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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

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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 Louisiana:

Statewide:

  • Grass-Fed Butter Farm: https://rawgrassfedbutter.com. Amish Family Farm in Lancaster County, PA, offers 100 percent raw butter from their grassfed Jersey cows. The butter is free of chemicals, pesticides, and any other drugs, and is made directly on the farm. They can ship nationwide and directly to your door within 1-3 days. They have A2/A2 butter available. Feel free to email with questions: Raw.grassfedbutter@gmail.com.

Vermillion Parish:

Maurice: Cajun Milk Cows, Theresa Taylor, phone: 337-400-2279, email: ttaylor1967@cox.net. Farm is grass-based, disease-free, and raises mini Jerseys and mini Guernseys. Cows are hand-milked and tested yearly for 11 diseases that affect cow health and raw milk consumption. Cajun Milk Cows herd has been disease-free since beginning in 1998. Offers cowshares, herdshares, CSA programs for produce and value added products. Farm days and milking demonstrations offered to shareholders and the general public.

Status of Louisiana-based raw milk: We are excited about the listing above for Louisiana. We would love to add more. Here is more information about how you can help. According to the regulatory agencies in Louisiana, cowshares are illegal. However, cowshares are a contract known as an agistment, whereby one person is contracted to care for the livestock owned by another person (this arrangement may be more familiar to you as owning a share in a bull or a racehorse). Agistments have a long history of legal precedent dating back to English Common Law. Louisiana residents should be outraged by this infringement of their rights and should take several steps:

  1. Join the Weston A. Price Foundation and become active in the local Louisiana chapters. As a foundation member you can elect to receive emailed Action Alerts that let you know what you can do to protect your rights to obtain and consume farm foods.
  2. Join the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (farmtoconsumer.org) as a consumer member ($50/year) or farmer member ($125/year). The fund represents farmers who provide nutrient dense foods, and also protects consumers, including cow share owners, from unwarranted government intrusion.
  3. Let your representatives and the heads of your regulatory agencies know that you are displeased with their harassment of farmers, and that you are aware of and intend to exercise your right to enter into contractual agreements with farmers to care for and milk cows that you own.
  4. Form private buying clubs and obtain your farm foods from a farmer in a neighboring state. Let your representatives know that your food dollars are going out of state because of Louisiana regulations.

Help us further our goal of legal access to raw milk in all 50 states!

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89 thoughts on “Louisiana

  1. I pay 16 a gallon for raw milk from Amish farmers. I can only tolerate A2 but will pay well for local 100% grass-fed raw milk from cows on unsprayed pastures. I would be willing to enter a herdshare agreeement/ pay for startup costs if anyone has experience handling dairy cows. Near Central/Zachary but will travel up to an hour for real milk.

  2. I know this post is older but I am in Lafayette. I own a small start up organic farm past the mall off of Johnston. I currently sell organic pastured pork, organic pastured eggs and chicken. We will be selling lamb one day. I am hunting for raw milk like crazy right now. I still work a full time job off the farm so raising dairy is just not workable right now. Please email me if you are interested in anything I have. jessifl@outlook.com

  3. Amanda, I didn’t want to email you out of the blue because I see this post is old but please tell me you still have some kind of in with a farm. I live in Lafayette but willing to travel to NOLA area!

  4. I know this post is a few years old but please let me know if you have any contacts around Lafayette! I am about to give up and hit the road to TX. I just haven’t located a farm on this side of Houston yet.

  5. Louisiana may be “predominantly rural” but many of us (like myself) live in the city where having a cow in the backyard isn’t exactly an option.

  6. It’s called more and more government control over our lives. We now live in a time where we have to keep quiet and secretive about milk. It’s a sad commentary and telling about what is in our future.

    • There is a dairy in Louisiana we get all of our milk,cream and butter from. We typically buy their cream and make our own butter. Its delicious no hormones or antibiotics are given they have a beautiful farm as well. The milk is pasteurizied but NOT homogonized and no additives are in their products. You can catch up with them here: http://www.facebook.com/flowinghills or at one of the local farmers markets they visit. They have a network of dealers who carry their fresh milk and dairy products. DELICIOUS!

      • We prefer to list only raw sources on this site but Louisiana is a tough state. For some, pasteurized, grassfed, nonhomogenized whole milk can be an acceptable option until a raw milk source can be found. Do you know if the cows are primarily grass fed?

        • I do believe they told us they were. We have visited their dairy and its very nice. Yes the milk is pasteurized but not homogenized. Sadly Louisiana (always backwards in their thinking) apparently wants to separate us from thousands of years of history with people drinking the milk produced by farm animals. The dangers of raw milk consumption are always presented as the argument against it. But when viewing the actual number of medical cases related to raw milk they are miniscule. It always boils down to $$ and control.

    • The closest I found is Country Girl’s creamer, it is gently pasteurized though but non-homogenized at least. I can’t find raw milk sources here in LA

    • Does Laf. still have cow shares? I have been asking at our local farmer’s market but they are all scared to get in trouble, can’t blame them. I would love to get some cream on top fresh sweet milk.

  7. I do hope you have found out the information you need and that you can sell your goat milk.
    I think goat milk is much better for us than cow milk – even though I’ve only had goat milk from a grocery store… – but was raised on Raw Cow Milk & Butter.

    Too bad you are so far away. I live in so. Ark. and there are a few places in Ark I can buy – but they are also farther than I want to go. But I’ll keep checking.

    I pray your busy of selling goat milk goes very well.

    • I understand your feelings. Look how they started cracking down on small organic meat producers when the trend of local organic meat started.

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