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.
- BlissBerry Dairy Goats, email: at firstname.lastname@example.org, web: BlissBerry.com. Fresh and frozen raw goat milk from their award-winning herd of purebred registered Nubian and LaMancha dairy goats. Disease free and TB tested free herd. Volume pricing available on orders of 10+ gallons. Also sell goat milk soap and lotion: BlissBerry Nubians & LaManchas Simply Bliss Soap, Alexandria, MN.
- Fruitful Seasons Dairy, Hoffman family, 7917 Co Rd 4W SW, Alexandria MN 56308, phone: 320-283-5134, email: mail@FruitfulSeasonsDairy.com, web: FruitfulSeasonsDairy.com. Grass-based small family farm is seasonal so their Jersey cows freshen between April and June. The cows are moved to fresh grass several times each day. Raw milk is made into raw aged cheese from May to October and is sold all year. When pasture season is over, most of the cows are dried up for the winter and no cheese is made until the next spring. The whey is fed to pigs which are on pasture. Raw milk is available during the pasture months to local customers who bring their own containers. Other farm products include pastured eggs, whey-fed pork, and grass-fed beef. Call or email for availability.
- Lost Brother Farm, Lawrence W. Haley, 43150 County Road 45, Bemidji MN 56461 (15 mi S of Bemidji), phone: 218-556-0227, email: email@example.com, Facebook: LostBrotherMemorialFarm. The small closed herd of Toggenburg dairy goats is managed organically but they are not Certified Organic. Local alfalfa hay is fed along with 13% Certified Organic soy-free mixed grains and free-choice minerals. Goats have constant access to a large wooded pasture. No medicines, wormers, vaccinations, or injections are used except to save an animal. If you come to the farm gate they will give you some milk for free by appointment only. The usual price for raw goats milk is $3/qt and $12/gal. You are required to use your own container. They deliver five days a week to homes in Bemidji or to a drop site.
- Heather Fadness-Marczak, Bemidji MN 56601, phone: 218-751-1578. Raw milk and goat cheese from registered Nubian Goats.
Glencoe: Dunlooken Farm, Bev Nohr, 10585 Hwy 212, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Raw milk from a herd of registered, show quality Saanen and Toggenburg dairy goats. Milk must be picked up at the farm. Fresh vegetables also available during the growing season as well as occasional eggs. Reader Comment: A reader spoke to the farmer and asked about how the goats are fed. The farmer said the goats get hay all year long as well as some feed which is mostly locally sourced, although the individual ingredients may not all be local, and he cannot confirm it is GMO free.
Milaca: McCann Farm, Brian, 17442 100th Ave., Milaca MN 56353, phone: 763-229-7294, email: email@example.com, web: mccanngoatfarm.com. Family run, grass-based farm offering raw goat milk, goat milk soap, pastured eggs, pastured poultry, grass-fed beef, and meat goats. Call, email, or see website for more information.
Montgomery: Ann Rynda, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 612-756-3466. We are a small grass-based dairy in the Montgomery/New Prague area and are starting to sell raw milk. Call or email for more information.
Mora: Trytten Dairy, Craig & Vicki Trytten, 2384 155th Ave, Mora MN 55051 (just north of Twin Cities), phone: 507-450-4408. The Tryttens are now located on Vicki’s grandparents’ farm, now owned by her sister and brother-in-law. The Tryttens have been selling milk via herdshares and on-farm shares for over ten years, to more than 1,000 people. They milk a mixed herd of Milking Shorthorns, Brown Swiss, Guernseys, Jerseys, and crosses of all these and of Ayreshires and Holsteins. They now follow a complete Jerry Brunetti protocol of vitamins and minerals and also top off their only grain source of oats with apple cider vinegar and organic molasses for their digestion improvement. Cows are always outdoors with shelter for bad weather. Pastures are follular fed with all organic and nutrient dense ingredients. They have been DNA testing their cattle, and while the herd is not yet 100% A2, their goal is to get there, and they have a good start on this. They also have access to many other farm products.
Ogilvie: Traditional Dairy, Tracy, PO Box 4, Rush City MN 55069, phone: 763-219-5885, email: email@example.com, web: oldfashionedtraditions.com and traditionalgoats.com. Milk goats, sheep, and cows as well as meat animals. All forage based feeding, some grains fed during milking–non GMO, no soy. Milk, cream, some cheeses, kefir, butter, and more available through farm pick up or member buying club. Grass-fed and pastured meats, eggs, and vegetable CSA also available. Call anytime, leave message. They prefer a day’s notice for picking up farm products. Farm visits possible with notice. They are at some farmers markets each season as well.
Owatonna: Balzer Homestead, Brandon and Bailey Balzer, phone: 507-676-4386, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, blog: balzerhomesteadandblog.blogspot.com. Dairy goats, meat and egg chickens, and Muscovy ducks on grass.
Scandia: Poplar Hill Dairy Goat Farm, phone: 651-433-2684, email: email@example.com, web: poplarhillfarm.com. Fresh goat milk and goat milk cheese. Call before coming. They also have Alpine, Nubian, Saanen, and Toggenburg dairy goat does and bucks for sale.
Solway: WhipStaff Ranch and Rescue, 6185 Meadowview RD NW, Solway MN 56678, phone: 218-467-3309, web: whipstaff-ranch.com. Raw goat milk for sale direct to the public for human consumption and animal feeding. Customers must provide their own containers. They are a nonprofit animal rescue/sanctuary and rare breed livestock conservation society.
Southeastern MN: Kara Kahl Farm, (near Houston MN), phone: 507-894-4745, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, web: karakahlfarm.com. Complies with Minnesota statutes regarding raw milk sales. The farm maintains a purebred herd of registered dairy goats as Kara Kahl Alpines and Legendairy Toggenburgs, so they frequently have does and bucks for sale as well. Seasonal vegetables may also be available.
Willmar/Kerkhoven area: Prairie’s Edge Farms, Rich & Carol Radtke, 6755 135th Street NW, Kerkhoven MN 56252 (10 miles west of Willmar), dedicated phone line just for milk customers: 320-523-MILK (6455), phone: 320-220-3235, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: PrairiesEdgeFarms.com. (10 miles west of Willmar). Small pasture-based family farm with 40+ acres of Certified Organic pastures. They sell raw goat and cow milk milk, cheese, soaps, dairy goats (so you can milk your own), pastured beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, and other products. Minnesota law dictates that you must bring your own milk containers. They welcome visits and will show you around. Call before arriving.