Montana

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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 Montana:

BozemanFamily Love Produce, David, email: familyloveproduce@gmail.com, Goat and A2/A2 Jersey cow raw milk, as well as meat and eggs. Biodynamic, pastured, beyond organic. Please email for details concerning prices, herdshare signup, pickup options, etc.

Great Falls: Rough Diamond Farm, Chris McVeda Family, 34 Manchester Lane, Great Falls, MT, 59404, phone: 406-781-0057, email: mcveda@hotmail.com. Herdshare program of part owners of dairy cow(s), with the farm boarding and managing the cow(s) for the owners. Owners are entitled to their ownership percentage of the cow(s) raw milk production, which varies with production cycles. Brown Swiss with a Brown Swiss/Jersey cross potentially being added. Pasture-fed as much as possible, supplemented with hay and small amounts of organic grain at milking. No hormones used. Free choice vitamins and minerals. Milk and cow testing is performed regularly. $200 to purchase one share in the cow(s). This share can be resold like any other asset. The farm boards and manages the cow(s) for $55/month or $660/year per share. Half shares are available for $115 share price, $360/year boarding fee or $30/month. Tours are available. Contact for additional information, including the boarding contract, bill of sale, etc.

No other listings at this time. Check neighboring states if you live near a border, and contact the closest local chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

75 thoughts on “Montana

  1. Hi, Amanda. I’m sorry, but I don’t know of raw milk in the Missoula area. Maybe herdshares will gain some traction and we’ll see more raw milk become available across the state. I know that health food stores might sell milk that is at least not homogenized. So, that is a healthier option than regular store milk if you can’t find raw.

  2. Hello, Mike.

    Yes, we do still have shares available. I think we spoke with you already – maybe there is a delay in the website communications. But, feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.

    Chris & Melissa McVeda

  3. Rough Diamond Farm has started a herdshare in the Great Falls area. See our listing on this page, if you’re still interested!

  4. Hi, Amber! Just in case you’re still looking, our farm, Rough Diamond Farm, has started a herdshare in the Great Falls area. That may be too far for you. But, it is an option. See our listing under “Montana.” Thanks!

  5. I recommend that you join the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (farmtoconsumer.org) and get advice about selling pet milk in Montana. If they feel it’s okay, use the Add a listing link at the top of the page and send me a listing to put on this page. Montana’s pets need you!

  6. I am in need of raw milk. Hamilton area. I have been searching desperately and can only find milk from cows fed soy and corn. Which is better, raw from GMO fed cows or pasturized from organic grass fed cows?

  7. I believe I just answered another comment from you. Looking into herdshares. There is a section on herdshares on the site (http://www.realmilk.com/herdshares/), and PLEASE join the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/. For a minimal yearly membership fee, you get advice, education, tools, and a 24/7 hotline for lawyers in case the state harasses you. They may know more about whether herdshares are operating in Montana without problems, and they can help you draw up a legally sound herdshare contract.

    • You could look into whether the state is harassing people who create herdshare programs. If you own your own animals, you can drink their milk. Herdshares (also known as agistments) are a way to do that, where you buy an animal, share in an animal, or share in a herd, and pay someone to care for and milk the animals. You can also look into carpooling to go to neighboring states, if you’re anywhere near a border. People in some states form big clubs and take turns making a several hour drive once every month or two. They take big empty coolers to bring back the milk to a central distribution point where everyone picks theirs up.

        • Are you asking how to reply to a farmer or commenter directly? Farmers have their contact information in their listings (phone, email, web, facebook–whatever they provided). For commenters, you can reply directly to a comment, although I will edit out direct references like “You can get raw milk at xx farm” if that farm isn’t listed. If you want to have an offline conversation with a commenter, I suggest replying to their comment and saying something like “Hey ‘Melissa’, I know of some sources, email me at [your email address].”

      • The problem is that they were trying to talk directly to Kara, and she left no contact info in her comment, so hoping for her to respond to this comment thread is that person’s only hope.. And mine, as I am also interested in a cowshare.

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