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Status of Louisiana-based raw milk: There are no raw milk listings for Louisiana farms at this time. The government has been harassing the only farmers who were attempting to manage a cowshare, and so their listing has been removed for now. 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.
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127 thoughts on “Louisiana

  1. This is terrible news…having lived in south Louisiana for 20 years and now in SC, we took a weekly family trip to a small dairy across the lake from New Orleans to obtain raw milk. We brought our own wide-mouth gallon jugs so we would be able to dip some of the cream from the top. What on earth has happened to Louisiana since we left to cause this outrage? I hope the authorities can be educated and come to their senses about this issue.

    • Any chance you can share your contact with me (Metairie). I just bought a couple of gallons from a raw milk dairy in Santa Fe Texas and now I’m hooked. Thanks, Vicki

      • i would also LOVE a reference! i’m moving from SC (where raw milk is legal, affordable and plentiful) to NOLA and i don’t know how my family will live without milk!!!
        many thanks!

      • I also live in Metairie and also VERY interested! Vicki, if you find a source, please pass it on to me. I am searching now for a place close enough in Texas or Alabama for a day’s trip. Can you pass on the information for the dairy in Santa Fe?
        Thank you so much,
        Jeannine

          • Hi,
            Have you tried or heard from anyone who has bought from this website yet? I may be moving from GA (where we have access to many farms with raw milk as well as meats and veggies/fruits) to LA (where even nearby farms are scarce).

          • I have info on raw milk in louisiana, call if interested, seven08-two67-six160

    • Haven’t you heard? LA has the best politicians money can buy. Pitiful. It took a year for the state of Louisiana to respond to a request about laws concerning water well drilling. They don’t care what we need or do they care what the will of “we the people’s will is”. Thanks.

  2. this is rediculous. Whole milk is so much healthier than any other. why can’t we just sign a waver like most states. My family never eats fast food and eat heathier than most. I want to choose what I put in my body and want it to be the least processed..

  3. You can sell me a gun and i can shoot myself in the head..but i can’t buy milk ahahah! Fantastic government work there.

    • That’s about the sum of it. We’re too stupid to know what to eat, but everyone has enough sense to own a gun! I think the real issue is that they haven’t figured out how to tax raw milk from family farms yet. If we squawk about it too much, the next thing you know they’ll be shutting down farmers markets all over the state. It’s a lot like the issue of prostitution, if I may be so blunt–you can give it away all day long, it’s when you sell it that it becomes illegal b/c the gov’t isn’t getting their cut. Not to mention small farmers have no lobbyists to pay for lavish parties and vacations for lawmakers. Sad, truly sad.

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  5. In parts of La. especially around Baton Rouge there is a local brand called Smith’s Dairy that is almost as good as raw milk. They are a small dairy and their whole milk is full of cream.

    • Do you know if the Smith’s milk is homogenized? The “next best thing” to raw milk would be raw cheese (available everywhere). Barring that, non-homogenized pasteurized (but not ultra-pasteurized) milk from grass-fed animals can be a good option. I don’t know if I’d call it “almost as good as” raw milk, but it can work when raw milk isn’t available, unless one has a bad problem with lactose.

    • Smith’s dairy milk is a huge leap from grocery store milk, and it is easily accessible from Hollygrove Market.
      However… the word “pasteurized” can be found NOWHERE on their old-fashioned glass milk jugs, and because of this fact many locals have been tricked into believing that this stuff is the real deal (when indeed it is not!). That, to me, seems like a deliberately misleading – dare I say underhanded – move being made by Smith’s Dairy… and I don’t like it one bit! “Low-temp” pasteurization is still pasteurization and their product needs to be labeled as such.

      • I would love to get their to Hollygrove but l don’t transportation. L live in close to French Quarter. Any chance l can pitch in for gas and a ride from you or anyone else will be much appreciated. Thanks! ..504.284.1411 ALEXANDER…..I LOVE GREAT RAW WHOLE MILK.

  6. I have a friend who is looking to find good food and milk, she lives near New Orleans. I raise cows, goats, and sheep up in Minnesota for raw milk use but it is a bit too far to travel for her to get milk from me. If anyone has a contact I can pass on to her it would be great. You can check my info/refs out by the WAPF leaders in MN or check out my website: oldfashionedtraditions.com

    If anyone has a lead for her, please email me: oldfashionedtraditions@gmail.com

    Thanks! Tracy

    • 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.

  7. I too would love a reference for cow’s or goat’s milk. I’m glad to see there are actually comments on here now. When I first moved back to New Orleans in 2008 and it was then too one of the only states where you can’t buy raw milk at all, this drew no outrage. I’m glad things are moving in the right direction.

  8. Start getting friends to boycott kleinpeter. I have no doubt that they are a part of it. Louisiana has close ties to Democrat big wigs in Washington DC and almost ALL the big businesses in la are in that good ol boy club. As a matter of fact, one of the worst got their man in the lp parish president position by claiming the OTHER guy was a good ol boy. NO sense of decency whatsoever.

  9. Regulation is not going to cut it, because industry has flooded the regulatory agencies with their own people via the “revolving door” between government and private sector. It is now well known, for instance, that Monsanto has infiltrated the FDA.
    People need to face facts at this point that our government no longer works for the public interest. In fact, we are the real terrorists in their point of view. Amongst one another, the ruling class refers to the American citizens as “the meddlesome bewildered herd”, and if we continue to foolishly obey the rule of law issued by these aristocratic gangsters we will find ourselves enslaved by them in short order.

    • I hear what you’re saying, but I’m afraid that if we make too much noise about the raw milk issue it will provoke gov’t to crackdown on the already precious few small dairy farmers that we have left, putting them all out of business once and for all.

      There’s really not much that can be done to change this while we are living under the rule of a criminal enterprise. So, the obvious solution would be for the citizens of this country to wake up and realize that we would all be much better off without the federal government … but most people can’t, or don’t want to, believe that this is possible.

  10. A few things I’d like to bring up…

    1.) A fellow named Gary King will be running for congress against U.S. Representative Steve Scalise for Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District. King’s platform will be focused on food modification and he is a major supporter of legalizing raw milk sales in LA (which I heard from my cousin who knows him personally). So perhaps we should all vote for this guy in hopes that the can actually do something about this.

    Here’s his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/sirgaryking

    2.) I think that it might be a good idea for all of us who are on a hunt for raw milk in Louisiana to maybe get in contact with each other to form a private buying club of some sort. If we pool our efforts together we might be able to take turns making milk-runs to a grass-fed dairy farm in Mississippi, whereby we could all then pickup our milk from one location in Metairie. once or twice a month.

    Here’s my email address: cellardoor504@gmail.com
    Contact me if anyone is interested in doing this.

    • Amanda, I am interested in this as well. I’m looking into making homemade baby formula and the real whole milk is required. I am going to email good eggs Nola and see if any of their famers would sell it. Can dairy farmers just sell it to us “under the table”?! This is all some political BS if u ask me.

      • Betsey,
        “Can dairy farmers just sell it to us “under the table”?!”… That was my first thought a while back, but since asking around at various farmers markets it seems highly unlikely that they’d be willing to take the risk as they have everything to lose if the wrong person caught wind of it. Which is why I’ve decided to start looking into options in Mississippi, where it’s legal to sell raw milk. I’ve actually found a particular farm there with whom I’ve had some email exchanges. I can give you more details if you want to email me about it. =)

        cellardoor504@gmail.com

        • 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!

    • I may possibly be moving to Louisiana from Georgia (where raw milk is legal for pet milk sales) and we have been enjoying raw milk for over a year now. Have you had a good response from people wanting to pool together? Do you know anything about “pasture raised’ website that someone mentioned above…are they legit? Buying in bulk from them could cut shipping costs. I want my raw milk!!! Not to mention access to farms nearby for local meats and veggies. There is not much available around there.

  11. We are trying to pass a law in Louisiana to have raw milk legal to sell in Louisiana. Talk to your State Representatives and Senators. Call and visit the members of the Committee for Health and Welfare. It will have to get past them first. Remember honey and not vinegar when talking to our legislators. Representative Ortego and Danahay are sponsoring the bill in the house.

  12. I would be interested in contacting our Louisiana state representatives and senators and the committee for Health and Welfare members to state we. There is a huge dairy in Baton Rouge against raw milk in Louisiana. We need to form a group and hire a lobbyist. I know a little bit about doing this and would like to work with others to help.
    Please don’t post my email address.

  13. They put the raw milk bill hb247 under agriculture committee. Pleas call house of representatives ag committee to encourage them to pass the raw milk bill. They have a Facebook page. Keep track of it that way or you can use the state legislature website. There will be a hearing with the ag committee but we will only get a week’s notice. We need supporters there to make a huge impression. Use fans that say “pass the raw milk bill”. Let’s get it done!!!!

    • Thanks for your comment. Please encourage that vendor to contact us and be listed here. We only list farms, or mention them in comments, if they’ve agreed to be listed here. Too often this site is used by gov’t agencies to find and harass farmers! Thanks for understanding.

  14. YEA ! YEA ! GIVE US RAW MILK. RAISED ON IT & LOVE IT. I’M IN BATON ROUGE & IF THIS BILL IS PASSED I WOULD LOVE TO FIND OUT WHERE TO BUY IT (NEAREST DAIRY FARMER). IF YOU KNOW SOURCE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

  15. “Louisiana residents should be outraged…”
    This made me chuckle. I live in MS now, but have lived in New Orleans. Politics in LA has been on the sketchy side. Anybody remember the bumper stickers when David Duke (known extreme racist) ran for governor against Edwin Edwards (previous governor known to be corrupt)? They said “Vote for the crook, it’s important.”
    Louisiana law is based on Napoleonic Code and is different from any other state in the union. Louisianans are used to being a little out of step with everyone else, and are quite used to corruption in government.
    Outraged about a food law? Probably a little low on the priority list of “What we need to get changed in our government”
    😀

    • In regard to agistments dating back to English Common Law, as I mentioned, Louisiana law is based in Napoleonic Code not English Common Law, so the people’s rights may be a little skewed from the norm.

  16. Raw Milk Bill HB247 has passed out of the House Ag Committee and will be moving to the floor of the House next week. After that we have to get through the Senate Ag Committee and then the Senate. Call your Representatives and tell them you support the bill. It has made a difference.

  17. Good morning,
    I’ve been raising dairy goats for a few years and I have people asking me to sell goats milk to them. I just heard a law has just been passed to sell raw milk in Louisiana. If anybody has additional information regarding this please email to me any other requirements to sell the milk.Goats milk taste really GREAT!
    Have a Blessed day/

    • 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.

  18. Hi, I’m new to learning the benefits of raw milk and wanting to start buying that instead of the crap in store. I’m in the Shreveport area. Anyone in that area or near the Texas state line?
    contact me elisabethtrapps at ymail dot com

  19. Anyone have a source for raw milk in the Shreveport area? Just moved here from TN…I miss my dairy farmer. Raw milk has done wonders for us this past year – not willing to go back to that crap they call milk at the grocery stores.

  20. It is ridiculous, and really sad that we are so messed up in our government system that we can’t even be allowed to have natural, raw MILK. IT’S MILK!! Seriously??? Every other state is exploding with organic fruit and veg farms and raw dairy farms, but leave it to La. to drag their feet and keep their constituents in bad health for as long as possible. I was born and raised here, have lived in all parts of La. all through my life, and I have to say…I love our state, but the government never ceases to disappoint me. When will y’all get it together? MILK. Economy…are we trying to improve it or not?

  21. I’m in Central LA and would love to know where to find raw milk…any info would be great. Wesmar Farms is a goat farm and they have great cheese and truffles but they do pasteurize their product.

  22. Hello Everyone. I live in Ascension Parish and have been searching for what feals like forever just to get my hands on some raw milk. I’ve had raw cow milk before and absolutely love it. Also, I’m not opposed to raw goats milk. I honestly don’t know if there is a difference or not. So If anyone has a contact of any sort, can you please help me out that would be awesome. Call/text 2254zero288one8

  23. I am absolutely amazed at how helpless and demanding the public has become. …..Louisiana is a predominately rural state, and if you want raw milk you can get you a cow and pasture it. …..Problem is, most everyone wants it the ‘easy’ way. ……Well, that involves a lot of risk, and there are plenty of horror stories to back up the regulations put in place.

    Raw milk is a wonderful food, but does pose risks when mishandled or neglected. …Country folks have been aware of the limitations for years, but ‘for profit’ operators have a tendency to shortcut on some issues. ……I would only purchase from someone I really trusted!

    I don’t know how to solve all the problems, but letting just anybody market whole milk is a very risky proposition.

    • 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.

  24. I was told at Whole Foods that it is illegal for milk not to be pasteurized in Louisiana and also goat’s milk. I found one cheese of raw goat’s milk that wasn’t pasteurized. Smith’s creamery has cream on the top and does not have the Vit. D that is a hormone put into our milk. However, I did read as I was searching the web that they are joining forces with another company so that may not last long. I will email you cellardoor504@gmail.com. I think that the MS. run is worth it and if we get enough people it will cost a lot less. Thanks to you and this website 🙂

  25. My 4 month old has a milk allergy, so I can not have dairy products. I wanted to try raw milk to see if it would affect her. I live in the Baton Rouge area. Any one know where I can get some or have any info on raw milk and milk protein allergies. Thanks!

  26. Need a source for raw milk. I do my own canning etc. we have chickens and we have Home grown eggs as I call them, lol. I grew up on raw milk and home made butter.

  27. This keeps being asked over and over again on this site but with no resolution…so I don’t know if I dare repeat. Can any raw milk be found in Lousiana? I will go any where in this state to get it. Just email me. Thanks! brittany.white13@gmail.com

  28. I’m also interested in purchasing raw milk in Louisiana and will also go anywhere in this state. As of now, I drive all the way to Houston to get it. If anyone has any information, please email me. neanram@yahoo.com. Thank you!!!

    • 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! This lady carries their milk so I will use her photo,.
      https://rosemaryskitchendotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/milk-1.jpg?w=300&h=300

      • 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.

  29. It is readily available from [redacted]. They can be found on the net and Facebook and a number of farm stores and markets carry their milk products. It’s delicious.. Give it a try! Be blessed and breathe in the beauty of life.

  30. It really is sad – Goverment intrusion in our lives is non stop, many residents are not aware of this law forbidding the small farmer to make a living from his farm when so many and so much harsh chemicals are on our land and in our water ways and on supermarket shelves. We are all part of a huge chemical experiment.

  31. It is sad, Dave, but it’s not an experiment. Its a full on assault that has been going on since the start of the country and has been accelerated . We are being poisioned and our earth contaminated in an effort to reduce and control the population. I recommend eating only non GMO and organic vegetables and NO processed foods or drinks. We eat only meat we raise ourselves due to the chemical preservatives and carcinogenic substances in the mass produced and processed meat. Its only a matter of time before we have a pandemic or other “health crisis” that will require us all to be subjected to “inoculation” to save us from the terrible disease.

  32. About the recently (defeated) raw-milk bill in the LA legislature (2014 session): I talked to a person at a dairy who wants to sell raw milk but opposed the bill because it would heap a bunch of rules, fees, and regulations on the dairy and they’d end up spending more time filling out paperwork and jumping through hoops than working the cattle. Not to mention complicate their taxes.

    I searched the Louisiana State statutes on line and could find NO law against buying or selling unpasteurized milk in LA. The only place I found the prohibition was a single little policy item buried deep in the DHHS website. So, it apparently isn’t even a law that was debated in the legislature – they, like the US Congress, just basically handed over rule making powers to an unelected bureaucracy. But it’s buried so deeply, almost as an afterthought, that I suspect a framer could go ahead if he & customers “kept it on the down-low”.

    The posts here suggest a lot of people want to find a raw milk source in LA. With no disrespect intended to anyone, the problem is knowing who’s a mole and who’s not. If someone knows of a raw milk source, chances are they’re not going to reveal it to an anonymous person on a website and run the risk of losing their source and getting the farmer busted. I’m not sure what the answer is for those who genuinely want raw milk and are just trying to figure out how to get it. Maybe posting does work here – maybe it’s worth a try. I have heard it works if you tell the farmer that you want to buy some milk to feed your pets, but I didn’t see that exception in the DHHS policy statement. However, it might work. Another way is to keep networking with like minded people and maybe one day that connection will open up.

    Smith’s dairy milk IS pasteurized. ANY milk sold by someone with a retail license in LA, supermarket, health food store, farmer’s market, whatever, in LA is pasteurized. No farmer is foolish enough to try otherwise.

    • 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.

  33. If anyone is interested is taking turns driving to a neighbor state to pick up raw milk for the group, please email me: savanny @ gmail

    • 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

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