 lbs per day. No antibiotics, chemical wormers, or hormones.
Animals are milked once a day, the milk is kept in stainless steel or glass containers.

Barry / West Central Area: Faithful Farm, Linus & Brenda Gingerich and family, 82E 2600th St., Barry IL 62312, phone: 217-336-4036. Raw milk, kefir, yogurt, cottage cheese, butter, and cream from Grade A dairy cows (Dutch Belted, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Guernsey) grazing on pastures and forage. Cow shares are available. Also, goat milk and goat milk products, brown eggs from a flock of soy-free pastured hens and broiler chickens, and turkeys in the fall for Thanksgiving.

Bethany: The Corwin Family Farm, Pat Corwin, 580 CR 1650 N, Bethany IL 61914, phone 217-358-6157, email: corwinbethany@yahoo.com. Raw goat milk available April-November from Nubian goats. Raw milk is $4.50/gallon. You must bring your own clean glass jars and a cooler with ice, please. Pick up is Mon – Tue 7-10 a.m. or Thurs – Sat 2-8 p.m. Call before coming to pick up.

Bloomington: Dearing Country Farms, Brad and Jackie Dearing, 16410 N 800 East Rd, phone: 309-963-4932, web: dearingcountryfarms.com. Milk from Nubian and LaMancha goats, grown on the farmstead using sustainable practices and following organic standards. Members of Certified Naturally Grown. Call to schedule a pickup and bring own container as to comply with IL law.

Carlyle: McConauchie Manor Farm, Dr. David and Lynnette Mooth, phone: 314-699-4430, email: Farm@McManor.com, web: McManor.com. Serving St. Louis, Metro-East and Southern IL.  Naturally raised, pasture-grazed Jersey and Guernsey cows & Nubian goats. Other grass-fed livestock products, tree fruits, berries, fresh produce, Clydesdale horses. No antibiotics, hormones, pasture chemicals.  Milk prices $4/half gallon - this is unprocessed milk with natural cream. Farm is located 35 miles from Metro-east area, 50 miles from St. Louis.

Champaign-Urbana: Joy of Illinois Farm, Les and Penny Gioja, 1689 CR 400E, phone: 217-863-2758. Raw goat milk available by the season or half-season share, or by the quart, from Saanen/Alpine Goats. The goats are on pasture spring, summer, and fall, and get hay (from the farm) in winter, plus some grain at milking time. Milk is put in glass quart canning jars. Season for goat milk is March-November; call for availability.

Chatsworth: South Pork Ranch, phone: 815-419-5692, web: south-pork-ranch.com and midlifefarmwife.blogspot.com. Raw cow milk, $6/gallon. You must bring your own container. The farm is Certified Organic by MOSA and the cows are 100% grass-fed. No grain, hormones or antibiotics used. Call for an appointment or for more information

Chicago area:

  • Family Farms Cooperative, Richard Hebron, email: familyfarmscoop@netzero.com , phone: 269-476-8883. Raw milk products (milk, cream, butter) are now available through a cowshare program. Deliveries are made once every four weeks to Aurora, West Dundee, Forest Park, Highland Park, Edgewater, DesPlaines, and Schaumburg. Email Richard for more details.
  • Fresh from the Farm Cooperative, Sheri Giachetto, email: smg9@comcast.net, phone: 630-257-9092. Provides local, organic, farm-sourced raw dairy, meats, and produce. Began in May 2001 as a result of the family’s pursuit for high-quality food directly from the farmer/producer. Array of foods from various providers include raw milk, cream, and other raw dairy products; organic grass-fed beef and pork; pastured chickens and eggs; raw honey and bee pollen; and organic produce in the summer months, all from local, independent, organic farmers. Weekly pickups Homer Glen, Winfield, Chicago, South Holland, and Palatine. Currently serving more than 120 families from the Chicago metro area. New members welcome; contact Sheri with any questions.
  • Pasture’s Delights, website, social media, pickup locations, email, cell: 260-458-1040. Raw Milk – Ayrshire Cow and Nubian/Toggenburg Goats.
  • Chicago, East: Pasture’s Delights, web: pasturesdelights.com, phone: 260-458-1040. Raw milk delivery location.
  • Golden Guernsey of Illinois, Richard and Kelly Boge and family, Carol Stream, IL, phone: 608-449-5491 (cell), kellyboge@gmail.com, web: iloverawmilk.com. Serving Chicago area and western suburbs. Raw Guernsey milk, yogurt, paneer (farmer’s) cheese, and pastured organic eggs. No hormones or antibiotics used. Grass-fed spring through fall, then given organic hay in the winter months. Cows get about 3-5% of their diet of natural grain ration (fed only at milking time). Chickens are free range, fed organic feed with no soy. Grass fed beef. Call, text or email with any questions or pricing information. All information of pick up times/days are on our website. See additional listings under Barrington and Dekalb/Malta/Rockford.
  • Chicagoland/Barrington Area: Barrington Natural Farms, McConville Family, 7 Crawling Stone Road, Barrington Hills IL 60010, email: cliff@bn-farms.com, phone: 847-387-3568, web: bn-farms.com. Raw Guernsey milk, 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken, and free-range eggs. The Guernsey cows are on pasture every day, all day, with their pasture diet supplemented with hay and a Certified Organic grain mix fed only at milking time. Chickens are raised on rotated pasture forages supplemented with soy-free organic grain mix. Angus beef are fed 100% grass and hay, never any grain. Call or email with questions, go to the website for pricing and ordering information.
  • Chicagoland/Wheaton/Naperville: MooGrass Farms Inc., web: moograssfarms.com , phone: 1-888-COW-5789, fax 1-888-269-5789, email: mail@moograssfarms.com. Private farm club providing local, farm-sourced raw dairy products (cow, goat, sheep). Their dairy cows are 100% grain free. They offer 100% grass-fed and finished pastured beef, pork, and lamb; pastured chicken; pastured eggs; raw butter, cream, yogurt, and cheese; seasonal produce; more. No hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides are used.
  • Cortland: Nadig Family Farm, John and Charlotte Nadig, 9N Loves Rd., Cortland IL 60112, phone: 815-748-3782, email: nadigfamilyfarm@gmail.com, web: nadigfamilyfarm.com. 100% grass-fed raw milk and raw Guernsey milk supplemented with organic grain, available for pick-up from the farm with your own container. Pastured/forage-fed with the Guernseys getting a small amount of organic grain at milking time. Also available: grass-fed beef, grass-fed lamb, natural pork, pastured chicken, pastured turkey, pastured eggs, and wool/fiber all raised on farm. Visits are welcomed.

Dekalb/Malta/Rockford: Golden Guernsey of Illinois, phone: 630-790-0061 or 608-449-5491; email: kellyboge@gmail.com; web: iloverawmilk.com. They have moved their main herd to a farm in Malta, Illinois, where they have more pasture and a better barn and milking facility. Call for pick up information. They offer raw Guernsey milk, pastured organic eggs, yogurt and farmer’s cheese. Bring your own containers for the milk. Call or email if you have any questions or for pricing information. See website for more information and map.

Dixon: Windsweep Farm, Renee Sheaffer, 320 Palmyra Rd, Dixon IL 61021, email: sheaffere@yahoo.com, phone: 815-973-3224, Facebook. Owned and operated by Sheaffer family for over 70 years, now on their fourth generation. They milk Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Holstein, which graze during the growing season and receive a homegrown diet year round. No hormones or antibiotics are used, except antibiotics to help with the recovery from illness or injury, during which time that cow’s milk is discarded. Milk can be picked up daily at the farm; please provide your own containers and call 24 hours ahead to schedule pickup. Naturally raised, pastured beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, and eggs are also raised on the farm and available for purchase. Now selling mixed milk or by breed (Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey) and quarts of cream.

Elizabeth: Creators Choice, Deborah Rodriguez and Peter Bratko, 3535 Headquarters Rd, Elizabeth IL, phone: 815-312-0912, email (preferred): deborah-371@hotmail.com. This farm near Galena milks one grass-fed Jersey heifer. Raw milk $10/gallon (glass jars provided for $2), butter $5/half-pound. Ten one-gallon slots are available per week. Also available is goat milk at $15/gallon (glass jars provided for $2), goat butter $5/half-pound, goat cheese (cottage, yogurt, cream, sweet and brick) $7/half-pound. Eggs are $3/dozen. They also have Bartlett and Bosc pears grown without chemicals. The farm will also raise your beef, lamb, or turkey. Currently they have four beef cattle (9 months old as of 8/2012) and sell for less than high-end grocery stores. They request 24 hours notice for pick up. Call for directions.

Frankfort / Joliet Area: Honored Prairie, web: illinois.honoredprairie.com, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and grass-fed meats. Note, the dairy products they sell other than cheese are not raw.

Fulton/Morrison: Spring Valley Farm, Marc and Catherine Gravert, 21919 Hillside Rd., Fulton IL 61252, phone: 815-772-3175, email: spring_valley_farm@yahoo.com, web: springvalleyfarm.4mg.com. Grade A Dairy with registered Jersey cows. They also offer beef, chicken, eggs, lamb, and goat. Their alpacas and Merino sheep also provide fiber/wool which you can purchase raw or processed into roving or yarn. A limited supply of honey and maple syrup is also available. They are working on organic certification. They don’t use growth hormones, antibiotics, or animal byproducts. They use only organic fertilizers in the fields. The Jersey cows graze in pastures most of the day and are fed supplemental grains while being milked. They grow their own feed and only purchase organic minerals as supplements.

LaSalle County, Serena: Alpine Marketing & Sales Inc., 4060 E. 2351st Rd., phone: 815-496-3906, email: alpinemkting@msn.com. On Hoxey Road, 3.5 miles North of Route 23, or 7.5 miles south of Somonauk, Illinois. Registered Herd of alpine dairy goats. Goat milk, cheese and eggs availalbe, April-October.

Lemont: See Chicago area Fresh from the Farm Co-op managed by Sheri Giachetto, email: smg9@comcast.net.

Liberty/West Central IL: Zanger’s Wholesome Prairie, Joe and Laura Zanger, phone: 217-430-9884, email: zangerjoe@gmail.com. Pasture-fed Guernsey cows, dirt-raised pork, free range chickens, honeybees, and occasionally pasture-fed beef. Products include: raw milk, cheeses, yogurt, butter, cream, broiler chickens, eggs, pork, honey, and beef. Cow shares are available with home/drop point deliveries.

Mt. Carmel: Illini-Acres Dairy Goats, Alice & Leland Marriott, 12635 E 400 Rd., Mt. Carmel IL 62863, phone: 618-298-2469, email: illiniacres@frontier.com.They have maintained a herd of registered dairy goats for over 25 years. Currently have Alpine, Nubian, Saanen, and Toggenburgs. They produce their own hay and feed. Milk available January through October. They sell raw milk according to IL law (bring your own containers).

North Barrington: Golden Guernsey of Illinois 23385 West Old Barrington Rd., phone: 608-449-5491 (call/text), email: kellyboge@gmail.com, web: iloverawmilk.com.
They offer raw Guernsey milk, pastured organic eggs, yogurt and farmer’s cheese. Visit website for more information and map. Call, text or email with questions or for pricing information.

Owaneco: Afterthought Farm, Vicki Boliard, 882 North 1700 East Rd., Owaneco IL 62555, phone: 217-565-0381, web: afterthoughtfarm.com. Raw milk year round from French Alpine dairy goats.

Peotone: Lake Sai Farm, Lings, 27750 S 104th Ave Peotone, IL 60468. phone: 312-391-7621, email: Lakesaicorp@gmail.com, web: www.lakesai.com. Raw goat milk and raw yogurt from Nigerian dwarf dairy goats. Organic and free-pasture feed (grains, kelp, minerals, herbs, alfalfa hay).

Quad Cites Area:

  • Green Farms New Boston, IL, phone: 309-738-3493, email julie.green@live.com. Grass-fed raw milk from Jersey cows raised on pasture. No chemicals or antibiotics used. Milk is $7/gallon. Pick up at the farm available or call to get on a coop pickup for Quad Cities and/or other areas. They also have eggs and rabbit and are taking orders for grass-fed beef for the fall and pastured broilers for the summer.
  • Heart’s Quest Goats, Linda Du Shane, Lynn Center IL, phone: 309-781-3994, email: lindadushane@mchsi.com. Dairy animals raised for milk, meat, and show. Fresh milk daily; will lease to approved clientele. Alpine, LaMancha, Saanen & Toggenburg; both registered and grade.
  • Windsweep Farm, Renee Sheaffer, Offers pick-up and drop-off in Rock Island. Email sheaffere@yahoo.com or call 815-973-3224 for location information. See their listing under Dixon or visit their Facebook page for more information about the farm.

Roodhouse: Phone: 217-589-4554. Raw milk available from Jersey cows on all grass diet. Several varieties of raw milk cheeses and beef also available.

Springfield area: Curry Heritage Farm, Linda Logan and Kim Curry, Eight miles east of Springfield – 48 S. John Wayne Road, Dawson, IL  62520, phone: 217-691-5539, email: kacurry@hughes.net. Raw milk, yogurt, butter and ricotta cheese from Jersey cows grazing on grass, fruits and hay in the winter. The cows do eat sweet feed during milking. No hormones, antibiotics or chemical wormers. Also available are chocolate colored eggs from Coco Maran chickens and Freedom Ranger meat birds. Please call before visiting.

St. Louis metro area: MooGrass Farms Inc., web: moograssfarms.com, phone: 1-888-COW-5789, fax 1-888-269-5789, email: mail@moograssfarms.com. Private club offering raw milk, eggs, 100% grass-fed & finished beef, seasonal produce more. Now with a location in St. Louis with four weekly Saturday pick up points.

Tremont / Peoria Area, Steiner Family Farm, Todd & Val Steiner and family, Tremont IL 61568 (25 min from Peoria, 30 min from Bloomington), phone: 309-925-5221. Organic farm committed to working with nature instead of against it, improving the soil biologically to boost the nutrition of the milk, meat, and eggs produced, and resisting the use of chemicals and GMO seed. All of the fields and land are Certified Organic by MOSA (Midwest Organic Services Association). The animals are fed the Certified Organic crops and are raised by organic standards, however, they have not pursued organic certification for the animals to prevent extra costs and paperwork. They rely on farmer-to-consumer trust relationships. No antibiotics, hormones, or growth stimulants used. They offer 100% grass-fedraw milk (available through a herdshare), 100% grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, turkey,brown eggs, and milk-fedpork. Contact them for more information about the herdshare program. Free sample gallon of milk offered to those interested.

Woodstock: Brother Jon’s Farm, Anthony (Jon’s Brother), phone: 815 219 5741, email: akeisling@hotmail.com, website: brotherjonsfarm.com. Jersey Cows fed with grass/hay, with a little oats during milking. Bucket milked. We are a small family farm who occasionally share with limited public to offset our costs.

Yorkville: Timber Creek Farms, web: tcforganics.net. A to-your-door organic produce company that sells raw milk cheese.

131 thoughts on “Illinois

  1. looking for the nearest location in Chicago area or North of Chicago, Evanston or Skokie ok too.
    thank you very much
    Candy.

  2. I am interested in raw milk close to iowa city, we have vat pasteurized, but am looking to try raw:)
    thanks!

  3. Do you know of any reasonably priced raw milk farmers with pickup location near Naperville/ Warrenville? moograssfarms.com seems to be $10/gallon .. yikes!

    I would be happy paying $4-$6/gallon for raw milk.

    • I welcome you to look around, and the more demand there is the more competitive pricing will be, but $10/gallon is not unusual for raw milk. I answered someone else’s comment on another page who was asking why raw milk cost twice as much as pasteurized ($7/gallon near this person). I answered as follows:

      I welcome any farmers to reply to this comment as well, but there are a number of reasons raw milk costs more. Our government subsidizes corn and soy, making those commodities a cheap source of feed for dairy cows (and meat cows). The raw milk you want is from farmers with cows mostly on grass (a little non-GMO grain at milking can be okay except for certain individuals who are very sensitive). Now of course, grass is “free”, but grass farmers are likely to have old-fashioned breeds of cows that produce less milk than modern Holsteins, but of much higher quality (primarily in the form of more cream). They don’t crowd their cows into cement-floor barns, etc. Modern commercial dairy cows are bred to produce crazy amounts of milk. They often have chronic mastitis, and pus gets into the milk. They’re fed cheap food (the aforementioned subsidized corn and soy, but also often bakery waste and other industrial food waste products). Everything that is done is meant to maximize the quantity of milk with little thought of the quality. Ultra-pasteurization means they can make it last longer, and homogenization means they can skim off some of the cream (to a standardized 3.5% for “whole” milk, or less for lowered fat versions) and use the cream for value-added products like cream, sour cream, ice cream, etc. I believe prices are also set for commercial bulk milk, meaning the dairy farmer is not really getting a fair market price for his milk.

      So the higher price for raw milk is for many factors: fewer cows, less quantity (breeds that naturally produce less milk), more quality (richer milk, more cream, more CLA, naturally occurring vitamins A, D, and K2, Wulzen anti-stiffness factor, and more), more perishable product, no artificial price fixing, etc.

      Grass-fed raw milk is so superior to pasteurized, homogenized, commercial milk that it’s unfair to compare them on price. They are completely different products. One is health-promoting, one is health-robbing. In some parts of the country, raw milk is much more than $7/gallon. Hope this helps.

      • The place we get milk from is $5 a gallon, thankfully! The next closest place to us is $10 a gallon, which I could/would never pay.

      • Thanks for the explanation on why raw milk prices are higher. As more people realize the benefits of raw milk and demand grows, I believe more farmers will switch over and prices will go down somewhat. We pay $5.99/half gallon where we are in CT. Yes, $12 a gallon seems outrageous, but convinced of the benefits over standard milk, I am willing to pay that. We did find a place 45 min. away that charged $5 a gallon, but I did not like the milk nearly as much, then found out it was from grain-fed Holsteins. I much prefer our fresh Jersey milk in glass half-gallon bottles for $5.99.

      • Something else you may consider is that when you purchase raw milk there is more than one product in the gallon that you have purchased. For instance within one gal of our whole milk you receive; one qt. of cream (last time I checked the store price on 1 qt. of cream is $8.00 +), in which you could make into butter ($2.00+/lb.) and a by-product of butter is butter-milk ($2.00+/qt.), finally there is of course the milk ($3.00+/gal.). Not to mention the quality of the product that you have just purchased over something picked up off of a shelf. So at the end of the day $10.00 doesn’t sound so bad! We sell our milk for $5.00, however I won’t be critical if someone else chooses a higher price especially if they have no problem moving the product.

      • $10 is still ridiculously high. I live in Illinois too and I get raw milk for $4/gallon (including plenty of cream on top) from a farmer who also has a smaller production but chooses not to raise it like that. I’m so grateful as I would not be able to afford it otherwise.

        • Where in Illinois is this farm located? I’m actually in WI, so close to the border would be the only place I could utilize. I know you can’t give the exact name, so I’m hoping I could find it by location.

        • $10/gallon for raw milk is not considered high. It depends on the farm and location. We have three areas of pick up: Malta/DeKalb, Barrington and Glen Ellyn. You can certainly pay a lower price if you drive out to the more rural areas to pick up your milk. We service the Chicago area as well as the north and west suburbs. We feed non-GMO organic feed. I don’t believe consumers understand the high cost of organic feed for farmers. We can actually charge $12 to cover all of our costs, but choose to charge $10. We have the highest quality Guernsey milk around and pass this on to all of our customers!

    • Maybe you should consider the high costs of dairy goat farming! check out Walmart’s goat milk price @$4.16 per quart. Do the math! Plus it’s not even quality goat milk!

  4. For the person near Peoria: I don’t know how far you are willing to drive, or what quantity of milk you are looking for, but I have a mini milk cow who just calved west of Galesburg, IL. We also have mini goats that I milk, but they haven’t kidded yet this spring…soon I hope :) How much are you looking for/per week/per month/ etc. and what kind of price are you willing to pay?

    • Sorry, hope I didn’t confuse you — I’m not the person you were replying too… but Ive been curious about raw milk and we live in Galesburg. I’d be interested in doing some business with you if possible.

      Again, thanks.

    • Hi! We just moved to Abingdon.
      I would LOVE to get some raw milk from someone in Galesburg! Please contact me! knittindigoATgmailDOTcom

    • We need raw dairy in Galesburg! What would you charge for cream? I can use milk in making yoghurt, but use cream in my coffee. Please let us all know!

      • For Galesburg interest: I am sorry but several AI did not work with my cow…so she is dry & not pregnant at this time. But the positive is that I recently bought a bull. I am awaiting test results on him to make sure he is in perfect health, then I will breed my cow. It will unfortunately be 10 months before she would calf & give milk. If there was significant interest in raw milk in the galesburg/ monmouth area I would consider buying a cow in milk now. For Diana: for cream, I have tried a cream seperator…but I think it changes the milk & cream taste. The best cream is risen to the top of a container of raw milk, so buying a 1/2 gallon of raw milk will give you the tastiest cups of cream for your coffee ( I would lick the spoon!). I think price would be $5.50 gallon. The cows are on small pasture & alfalfa/ grass hay. We give them treats too. My kids drink what I milk so I don’t do any chemicals. If you are interested in raw milk, say in 10 months, ( or poss. earlier as discussed above) email me at merrygoat@yahoo.com. no spam, sales, or garbage PLEASE!

  5. I’m looking for an area either around Carbondale, IL, or Springfield IL, from which to buy raw milk. Thank you.

    • if your still looking for raw milk… im milking sanaan goat…willing to sell to you under the IL. regulation..(redacted) leave a message and I’ll get back to you .thankyou Ken

  6. I am also looking for ‘happy cow’ fresh cream, milk and grass fed beef near Elgin- does anyone know of a great place?

  7. My daughter Olivia was born at 30 weeks. She has had multiple surgeries on her small intestines to remove blockages. Now months later she still having problems with her tummy, along with many other medical problems. We are looking into raw goat’s milk, since i am not able to breastfeed anymore :( We don’t have a lot of money, I am looking for someone with raw organic goat’s milk at a good price, or possibly, If we bought a goat someone to raise it for us. Can anyone help?

  8. Angela, where are you from? I live in Casey, IL and if close enough would consider raising a goat for you in exchange for some of her milk.

  9. Would there happen to be anyone close to west il? I live in Berwyn and have been trying to find a place nearby that sells raw cow milk. My husband keeps asking me to get some but I told him I didn’t think they sold raw here. It would be a nice surprise for him if I got it for him.

  10. What is a best place around Naperville for raw milk & do they let us know for how many days could we use this milk if refrigerated ?

    • The raw milk I’ve had kept easily for two weeks. Make sure it’s always refrigerated properly (I picked it up with a cooler and cold packs for the ride home). I held extras in a second refrigerator at 34 degrees (set any colder and it may freeze, which may harm the beneficial microbes that are the true purpose for drinking raw milk). My farmer said he had a distant customer that always kept “double orders” for four weeks. The health of the cow determines the health of the milk.

      Raw milk eventually spoils into other products that can still be consumed, while pasteurized milk rots into something not fit for humans. You can make yogurt, farmer’s cheese, mozzarella, ricotta, curds & whey and many other fermented products that keep even longer (just Google the recipes). All of them will taste richer and more flavorful than *anything* you can find in stores. We’d stand in line for french toast, and practically fight over custard. :-)

      Inspect the farm. There should be no waste, no flies, and you should see scrupulous attention to cleanliness everywhere. I once saw a worker disassembling a piece of equipment and set all her tools on a towel on the tile floor. I asked about the towel; it was there “to keep the floor clean.”

      My cowshare farmer was eventually forced to low-temp pasteurization through no fault of his own by his insurance company when his local agent retired. I’ve gradually grown weaker ever since.

      • I must say, as a cow owner, that my barn is not perfect, but where I milk my cow is clean. I use sanitary conditions to milk, clean, & prepare my milk for drinking. I would never worry about my barn floor being emaculate however. What I do worry about, is making sure my cow has good hay, a barn/ shelter out of the elements ( you would be surprised the dairies who do not provide this…maybe so their floors stay emaculate), & no chemical fly sprays that poison her milk…I guess I would rather have a couple flies in my barn. It is important to clean a barn, as cows have a habit of producing a lot of fertilizer, but to expect it not to be…well….a barn, is the very reason people have been scared of raw milk in the first place, that somehow it’s not ” clean”. I use a closed system to milk, so no flies can contaminate my milk anyway. My suggestion to people looking for raw milk, is to watch someone milk. See how they clean the udders, the care they give their cow, & the focus on natural, so the milk they get is not only clean, but healthy!

  11. I’m looking for raw jersey, goat, or gurnsey milk close to Freeport, IL. I currently drive 23 miles one way to get milk each week but would love to cut that driving time down. I prefer organicly grass-fed animals.

  12. I live in Des Plaines. I am looking for a raw milk here. Can you help me. I found only one farm in burington so far. They charge $10 per galon which is ok but the membership fee is $100. Extrremely high.
    My daughter is allergic to many cosmetics and more so i really need to fing a raw milk. Please help :D

  13. I’m not sure Moograss Farms is in business anymore. Their website gives the following error:

    Forbidden. You don’t have permission to access / on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    There also doesn’t appear to be any traffic on their Twitter account and no active Facebook account, either.

  14. Where is the closest pick up to CHICAGO? as far south as I could hope. looking for a cow share and grass fed meat and chicken. Thanks!

  15. Looking for a place in the Illiana area to purchase raw milk and cheeses.We’ve been searching for quite some time. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

  16. Hello,

    I am looking for raw grass-fed cow’s milk for our family.
    We do not own a car so the only way to pick it up would be by public transportation, hopefully close to Lakeview/Roscoe Village area. Any suggestions are appreciated!
    Thank you!
    Lidia

  17. I need to purchase some raw milk for my daughter. I used to get it from Belles Lunchbox and am having trouble locating them. I live close to Aurora IL. If some one could help me find a Co-op that sells raw milk close to me that would be much appreciated.

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  19. I’m also looking for the closest raw milk option for people living in Elgin, IL. I’ve read the entire list of replies and while it appears there are a few of us inquiring no one has replied to us. Can someone please be of assistance? Thanks!

  20. Hi, i’m looking for raw milk in the southern Illinois/carbondale area. Is there really nothing available here? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

  21. Which of these locations would be closest to the WI border? Like near Kenosha, WI. (I’m sorry, I know I could look up each location but there are quite a few! If someone happens to know, I’d appreciate it.) Thanks!

  22. hello, we live in tinley park illinois. we would like to try some raw milk to start with but i am not sure where to go or what to do from here. any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

  23. Hi,
    I’m looking for Raw goat or cow milk near Canton, IL or in Galesburg, IL. My husband has difficulty drinking store bought whole milk, but if he puts heavy whipping cream in it he’s ok for awhile. Thanks.

  24. Hello, Milky People!

    I’m interested in locating some raw goat milky goodness for my special someone and would like to find a local source. We are near the Alton area and hope to find some soon!

    Thank you, Milky People!

  25. I am in Woodstock, IL and have a Jersey that produces more that my large family and pigs need. We are looking for anyone who is interested in sharing the milk to both enjoy the benefits as well as help us supplement the cost of quality hay.
    815 219 5741

  26. I need raw goat’s milk anywhere in the Chicago area, including Lake County, Woodstock, Waukegan, Rockford, etc. Thank you. I am in Schaumburg, Palatine, and Wheeling but I know this is so extremely difficult to find so as long as a bus can get there I can get there. If it is further away like Rockford or Joliet then I will have to get a driver. If anyone does drop-offs to these areas that is great as well. I am homeless so it has to be available for me to buy.

  27. I live in Lindenhurst Il and am looking for organic, grass fed raw milk in the Lake County, Illinois area. Please reply to my email. Thanks

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    • Sorry for the delay in response. Thanks very much for commenting. Please encourage those farms to contact us and be listed here. We only list farms, or mention them in comments, if they’ve agreed to be listed here. Too often this site is used by gov’t agencies to find and harass farmers! Thanks for understanding.

  29. Galesburg IL. I will have extra raw milk available in May 2014. We are just a local family that tries to raise/grow our own healthy food. I have a beautiful pure Jersey who will calf in May. She is A2A2 milk tested. We try to live/feed as organic and/or gmo-free as possible, but can’t guarantee completely. We do not spray or chemically fertilize our pastures or yard, or use flies sprays on our animals. I have never used anibiotics on my cows. If you are interested, I will sell for $5/gallon & $2.50/half gallon. Those who want regular daily/weekly supply will have priority as there is limited extra. You must pick up at our farm with your own containers. I will have new store bought jars/jugs available for sale at cost for those who forget. You can e- mail me at merrygoat@yahoo.com Please put “raw milk” in the subject line, or I probably won’t open the e-mail. (Due to raw milk regulations this particular milk is being sold for animals, not us healthy humans -as I am advertising here.) Thanks and be well.

    • Update: We have milk! I still have a few gallons left…but going fast. (That’s a good thing ;-) ) It is filtered. It is raw. I am selling for $5/gallon or $2.50/ half gallon. The bonus: If you bring back the whey from first gallon, you get a $1 off next gallon. That means if your animals are cheese eating machines, your raw milk is only $4/gallon. My # is 309-371-9842. No sales, solicitations, or rude comments on raw milk issues. Friendly discussions always appreciated when time permits. Thank you.

  30. We have pick up in barrington glen ellyn and dekalb area. We own and milk the cows so nobuyer’s club. Check out our website for more information and prices.

  31. Hi,
    I am an international student from India looking raw cow or goat’s milk nearby carbondale area. Since I have a lot of stomach problem, I can’t eat most of the foods. I can drink raw cow or goat’s milk. Could anyone please help me to get some milk?

  32. Why oh why is there no Raw Cow Milk available in southern Illinois?? I am in Salem. There is nothing but goat milk.

  33. Hello…I have raw goats milk …if u would like phone me after 5:30 pm or be 6:15 am
    618-435-7974 Ken… Or call Larry @ 618 -663-8951… Hope we can help you with all your needs…. Ken

  34. Providing farm sources only by state doesn’t allow consumers to locate and compare all their closest options, or for a particular product, or at a certain price range, much less quickly and efficiently, as is shown by the numerous comments asking for help in doing so.

    So would you please add search functions to the locator? I would like to be able to search for sources of different products (goat milk, cow milk, cream, etc.) separately, and for sources closest to me after selecting my state, county, and zip code. In addition, the cost range per gallon we are searching for would be welcome option. I hope the farmers listed are allowed to update their listings often directly to add seasonal availability, etc.

    Thank you very much for the wonderful service you provide to consumers!

  35. I live in Lake County close to Round Lake. Can you give me a listing of some farms in this area please? Apparently it seems there are farms in this area who sell raw milk, but would rather not be listed here for obvious reasons that I totally understand. But, I have no way of finding them, so could someone please contact me and let me know where I can find them so I can do some research for my family and decide which one I’d like to purchase from? Thank you so much!

  36. I am in Chicago on the south side by the University of Chicago in the Woodlawn area. I would like to know if any organic and raw dairy farms are involved in any of the cities “Farmers Markets”?

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  40. Do you know anywhere I can get raw milk near Illinois/Wisconsin border? I live in Kenosha, WI but willing to travel a bit to get raw milk. Thanks.

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