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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.
Southeastern MN: Kara Kahl Farm, (near Houston, MN), phone: 507-894-4745, email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, web: karakahlfarm.com. Complies with Minnesota statutes regarding raw milk sales. The farm maintains a purebred herd of registered dairy goats as Kara Kahl Alpines and Legendairy Toggenburgs, so they frequently have does and bucks for sale as well. Seasonal vegetables may also be available.
- Detroit Lakes: My Busy Acre (six miles SW of Detroit Lakes), phone: 218-850-3151, email: email@example.com. Raw goat milk available beginning in March. $7.50/gallon or $2/quart. Bring your own containers. Ask for Shirley.
- Solway: WhipStaff Ranch and Rescue, 6185 Meadowview Rd. NW, Solway, MN 56678, phone: 218-467-3309, Facebook: WhipStaff-Ranch-and-Rescue-277415758121. Raw goat milk for sale direct to the public for human consumption and animal feeding. Customers must provide their own containers. They are a nonprofit animal rescue/sanctuary and rare breed livestock conservation society.
- Backus: K and P FB Farm, Pete and Katie Williams, 2194 State 64 SW Backus, MN 56435, phone: 218-947-3449, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Located 28 miles north of Motley. Alpine dairy/meat goats, Landrace pigs, Angus and Highlander cattle, meat chickens and eggs available as well as soap. No hormones or preemptive antibiotics. Goats and cattle graze until winter and then are fed grass hay as well as corn/oat mixture until spring. Goats being milked receive corn and oat ration year round. Raw milk is available at $3/half gallon or $5.50/gallon. State law requires you to purchase/pick up at farm and provide container if purchasing milk. Pigs will be brought to Backus meat locker for processing, or individual may bring to own processor. Call or email for availability.
- Harris: Trytten Dairy, Craig & Vicki Trytten, phone: 507-450-4408. Trytten Dairy has provided raw milk for well over a decade. They continue to produce milk from their small mixed breed herd of approximately 80-85 percent DNA-tested A2 cattle. They also have cream and butter. They pasture the cattle as soon as the grass turns green in the spring until winter when they feed grass hay. They also feed some ground oats with Jerry Brunetti minerals and vitamins and top dress it with organic apple cedar vinegar. They are located just one mile off I-35 at the Harris exit just 6 miles north of North Branch.
- Bagley: Tobon Farms, Theresa Tobon, 20233 300th St Bagley MN 56621, phone: 218-252-7155, email: email@example.com. Goats- Saanen, Sable, Nubian. Small herd fed high quality alfalfa mix hay year round in addition to premixed grain, alfalfa pellets, minerals and pasture. Offering raw milk by pint, quart, or half gallon in glass or any small quantity in plastic.
- Farmington/Hampton: Wellspring Organic Farms, south of the Twin Cities, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Wellspring Organic Farms has a small herd of Jersey A2 breed cows ($10/gallon) and Saanen A2 breed goats ($14/gallon) – bring your own containers. Everything on farm is non-GMO and soy free. Cows/goats are on organic pasture May-November and fed organic dry grass hay/oats/peas/barley in winter months. They also have available pastured chickens ($5/lb), pastured eggs ($5.50/dozen) and organic grassfed pastured raised Scottish Highland beef (whole, ½ or quarter) and hamburger ($8/pound). They also offer Green Pasture products, pure ghee, and organic, non-GMO sprouted grains/flours (ground/milled the same day you pick up).
- BlissBerry Dairy Goats, email: at email@example.com, web: BlissBerry.com. Fresh and frozen raw goat milk from their award-winning herd of purebred registered Nubian and LaMancha dairy goats. Disease free and TB tested free herd. Volume pricing available on orders of 10+ gallons. Also sell goat milk soap and lotion: BlissBerry Nubians and LaManchas Simply Bliss Soap, Alexandria, MN.
- Fruitful Seasons Dairy, Hoffman family, 7917 Co. Rd. 4W SW, Alexandria, MN 56308, phone: 320-283-5134, email: mail@FruitfulSeasonsDairy.com, web: FruitfulSeasonsDairy.com. Small family farm has 15-20, 100 percent grassfed Jersey cows (with no plans to get bigger). In 2019, they reached their goal of having all of the cows be A2/A2. Cows get zero grain. No GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Rotationally grazed, cows are moved 2-3x/day and eat hay in the winter. Other supplements include Redmond’s Real Salt, organic kelp, Agri-Dynamics minerals, raw apple cider vinegar, and organic molasses. Most of the raw milk is made into truly raw cheese May- early Nov. (only heated to 95-102 degrees F.) Cheese is aged at least 60 days before selling. Raw milk is available year-round directly off the farm to customers with their own containers. Other farm products include pastured eggs, whey-fed pork, pasture-raised broilers and 100 percent grassfed beef. Chickens and pigs get transitional organic grains and no soy. Call or email for availability.
- Brownsville: Lampert Family Dairy, Ben and Nicole Lampert, phone: 507-724-2369/Nicole cell: 507-450-5491, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a small herd of certified organic Jersey, Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn, and Holstein cross-breeds. Cows are on pasture from May-Nov. and are fed dry, grassy hay in the winter months with some organic oats and barley. Cows are not fed any corn or soybeans. All feed and pasture are non-GMO with no chemicals applied. Cattle are also fed Agri-Dynamics minerals formulated by Jerry Bernetti. Milk is available at the farm only. Call for prices and directions.
- Caledonia: Gerdes Fresh Farm, Jonathan and Liz Gerdes, phone: 612-619-3256, email: elisabeth.gerdes@gmail.
com, web: www.gerdesfreshfarm.com. Raw A2 milk, from a family-raised micro herd of Brown Swiss is coming soon. A1 Holstein milk is now available. Entire herd is custom-fed for optimal health by certified nutritionist. Visit website for more information, or call or email with questions.
- Isanti: Honeymilk Homestead, Anthony and Johanna Jalbert, phone: 507-450-0088, email: email@example.com
, web: www.HoneymilkHomestead.com. A young family starting up a herd of mixed breed A2 cows on a small farm. They raise the cattle naturally on a clover/grass pasture throughout the summer and an alfalfa/grass hay mix in the winter. They are also fed ground oats during milking and Agridynamics minerals free choice. The cows are soy and GMO-free. The milk is $6/half gallon. They also have cream, raw honey, maple syrup, soy-free pastured eggs, chicken, and pork. They are closed Sundays. Contact them in advance to schedule a milk pickup. Customers bring their own containers for milk. They are located 1.5 miles off Highway 65 between Isanti and Cambridge, MN.
- Never Enough Farm, email: Keithvonderharr@gmail.com. Goat milk.
- Traditional Dairy, Tracy, PO Box 4 Rush City, MN 55069, phone: 763-219-5885, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: oldfashionedtraditions.com and traditionalgoats.com. Milk goats, sheep, and cows as well as meat animals. All forage based feeding, some grains fed during milking—non-GMO, no soy. Milk, cream, some cheeses, kefir, butter, and more available through farm pick up or member buying club. Grassfed and pastured meats, eggs, and vegetable CSA also available. Call anytime, leave message. They prefer a day’s notice for picking up farm products. Farm visits possible with notice. They are at some farmers markets each season as well.
- Willmar: Prairie’s Edge Farms, serves this area; see full listing under Kerkhoven (Swift County).
Le Sueur County:
- Montgomery: Ann Rynda, email: email@example.com phone: 612-756-3466. A small grass-based dairy in the Montgomery/New Prague area. During the summer months the cows are kept on pasture grasses. During winter months they are fed a combination of hay, sweet corn silage, and grains from the local feed mill. Eggs from the neighbor CSA also available. Beef is available year-round. Call or email for more information.
- Glencoe: Dunlooken Farm, Bev Nohr, 10585 Hwy 212, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Raw milk from a herd of registered, show quality Saanen and Toggenburg dairy goats. Milk must be picked up at the farm. Fresh vegetables also available during the growing season as well as occasional eggs. Reader Comment: A reader spoke to the farmer and asked about how the goats are fed. The farmer said the goats get hay all year long as well as some feed which is mostly locally sourced, although the individual ingredients may not all be local, and he cannot confirm it is GMO-free. A few goats are fed organic grain. Please email the farm for more information.
Hutchinson: Old Homestead Organic Farm, email: email@example.com: Milk from purebred Guernsey cows – 100 percent A2/A2. A long-time raw milk provider that has increased their herd and can provide milk to some new customers or groups. On-farm pickup, in customers containers. Cattle are grazed throughout entire, spring, summer, and fall season. Fed Certified Organic, hay and oats in winter. A sixth-generation family farm, homesteaded and established in 1870, producing Golden Guernsey A2 milk for 150 years.
- Plato: Humble Beginnings Family Farm, Matt and Amy Crowell, 2506 90th St. Plato, MN 55350, phone: 507-621-1356, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.hbfamilyfarm.com. Matt and Amy are 5+ generation farmers, returning to their roots and producing nutrient-dense food. They have a 50-acre farm and are about 35 minutes west of Eden Prairie. They milk 3-5 Jersey cows, who eat 95+ percent green grass from the time it is ready in the spring, until it is done in the fall. (April to November, depending on weather). The other months, they get grass hay that was made on their own land. Their land is not certified organic, but they do not use chemicals or chemical fertilizers. The other ~5 percent of their cows’ diet is transitional organic oats, blackstrap molasses, and organic mineral (all are non-GMO). They sell milk by the gallon. MN law stipulates you must pick up at the farm. They also have: grassfed beef (retail cuts or quarters/halves) and lamb (retail cuts or whole), pastured chickens, turkeys, and eggs. The poultry (turkeys, chickens, eggs) have a transitional organic grain supplement to their forage diet as well.
Mille Lacs County:
- Milaca: McCann Farm, Brian, 17442 100th Ave. Milaca, MN 56353, phone: 763-229-7294, email: email@example.com, web: mccanngoatfarm.com. Family run, grass-based farm offering raw goat milk, goat milk soap, pastured eggs, pastured poultry, grassfed beef, and meat goats. Call, email, or see website for more information.
- Princeton: JLG Natural Farm, Jim & Louise Gunnink, 35955 Jarvis St NW Princeton, MN 55371, phone: 763-244-0320, email: JLGNaturalfarms@gmail.com. They offer dairy, beef, chickens, and hogs, all grassfed, soy- and corn-free. Raw milk, cream, butter, beef, pork, eggs and chicken. Milk is $5/gallon.
- Austin: Ivory Oak Heritage Farm, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.ivoryoakheritagefarm.com, Facebook & Instagram: @
ivoryoakheritagefarm. They raise dairy goats (registered purebred Nubians and Alpines). Their farm is non-GMO and unsprayed. Goats are rotationally grazed on pasture spring through fall. They are fed alfalfa hay and a certified organic hand-mixed grain blend of barley, oats, and peas plus some black oil sunflower seeds. Never any corn, soy, or wheat. They use herbal mixtures for minerals and classical homeopathy to maintain health. They don’t vaccinate, and conventional medicine is only used for a couple illnesses per year. Herd is tested disease free. They are open by appointment only. Buyers must bring their own containers for milk. They also have goat milk soaps and eggs.
- Sacred Heart: Kane Family Farm, 84496 CR 10, Sacred Heart, MN 56285, email: KaneFamilyFarm@gmail.com. Kane Family Farm is a new project towards chemical free homesteading. Owners are career park rangers who home-school their children. Operation includes 18 acres of land with no chemical application in four years. Current operations include fully grazed dairy goats, free range chickens; broilers, eggs; and turkeys (no GMO supplement feed). Email for current products available and pricing, as availability changes seasonally.
- Zimmerman: Wildeiche Bauernhof, email: email@example.com. Saanen and Lamancha dairy goats, chicken, cattle, eggs. They feed free choice alfalfa, and practice rotational grazing, supplementing the milking goats with a 16 percent locally grown grain ration. They avoid treating goats with chemicals and treat holistically first. Herdshares for milk available.
St. Louis County:
- Floodwood: Johnstons Riverview Farm, phone: 218-206-4440 or 218-591-5756, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnstonsRiverviewFarm. A family owned and operated dairy and licensed cheese plant in northern Minnesota. Grassfed, raw milk is available year-round and is $5.50/gallon. Please call for cheese prices. Please contact by phone, email, or Facebook for more information.
- Avon: Eichers Hobby Farm, phone: Theresa – 320-290-2757, Jerry- 320-249-2431, email: TheresaJerry@me.com, web: EichersHobbyFarm.com, EichersHobbyFarm.weebly.com, Facebook: Eichers Hobby Farm. A family run farm, with 20 acres in Avon, MN, and 80 acres in Bertha, MN, where they crop farm to feed their animals alfalfa. They also feed molasses and natural supplements. Not a licensed organic farm but practice as if they are. They raise goats, chickens, and have two Great Pyrenees dogs to protect their herd of goats. They all have a barn for shelter with fresh running water at all times and a large pasture to roam on. They raise Nubian, Saanen, Alpine, Boer, Toggenburg, Kiko and Oberhasli goats. Fresh and frozen raw goat milk available, and fresh artisan goat cheese produced in their licensed cheese processing plant on their Hobby Farm plant 27-121. They also offer face and body creams, lip cream, and soap. They sell products at farmers markets and stores, and you can also purchase on the farm in Avon.
- Kerkhoven: Prairie’s Edge Farms, Rich & Carol Radtke, 6755 135th Street NW, Kerkhoven, MN 56252 (10 miles west of Willmar), dedicated phone line just for milk customers: 320-523-MILK (6455), phone: 320-220-3235, email: email@example.com, Facebook: PrairiesEdgeDairy. (10 miles west of Willmar). Small pasture-based family farm with 40+ acres of Certified Organic pastures. They sell raw goat and cow milk, cheese, soaps, dairy goats (so you can milk your own), pastured beef, pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, and other products. Minnesota law dictates that you must bring your own milk containers. They welcome visits and will show you around. Call before arriving.
- Lake City: Laska Family Farm, Mike and Melissa Laska, 30657 670th Street, phone: 651-564-0150, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They have Saanen and Alpine goats that graze on several acres of grass, with additional alfalfa hay, and a sweet feed. Also have milk for sale for soap and baby animals. $5/half gallon and $10/gallon.
- Cokato: Nyquist GrassFed Dairy, David and Mariana Nyquist, 3790 Mitchell Ave. SW Cokato, MN 55321, Facebook : David and Mariana Nyquist Grass-Fed Dairy, phone (call or text): 320-310-6719, email: email@example.com. Small family dairy farm located 45 mi. West of the Twin Cities, milking 32-35 Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn cows. The cows use the rotational pasture in season and are fed hay in winter. All feed is non-GMO, no herbicides or chemical fertilizers used. Not an organic licensed farm but uses natural practices. They sell raw milk to local and Twin Cities customers. Price is $7/gallon in your own container transported in a cooler. Eggs also available and grassfed beef as whole animal or halves, quarters or less depending on your order. They use a local butcher that kills the animal while grazing. No shipping, so no stress on the animal, thus no toxins released in the meat.