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Caring for Fresh Milk: Consumers’ Guide to Preserving the Quality of Fresh, Unprocessed Whole Milk
by Peggy Beals, RN – www.springhouse-press.com
This 32-page booklet covers the procurement, handling, transportation, storage, and more of this precious, tasty healthy food resource.
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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 improved 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.
Statewide–For Small & Starting Co-ops/Private Buying Clubs:
- Clearview Valley Farm: an Amish family farm in Quarryville, PA, that can ship directly to your door. Offering grassfed food nationwide at www.clearviewvalleyfarm.com or feel free to contact the farmer directly at 717-786-0877 or email Abnerlapp@gmail.com. All the products are free of chemicals, soy, antibiotics and hormones, They sell 100 percent raw A2 cows milk from Jersey cows, 15 different kinds of cheese, butter, yogurt, kefir, heavy cream, and sour cream. Raw goat and sheep milk. Soy-free pastured eggs, (brown and blue-green). 100 percent grassfed beef and veal. Pork, lamb, turkey, rabbit, and chicken. Sausage, steaks, bone broths, ground meats, and jerky. A private membership association. Contact them to become a member.
- Myrick Farm, Silas Myrick (farmer), 1899 Middle Rd. Bridport, VT 05734, phone: 802-349-0727 or 802-758-2436, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Raw milk from a mixed herd of mainly Jersey and Lineback breeds of cows, with some cross breeds. Certified Organic as of May 2009. Herd is rotationally pastured during the summer and fall, housed in the barn winter and early spring, fed haylage and small amount of Certified Organic grains. Must call ahead. Also VOF-certified chicken eggs.
- Wooly Hill Farm, Petra Felkl, 2695 Rattlin Bridge Road, Bridport, VT 05734.
Phone: 802-758-5083, email: email@example.com. Raw milk from a small herd of dairy goats, mixed breeds. They feed goats their own organic hay, plus some grain during milking. Goats have a clean barn, lots of space, access to pasture whenever weather allows. Please call and arrange time for farm tour or to pick up milk. Delivery may be possible.
- Goshen: Ice House Farm, Chad and Morgan Beckwith, 421 Hathaway Road Goshen, VT 05733, phone: 802-247-1443, web: icehousefarmvt.com. Ice House Farm is a small goat dairy offering raw goat milk from their rotationally grazed and 100 percent grassfed Alpine does. Currently working on their organic certification. Pick-up is available at the Middlebury farmers market on Saturdays from 9 am to 12:30 pm and farm pick-ups and tours are always welcome if you call ahead. Visit their website for more information, and for more photos of their farm you can find them on Instagram at icehousefarm.
- New Haven: Orb Weaver Creamery, Kate Turcotte and Zack Munzer, 3406 Lime Kiln Road New Haven, VT 05472, phone: 802-343-6419, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.orbweavercreamery.com. Orb Weaver Creamery produces farmhouse cheeses from their small Jersey cow herd. Raw milk is available for sale for $4 in half gallon jars at their self-serve cooler in the milk house. Delivery is available to Middlebury, Vergennes, and Bristol. Email Kate if you have any questions or would like a tour of the farm.
- Shoreham: James Elworthy, Shoreham, VT, phone: 508-340-7314. Raw Jersey milk, pastured beef and pork.
- Dorset: Three Farms, Sara and Chuck Michelsen, 4343 Route 30 Dorset, VT 05251, phone: 802-394-2968, email: email@example.com. Raw milk sold from their self-serve farm stand.
- Hardwick: Ghost Dog Dairy, Fortmann Family, 269 Hunter Lane Hardwick, VT 05843, phone: 802-472-3634, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
m, web: ghostdogdairy.com, Facebook: coming soon. They milk a small ADGA-registered dairy goat herd of Alpines and Saanens seasonally. The goats browse and graze outdoors during the summer months. This is not an organic certified dairy but they feed a diet that includes organic second cut hay, organic garlic stalks and organic garlic cloves. They ferment raw goats milk to create a kefir that is sold as a pet supplement called Farm Dog Formula. This farm does not sell raw milk for human consumption. The nutrients from the goats are used to grow NOFA-certified hay, straw and organic garlic that is sold online and locally. On-farm sales are by appointment only and they have CSA drop-off points in Stowe, VT and Lexington, MA.
- Peacham: The Barney Family, phone: 802-592-3365, email: email@example.com. VT Tier 1 selling limited quantities of farm fresh milk in half gallon glass jars from grassfed organic registered Jerseys. Farm tour required and familiarization with raw milk handling preferred; farm is in strict compliance with state law.
- Cara Taussig, 24 Common Way Champlain Valley Cohousing, phone: 802-425-4366.
- Windy Corners Farm, Catharina Sikkes, 4685 Greenbush Rd, Charlotte VT (corner of Greenbush Rd. and Thompson Point Rd.), phone: 802-425-7075, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: windycorners.info. Jersey cows are mostly grassfed using the Managed Integrated Grazing (MIG) method for sequestering carbon in soils. In the winter they are supplemented with hay and fodder beets grown on the farm. The vision is for the hay to be cut, dried, and stored without the use of fossil fuels. They also have goat milk for sale from a goat who is eating the roughage left in the pasture after the cows have moved on to the next one. $8/gallon for milk, offered in half-gallon jars for which there is a $2 deposit. Windy Corners requires sign up and will provide you with a tour of the milking parlor, which will instruct you where to find the milk and how to indicate the batch that you took the milk from. Samples for each batch are kept in the freezer for 14 days. Open for business 7 am-7 pm. Milking facility tours are always available during business hours. More extensive tours are available through Vermont Farm Tours (VTfarmtours.com).
- Hinesburg: Family Cow Farmstand, Aubrey Schatz and Scott Hoffman, 2386 Shelburne Falls Rd., phone: 408-666-9120, email: email@example.com, web: familycowfarmstand.com. 100 percent grassfed herd of 12 Guernsey, Jersey and crossbred cows, practicing organic principles but not certified. Raw milk is available by the half-gallon for $5. On-farm pickup, or delivery available to: Burlington, Winooski, Jericho, Richmond, Vergennes, and Middlebury. On-farm store is open 24/7 and is usually stocked with plenty of fresh milk as well as other local products (100 percent grassfed beef and butter, pastured pork, chicken and eggs, vegetables). Call or email ahead with a big order (more than a few gallons) to ensure availability.
- Milton: Willow Hill Farm, phone: 802-893-2963, web: sheepcheese.com. Raw cheeses from grassfed sheep and cows, and sheep milk yogurt. All products are Certified Organic.
- Shelburne: New Village Farm, Michaela Ryan (owner), 700 Harbor Rd., phone: 802-338-0116 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Raw cow and goat milk. The farm follows biodynamic methods. Dual purpose Normande Cows, pastured, minimal grain (2lbs./day or less), no fermented feeds. Mixed breed pastured goats. Year round.
- Canaan: Baum Farm, Rob and Sharon, 409 Vermont Rt. 102 Canaan, VT 05903, phone: 802-277-4960, web: baumfarm.com. Small herd of registered Jersey cows grazing on grass in warmer months and given hay in the winter, with a little grain to maintain body condition. Cows have outdoor access even during the winter. Raw milk, free-range eggs, and organic hay for sale. Visits welcomed.
- Maidstone: Scott and Heather Lefoll, phone: 802-676-2684. Call for information.
- Enosburg Falls: Flack Family Farm, Doug and Barbara Flack, 3971 Pumpkin Village Rd. phone: 802-933-7752. Biodynamic farm using organic practices, natural minerals, and planned grazing with American Milking Devon Cattle. These practices rejuvenate the soil, sequester carbon, and yield nutrient-dense foods including raw milk, grassfed meats, eggs, and fermented vegetables.
- Highgate Center: Choiniere Family Farm, Guy Choiniere, phone: 802-868-2131. Call for information.
Grand Isle County
- North Hero: Blue House Farm, phone: 802-372-8618, web: bluehousefarmvt.net. Raw goat milk from Saanen goats.
- Hyde Park:
- Applecheek Farm, Rocio & John Clark, 621 Applecheek Lane, phone: 802-888-4482, web: applecheekfarm.com. Sustainable, organic, farm with raw cow milk, poultry, beef, and more. Localvore Farm Store at the farm.
- Glennview Jerseys, Glenn & Cristel Burkholder, phone: 802-888-4552. Call for information.
- Corinth: Blythedale Farm, Tom & Becky Loftus, 1471 Cookeville Rd. Corinth, VT 05039, phone: 802-439-6575, email: email@example.com, web: vtcheese.com/members/blythedale-farm-2. Hand-crafted raw milk cheese from a small herd of 30 Jersey cows.
- Newbury: 4 Corners Farm, Bob and Kim Gray, 306 Doe Hill Rd., phone: 802-866-3342. Jersey milk.
- Orange: Diversity Farm, Lee Wheeler, phone: 802-476-4927. Jersey milk available in quarts and half gallons, eggs, pastured chickens, and lamb.
- Randolph Center:
- Brotherly Farm Organic, Craig and Angela Russell, Curtis Rd., email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 802-276-9904. Certified Organic, diversified, family farm with raw milk, meats and vegetables for sale at the farm.
- Green Acres, Joan Wortman, 2925 Vermont Rt. 14, email: email@example.com, phone: 802-234-6446. Family farm since the 1930s, milking a herd of Milking Shorthorns.
- Tunbridge: Howvale Farm, Rob Howe, farmer/owner, 35 Howe Lane, Tunbridge, VT 05077, phone: 802-889-3704. Raw milk from a mixed herd of Certified Organic Jersey and Holstein cows.
- West Brookfield: Symphony Farm, Jonathan Falby, 1549 Eagle Creek Road West Brookfield, VT 05060, phone: 802-883-2269, email: symphonyfarmVT@blogspot.com. Milks a small herd of Jersey cows.
- Williamstown: Critter Meadows Farm, Dan & Merri Paquin and family, 223 Gilbert Rd. Williamstown, VT 05679, phone: 802-917-2326. Certified Organic milk from Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn herd, eggs, and vegetables during the summer.
- Albany: Sweet Rowen Farmstead, Paul Lisai (owner-operator), Kingdom Rd. E. Albany, VT, web: sweetrowen.com. Raw cow milk from pastured cows.
- Mountain Road Farm, Marcel and Paula Masse, phone: 802-586-2857. Raw milk.
- Craftsbury Common: Huard Family Farm, Frank Huard, 6627 Rt 14, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827, phone: 802-888-9959. Raw goat milk sold on the farm and for delivery.
- East Albany: Lords Creek Farm, Neil Fromm and Lenore Beers, The Creed Rd. phone: 802-755-6352.
- Eden: The Gypsy Farm, phone: 603-762-4519. Milking Shorthorns and Alpine/Angora dairy goats. Cow milk is $4.50/half-gallon. Goat milk is $3.50/quart. Animals are fed grain, hay and choice of browse. They are hand milked.
- Castleton: Gran-Debra Farms, Grant, Deborahlee, Harley, Francis & Wyatt Adams, 1893 Rt. 4A East Castleton, VT 05735, phone: 802-468-3125; cell: 518-221-7549, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A small ,family-run dairy goat farm. They raise and sell registered Lamanchas, also offering stud service. Goats graze on acres of pasture, supplemented with a diet of grain, corn, and cereal and seeds. They currently sell raw milk during season of May – Dec. then prepare goats for kidding, which they sell in spring. They make a 100 percent raw goat milk soap in 16 year-round scents and six specialty scents for each season. They use only six ingredients in the soap, no water, soy, or glycerin. Also offer goat milk fudge in several flavors. They also raise and sell chicken and duck eggs. They are working on including beef they raise. They offer farm tours and milking demos and hope to offer soap making classes. Online store coming soon, but you can call and order anytime.
- Mount Holly: Millicent Johnson, phone: 802-259-2386. Raw Jersey milk from the farm.
- North Chittenden: Holden Heritage Agriculture, Tim and Stacey Elliott, 11 River Rd., North Chittenden, VT, phone: 802-483-9981. Raw milk at their farm.
- Pittsfield: Tweed Valley Farm LLC, Nancy C. Wisner, phone: 802-746-8691. Raw Nigerian dairy goat milk. Call for availability.
- Poultney: Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm, 1 Brennan Circle Poultney, VT, Kenneth Mulder (farm manager), email: email@example.com and Baylee Drown (assistant farm manager), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 802-287-2941. Green Mountain College students interested in sustainable agriculture hand-milk a Milking Shorthorn cow, twice a day. She is fed primarily grass out in the rotationally grazed pasture and local hay with some grain during milking. Raw milk is available for sale in the self-serve red barn for $3/half-gallon with a $2 jar deposit.
- Tinmouth: Shaun Young Farm, Shaun Young, 17 Rt. 140, phone: 802-558-3937. Organic dairy, hay and sweet corn.
- Wells: Larson Farm and Creamery, Rich, Cynthia and Mercy Larson, email: Cynthial@myfairpoint.com, phone: 802-645-1957, web: www.larsonfarmvt.com. They milk 30 Jerseys organically. They have milk from 100 percent A2/A2 tested cows. Call for more information. They are 100 percent grassfed and pasture intensively. Raw, high-fat, 100 percent grassfed milk in glass jars available at the farm year-round. Also, pasteurized yogurt, and 100 percent grassfed butter.
- West Pawlet: Wayward Goose Farm, Dan and Laurie Brooks, 1035 Vermont Route 153 West Pawlet, VT 05775, phone: 802-645-9074. Milking a small herd of registered Jerseys and Brown Swiss cows that are pasture fed in summer and get hay from neighboring Consider Bardwell Farm in winter. Wayward Goose farm is certified Animal Welfare approved. Visitors are welcome to view evening milkings. Milk is sold in half-gallon glass bottles. $4/half-gallon, plus $3 bottle and lid deposit.
- Berlin: Rogers Farmstead, 934 Rowell Hill Rd. Berlin, VT 05602, phone: 802-371-5098, email: email@example.com, web: www.rogersfarmstead.com, Facebook: facebook.com/rogers.farmstead. Milking a small herd of Jersey cows that are on pasture in summer and fed hay and grain in winter. CSA for raw milk and free-range eggs available.
- Calais: Maplewood Farm, Kathy Morse, 732 Old West Church Road, Adamant, VT 05640. phone: 802-223-5401, email firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.maplewoodfarmvt.com, Facebook: Maplewood-Farm Guernsey cows are cared for organically. Cows are on pasture or hay depending on season with limited organic grain. Also eggs available. Open daily at the farm 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Hollister Hill Farm, Lee and Bob Light, 2193 Hollister Hill Rd. phone: 802-454 -7725, web: hollisterhillfarm.com. Raw Jersey cow milk, butter, pork, roasting chickens, eggs, maple syrup, home-made jam, farm bed and breakfast, education.
- Young’s Dairy, phone: 802-426-3234.
- Northfield: Green Mountain Girls Farm, Mari Omland and Laura Olsen, 923 Loop Rd., email: email@example.com, phone: 802-505-1768. Sustainably and organically raising vegetables and free-range animals. Raw goat milk, chickens, pigs, turkeys.
- Waitsfield: Simplicity Farm, Doug Turner, 905 Main St., phone: 802-496-2481. Products are Certified Organic milk, hay and corn silage.
- Brattleboro: Lilac Ridge Farm, Ross Thurber and Amanda Ellis-Thurber, phone: 802-257-0985. Call for information.
- Brookline: Whitney Hill Farm, Max W. and Leigh B. Madalinski, 142 Whitney Hill Rd. Brookline, VT 05345, phone: 802-221-4468, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Oberhasli/Alpine goats, raised on a mix of pasture, hay, and organic grain. Raw goat milk ($3/quart, plus $2 jar deposit or bring an empty wide-mouth quart jar).
- Grafton: Grafton Village Cheese Shop, PO Box 87, Grafton, VT 05146, phone: 800-472-3866, web: graftonvillagecheese.com. Aged Cheddars from raw Jersey milk.
- Cutting Farm, Phil Cutting, 615 Stage Rd. Guilford, VT, phone: 254-6982. Phil has been farming for 60 years and sells raw milk from a small herd of Certified Organic Holsteins and Jerseys.
- Halifax: Sumner Farm, Malcolm and Monica Sumner, 615 Branch Rd., phone: 802-368-2484.
- Londonderry: Taylor Farm, Jon Wright, 825 Rte. 11, phone: 802-824-5690, web: taylorfarmVT.com. Small working dairy farm selling raw milk and other Vermont products in on-site store, including their award-winning raw Gouda cheeses. Farm is open to the public seven days a week; call ahead for cheese-making and other farm activities.
- Newfane: Rebop Farm, Abraham & Ashlyn McClurg, phone: 802-365-1974, email: Rebopfarm@gmail.com. Jersey/Guernsey cross cows raised on pasture, rotationally grazed with minimal organic grain. Raw milk, cheesemaking classes available.
- Hope Roots Farm, Bianca Fernandez, 3870 US Rte. 5, phone: 376-5597. Produce a variety of organic milk, meat, eggs, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Line of prepared products including soap, lip balm, yarn, sauerkraut, canned and baked goods. CSA shares.
- Ranney Ridge Farm, Philip and Teah Ranney, 331 Old Codding Rd., phone: 802-387-5078.
- Westminster West: Westminster Dairy, Peter Dixon, 1289 Westminster Rd. Westminster West, VT 05346, phone: 802-387-5110. Raw milk cheeses made on the farm from Certified Organic Jersey milk. The cows are mostly on pasture although they feed a small amount of grain. All dairy products are Certified Organic.
- Windham. Meadows Bee Farm, Leigh Merinoff and Beth McDonald, 4980 Windham Hill Rd., barn phone: 802-874-4092, email: email@example.com, web: meadowsbeefarm.com. They milk Jersey cows once a day and keeps their calves with their moms for 2 months. Organically fed, grassfed, rotational grazing on a biodynamic farm. Meadows Bee Farm is a small educational farm caring for cows, sheep, bees, poultry, orchards, and gardens. They educate local school children participating in their farm school/young farmers program. They practice sustainable farming methods to care for their livestock and food gardens. They sell raw milk, eggs, locally made salves, maple syrup, honey, herbal tinctures and an herbal tea blend. Available for tours and hands-on farm work. Please call the barn to schedule a visit.
- Bethel: Earthwise Farm and Forest, Carl Russel and Lisa McCrory, phone: 802-234-5524, email: Lmccrory@hughes.net. Family owned and operated 150-acre diversified enterprise raising grassfed livestock for meat, milk and eggs, as well as organic vegetables and flowers. They use draft animals for logging and field work.
- Chester: Jersey Girls Dairy Farm, Lisa Kaiman, 157 Thompson Rd. email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 802-875-6576, web: waawwe.com. Grassfed raw cow milk, free-range eggs, cruelty-free veal.
- Hartland: Cedar Mountain Farm, Kerry Gawalt, 25A Linden Rd. Hartland, VT 05048, phone: 802-436-1448, web: cedarmountainfarm.org. Raw milk from pastured Jersey cows available year-round.
- South Royalton: Hawk’s Hill Farm, Randy and Lisa Robar, 992 Walker Hill Rd. phone: 802-763-3921. Small herd of Jerseys, milking one. Self-serve farmstand with raw milk, eggs, chickens, broilers, and canned preserves.
- Springfield: Maple Knoll Farm, Joanne Jarvis, 1678 CT River Rd. Springfield, VT 05156, phone: 802-885-1688, email: email@example.com. Goat milk, $3/quart with jar deposit. Contact by phone is preferable.
- Weston: Pomeroy Farm, Marian and Jesse Pomeroy, phone: 802-824-5489. Call for information.
- Woodstock: Macora Farm, Chantale Deojay, 1742 Daybert Rd, phone: 802-457-4291. Milk, cream, eggs, and butter.