Important Message to All Raw Milk Producers and Consumers:
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) protects your right to provide and obtain raw milk. All raw milk producers should be members of the FTCLDF and we strongly encourage all raw milk consumers to help protect their access to raw milk by becoming consumer members as well. www.farmtoconsumer.org
US Listings–Click on a state and the listings will appear below the Notes.
- RAW MILK POLICY STATEMENT: The Weston A. Price Foundation’s goals include promoting a healthy diet for people everywhere, based on natural and traditional foods, and assisting individuals and families in accessing those foods through information, education, and helping to restore the direct relationship between food consumers and food producers. The Foundation believes, based on sound scientific evidence, that raw milk is an important component of a healthy diet. To assist its members and the public in obtaining raw milk, the Foundation publishes a list of farms that produce it, because this information is not otherwise readily and comprehensively available to consumers. Listing of a farm does not imply endorsement by the Foundation. Individuals who purchase raw milk and other natural foods for themselves and their families need to “know their farmer” because they bear the responsibility for ensuring that they are getting safe and healthy products.
- NO ADVERTISING: The Foundation accepts no money for the listings; the listings are not advertisements. All listings are at the sole discretion of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
- NO MARKETING: The email addresses listed here are not to be used for any purpose other than to contact the farmers regarding the availability of their products. Use of the listed email addresses for marketing or other such purposes is strictly prohibited.
- RAW MILK CONSUMERS PLEASE NOTE: This list of raw milk sources probably represents only a portion of the raw milk producers in your state. For additional raw milk sources, contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter Leader.
- RAW MILK PRODUCERS PLEASE NOTE: The FDA and State Agencies have discovered this list and sometimes use it for their own purposes, so exercise caution with your listing. If you choose not to have a listing, make sure your local WAPF Chapter Leader has your name for referrals.
- USDA, FDA and STATE AG AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Raw milk is Nature’s perfect food and is extremely important for the developing brains and nervous systems of infants and children. Furthermore, in many children not fortunate enough to have started life on raw milk, raw milk given later in childhood has cured autism, behavior problems, frequent infections, deafness, asthma and allergies and other serious health conditions. Please bear in mind that any move you make to stop or hinder a raw dairy operation will actually HARM, not help the infants and children who rely on that milk, and may make it difficult for all children to obtain this milk in the future–including your own children and grandchildren. An interruption in supply can be VERY detrimental to a growing infant or sick child who has no other options. Read for yourself on our Testimonials page. If you are concerned about safety, rest assured. In the farm-to-consumer distribution model, the farmer receives timely and relevant feedback directly from the customers, something that farmers selling bulk milk never receive. Raw milk is actually the safest food around with so much consumer oversight and also with an extremely efficient built-in anti-pathogen mechanism! If you are concerned about rules, then consider investing the same amount of time you’d spend persecuting a raw milk farmer into advocating for supportive raw milk legislation.
- LISTING SOURCES: The listings here are provided by people who discover sources of real milk in their communities and tell us about them. If you discover a listed supplier is no longer providing real milk, please tell us about it by following the instructions on the Add, Update, or Remove a Listing page. We trust our members and consumers to check out each farm to make sure it is clean and that the cows are mostly pasture fed.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 217-665-2048, email: email@example.com. Raw milk available April-December from Nubian dairy goats that are mainly pasture and hay fed with supplementation of alfalfa pellets and sweet feed. Raw milk is $4/gallon. You must bring your own clean half-gallon or gallon glass jars and cooler. Eggs for $1.75/dozen. Pick up at the farm Monday-Friday 9-11 a.m. (call first).
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.
Centralia: Woodland Hills Goat Dairy, Barb Mueller, 1444 Zion Hill Rd, Centralia IL 62801, phone: 618-532-9788. Taking new customers for raw goat milk; call for placement. You provide clean half-gallon mason jars. They only accept farm visits by appointment. Milk is available approximately April-December. They follow IL guidelines for on-farm selling of raw milk.
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
- Family Farms Cooperative, Richard Hebron, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , 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: email@example.com, 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.
- 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, Glen
Ellyn IL, phone: 608-449-5491 (cell) or 630-790-0061 (home), firstname.lastname@example.org, web: iloverawmilk.com. 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. Portable chicken coop that moves around the pasture at the Barrington location. Bring your own container for milk. Open 7 days/week in Glen Ellyn (9am-9pm) and Barrington (8am-8pm); call for appointment for DeKalb/Malta/Rockford. Call or email with any questions or pricing information. See additional listings under Barrington and Dekalb/Malta/Rockford. They are starting a CSA this spring (2013). Also have raw honey from Bill’s Beez.
- Chicagoland/Barrington Area: Barrington Natural Farms, McConville Family, 7 Crawling Stone Road, Barrington Hills IL 60010, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.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): firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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.
Lake/McHenry County Area: Briar Hill Farm, Wauconda IL, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This small family farm has raw milk available from one registered Jersey cow that is grazing freely around the farm during the day and being fed hay to supplement her diet during her milking season. They also have a limited supply of goat milk most of the year. Other products available are a limited supply of brown eggs from their flock of free-range chickens, Muscovy duck eggs and meat, turkeys (seasonally), milk soaps, compost, and raw Icelandic wool in the spring. No corn, soy, wheat, growth hormones, antibiotics, animal byproducts, or pesticides are used, and they use only organic fertilizers to fortify the fields. All products can be picked up daily at the farm, and you must bring your own container for milk to comply with Illinois regulations. They also offer classes in making cheese and hard cider throughout the year. Farm visits for pickups by appointment only. Email them to make an appointment for a pickup, or for more information.
LaSalle County, Serena: Alpine Marketing & Sales Inc., 4060 E. 2351st Rd., phone: 815-496-3906, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty/West Central IL: Zanger’s Wholesome Prairie Joe and Laura Zanger, phone: 217-430-9884, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.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 is milking two of their Guernsey cows at the Old Barrington Farm (23385 West Old Barrington Rd). They offer raw Guernsey milk, pastured organic eggs, yogurt and farmer’s cheese. Bring your own containers for the milk. Open 7 days/week, 8am-8pm. See iloverawmilk.com for more information and map. Call 630-790-0061 or 608-449-5491 or email/text email@example.com with questions or for pricing information. They are starting a CSA this spring (2013).
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.
Quad Cites Area:
- Green Farms New Boston, IL, phone: 309-738-3493, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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.
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.
St. Louis metro area: MooGrass Farms Inc., web: moograssfarms.com, phone: 1-888-COW-5789, fax 1-888-269-5789, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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-fed raw milk (available through a herdshare), 100% grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, turkey, brown eggs, and milk-fed pork. 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: email@example.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.