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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Sources of real milk and real milk products in California:

IN STORES STATEWIDE:

  • Claravale Farm:  web: claravalefarm.com. phone: 831-628-3219. Raw Jersey milk and raw goat milk. Claravale cows eat hay, grain-based dairy feeds, and pastures. Carried in many stores throughout California.
  • Evergreen Acres Goat Dairy, Mike and Jane Hulme, 606 Santa Anita Road, Tres Pinos, CA 95075, web: evergreenacresdairy.com, phone: 831-628-3736, email: goatlady606@gmail.com. A Guernsey goat breeder and Grade A certified producer of high butter fat raw goat milk, goat milk products and cheese. Raw cultured goat milk products: raw goat-gurt, raw kefir, and raw aged goat cheese (feta and cheshire). Carried in many stores throughout California.
  • Organic Pastures: web: www.organicpastures.com/find/; phone: 559-846-9732 or 877-Raw-Milk. A mixed breed herd feeds on irrigated green pasture at least eight months of the year and also receives a mixture of organic corn, oats, and alfalfa plus organically approved mineral supplements and salt. Full line of retail-approved, inspected raw, pasture-fed (plus grain at milking time) dairy products, including: raw milk, butter, cream, cheese, kefir, colostrum, and more. See website for details. Carried in many stores throughout California.
  • San Martin Milk Company, Jeff Whalen, 1565 E. Middle Ave. San Martin, CA 95046, phone: 408-893-8441, email: jwhalen@garlic.com. Grade A Raw Milk Dairy. order from www.grubmarket.com/ for free delivery to your doorstep (Bay area). LA/ SD will start next 2 months.
  • Schoch Family Farmstead: web: schochfamilyfarm.com. Salinas, CA. Raw milk products at farmers markets, grocery stores, and restaurants in Northern California.

Retail Chains: Reader reports on individual stores indicates that many (though perhaps not all) outlets of the following grocery chains in California carry raw milk products from the dairies listed above:

Southern California: Gourmet on Wheels Inc., web: gourmetsonwheels.com. Artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and more from a mobile truck. All of their products come from grassfed animals. Many of their cheeses are raw.

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.

Alameda County:

  • BerkeleyMonterey Market, 1550 Hopkins St., Berkeley CA 94707, web: montereymarket.com. Raw cow and goat milk.
  • Pleasanton: Valley Health Mill, 3037 Hopyard Rd. Ste. J Pleasanton, CA 94588. Health Food Store carries Organic Pastures raw milk, raw cream and raw butter.

Contra Costa County:

  • Concord: Harvest House Natural Food Store, 2395 Monument Blvd # M Concord, CA 94520; phone: 888-655-0728; web: harvesthouse.com. Carries raw dairy products.
  • Pleasant Hill: Natural Life Foods, 2638 Pleasant Hill Rd., 94523, web: naturallifefoods.net. Sells Organic Pastures dairy line.

El Dorado County:

  • Placerville:
    • Free Hand Farm, Spencer & Melissa Tregilgas, 941 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA, 95667, phone: 530-295-9458, email: freehandfarm@gmail.com, web: freehandfarm.com, Facebook: freehandfarm. Milking herd of three Jersey and Shorthorn cows, on holistically managed pasture all year, fed supplemental grass and alfalfa hay, minerals, and a very small amount of sprouted barley. Herdshare, raw milk available exclusively to share owners. Milk tested weekly for bacteria counts to assure quality. Located near Hwy. 50 in the Coloma/Lotus area. Please call ahead to schedule a tour or learn more about the farm. Pastured eggs from hens fed sprouted barley and milk, pastured broilers, pastured pork and grassfed lamb available on farm as well.
    • Placerville Natural Foods Co-op, 535 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667, phone: 530-621-3663.
  • South Lake Tahoe:

Lake County:

  • Lakeport: Yerba Santa Goat Dairy, phone: 707-263-8131. Raw cheese from grassfed goats.
  • Loch Lomond: Dino’s Market, 10336 Loch Lomond Rd. Carries Organic Pastures milk, cream and butter, and Landmark raw goat cheese.

Los Angeles County:

  • Burbank: Sprouts: 1011 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504
  • Culver City: Rainbow Acres, 13208 W Washington Blvd, Culver City CA 90066, phone: 310-823-8381. Carries Claravale and Organic Pastures products.
  • Diamond Bar: Diamond Fresh Farmers Market, 21168 Golden Springs Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765. Carries Claravale raw milk and raw goat milk.
  • Los Angeles:
    • Eagle Rock: Organix Market, 1731 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041, web: www.organix-la.com. Carries raw cow milk and can order raw goat milk.
    • Erewhon, 7660 E Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036, phone: 323-937-0777. Raw cow and goat milk.
  • Malibu: Pacific Coast Greens, 22601 Pacific Coast Hwy. Claravale raw milk delivered every Saturday; usually sells out by Sunday evening.
  • Marina Del Rey: Rainbow Acres, 4756 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey CA 90292, phone: 310-823-5373. Carries Claravale and Organic Pastures raw milk.
  • San Dimas: Vitamin City Health Food, 642 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, CA 91773; phone: 909-592-5131. Organic Pastures whole milk, cream, colostrum, butter, and kefir.
  • Santa Monica:
    • Co-opportunity, 1525 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404, phone: 310-451-8902. Carries Claravale and Organic Pastures products.
    • Desert Farms, Walid Abdul-Wahab, Santa Monica, CA, 90403. phone: 310-430-2096, email: camelmilk@desertfarms.comdesertfarms.com, Facebook: DesertFarms. Camels, pasture-raised, grassfed, no hormones, no antibiotics non-homogenized, gluten free. Products: Raw camel milk 16 oz. ($18), raw camel milk kefir 16 oz. ($19). For any additional driving directions, farm store hours, call between 5 am and 9 am Pacific time (every day). Online orders only. Tours are not available at the moment, Products can be found in Lassen’s Market in Los Feliz, Erewhon in Beverly Hills, Wholesome Choice in Orange County, and Natural Frontier Market in New York. Deliveries made to all states and Canada. Delivery dates are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, delivered by Fedex – express, two day or overnight option are available.
  • South Pasadena: Grassroots Natural Market, 1119 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3311, phone: 626-799-0156, web: www.grassroots1968.com/. Organic Pastures products.

Marin County:

  • Fairfax: Good Earth, 720 Center Blvd., Fairfax CA 94930; phone: 415-454-0123, web: www.genatural.com. Carries both Claravale and Organic Pastures, including Claravale whole raw cream.
  • Point Reyes:
    • Giacomini Family’s Farmstead Cheese, web: www.pointreyescheese.com. Original Blue raw milk cheese from Grade A raw milk from a closed herd of pastured Holstein cows. Order online or available at many stores across the country; see website for retailer listing.
    • Palace Market, 11300 California 1, Point Reyes Station, CA, phone: 415-663-1016, web: com. Claravale raw milk sold in quarts. Store receives delivery every Friday at 8 a.m.

Mendocino County:

  • Willits: Mariposa Market, 500 South Main St., Willits, CA 95490, phone: 707-459-9630, web: mariposamarket.com. Carries Organic Pastures raw milk.

Monterey County:

  • Salinas: Star Market, 1275 S. Main St., Salinas, CA 93901. phone: 831-422-3651, email: starmarket@starmkt.com, web: starmkt.com, Facebook: starmkt. Raw cow milk from Organic Pastures, Claravale, and Schoch Family Farm, $18-$20/gal. Raw cream from Organic Pastures and Claravale, $9/pint. Raw cheeses from Schoch Family Farm and other artisans, $12-$20/lb. Store hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30 am-8:30 pm, Sunday 9 am-8 pm.

Orange County:

  • Anaheim: Wholesome Choice carries raw Jersey milk from Claravale Dairy.
  • Tustin: Whole Foods carries Claravale Farm whole raw Jersey milk (they also carry the pasteurized and reduced/skimmed versions, so read the labels). No antibiotics or hormones used.

Nevada County:

  • Truckee: Country Living Farm (Gardnerville, NV) has a pickup point here. Visit the farm listing on the Nevada page for more information.

Placer County:

  • Auburn: Sunrise Market, 2160 Grass Valley Hwy. Auburn, CA 95603. phone: 530-888-8973. web: sunrisenaturalfoods.net. Carries raw milk and raw milk products.
  • Lincoln: Bannister Oak Farms, Todd & Sherry Kruger, 7535 S. Forbes Rd. Lincoln, CA 95648, phone: 916-949-8934, email: bannisteroakfarms@gmail.com, Facebook: Bannister Oak Farms. The Krugers have a raw milk herdshare program. They offer delivery to nine milk drop locations in the greater Sacramento area. They are the caretakers of Jersey cows and Alpine goats. The animals are mainly grassfed, pastured on five acres with a supplement of alfalfa, oat hay and kelp, and the animals receive a small portion of non-GMO grain at milking. A dairy laboratory is used to test their milk monthly to insure the highest safety standards for their herdshare owners and families. Farm tours are encouraged. Please call for more information on prices, hours and availability.
  • Roseville: Sunrise Market, 1950 Douglas Blvd. Roseville, CA 95603, phone: 916-789-8591, website: sunrisenaturalfoods.net. Carries raw milk and raw milk products.

Riverside County:

  • Corona: Arranging a buyer group for raw milk. Email for more information: pnewton2@yahoo.com.
  • Palm Springs: Coachella Valley, Laura Laffranchini, offers raw milk products; Harvest Health Foods, 73910 State Hwy. 111, Ste. D, Palm Desert, CA 92260, phone: 760-346-3215.
  • Rancho Mirage: Clark’s Nutrition & Natural Food Market, 34175 Monterey Ave. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, phone: 760-324-4626, web: clarksnutrition.com. Carries Organic Pastures raw milk, cream, butter and kefir.
  • Riverside: Goodwin’s Organics, 191 W. Big Springs Rd., Riverside, CA 92507; phone: 951-682-2667; web: goodwinsorganics.com. Carry Organic Pastures products; also deliver to home in Inland empire.
  • Temecula:
    • Fresh n’ Easy sells raw cheese
    • Organic Roots health food store (corner of Margarita and Winchester) sells raw cow milk.

Sacramento County:

  • Sacramento: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95816, phone: 916-455-2667, web: sacfoodcoop.com. Organic Pastures and Claravale raw milk.
  • Wilton: Our Ground Up Farm, Susan Muñoz, 12750 Leo Lane Wilton, CA 95693, phone: 916-425-9204, email: susan@ourgroundup.com, Facebook: OurGroundUp. Herdshare: three A2/A2 Jersey cows, green pastures, alfalfa hay, fodder (sprouted barley), no GMOs. Herd ownership required. Fluid raw milk only. A Raw Milk Institute listed farm conducting bacterial milk testing monthly and adhering to a well-developed processing plan to ensure sanitary conditions.

San Bernadino County:

San Diego County:

  • Bonsall: Selling raw goat milk for pet and craft purposes. email: lori319@sbcglobal.net. Or text: 858-722-4181. Pick up in Bonsall, Escondido or Old Town San Diego. Milk from mainly Nigerian Dwarf goats. Hand-milked, strained and refrigerated. Goat milk soaps are also available. Please no phone calls unless you are an established customer.
  • Carlsbad: Jimbo’s Natural Foodscarry raw milk and raw cream from Claravale; raw milk, raw butter, raw cream and raw colostrum from Organic Pastures.
  • Escondido:
    • Jimbo’s Natural Foodscarry raw milk and raw cream from Claravale; raw milk, raw butter, raw cream and raw colostrum from Organic Pastures.
    • Selling raw goat milk for pet and craft purposes. email: lori319@sbcglobal.net. Or text: 858-722-4181. Pick up in Bonsall, Escondido, or Old Town San Diego. Milk from mainly Nigerian Dwarf goats. Hand-milked, strained and refrigerated. Goat milk soaps are also available.  Please no phone calls unless you are an established customer.
  • Fallbrook: Major Market, 845 S. Main Ave. Fallbrook, CA 92028, phone: 760-723-0857. Offers Organic Pastures raw cow milk.
  • Julian:
    • Riverwood Oaks Farm: Heather and Kierstin, phone: 760-443-7122, email: rowell.rn@gmail.com. Alpine and Nubian goats, organic grain, well water, natural health management. Milk is $5/quart. Cheese and yogurt upon request. Farm tours available, including goat yoga.
    • Raw goat milk available, call 760-889-3868 for more information.
  • Poway: Urban Acres Farm, Jena Williams; email: urbanacresfarm@hotmail.com. Fresh and frozen raw goat milk for pet use from Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf goats. Milk tested monthly for butterfat, protein, somatic cell counts, and random pathogen testing at a dairy lab.
  • Ramona:
    • Lindy Haven Goats, Linda J. Pannill-Smith, phone: 760-788-1172, email: gardenbuff@cox.net. Raw goat milk for pet consumption. Goatshares. Goat milk fudge, kefir, fresh Chevre cheese for pets. Goat kids for sale Nubian, Mini Nubian, Mini Toggenburg, Nigerian Dwarf, Boer-crosses, NuMancha, and Nigora. NOTE FROM THE FARMER: She has been experiencing some health issues and is interested in offering a barter deal: “If someone can do the milking, plus help clean the milking equipment (she has a milking machine) they can have half the milk harvest. Need maybe 2 – 5 people or more. Just enough so at least one person can milk once a day, everyday. If you milk whole herd, we should get at least six or more gallons a day. The person needs to bring their own containers and an ice-filled cooler for their half of the milk.”
    • Nubian Goat Barn, D St. Ramona, CA, 92065; email: nubiangoatbarn@yahoo.com. Hand-milked fresh and frozen raw goat milk for pet consumption and craft use only. Purebred Nubian goat kids available for sale as well as handmade soap (goat milk, vegan and all-natural), natural laundry soap, and flaxseed hot/cold pads. They are a small family farm with a herd of registered Purebred Anglo Nubian goats feeding on grass hay and graze. Located in town, pick up only, no delivery.
    • Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065; phone: 800-778-3515, web: com. Organic Pastures and Claravale raw milk products available. Weekly deliveries from the dairy. Call or order online for delivery or pick-up at 26178 Matlin Road, Ramona CA 92065. See website for more information.
  • San Diego:
    • Jimbo’s Natural Foods 4S Ranch & Downtown stores carry raw milk and raw cream from Claravale; raw milk, raw butter, raw cream and raw colostrum from Organic Pastures.
    • Lindy Haven Goat Farm, Linda J. Pannill-Smith, phone: 760-788-1172; email: gardenbuff@cox.net. Raw goat milk for pet consumption. Goatshares. Goat milk fudge, kefir, fresh Chevre cheese for pets. Goat kids for sale Nubian, Mini Nubian, Mini Toggenburg, Nigerian Dwarf, Boer-crosses, NuMancha, and Nigora. NOTE FROM THE FARMER: She has been experiencing some health issues and is interested in offering a barter deal: “If someone can do the milking, plus help clean the milking equipment (she has a milking machine) they can have half the milk harvest. Need maybe 2 – 5 people or more. Just enough so at least one person can milk once a day, every day. If you milk whole herd, we should get at least six or more gallons a day. The person needs to bring their own containers and an ice-filled cooler for their half of the milk.”
    • Old Wagon Dairy, Mike McCright; phone: 760-749-3538; email: natureboy@gotsky.com. A cooperatively owned raw goat dairy providing fresh milk, yogurt, kefir, cheeses, colostrum and occasionally cream to its members.
    • Selling raw goat milk for pet and craft purposes. Pick up in Bonsall, Escondido, or Old Town San Diego. Milk from mainly Nigerian Dwarf goats. Hand-milked, strained and refrigerated. Goat milk soaps are also available. email: lori319@sbcglobal.net. Or text: 858-722-4181. Please no phone calls unless you are an established customer.
  • Vista: Frazier Farms Natural Grocery, 225 Vista Village Drive, Vista, CA 92083, phone: 760-758-7175, web: frazierfarmsmarket.com/. Carries Organic Pastures raw milk.

San Francisco County:

  • The Good Life Grocery carries Claravale raw milk at both locations: 1524 20th St. San Francisco, CA 94107; phone: 415-282-9204; and Bernal Heights, 448 Cortland Ave., San Francisco, CA 94110; phone: 415-648-3221.
  • Little Vine, 1541 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133; phone: 415-738-2221; email: melissa@shoplittlevine.com; web: shoplittlevine.com. Claravale raw milk products as well as many raw cheeses from Sierra Nevada, Bellwether Farm, and Meadow Creek Farm. All cow milk so far, but looking to expand.
  • Other Avenues Co-op, 3930 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122; phone: 415-661-7475. Open 9 am-9 pm every day except holidays.
  • Rainbow Groceries, 1745 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; phone: 415-863-0620, email: pr@rainbow.coop. Open weekdays 9 am-9 pm.
  • San Francisco Bay Area:
    • Evergreen Acres Goat Dairy is an organic farm land. a pasture-raised goat herd located in the hills east of Hollister. You can find their products in six farmers markets in LA at Mar Vista, Torrance, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach and Palos Verdes; and two in the Bay Area at Los Gatos and San Mateo. Stores carrying their milk are Three Stone Hearth, Berkeley Bowl and El Cerrito Natural Grocery, and Berkeley Natural Grocery in the Oakland Area; the Milk Pail, Bianchini, and New Seasons in the South Bay, and New Leaf in Half Moon Bay, Felton, West Santa Cruz and Capitola.
    • Real Food (Bay Area) CSA, web: www.realfoodbayarea.com; phone: 408-835-9353. A buying co-op that delivers Claravale raw cow and raw goat milk as well as Claravale cream and pastured, organic, soy-free eggs to over 35 neighborhood locations throughout the San Francisco Bay area every week. They also deliver a wide variety of other WAPF-friendly products.
    • GrubMarket.com, a food delivery service in the San Francisco Bay Area, carries raw cow milk from Schoch Family Farmstead and Organic Pastures, and raw goat milk from Evergreen Acres.

San Joaquin County:

  • Stockton: Artesian Natural Foods, 145 Lincoln Center, Stockton, CA 95207, phone: 209-952-8787. Raw milk, colostrum, and raw cream from Organic Pastures Dairy.

San Luis Obispo County:

  • Atascadero: Rainbow Hill Farm; Sandy or Toni; phone: 805-462-2932. Raw goat milk for pets, cheese, yogurt, crafts, etc., and fertile, free-range chicken eggs. La Mancha and mini-Nubians available.
  • Paso Robles: Davis Organic Farm; phone: 805-423-1153; email: davisorganicfarm@hotmail.com. Raw cow and goat milk available for animal and craft use. Hand milked. No hormones or antibiotics used. Free-range chicken and duck eggs; organic fruits and vegetables in season.

San Mateo County:

  • Half Moon Bay: New Leaf Community Market carries Claravale raw milk and Organic Pastures raw milk, raw butter and raw cheese.

Santa Barbara County:

  • Isla Vista: Isla Vista Food Coop, 6575 Seville Rd., Isla Vista; phone: 805-968-1401; web: islavistafood.coop. Open 8 am – 10 pm daily. Carries Organic Pastures products: raw whole milk, colostrum, cream, butter, cultured butter, and cheese.
  • Santa BarbaraLazy Acres Market, 302 Meigs Rd., Santa Barbara CA 93109, phone: 805-564-4410, web: www.lazyacres.com. Raw milk products and large selection of natural/organic meat, produce, and other foods.

Santa Clara County:

  • Mountain View: Ava’s Downtown Market & Deli, 340 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041; phone: 650-961-5652, Facebook: Avas-Downtown-Market-Deli-326790720682124/. Carries Claravale raw whole milk.
  • San Jose:
    • New Leaf carries Organic Pastures raw milk.
    • Lunardi’s Markets carry Organic Pastures raw milk.

Santa Cruz County:

  • Capitola: New Leaf Community Market carries Claraville raw milk and Organic Pastures raw milk, raw butter and raw cheese.
  • Felton: New Leaf Community Market carries Claravale raw milk and Organic Pastures raw milk, raw butter and raw cheese.
  • Santa Cruz: New Leaf Community Market carries Claravale raw milk and Organic Pastures raw milk, raw butter and raw cheese.

Shasta County:

  • Cottonwood: Duivenvoorden Farms, Marc and Seth Duivenvoorden, 19490 Draper Road Cottonwood, CA 96022, phone: 530-567-8178, email: Duivenvoordenfarms@gmail.com, web: www.rawmilkdairy.com, Facebook: DuivenvoordenFarms. Raw milk herdshare dairy. Cows are 100 percent grassfed with year round pasture, grass hay, and fodder. Cows are a mixed herd, Holstein, Jersey and Guernsey. They have a Grade A milk plant and now offer retail sales in stores in northern California in Redding and Chico, with more to come. Call for more information.

Siskiyou County:

  • Grenada: Siskiyou Farm and Food Co-op, Bob and Dusty Copeland, 1912 Timmons Rd, Grenada, CA 96038, phone: 530-598-2358 email: dusty@goatmeats.com, Facebook: facebook.com/Farmshares. Small nonprofit food club owning or leasing A2/A2 dairy cows plus one Saanen dairy goat. They milk no more than three dairy cows at a time. They follow the RAWMI protocols and use local organic foods. They have 40 acres planted in pasture. Cost to join is $40 to buy an undivided interest into the herd, annual dues are $50 per year. Subscription milk is $125 per one gallon of milk per week for 13 weeks; as available milk is $3/half gallon jar for subscribed herdshare members only. Cheesemaking classes and open farm tours once a session. They are a food club and members share or sell eggs, USDA meats, vegetables, etc. Delivered to local areas. Please call the farm Mon.-Fri. between the hours of 8 am-4 pm.

Solano County:

  • Bird’s Landing: Located between Fairfield and Rio Vista, on Olsen Rd. Please contact Mary at 707-410-5547. Raw goat milk available from Nigerian Dwarves and Alpine goats. Does are on pasture and alfalfa hay. $6 for a half gallon jar.
  • Vacaville: Nugget Markets, 130 Browns Valley Pkwy., phone: 707-469-6900, web: nuggetmarket.com. Carries Organic Pastures raw milk.

Sonoma County:

  • Cotati: Oliver’s Market, 546 E Cotati Ave., Cotati CA 94931, phone: 707-795-9501. Open Mon.-Sun.: 7 am – 11 pm. Carries Claravale raw milk.
  • Santa Rosa:  Oliver’s Market carries Claravale raw milk at both locations: 1) 560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, phone: 707-537-7123. Open Mon.- Sun., 7 am-10 pm. 2) 461 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95406, phone: 707-284-3530. Open Mon.-Sun., 7 am-10 pm.
  • Sebastopol:
    • Andy’s Market, 1691 Highway 116 North, Sebastopol, CA 95472, Claravale raw milk.
    • Little Farm: email: unprocessedmilk@gmail.com, phone: 707-408-COWS (2697).
An organic farm that milks four Jersey cows and a Guernsey. They also have eggs, pork, and beef.
  • Sonoma: Sonoma Market, carries Organic Pastures products.
  • Windsor: Oliver’s Market, 9230 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, CA 95492, phone: 707-687-2050. Sells raw milk from Organic Pastures and Claravale.

Sutter County:

  • Yuba City: New Earth Market, 1475 Tharp Road, Yuba City, CA 95993, phone: 530-673-9355, web: newearthmarket.com. Hours Mon.-Sat. 8 am-9 pm, Sun 8 am-8 pm. Sells Organic Pastures raw milk.

Tulare County:

  • Lindsay: Caprine Cream, Nan Kerbo, phone: 559-302-8401, email: chiknlgs@aol.com. Goat milk, colostrum, and soap from Nigerian Dwarf, Alpine, Lamancha, and Nubian goats. Mostly pasture fed plus local hay. TB testing.

Tuolumne County:

Ventura County:

  • Ojai: Rainbow Bridge Natural Food Store carries the Organic Pastures line of raw cow milk products. Web: rainbowbridgeojai.com.

Yolo County:

  • Davis: Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; phone: 530-758-2667; web: daviscoop.com. Carries Organic Pastures raw milk and several raw cheeses.

99 thoughts on “California

  1. Thank you so much to those who are running this site and put together this list! I just signed up with Real Food Bay Area CSA, so I am excited to try their raw cows milk next week.

    To add to the list for those of you in the Bay Area, in the past I purchase raw milk by Organic Pastures from Lunardis and Bianchinis. Lunardis sells half gallons, at least the one in Belmont does, and Bianchinis in San Carlos sells both half and full gallons.

    It would be great if we could build a list of local farms that will sell raw dairy milk to individuals. I ideally would like to get my milk that way. Thanks!

  2. I live in Merced and couldn’t find any store here that sells raw milk. What is the best way to get it? Can I get it shipped from a store outside Merced that sells it?

  3. Does anyone know if there are any raw milk provider between Barstow and Mountain Pass? I wish the providers were shown on a map instead of just listed! Thanks in advance.

  4. Where exactly is this place located? I don’t live far from Modesto and would love to buy their milk direct, also. I assume it is indeed raw milk you purchased.

  5. I just did some research on my local stores in Modesto, California. It seems CORNUCOPIA natural foods stores is the only store in town that sells RAW milk from local farmers. Thanks, Weston Price, for all you’ve done to help make us healthier.

  6. Valley Milk Simply Bottled is a co-op on Maze Blvd or Highway 132 in Modesto CA. Working on free range eggs and smoked meats coming soon to the co-op!

  7. Listings come from people like you! I’m one person in Virginia. If you’d like to canvas the health food stores in Oakland to see which sell raw milk and send me a list (see “How to Add, Update, or Remove a Listing” at the top of the page), that would be great.

  8. In Lancaster, ‘The Whole Wheatery’ sells Claravalle Raw milk and Raw Goats Milk as well. You can also get it for pick up from Abundant Harvest Organics CSA, has many drop off’s in the Antelope Valley as well as other areas in Southern CA.

  9. Siskiyou Farms is a farm share that has raw milk for very reasonable prices in Grenada, near Yreka. Kid Creek also has raw milk (Mt. Shasta) but is about 2xs the price. I’ll provide their emails below & they’re listed in the CA list. They both offer benefits for referring people, so reply here if you’ve signed up with either one. They both have great milk!

    Siskiyou: dusty@goatmeats.com
    Kid Creek: kidcreekpastures@gmail.com,

  10. There is raw milk available to the north, too, in Del Norte county. They sell Organic Pastures at the Wild River Market in Crescent City for only $1 more than I’ve found it in SoCal, so for a relatively remote location I’m pretty pleased with that.

  11. On the other hand…..It is worth noting that we are the only animals that drink the milk of a different animal on a routine basis.;-o….. just sayin.

  12. Hi Amber

    Different brands of milk, even raw milk, can make a big difference. If you have only tried commercial milk you might be able to tolerate raw milk easily. Any reduced fat milk in the US has to have added vitamins A and D, the vitamins can have allergens and contaminants.

    Many people who have tried to follow the advice of Dr. Ray Peat, who thinks dairy is very good source of nutrition, have been able to use milk by going slow and adjusting to it.

    His article on milk is at

    http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/milk.shtml

    • to answer your question, yes. I started drinking raw milk after being dairy free due to severe sensitivity to the grocery store’s type milk and all dairy types.
      I am doing great I can drink the raw milk which i pickup from the farmer my self at ease. Planning to make ice cream, bake goods, make butter, desserts….etc. life is good.

  13. Just wanted to say that i used to have blood in my snot (sorry) every time i blew my nose, for decades. I remember complaining to my doctor about it in my teens and he said its nothing. Then i recently eliminated grains and legumes and viola it disappeared.
    Not the same as an actively bleeding nose but the source could be from your intestines or gut lining or whatever you’re eating or not eating.

  14. Hi, I was wondering if you are saying that raw milk GAVE you and your son nose bleeds, or failed to stop your nose bleeds?

    Most people do okay with raw milk from cows that get some corn/grain, while others are especially sensitive and have to look for 100% grass fed. A small amount of non-GMO grain at milking (preferably soaked!) is acceptable to help dairy cows maintain their weight and support milk production; otherwise the cows become quite thin and milk production decreases. Thus, 100% grass-fed milk is typically more expensive.

    Thanks for writing.

  15. Are there any Raw milk providers who raise purely grass fed cows, no grains or corn supplements? I have been searching and am amazed that Organic Pastures and Claravale Farms are the only ones I can find and both feed herbivorous cows grains and corn!

    • Now is the best time to frequent the fairs and watch for when the goat and cow people are milking- bring your own gallon jugs and ask for their milk,bring coolers with ice. tell them it is for pigs or your dogs. Otherwise, they will throw it down the drain! I am always shocked at dairy goat breeders with beautiful animals that never drink their own milk! When I was in nursing school I didn;t have time to devote to milking and breeding so my girls took a haitus from that until I was done. I went to the fair nd got my milk from the goat people and froze it.

    • You do know that corn is a grass? While I am sure we would all love to feed our cows a 100% grass fed herd, in the winter most places are unable to grow enough feed to sustain cows.

    • go to claravales website and re-read the section where it explains the diet that they feed their animals. No corn or grain… Dont know where you got that information from.

    • The following is what I read on Organic Pastures websited”we estimate that our cows are getting about 80% pasture feed (grazed, not supplemental fed), 15 % alfalfa and other hay varieties, and 5% rolled corn (this supplemental feed is offered to all milking cows as free choice). The cows will naturally eat any additional feed that their bodies are demanding to maintain healthy body conditions. If the cow is not given enough natural feed, her body condition will become less optimal, her coat will become dull and “shaggy”, and she will become prone to illness and possibility to infection. Everything we feed our cows is always certified organic, whether we grow it on our own farm or buy it from other local farmers.”
      So, I’m not sure what you are referring to.

    • Yes we do! We have only Jersey Cows and we do no grains except 2 cups of barley while they are being milk. We are in Fresno area.

  16. It will probably make more sense soon to just list the various chains in CA that sell raw milk in all or most of their stores vs. listing them individually in every location. This list has been built by people telling us when they find a source of raw milk. So it’s been built by people like you telling us “the Nugget Market in West Sacramento carries Organic Pastures and Claravale products” (if that’s true). I would say in a state like California that has raw for retail, it is indeed likely that all outlets of a particular chain carry raw milk.

  17. Did you ever find a good spot to buy raw milk? There’s a health food store here that carries it but it’s so pricey and you don’t get very much for it. I’d love to be able to buy a gallon of it at a time.

  18. Artesian Health Food Store on Grantline Road in Tracy sells the Organic Pastures Raw Milk, Cream, cheese, butter, Kefir, etc. BUT you must place an order with them and prepay for pick-up on Tuesday’s which is when Organic Pastures delivers to them. They do stock the butter, cheese and sometimes the pasture raised ground beef when it is available. But for the raw milk or cream or kefir (when available) it must be pre-ordered. I am going to let them know that they are not listed in the list above for Tracy, only their Stockton store. Hopefully they will contact webmaster with all their info.

  19. You might like to read “The Vegetarian Myth.” I know it made me understand how to support the animals, the farmers and my family better. If you do not do well with raw milk at first, try raw milk kefir or clabbered milk, or yoghurt.

  20. I just wonder if you buy coffee at restaurants or places like starbucks? Figure out the cost per gallon of that…. My point is this is expensive, and it actually promotes health, and the farmer deserves to make a living. All pasteurized milk is subsidized by government. No raw milk is. They do deserve a living wage. Most raw milk dairies are on the edge of not having any profit at all…. sorry, just my 2 cents worth.

    • There are many many people, like myself, who don’t go to Starbucks or restaurants. Who spend the bulk of their income on healthy food. When you’re poor it would be a reasonable hope to find an less expensive source. I would rather buy direct from a farmer at a higher rate then they sell to the stores for and avoid grocery store mark ups. That’s actually of benefit to me and the farmer. I’m sure nobody feels like farmers don’t deserve a living wage just because they can’t afford the price of raw milk.

  21. My guess is boiling raw milk is better than pasteurized, altho that is still pasteurizing it. Why do you want to boil it? I make my boys “hot” chocolate, by warming it only so warm. I stick my finger into the milk as it is warming and don’t let it get so hot i cannot comfortably do so. If i cook with it in soups and such, i put it in last, just before serving.

  22. I live in the East Bay and get Organic Pastures raw milk at Sprouts. Organic Pastures even sells at some farmers markets.

  23. Melissa, Whole Foods no longer stocks raw milk, however many health food stores in California will have it in their dairy case!

    • Whole Foods used to carry it. I still talk with customers who believe they carry it! When i ask them to point it out they show me Strauss, which is organic, mostly, if not all, grass fed, and cream top. But it is NOT Raw. Lunardi’s and Sprouts both carry Organic Pastures (be sure to get it home and transfer it to glass for storage). You can get Claravale delivered to a porch near you from http://www.realfoodbayarea.com. Be sure to read at least one book on raw milk: The Untold Story of Milk, by Ron Schmid, or The Devil in the Milk, by Keith Woodford and Thomas Cowan. There is so much misinformation out there, the only way to get it out of your head is real information.

  24. Lassen’s at Bouquet Canyon and Seco Canyon carries Claravale and Organic Pastures, and rumor has it that Sprouts in Valencia does as well.

    • I called them today because I was looking for the same thing and they said they do carry it. They quoted me a price of $5.99 per gallon.

      • Thanks for your interest in raw milk and desire to help others. We only want to list farms and sources who’ve agreed to be listed. Feel free to tell this source about this site and have them use the link to Add, Update, or Delete a Listing (top of page) and I’ll be glad to put them up.

    • Organic Roots (formerly Sprouts until Henry’s changed their name to Sprouts) in Temecula sells raw cow milk. Great health food store (corner of Margarita and Winchester).

    • Sprouts in Alhambra on Main St. carries both Organic Pastures milk, cream and butter and Claravale milk. I’m looking for a local co-op that sells raw dairy from another local farm however. Organic pastures has become outrageously expensive. $15 for a pound of raw butter and $12 for a pint of raw cream is unacceptable. Nutrient rich food should be a right, not a privilege that can only be afforded by the upper classes.

    • Only one of the Sprouts (on Newport Ave.) carries the Organic Farms Raw Milk. They also carry some cheese and the butter. They are happy to order the Kefir or other products, just limited on shelf space.

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