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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.
Sources of real milk and real milk products in Iowa:
- Drop point forming–southern border/I-35: A farm in Excelsior Springs, Missouri is looking for people interested in raw milk (100% grass-fed, NO GMO’s, A2 milk available) delivery near the Missouri border and I-35, in the spring and summer when they have plenty of milk. Their plan is to deliver to a point near the State Line Conoco, 10022 U.S. 69, Eagleville, MO 64442 if they can get enough clients to make the trip worth it–at least 40 gallons, or they will have to charge an additional delivery fee. They are willing to consider starting with a drop every other week if there isn’t enough demand for every week. You can freeze or culture extra milk to get you through till the next delivery. Contact Rachel Moser (816-379-6455) and let her know how much milk you’d want and what area you are from, and she will develop a list and try to make connections between people who might be able to submit group orders and take turns driving. See information about the farm, including products and prices on their website: www.BeWholeAgainFarm.com.
Sources of ALMOST real milk and real milk products in Iowa:
Black Hawk County:
- Hudson: Hansen’s Dairy, Hansen Family, 8461 Lincoln Rd. Hudson, IA, 50643. phone: 319-939-2187, email: email@example.com, web: www.hansendairy.com, Facebook: hansendairy. The Hansen farm has been in the family since 1864. Today they milk 150 Holsteins in a closed herd. To maintain milk flavor, cows are fed a non-GMO silage mix grown on-farm. All Hansen’s Dairy products are made only from their cows and processed right in the on-farm creamery, which opened in 2004. They use HTST pasteurizing and do not homogenize any products. Products include milk, cheese curds, butter, cream and ice cream. Products offered at several locations so prices vary. Retail stores include Hansen’s Moo Roo in Waterloo, Hansen’s Outlet in Cedar Falls and Hansen’s Tour Center on the farm in Hudson. Tours offered most of the year. Check website for other locations.
- Woodward: Picket Fence Creamery, Jeff and Jill Burkhart, 14583 S Ave. Woodward, IA 50276, phone: 515-438-COWS (2697), web: www.picketfencecreamery.net. Pasture-grazed Jersey cows on local family farm. Vat pasteurized; non-homogenized. The cows are fed GMO corn silage in the winter.
- Fairfield: Radiance Dairy, 1745 Brookville Rd. Fairfield, IA 52556; phone: 641-472-8554. Milk, whipping cream, yogurt, and several cheeses. These products are pasteurized but not homogenized and are available in local grocery stores in Fairfield.
- Wellman: Farmers’ All Natural Creamery, 1010 540th St. SW, Wellman, IA 52356, phone 319-646-2004; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: Farmers Creamery. Makers of Kalona Super Natural. In 2004, Farmers Creamery opened in the largest Amish and Mennonite settlement west of the Mississippi River. They specialize in non-homogenized, vat (batch) pasteurized organic dairy including fluid milk and butter.
No other listings at this time. Contact the closest local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.