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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.
- 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.
- Quincy: Countryline Co-op, Julia, phone: 217-617-2369, Facebook: Countryline Co-Op. 100 percent grassfed raw milk, butter, and beef. Pasture raised chicken and eggs. For further information or to contact them, you can find them on Facebook or give them a call.
- Joy of Illinois Farm, Les and Penny Gioja, 1689 CR 400E, email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: cell – 872-205-0801, landline – 217-863-2758, web: www.joyofillinois.com. State certified 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.
- Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC, Leslie Cooperband and Wes Jarrell, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, IL 61822; phone: 217-643-2314; email: email@example.com, web: www.prairiefruits.com, Facebook: prairiefruitsfarm. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as a Grade A Dairy and Farmstead Creamery since 2005, the farm is now licensed to sell raw goat milk. The farm is located just 2 miles east of I-57 and 2 miles north of I-74. They milk Nubian and La Mancha goats that graze and browse on silvopastures, custom-planted and managed to keep the goats healthy and producing the highest quality milk. In 2020, the farm celebrated its 10th anniversary as Certified “Animal Welfare Approved” by “A Greener World.” Milk is sold in half-gallon jugs ($9/each), although customers may also bring their own clean containers. Cheese, gelato, sorbetto, and other farm products also are available in the store, when open. Raw milk can be ordered through their online store for farm pick up on Saturday afternoons (1-4 pm).
- Carlyle: McConauchie Manor Farm, Dr. David and Lynnette Mooth, phone: 314-699-4430, email: Farm@McManor.com, web: McManor.com. Serving St. Louis, Metro-East and Southern IL. Naturally raised, pasture-grazed Jersey and Guernsey cows and Nubian goats. Other grassfed livestock products, tree fruits, berries, fresh produce, Clydesdale horses. No antibiotics, hormones, pasture chemicals. Milk prices $4/half gallon – this is unprocessed milk with natural cream. Farm is located 35 miles from Metro-east area, 50 miles from St. Louis.
- Barrington: Pure Farm Foods, phone: 815-931-6130, email: messjes@icloud.
com. Dairy products, local free range brown eggs, organic eggs, duck eggs, local honey, fresh maple syrup.
- Chicago area:
- All Grass Farms, Cliff McConville, 18N681 IL Route 31, Dundee, IL 60118, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: http://allgrassfarms.com/. Serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago, raw milk from purebred, grassfed Guernsey cows. See full listing under Algonquin.
- Family Farms Cooperative, Richard Hebron, 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.
- 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 food directly from the farmer/producer. Array of foods from various providers include raw milk, cream, and other raw dairy products; organic grassfed beef and pork; pastured chickens and eggs; raw honey and bee pollen; and organic produce in the summer months, all from local, independent, organic farmers. Weekly pickups Homer Glen, Winfield, Chicago, South Holland, and Palatine. Currently serving more than 120 families from the Chicago metro area. New members welcome; contact Sheri with any questions.
- Pasture’s Delights, web: pasturesdelights.com, Facebook: pasturesdelights, pickup locations: http://goo.gl/maps/sbaC, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 260-366-6455. Raw milk – Ayrshire cow and Nubian/Toggenburg goats.
- Raw Milk Farms: Facebook: facebook.com/rawmilkfarms. Providing raw milk delivery through a local farm in Illinois as a distributor on a farm-to-consumer basis.
- Arcola: Rockome Garden Foods, phone: 217-268-4107, email: email@example.com. Small operation making raw milk cheese from grassfed Jersey cow and 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.
- Lemont: See Chicago area Fresh from the Farm Co-op managed by Sheri Giachetto, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wayne: The Organic Goat, phone: 630-392-1898, email: TheOrganicGoat@gmail.com. A chemical-free farm offering raw organic goat milk for sale from a disease-free herd. Goats are fed Certified Organic feed along with 24/7 pasture access. They also offer organic cage-free non-fertilized eggs from pasture-certified fed hens. Organic natural honey also available. Bees are raised as organically as possible, no man made products in the hive, no artificial stimulants; they have access to 3,500 acres of forest preserve as well as an organic fruit orchard and pasture.
- Roodhouse: phone: 217-589-4554, Raw milk available from Jersey cows on all grass diet. Several varieties of raw milk cheeses, butter, and grassfed chicken eggs available. Grassfed beef and pork also available.
- 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, and Toggenburg; both registered and grade.
Jo Daviess County:
- Elizabeth: Creators Choice, Deborah Rodriguez and Peter Bratko, 3535 Headquarters Rd. Elizabeth, IL, email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 815-312-0912. This farm near Galena milks one grassfed 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 and sell for less than high-end grocery stores. They request 24 hours’ notice for pick up. Call for directions.
- Dundee: All Grass Farms, (serves Algonquin/Barrington/Elgin area), Cliff McConville, 18N681 IL Route 31 Dundee, IL 60118, email: email@example.com, web: allgrassfarms.com. Serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago, raw milk from purebred, grassfed Guernsey cows. The Guernsey cows are on pasture every day, with their pasture diet supplemented with a small ration of Certified Organic grain mix and non-GMO beet pulp fed only at milking time. Raw milk available in the farm store daily 10 am – 6 pm for walk in customers, and through a herdshare program. Bring your own containers or purchase them from the farm store. Other farm-raised products available in farm store include: 100 percent grassfed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken, pasture-raised/soy-free eggs, fresh vegetables, and raw honey. Chickens are raised on rotated pasture forages supplemented with soy-free organic grain mix. Angus beef are fed 100 percent grass and hay, never any grain. Please call or email with questions or visit website for more details.
- Wauconda: Briar Hill, (also serves Henry County) phone: 847-526-9536, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Small family farm that has fresh farm products available from livestock and poultry that are grazing freely around the farm during the day and being fed high quality hay and oats as supplement to their diet. Products available include brown chicken and duck eggs from their flock of free range hens for your table or hatching, as well Icelandic fleece wool, peacock feathers, and live or dressed USDA processed and packed Muscovy duck, chicken, guinea, goose and sweet grass turkey, may be available for purchase. No corn, soy, wheat, growth hormones, antibiotics, animal byproducts, or pesticides are used on their farm and they use only organic fertilizers to fortify the fields. All products can be picked up daily at the farm, and cheese and hard cider workshops are held on a regular basis. They only accept farm visits by appointment, please call 24 hours ahead for further information and to schedule pickup.
- Seneca: Nettle Creek Farm & Pantry, Larry and Kyle Fisk, 8245 Nettle Creek Rd., phone: 815-357-6970, email: email@example.com, web: https://nettlecreekfarmandpantry.grazecart.com/. Email for farm products price list. They have a Jersey Guernsey cross cow and Kinder goats. Please call for availability and pick-up appointment. The animals are primarily fed pasture and hay with minimal grain supplement only at milking. They practice daily rotational grazing pasture management, and hay is purchased. Other farm-raised products include eggs, 100 percent grassfed beef, pork, and chicken.
- Serena: Alpine Marketing & Sales Inc., 4060 E. 2351st Rd., phone: 815-496-3906, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. On Hoxey Road, 3.5 miles north of Route 23, or 7.5 miles south of Somonauk, IL. Registered herd of alpine dairy goats. Goat milk, cheese and eggs available, April-October.
- Dixon: Windsweep Farm, Renee Sheaffer, 320 Palmyra Rd. Dixon, IL 61021, email: email@example.com, phone: 815-973-3224, Facebook: Windsweep-Farm-162268657147553/. 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 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.
- Fairbury/Central Illinois: Hoffman’s Little Acres, Scott & Anna Hoffman and children, located about 45 min. NE of Bloomington/Normal, one hour east of Peoria, one hour west of Watseka, one hour north of Champaign, and under two hours south of Chicago. phone: 309-530-4381 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.hoffmanslittleacres.com, Facebook: hoffmanslittleacres. They offer raw milk from their small herd of Jersey and Dutch Belted cows, plus raw goat milk from Nubian, Nigerian Dwarf, and Golden Guernsey. Pastured pork from heritage breeds of pigs including Red Wattle, Old Spot, and Large Black. Pastured whole chickens raised in a bottomless coop moved to fresh grass daily. All animals are raised outdoors with shelter and fed transitional feed which is one step above non-GMO. Free range chicken eggs, handcrafted goat milk soap, lip balm, and honey and maple syrup when in season. Limited supply of beef available. Farm store hours: Mon. 11am – 7pm, Tues. – Fri. 11am – 5pm, Sat. by appointment, Sun. Closed.
- Cloverhill Farm, Ken and Annie Schwoerer, 4215 W Ziebarth Rd. phone: 309-261-2336, Facebook: cloverhillfarm1917, blog: cloverhillfarm1917.blogspot.
com. Milk from Holstein dairy cows that are raised on pasture and given small amount of feed during milking. Call to set first visit, then each following visit is at your convenience. Jars available. Please see blog for prices and details. One stop shop for milk, eggs in a variety of colors and broilers that are organically raised. Birds are free range. All of their animals are hormone free and all natural. They are state certified.
- 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.
- Cloverhill Farm, Ken and Annie Schwoerer, 4215 W Ziebarth Rd. phone: 309-261-2336, Facebook: cloverhillfarm1917, blog: cloverhillfarm1917.blogspot.
- Alexis: phone: 309-368-4293, email: email@example.com. See full listing under Warren County.
- Dekalb/Rochelle: Precious Pastures, Emily and Claire Plapp, 387 S. Malta Road, Rochelle, IL, 61068, phone: 815-762-6867, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.preciouspastures.com, Facebook: PreciousPastures. Jersey and Guernsey cows, allowed access to large pasture during summer, fed certified organic oats and hay. Prices are listed on their website. Colostrum is sometimes available–check for availability and price. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to make arrangements for pick-up.
Rock Island County/Quad Cites Area:
- Heart’s Quest Goats, see their full listing under Lynn Center (Henry County).
- Windsweep Farm, See their listing under Dixon (Lee County).
- Herrick: Morgason Family Farms, Shantell, phone: 217-343-0716. They have Jersey milk with cream sold by the half gallon. Milk is in half gallon widemouth Ball jars. If you bring a clean usable jar in exchange, milk is $5/half gallon, if not they charge $7. Cow is on grass pasture with small amount of sweet feed during milking.
- Mt. Carmel: Illini-Acres Dairy Goats, Alice & Leland Marriott, 12635 E 400 Rd., Mt. Carmel IL 62863, phone: 618-298-2469, email: email@example.com.They have maintained a herd of registered dairy goats for over 25 years. Currently have Alpine, Nubian, Saanen, and Toggenburgs. They produce their own hay and feed. Milk available January through October. They sell raw milk according to Illinois law (bring your own containers).
- Alexis: 1754 270th Ave Alexis IL, phone: 309-368-4293, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Holstein and Holstein cross cows fed a high forage diet. Sold most of the cows last month. Saved a few. Have milk that would be available first week in April. Looking for customers.