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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 Illinois:

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.

Adams County:

  • Liberty/West Central IL: Zanger’s Wholesome Prairie, Joe and Laura Zanger, phone: 217-430-9884, email: zangerjoe@gmail.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.
  • QuincyCountryline 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.

Champaign County:

  • Champaign-Urbana: Joy of Illinois Farm, Les and Penny Gioja, 1689 CR 400E, email (preferred): info@joyofillinois.com, 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.

Clinton County:

  • 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.

Cook County:

  • Arlington Heights: Arlington Heights Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 620 S. Walnut Ave, Arlington Heights, IL, web: sevensons.net/locations/arlington-heights, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
  • Chicago area:
    • All Grass Farms, Cliff McConville, 18N681 IL Route 31, Dundee, IL 60118, email: cliff@allgrassfarms.com, phone: 847-387-3568, web: http://allgrassfarms.com/. Serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago, raw milk from purebred, grassfed Guernsey cows. See full listing under Algonquin.
    • Beverly Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 10244 S Longwood Dr, Chicago, IL 60643, web: net/locations/beverly, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
    • Downtown Chicago Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 1030 North Larrabee Street, Chicago, IL 60610, web: net/locations/downtown-chicago, Phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
    • Edgebrook Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 5901 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60646, web: net/locations/lincolnwood, Phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
    • 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: smg9@comcast.net, 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: marketing@pasturesdelights.com, 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.
  • Evanston: Evanston Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 1515 Washington St. Evanston, IL 60202, web: sevensons.net/locations/evanston, Phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
  • Northbrook: Northbrook Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 1915 Holste Road Northbrook, IL 60062, web: sevensons.net/locations/glenview, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Douglas County:

  • Arcola: Rockome Garden Foods, phone: 217-268-4107, email: owen@rockomefoods.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.

DuPage County:

  • Addison/Elmhurst Area: Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/addison, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and grassfed meats. Note, the dairy products they sell other than cheese are not raw.
  • Aurora/Naperville AreaSeven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/naperville, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and grassfed meats. Note, the dairy products they sell other than cheese are not raw.
  • Lemont: See Chicago area Fresh from the Farm Co-op managed by Sheri Giachetto, email: smg9@comcast.net.
  • 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.
  • Wheaton:
    • Carol Stream Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 1030 W. Geneva Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187, web: net/locations/carol-stream, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
    • Wheaton Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 2230 Barger Court Wheaton, IL 60189, web: net/locations/wheaton,  phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Greene County:

  • 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.

Henry County:

  • Heart’s Quest Goats, Linda Du Shane, Lynn Center, IL, phone: 309-781-3994, email: lindadushane@mchsi.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): deborah-371@hotmail.com, 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.

Kane County:

  • Dundee: All Grass Farms, (serves Algonquin/Barrington/Elgin area), Cliff McConville, 18N681 IL Route 31 Dundee, IL 60118, email: cliff@allgrassfarms.com, phone: 847-852-7081, 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.
  • Geneva: Geneva Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 104 N. Andover Lane Geneva, IL 60134, web: sevensons.net/locations/geneva, Phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
  • Sugar Grove/Oswego: Sugar Grove/Oswego Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 276 Hampton Rd. Sugar Grove, IL 60554, web: sevensons.net/locations/oswego, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Lake County:

  • Libertyville: Libertyville Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 29090 Old Rockland Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048, web: sevensons.net/locations/libertyville, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
  • Wauconda: Briar Hill, (also serves Henry County) phone: 847-526-9536, email: briarhillf@aol.com. 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.

LaSalle County:

  • Seneca: Nettle Creek Farm & Pantry, Larry and Kyle Fisk, 8245 Nettle Creek Rd., phone: 815-357-6970, email: lkfisk6@gmail.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: alpinemkting@msn.com. 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.

Lee County:

  • Dixon: Windsweep Farm, Renee Sheaffer, 320 Palmyra Rd. Dixon, IL 61021, email: sheaffere@yahoo.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.

Livingston County:

  • 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: saabkj@hoffmanslittleacres.com, 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.

McHenry County:

  • Crystal Lake: Crystal Lake Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 8615 Lakeview Ave. Crystal Lake, IL, web: sevensons.net/locations/crystal-lake, phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

McLean County:

  • Bloomington:
    • 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.

Ogle County:

  • Dekalb/Rochelle: Precious Pastures, Emily and Claire Plapp, 387 S. Malta Road, Rochelle, IL, 61068, phone: 815-762-6867, email: info@preciouspastures.com, 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.

Pike County:

  • Barry/West Central Area: Faithful Farm, Linus & Brenda Gingerich and family, 82E 2600th St. Barry, IL 62312, phone: 217-336-4036. Raw milk, kefir, yogurt, cottage cheese, butter, and cream from Grade A dairy cows (Dutch Belted, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Guernsey) grazing on pastures and forage. Cow shares are available. Also, goat milk and goat milk products, brown eggs from a flock of soy-free pastured hens and broiler chickens, and turkeys in the fall for Thanksgiving.

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).

Sangamon County:

  • Dawson/Springfield area: Curry Heritage Farm, Linda Logan and Kim Curry, Eight miles east of Springfield – 48 S. John Wayne Road, Dawson, IL 62520, phone: 217-691-5539, email: kacurry@hughes.net. Raw milk, yogurt, butter, and ricotta cheese from Jersey cows grazing on grass, fruits and hay in the winter. The cows do eat sweet feed during milking. No hormones, antibiotics or chemical wormers. Also available are chocolate colored eggs from Coco Maran chickens and Freedom Ranger meat birds. Please call before visiting.

Shelby 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.

Wabash County:

  • Mt. Carmel: Illini-Acres Dairy Goats, Alice & Leland Marriott, 12635 E 400 Rd., Mt. Carmel IL 62863, phone: 618-298-2469, email: illiniacres@frontier.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).

Will County:

  • Frankfort/Joliet Area: Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/frankfort, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and grassfed meats. Note, the dairy products they sell other than cheese are not raw.
  • Shorewood: Shorewood Buying Club – Seven Sons Farms, 522 Bethany Dr. Shorewood, IL 60404, web: sevensons.net/locations/shorewood, Phone: 877-997-9449, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

175 thoughts on “Illinois

  1. I just moved to Kankakee, Illinois and I’m not too familiar with this area. What is the nearest location to me to purchase raw milk?
    Thank you! 🙂

  2. Hi, my name is Nathan and was wondering if you knew of anywhere i could find raw milk in central Illinois. I’m in Macon county. I’d love to have the full fat cream from the milk and would certainly use the rest of the milk for drinking and cooking with. After trying recipes that call for double cream which can’t be bought in the states commercially, ultra heat treated cream just doesn’t cut it. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

      • Just wanted to say I found a source of good raw dairy, I drank my first ever raw a2a2 milk and it tastes great! Got some thick heavy cream and use it for everything from coffee creamer to chocolate milk, I even ate a few spoonfuls of it. It’s wayyyy to good! And put some in the scrambled free range eggs. And wanted to say thanks to WAPF as this is where I’ve learned the most on the subject of raw dairy and found the most helpful insights. Thanks again

          • Farmmatch.com is a great resource for raw dairy, depending on your zip code. Sign up for farmmatch.com and type in your zip code and it will list sources for your area. Mine is 62521. I probably shouldn’t list their name here since they haven’t agreed to be listed here but if you are in central Illinois, try farmmatch.com. And also the chapter leader for WAPF for my area also provided a great resource sheet for me as well, with all kinds of options from grass fed beef and other meats as well as unprocessed dairy.

  3. Nobody has left a question here in a while. I’m looking for raw milk in McDonough, Hancock, or Warren counties. Possibly Knox county also. I’m in McDonough county but close to the borders of Warren and Hancock. I make weekly trips to the Galesburg area in Knox county, it’s an hour drive though and don’t know how far is safe to transport milk. I’ve already looked into the person listed on this site in LaHarpe and they no longer sell. That would have been so ideal for me. Not really looking for a dairy, more like a person with a cow and extra milk to get rid of. Or if anyone knows any Amish with milk in these areas. My email is Kmstandley81@gmail.com Please respond to me there.

  4. I just moved to O fallon Illinois and im not too familiar with this area. What is the nearest location to me to purchase raw milk?

  5. Patty

    Were you able to find a place to get raw milk (whole) near around Aurora/Naperville, IL area? I’m also looking for it. Please let me know.

  6. Hello!

    I know that this comment is old, but if you are still looking for raw milk in the Quincy area, my husband and I have started a co-op! Here is a link to our Facebook page. fb.me/@zjcountryline

    Julia–

  7. Thanks for your interest and helpfulness. I’ve removed the name of this store…please encourage them to check out our site and decide if they’d like to be mentioned here. Many farms and stores do not want the negative attention that being listed here sometimes brings from government organizations.

  8. Hi, thanks for your interest and helpfulness. Please suggest to the farm that they request to be listed; we do our best not to mention farms in the listings or in comments unless they’ve agreed to be mentioned. This site often brings negative attention from government authorities even when selling raw milk is legal through one venue or another in that state (e.g., retail, on-farm, herd share, private contract, etc.).

  9. Hi, thanks for your interest and helpfulness. Please suggest to the farm that they request to be listed; we do our best not to mention farms in the listings or in comments unless they’ve agreed to be mentioned. This site often brings negative attention from government authorities even when selling raw milk is legal through one venue or another in that state (e.g., retail, on-farm, herd share, private contract, etc.).

  10. Hi, thanks for your interest and helpfulness. Please suggest to the farm that they request to be listed; we do our best not to mention farms in the listings or in comments unless they’ve agreed to be mentioned. This site often brings negative attention from government authorities even when selling raw milk is legal through one venue or another in that state (e.g., retail, on-farm, herd share, private contract, etc.).

  11. Try Amish and Healthy Food at 1025 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
    between Cortez St & Augusta Blvd., West Town, Ukrainian Village. They pick up raw milk from Amish farms in Indiana every Wednesday at dawn.

  12. Hi Sarah,

    I live in Dewey, IL and am looking for a farm to purchase raw milk from (cow, sheep, or goat). Where are you located? Thank you

    • Hi, thanks for your interest and helpfulness. Please suggest to the farm that they request to be listed; we do our best not to mention farms in the listings or in comments unless they’ve agreed to be mentioned. This site often brings negative attention from government authorities even when selling raw milk is legal through one venue or another in that state (e.g., retail, on-farm, herd share, private contract, etc.).

  13. This is the webmaster; I’m one person in Virginia so I cannot answer where you can find producers near you. I know it’s not as convenient as it could be, but the purpose of these pages is to give a list of raw milk producers by state. It still involves legwork to figure out which are closest to you (looking up towns on google, etc.). Asking where you can find raw milk near you via the comments is unlikely to help because I’m moderating comments and have to cross reference every comment against the existing listings. So if someone replies to you with “hey sure call Farmer Brown in Smallville” the comment goes into moderation and I have to check if we already have Farmer Brown listed. I can’t just let people reply with farmers who are not on this site, because many farmers do not want to be on this site. It does draw a certain amount of negative attention from state depts. of ag and health. Or, they don’t want to be listed for their own privacy, or because they can’t actually meet the demand that this site and other avenues would bring them. And I am regularly very behind on comments anyway (this is a parttime pursuit, and the priority goes to posting new listings, editing listings, and removing listings). Whenever I can finally get the funding to move all the listings to a form based input that automatically maps them, it will be easier to zero in on a listing close to you. But I do not know when that will be. I have shopped the statement of work around a little and we don’t currently have the money it would take.

    • Hey, we appreciate what you have done very much. Without our health, we are physically lost. You are helping us to stay healthy and that is really big. Thanks!

    • Yes thank you; didn’t realize you were in Virginia and doing this part time.

      Keep up the good work.

      I didn’t know you could even buy raw milk until a pharmacist friend in California told me about your site.

    • Just buy it from Chicago, Amish & Healthy. A gallon is only for $9 ! The cheapest I’ve seen so far.
      I go there every 2 weeks and get 2 or 3 gallons, freeze all but one. Excellent raw milk.

  14. Sorry but we are not actually selling raw milk at the moment. Lots of issues with selling it and with our co-op. But thank you for the interest! If anything changes I will let you know.

  15. My family and I are in Woodstock and would love to get milk from you if you still have some available. Thank you!

    Jordan
    773-891-7482

  16. McConauchie Farm is 45 mins east of you. They are taking customers but delivery is not an option since there are very strict rules for legally providing raw milk. Delivering milk can get raw milk farms into legal trouble.

  17. We are an hour east of St. Louis. We provide milk to a number of families who drive over an hour for our rich milk. We stock them up with enough for a week or so until they can come back. You can find our contact info above under McConauchie Manor Farm.

  18. At McConauchie Manor Farm, near lake Carllyle, we serve several customers who drive over an hour to get their milk from our farm. We stock them up for a week or so until they can come back for more. We would be happy to provide you milk if you cannot find a farm closer. You can find our contact info above.

  19. I am from Champaign but live in southern IL now. However, I am sure that there would be an interest. With the university atmosphere & education minded population there would be a greater demand than many other areas. We do our best sales of farm products in similar locations.

  20. McConauchie Farm, south of Carlyle lake is between both cities & is offering raw jersey, guernsey milk as of Feb 2015. You can get contact info on their website.

  21. I know these are old comments, but Family Farms Cooperative has delivery site in Elgin if anyone is still looking. They deliver in a number of areas around the Chicagoland area (including many of the ones inquired about in these comments) and have excellent prices. they are listed above, so contact them for more details.

  22. Hello Liz, We are in the planning stages of taking over a family farm that currently is a mix of grazing pasture and crop land. We have 3+ years experience working with raw dairy both on our homestead and at a raw milk dairy. We plan to start our own with either Jersey or Guernsey milk cows and graze them on the pastures, and use our herd of Katahdin hair sheep to convert the cropland to pasture. We do not plan on grazing the dairy cows on the cropland until it is well established. The farm is located near Prairietown, IL just a couple of miles from the Macoupin county line. If you will send me an email at opendoorshf@gmail.com we will keep you updated and let know when we will have raw milk available. It would be sometime this summer at the earliest. Right now we are trying to gauge interest so we can make a decision on how many dairy cows to start with. We have not set prices but they will probably be in the $8-$10/gal range. We are a family farm intent on making a living from the farm…..not simply covering some feed costs of our personal cows.

  23. am wondering if you found anything closeby. I got raw milk from wheaton I think cow milk is $10 a gallon but no membership fee. you just have to pay $4 per month and you can order as much as you can. lt is too far so wanted to see if I could find more people interested so we cd take turns milk pooling.

  24. Diane, did you ever find a local farm with decent prices? I’m in the same area as you and still looking for milk less than $9.

  25. Update: We have milk! I still have a few gallons left…but going fast. (That’s a good thing 😉 ) It is filtered. It is raw. I am selling for $5/gallon or $2.50/ half gallon. The bonus: If you bring back the whey from first gallon, you get a $1 off next gallon. That means if your animals are cheese eating machines, your raw milk is only $4/gallon. My # is 309-371-9842. No sales, solicitations, or rude comments on raw milk issues. Friendly discussions always appreciated when time permits. Thank you.

    • Jmac,
      Look on the list above under Tremont. This is the closest I am aware of to Peoria. They use to not be listed on here, but they are now.

  26. Did you have any luck with your search? We are 20 minutes north of Janesville and are also in search of a raw milk source. Thank you!

  27. We need raw dairy in Galesburg! What would you charge for cream? I can use milk in making yoghurt, but use cream in my coffee. Please let us all know!

    • For Galesburg interest: I am sorry but several AI did not work with my cow…so she is dry & not pregnant at this time. But the positive is that I recently bought a bull. I am awaiting test results on him to make sure he is in perfect health, then I will breed my cow. It will unfortunately be 10 months before she would calf & give milk. If there was significant interest in raw milk in the galesburg/ monmouth area I would consider buying a cow in milk now. For Diana: for cream, I have tried a cream seperator…but I think it changes the milk & cream taste. The best cream is risen to the top of a container of raw milk, so buying a 1/2 gallon of raw milk will give you the tastiest cups of cream for your coffee ( I would lick the spoon!). I think price would be $5.50 gallon. The cows are on small pasture & alfalfa/ grass hay. We give them treats too. My kids drink what I milk so I don’t do any chemicals. If you are interested in raw milk, say in 10 months, ( or poss. earlier as discussed above) email me at merrygoat@yahoo.com. no spam, sales, or garbage PLEASE!

  28. Hi! We just moved to Abingdon.
    I would LOVE to get some raw milk from someone in Galesburg! Please contact me! knittindigoATgmailDOTcom

  29. Please encourage this farm to let us know they’d like to be listed here. We don’t list or mention farms without their okay because these listings are used by gov’t agencies to harass farmers. Thanks for understanding!

  30. Thank you for your helpfulness. Please understand we don’t post the names or contact information for farmers who haven’t agreed to be listed here. Too often government agencies use this list to harass farmers. Please encourage your source to contact us if they would like to be listed!

  31. The raw milk I’ve had kept easily for two weeks. Make sure it’s always refrigerated properly (I picked it up with a cooler and cold packs for the ride home). I held extras in a second refrigerator at 34 degrees (set any colder and it may freeze, which may harm the beneficial microbes that are the true purpose for drinking raw milk). My farmer said he had a distant customer that always kept “double orders” for four weeks. The health of the cow determines the health of the milk.

    Raw milk eventually spoils into other products that can still be consumed, while pasteurized milk rots into something not fit for humans. You can make yogurt, farmer’s cheese, mozzarella, ricotta, curds & whey and many other fermented products that keep even longer (just Google the recipes). All of them will taste richer and more flavorful than *anything* you can find in stores. We’d stand in line for french toast, and practically fight over custard. 🙂

    Inspect the farm. There should be no waste, no flies, and you should see scrupulous attention to cleanliness everywhere. I once saw a worker disassembling a piece of equipment and set all her tools on a towel on the tile floor. I asked about the towel; it was there “to keep the floor clean.”

    My cowshare farmer was eventually forced to low-temp pasteurization through no fault of his own by his insurance company when his local agent retired. I’ve gradually grown weaker ever since.

    • I must say, as a cow owner, that my barn is not perfect, but where I milk my cow is clean. I use sanitary conditions to milk, clean, & prepare my milk for drinking. I would never worry about my barn floor being emaculate however. What I do worry about, is making sure my cow has good hay, a barn/ shelter out of the elements ( you would be surprised the dairies who do not provide this…maybe so their floors stay emaculate), & no chemical fly sprays that poison her milk…I guess I would rather have a couple flies in my barn. It is important to clean a barn, as cows have a habit of producing a lot of fertilizer, but to expect it not to be…well….a barn, is the very reason people have been scared of raw milk in the first place, that somehow it’s not ” clean”. I use a closed system to milk, so no flies can contaminate my milk anyway. My suggestion to people looking for raw milk, is to watch someone milk. See how they clean the udders, the care they give their cow, & the focus on natural, so the milk they get is not only clean, but healthy!

  32. Hi Jennifer! I live in Mahomet Illinois. It is 10 miles west of Champaign. Are you on Facebook? I will try looking you up. I would love to chat with you 🙂

  33. Sorry, hope I didn’t confuse you — I’m not the person you were replying too… but Ive been curious about raw milk and we live in Galesburg. I’d be interested in doing some business with you if possible.

    Again, thanks.

  34. Do you know of any reasonably priced raw milk farmers with pickup location near Naperville/ Warrenville? moograssfarms.com seems to be $10/gallon .. yikes!

    I would be happy paying $4-$6/gallon for raw milk.

    • I welcome you to look around, and the more demand there is the more competitive pricing will be, but $10/gallon is not unusual for raw milk. I answered someone else’s comment on another page who was asking why raw milk cost twice as much as pasteurized ($7/gallon near this person). I answered as follows:

      I welcome any farmers to reply to this comment as well, but there are a number of reasons raw milk costs more. Our government subsidizes corn and soy, making those commodities a cheap source of feed for dairy cows (and meat cows). The raw milk you want is from farmers with cows mostly on grass (a little non-GMO grain at milking can be okay except for certain individuals who are very sensitive). Now of course, grass is “free”, but grass farmers are likely to have old-fashioned breeds of cows that produce less milk than modern Holsteins, but of much higher quality (primarily in the form of more cream). They don’t crowd their cows into cement-floor barns, etc. Modern commercial dairy cows are bred to produce crazy amounts of milk. They often have chronic mastitis, and pus gets into the milk. They’re fed cheap food (the aforementioned subsidized corn and soy, but also often bakery waste and other industrial food waste products). Everything that is done is meant to maximize the quantity of milk with little thought of the quality. Ultra-pasteurization means they can make it last longer, and homogenization means they can skim off some of the cream (to a standardized 3.5% for “whole” milk, or less for lowered fat versions) and use the cream for value-added products like cream, sour cream, ice cream, etc. I believe prices are also set for commercial bulk milk, meaning the dairy farmer is not really getting a fair market price for his milk.

      So the higher price for raw milk is for many factors: fewer cows, less quantity (breeds that naturally produce less milk), more quality (richer milk, more cream, more CLA, naturally occurring vitamins A, D, and K2, Wulzen anti-stiffness factor, and more), more perishable product, no artificial price fixing, etc.

      Grass-fed raw milk is so superior to pasteurized, homogenized, commercial milk that it’s unfair to compare them on price. They are completely different products. One is health-promoting, one is health-robbing. In some parts of the country, raw milk is much more than $7/gallon. Hope this helps.

      • Thanks for the explanation on why raw milk prices are higher. As more people realize the benefits of raw milk and demand grows, I believe more farmers will switch over and prices will go down somewhat. We pay $5.99/half gallon where we are in CT. Yes, $12 a gallon seems outrageous, but convinced of the benefits over standard milk, I am willing to pay that. We did find a place 45 min. away that charged $5 a gallon, but I did not like the milk nearly as much, then found out it was from grain-fed Holsteins. I much prefer our fresh Jersey milk in glass half-gallon bottles for $5.99.

      • Where in Illinois is this farm located? I’m actually in WI, so close to the border would be the only place I could utilize. I know you can’t give the exact name, so I’m hoping I could find it by location.

      • $10/gallon for raw milk is not considered high. It depends on the farm and location. We have three areas of pick up: Malta/DeKalb, Barrington and Glen Ellyn. You can certainly pay a lower price if you drive out to the more rural areas to pick up your milk. We service the Chicago area as well as the north and west suburbs. We feed non-GMO organic feed. I don’t believe consumers understand the high cost of organic feed for farmers. We can actually charge $12 to cover all of our costs, but choose to charge $10. We have the highest quality Guernsey milk around and pass this on to all of our customers!

      • Hi can you email me the info for the supplier you use please I would be so grateful! I am in the Evanston area ant info on locations near by would be appreciated!

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