Louisiana

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Sources of real milk and real milk products in Louisiana:

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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77 thoughts on “Louisiana

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

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