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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.
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  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 Ohio:

General information about the status of raw milk and herdshares in Ohio: ohiorawmilk.info

Statewide/Regional–For Small & Starting Co-ops/Private Buying Clubs:

  • Meadow Ridge Farm: phone: 717­-530­-5999; email: cjwvega@gmail.com; web: myrealfoods.com/MeadowRidgeFarm. A private membership club only, with delivery sites in southern NY (including NYC and LI), NJ, CT, MD, northern WV, eastern OH, and northern and eastern VA. Free delivery on more than 350 products to any of their delivery sites. To start a new delivery site in your area, call farmer Merv directly. All products are produced in the Weston A. Price traditions, employing practices that are organic, sustainable, humane, and environmentally conscious, and completely free of soy, hormones, GMOs and antibiotics. Their extensive list of products include the following: 100 percent grass­fed Devon beef and lamb. Raw A2 milk from 100 percent grass­fed Jersey cows; 12 varieties of raw milk cow cheeses, cottage cheese, yogurt, cream, butter, and kefir, all made with raw A2 milk. Raw goat milk, cheeses, butter, yogurt, kefir, their custom probiotic goat drink, as well as pastured goat meat. Camel milk; sheep milk and cheeses. Pastured chicken, pork, turkey, and duck. Free­ range chicken and duck eggs. Nutrient ­dense bone broth from beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and duck. Crispy nuts; breads, brownies, granola and bars; potato chips; fermented kimchi, sauerkraut; beet kvass, kombucha; cabbage juice tonic, pickles, ginger ale, ketchup, grape cooler, homemade super tonic, beets, ginger carrots, and mayonnaise; raw honey and maple syrup; wild-­caught salmon and haddock; raw cow and goat milk ice creams; Green Pasture Blue Ice Oils; homemade goat milk soaps, and much more. They also offer insulated/ice-packed FedEx Ground shipping of their goat/lamb meat and goat dairy products only. To view their entire list of products, ingredients, prices and delivery sites, simply go to their ordering site and click on the “Join” button to register and to learn more about their food buying club.
  • Miller’s Biodiversity Farm: leave a message at: 717-786-7895. 100 percent grassfed. 100 percent of their milk is A2/A2. Real nutrient-dense products directly from the farmer. Have your order shipped in the mail to your home. Reduced or free delivery to groups in NJ, NY, and MA. Open to establishing new group pickup sites. Willing to be a vendor at your workshop or conference. Products: raw grassfed milk – cow, goat, sheep, and camel; and raw yogurt, kefir and cheese from cow, goat, and sheep. Raw cream, sour cream, cottage cheese w/cream, butter, ice cream; pasture raised meats – beef, pork and soy-free poultry, soy-free fertile pastured eggs, tallow, pork fat, lard, beef and chicken stocks, cultured vegetables, homemade breads, soaked/dried nuts and seeds, raw honey, maple syrup, kombucha, beet kvass. They are a private buying club; $25/year to create an account and purchase with. Visit http://amishbiofarm.com/ for details or to become a member.
  • E.A.T. Food for Life, Dan & Nancy Kremer, Yorkshire, OH 45388 (1 hour NW of Dayton in N Darke County, West Central OH), phone: 419-336-5433, web: eatfoodforlife.com. Farm store sales and delivery locations in Piqua, Troy/Tipp City, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Herdshares available for organic, pastured raw milk (A2), butter, cream, yogurt and raw milk cheeses. Eggs, chicken, beef, pork and crushed wheat.

Albany/Athens: Black Locust Livestock & Herbal, Sasha Sigetic, 42963 Carsey Rd. Albany, OH 45710, phone: 740-591-5851 (8 am- 6 pm only), email: coveredinmud@gmail.com, Facebook: blacklocustlivestockandherbal. Herdshares are available for this herd of heritage breed British Guernsey goats. $10 buy-in per share, $2-4 jar deposit per share, and $16-18/month per share boarding fee (price subject to change year by year depending on feed costs). One share = approximately 1 quart of milk per week (can vary depending on time of year but is often slightly more). Goats are fed organic (or GMO-free if organic is unavailable) grain/alfalfa mix on the milking stand, free range grazing and mixed grass/legume hay. They are not Certified Organic but strive to maintain as natural and chemical free herd as is possible. Free pint available for sample during the milking season (April-November) but must be picked up at farm.

Ashtabula County: Elk Leap Farm, Roy & Linda Mason (owners), Pierpont, OH, phone: 440-577-9743 and 440-536-1860, email: HarleyRidingLady@facebook.com , Facebook: HarleyRidingLady. Goatshares available in herd of Boers and Nubians. Bucks are kept away from does to avoid taint. Milk is triple strained and quickly chilled. The milk does are fed Purina Goat Chow and oats, top dressed with sunflower seeds and Calf Manna. They also get unlimited local grown hay with access to river browse. They do not feed the goats corn.

Beavercreek: Seven Sons Farms, Beavercreek Buying Club, 2621 Hibiscus Way, Beavercreek, OH 45431, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/beavercreek, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Cincinnati Area:

  • E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”.
  • Highland Haven Farm, serves this area. See full listing under Hillsboro.
  • Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/west-chester, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grassfed products.

Coldwater: Dues Jersey Farm, Ben Dues (herd manager) and Tim Hill (distribution manager), 4162 Philothea Rd. Coldwater, OH 45828, phone: 317-753-4016, email: duesjerseyfarm@gmail.com. Family owned for over a century, Raw Jersey cow milk, cream, butter and grassfed beef available. 100 percent grass and forage fed from OEFFA Certified Organic fields. Pasture-grazed, and chemical free. Herdshares available. Anna Belle’s Pet Milk, Pet Cream and Pet Butter and 100 percent grassfed beef (Indiana and Ohio). Farm pickup available. Looking for delivery locations in Columbus and Cincinnati on Wednesday mornings. See map of current locations here.

Columbus:

  • Clintonville Community Market, 200 Crestview Rd. Columbus, OH 43202, phone: 614-261-3663. Raw goat milk cheese and organic non-homogenized milk.
  • E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”.
  • Highland Haven Farm, serves this area. See full listing under Hillsboro.
  • Jedidiah Farm, LLC, Sarah Taylor, 5058 Smothers Rd. Westerville, OH 43081, phone: 614-625-3461, email: Sarah@JedidiahFarm.com, web: www.jedidiahfarm.com, Facebook: jedidiahfarm. Herdshares are available from a herd of purebred Nubian dairy goats. $40 buy-in per share, $3 deposit per jar, $50 per share monthly boarding fee. One share is roughly equivalent to one gallon of milk per week and half shares are also available. Pickups are weeknights 4-8 pm on the farm, with an additional drop in the Clintonville area. Goats have 24/7 access to outdoor pasture whenever weather permits and are fed Certified Organic alfalfa, non-GMO Ohio-grown grains and herbal supplements. Milking season runs March-December and a free pint-sized sample, along with a tour of the farm, are available to interested persons during that time. In addition to the herdshare, Jedidiah Farm also offers meat from pastured organic chicken, and hogs, as well as seasonal herbs and produce.
  • Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/worthington, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grassfed products.
  • Payne Family Farm drop off point; see Utica listing for more information.

Covington: Heritage Breed Farms, Brent and Beth Schulze, 11591 Versailles Rd.
Covington, OH 45318, phone: 937-726-3501. Grass fed Organic Guernsey cows. Golden Guernsey raw milk herdshares available, grass-fed only, no grain. A2/A2 milk. They also have grassfed beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, and more.

Dayton Area:

  • Darke County: Towering Oaks Farm, email: toweringoaksgoatherdshare@gmail.com. Herdshares available in herd of Oberhasli and Alpine dairy goats. All animals have access to the outdoors and are fed greens daily. No soy or GMOs are fed, and they use natural alternatives to medication when necessary. Email for pricing and availability of herd shares and other products.
  • E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”.
  • Highland Haven Farm, serves this area. See full listing under Hillsboro.
  • Seven Sons Farms, web: sevensons.net/locations/beavercreek, phone: 877-997-9449. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese and other grassfed products.
  • Kettering: Liberty Market, Leigh or Dave, 2675 Patterson Rd. Kettering, OH 45420 (5 min south of State Route 35, next to Lefty’s Tavern), phone: 937-232- 8461 or 823-0986, email: at libertymarketofkettering@woh.rr.com. Herdshare contracts for real milk and local farm products from farmers serving Dayton. Hours for shopping and private property pick-ups: Saturday 9:30 am-4 pm and Mon.-Thurs. 5-8:00 pm.
  • Miami County: Udderly Blessed Dairy Goats, phone: 937-418-8735, email: todog54@hotmail.com. They milk a small herd of Alpine and Nubian goats. They have herdshares available.
  • Middletown: Burnett’s Land of Milk and Honey, Brian and Trudy Burnett, 10343 Brown’s Run Rd. Middletown, OH 45042 (in German Township, Montgomery County, 30 mi from Dayton), phone: 937-681-7923, email: BurnettsLandofMilkandHoney@gmail.com. Currently selling herdshares for raw milk from pastured Jersey cows; raw, local honey harvested from their hives; brown eggs from pastured chickens.
  • New Carlisle: Homestead Farm, serves this area. See full listing under New Carlisle.

DeGraaf: Cowshare pickups (goatshares are also planned for the future). Email Andria Perkins for more information at andria.perkins@yahoo.com. If you do not use email you may call the farmer at 937-581-3404, but please note that they use a phone shed so let the phone ring a long time (and try again as necessary). Other possible pickup groups to be arranged could include Troy, Sidney, Bellefountaine, Lima, Piqua, Springfield, Findlay, Marion, and Marysville depending on demand so let them know of your interest. Currently milking Holsteins. They grow their own feed and use natural practices as much as possible. Cows graze grass and eat hay and a small amount of grain. Future cows may include Jerseys. Milk may be picked up at the farm in plastic jugs or you may bring your own glass containers if you prefer. Cow herdshare buy-in prices are $25 and goat buy-in prices are $15. Monthly boarding fees are $17.

East Sparta:

  • Simon Certified Organic Family Farm, 1044 Battlesburg St. SW East Sparta, OH 44626, phone: 330-704-2895, email: info@simonorganics.com, web: simonorganics.com. Everything on the farm is Certified Organic through OEFFA and biodynamic. Brown Swiss and Jersey cow grazing spring, summer, and fall, eating annuals in season and pasture with access to perennials. In the late fall and winter they eat alfalfa with soft bladed fescues and bailage (fermented alfalfa and grass) with access to perennials. Herdshares are available. Also offering 100 percent grassfed Black Angus beef, pastured turkeys, broiler chickens, and egg layers, annual plant sales in May, a CSA with over 136 heirloom fruits and vegetables, heritage breed Glouchestershire Pork, Meadow Veal. They participate in Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market at Old Trial School, Highland Square in Akron and Howe Meadow.
  • Simple Pleasures Farm, 2940 Haut St. SW, Andi Michelson, phone: 330-806-0747, email: amichelson@hotmail.com. Lamancha goat herdshares available.  Goats outdoors daily on spray-free pasture and browse. Mixed grass/alfalfa hay. Grain fed on milk stand. No routine chemical deworming. Stainless steel milking machine used to ensure sanitary milk; quickly chilled. One-time purchase fee of $35. and monthly boarding fee of $35. entitles share holder to 1 gallon of milk per week. Jar deposit fee $2

Fairfield: Jungle Jim’s Market Inc., 5440 Dixie Hwy. Fairfield, OH 45014, phone: 513-829-1919. Nearly 1,400 varieties of cheese available (but not all of them are made with raw milk). Also features Amish foods (including free-range ostrich eggs), natural foods, a large imported foods section, and when seasonally available, local produce, including organic.

Franklin Furnace: 5T Farm, Dwight Otworth, 1073 Oakes Rd, phone: 740-574-2938, email: Andercraft@aol.com. Beginning a herdshare program. Building a market for eggs, pork, and beef. Farm and cattle are Certified Organic.

FredericktownSweet Grass Dairy, Jacob Coleman, Fredericktown, OH, phone: 317-258-3864, Facebook: sweetgrassssdairy. They milk crossbred dual-purpose cows and have been breeding for an A2/A2 herd. They are a grass-based dairy with about 97 percent of the ration coming from the pastures. A small amount of grain and molasses is fed to help balance the cows’ energy when the grass is short on energy (No soy is fed). They are 40 miles north of Columbus, OH, just five minutes off of Interstate 71. Herdshares are available after a farm tour and interview. Please call anytime to set up a time to visit the farm.

Gallia County: Laurel Valley Creamery, web: laurelvalleycreamery.com. Small sustainable Jersey dairy and farmstead cheese operation producing a variety of raw and pasteurized milk cheeses (so be sure to ask which are raw).

Granville/Newark area: Everyday Acres, Maria Losh, 2787 James Road Granville, OH 43023, phone: 740-924-5588, email: maria@everydayacresohio.com, web: www.everydayacresohio.com, Facebook: everydayacres. Small herd of Guernsey goats produces milk April-November. Does are fed locally sourced non-GMO grain during lactation, access to pasture during the grazing season and hay year-round. A full share is $50, boarding $40 a month for approximately a gallon of milk a week. Half and quarter shares also available. On farm-pickup and delivery possible, farm visitors welcome by appointment. Also available are eggs and frozen whole chicken from heritage breed birds, including Red Dorkings.

Hamilton: Double J Farm, Joe and Janet Streit, 3070 Wehr Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011 (~3 mi west of Trenton off State Route 73), serving and delivering to: Cincinnati, Anderson Township, Harrison, Franklin, Loveland, Dayton, Yellow Springs, and more, phone: 513-284-7330, email: info@doublejfarmohio.com, web: www.doublejfarmohio.com. Grassfed, soy-free, non-GMO raw milk herdshares and raw milk dairy items including butter, cream, yogurt, sour cream, and cultured buttermilk. Grassfed beef and pastured pork, as well as pastured eggs, chickens, and turkeys. All animals are fed soy-free, non-GMO food with access to pasture year-round.

Hillsboro: Highland Haven Farm, Morgan and Diane Phelps, 12221 Turley Ln. Hillsboro, OH 45133, phone: 937-901-7992, email: highlandhavendairy@gmail.com, web: www.farmmatch.com/highlandhavenfarm. Small diversified family farm offering raw cow and goat dairy items, pasture-raised meats, soy free eggs, and custom CSA boxes alongside a large variety of organically grown vegetables, and more through a PMA program. They are located off the grid and rely on horses and hand labor to do their farming (no tractors). No antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals used on the farm or animals. Weekly delivery to locations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. See website and contact them to find location nearest you.

Junction City: Aunt Ellen’s Farm, 3644 St Rte. 668 S, Junction City, OH 43748, phone: 740-343-3255, email: AuntEllenS@aol.com. Raw milk herdshares from 100 percent grassfed cows. Mobile milker milks the cows right in the field. No chemicals, wormers, or hormones are used. Goatshares are available from 100 percent pastured animals. The farm also offers 100 percent grassfed Angus beef, and 100 percent grassfed lamb. Pork and eggs planned.

Marysville: de Good Life Farm, Jeff and Diane, email: livingdegoodlife@gmail.com They are a small farm with two Jersey cows for milk and occasionally they have grassfed beef and pastured meat chickens for sale. The cows are in the pasture during the growing months and fed hay during the winter, with minimal non-GMO feed supplementation at milking time. Limited herdshares available from time to time. Waiting list available.

Medina/Lodi Area: Earth Song Farm, Steve Andrews and Cindy Farmer, 7634 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 42), Lodi, OH 44254, phone: 330-948-2672, email: artbarn_cfarmer@hotmail.com, web: earthsongfarm.com. Organic and biodynamic farm raising Nubian and Alpine goats, cows, free-range chickens, and rabbits. Holistic health care management is used, including an herbal parasite prevention program. No hormones, antibiotics or chemical wormers. The animals are fed organic hay, free-range browse, a small amount of organic non-GMO/non-soy feed while on the milking stand, and occasional fruits and vegetables from the farm. A herdshare program is available for raw goat milk, and raw cow milk. Other products available from the farm include free-range chicken, rabbit meat, eggs, honey, maple syrup, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, jams, goat milk soap and medicinal herbal products. Farm tours are welcome. They participate in farmers markets at Medina, Copley and Wadsworth.

Minerva: Olde Pine Spring Farm, Colleen & Corey Kuttie, 8059 Magnet Rd. NE Minerva, OH 44657, phone: 505-818-8914, email: oldepinespringfarm@gmail.com, Facebook: oldepinespringfarm. They have a small herd of 10 miniature Nubian dairy goats, focusing on the lines from the country’s top milk producing herds. The herd is treated using only herbals and essential oils, resorting to conventional means only when necessary. The herd is fed fresh hay and out on pasture daily, weather permitting. Milking does are offered grains during milking. They currently offer milk through herdshare only as per Ohio state law. $40 member buy-in and $20/month boarding fee per share. Local delivery possible, farm pick up when convenient. Farm visits as requested.

Montpelier: S-J Farm, Scott & Jonell Walker, 122 Eureka Drive Montpelier, OH 43543, phone: 419-485-8630, email: jonell@s-jfarms.com. Nubian goats. Herdshares available. Goat milk soap and lotion.

Mt. Gilead: Jubilee Meadows Farm LLC, Steve Miller, 5867 TR97 Mt. Gilead. OH 43338 (45 min north  of Columbus), phone: 419-946-1413, email: stevofarms@redbird.net. Herdshares for raw milk, as well as grassfed beef, pork, chicken, and eggs. Certified Organic.

New Carlisle: Homestead Farm, John and Cathy Baumgardner (owners), 10474 New Carlisle Pike, New Carlisle, OH 45344, phone: 937-845-9394, email: jcbaumgardner@aol.com. Currently selling herdshares from their pasture-fed Jersey herd to Ohio residents. They also sell USDA-inspected grassfed, pastured beef.

New Vienna: TS Farms, Tim & Tiffany Shinkle, 11061 Careytown Rd. New Vienna, OH 45159 (90 minutes from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati), phone: 937-763-1167, email: tsfarms@bee-lite.net. Cow and goat herdshares. Free-range, farm-raised meats, lamb, chicken, beef, and pork. Brown eggs, jams, jellies, and honey. Call or email for availability.

Pataskala: Find Hope Farm, Todd and Lauren Cain, Creek Rd., phone: 614-477-7989, email: findhopefarm@gmail.com, web: www.findhopefarm.com. Alpine dairy goats fed a hand-mixed grain ration, with access to pasture and hay at all times. $50 buy-in per share, $30/month boarding fee. One share is approximately one gallon of milk a week, half shares are available. Tours available by appointment.

PiquaE.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”

Richfield: Stone Garden Farm, Laura & Jim Fry, 2891 Southern Rd. Richfield, OH 44286, phone: 843-469-4060, email: StoneGardenFamily@yahoo.com, web: www.StoneGardenFarm.com, Facebook.com: stonegardenfarm. Cow share, registered grassfed Jersey milk cow, monthly shares are $30, other farm products available, meats, produce, etc., homesteading classes, homeschool meetups, 19th century village tours and more.

Shreve: Grace Haven Farm, Sean and Amanda Brogdon. 8970 SR 514 Shreve, OH 44676 phone: 330-466-6519. email: gracehavenfarm@outlook.com. web: gracehavenfarm.angelfire.com. They raise registered Nubian and Saanen dairy goats for pets, showing and milk production. Their does receive grass mix hay daily, along with pasture when available. Milking does are fed a non-GMO grain twice daily on the milk stand. Kids are available for purchase in the spring, and raw milk herdshares are now available. There is a $45 one-time purchase fee, and a $40 monthly boarding fee provides for approximately one gallon of milk per week. Delivery may be available for an additional charge.

Southern Ohio: Herdshares available. Call Dwight Otworth at 740-574-2938 between 7:30-9 pm or email fivetfarms@yahoo.com.

Southwest OhioE.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”

Toledo Area: Seven Sons Farms, Toledo Buying Club, 10034 Ramm Road Monclova, OH 43542, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/toledo, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Toronto (Jefferson County): Two Sisters Creamery, Shawn and Beth Dougherty, herd managers, 210 Burge Rd. Toronto, OH 43964, phone: 740-537-5178, email:  shawnandbeth@att.net, web: onecowrevolution.wordpress.com. A small dairy (5-10 cows), mostly Jersey cows with some Jersey cross. The cows are on all-season native pasture and are moved to a new paddock twice daily. Cows receive no grain and are hand milked (no surge buckets). Milk is strained into glass half-gallon jars (no plastic) provided by the herdshare owners and picked up weekly at the farm. Herdshares are $50/share and bought back at the same price. The monthly maintenance fee is $30/share. There is a small farm store. Other products include chemical-free produce: winter squash and beans, fresh winter carrots, beets, spinach and greens. Home-grown pastured chickens, all organic feed, available beginning in May; contact the farm by email or phone to place an order.  The creamery is located on County Rd. 46, half a mile from St. Rt. 7, at the Sow’s Ear Farm and Pottery. Pick-up hours are from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, or as arranged. Tours of this holistic, self-sustained farmstead can be arranged by calling the farm between 8:30 am and 8 pm, Monday – Saturday.

Troy/Tipp CityE.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See full listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”

Utica: Payne Family Farm, Utica OH 43080, phone: 740-507-3165, email: organicmilkandmeat@gmail.com. Delivering to Westerville, New Albany, Pataskala, and Mt. Vernon. Private herdshares for raw goat milk or for raw cow milk (along with butter and cream, soon to add provolone and mozzarella cheese). Classes in making ice cream, kefir, and goat cheese. Pastured poultry custom butchered to your specifications, free-range turkey for Thanksgiving, and free-range brown eggs. They use stainless steel milking machines and a cooling system to ensure clean milk; quality control programs in place. Fields are organically re-mineralized every year and water supply is filtered. All farm products are scheduled for pick up through the office. Scarlett Payne is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner who sees over 250 regular clients for a variety of health issues. Now accepting new clients. Contact them for order forms, herdshare fees, and/or office visits.

West Central Ohio:

  • Pasture’s Delights, 4579 N. Salem Rd. Decatur, IN 46733, phone: 260- 517-9298, email: cowsfly@hotmail.com, web: pasturesdelights.com. Shares for sale in a 100 percent grassfed (no grain) dairy herd. The cows are pastured and fed hay grown on land undergoing organic transition using a superb soil nutrition program. Cows are managed so that milk is available every week of the year. No artificial growth hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides used on the animals or land. Milk is tested regularly. Use their “Neighborhood Milk Locator” to connect with others to “milk-pool” to the farm and cut transportation time and costs.
  • E.A.T. Food for Life, serves this area. See listing near top of page under “Statewide/Regional”.

West Chester: Seven Sons Farms, West Chester Buying Club, 7523 Fallsridge Lane, West Chester, OH 45069, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/west-chester, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

West Salem: BlueLoon Farm, Courtland & Jenny Rocco, 13085 N. Elyria Rd. West Salem, OH 44287, phone: 330-235-3953, email: courtland@blueloonfarm.com, web: www.blueloonfarm.com. BlueLoon Farm is a 46-acre, USDA-certified organic farm certified by Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA). They currently milk a small herd (seven milking) of registered Jersey cows. Single and family shares available, please contact via email or phone for further details.

WoosterHarvest Hills Farm, Deb Gray, in Wooster near Apple Creek, phone: 330-262-4123, email: harvesthillsfarm@gmail.com, web: harvesthillsfarm.com. They raise registered Nubian and Saanen dairy goats for both showing and milk production. Now offering herdshares for those interested in having their own raw goat milk.

Worthingon: Seven Sons Farms, Worthington Buying Club, 1105 Kirk Ave, Worthington, OH 43085, phone: 877-620-1977, web: https://sevensons.net/locations/worthington, Facebook: sevensonsfarms. Buying club pickup for raw milk cheese, raw camel milk, and pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Westerville: Drop off point for Payne Family Farm, see Utica listing for more information.

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  1. I am looking where I can get raw milk in Williams county, OH. Which is the furthermost corner of Northwest Ohio.

  2. Hi, guys! Anything for raw, non-homogenized whole milk from grass-fed cows (even better if organic) near Zanesville, OH, or that would ship to Zanesville? Miller Diversity Farm’s shipping is kind of steep, and I’m wanting to see if I have closer/less expensive options. Email me at acrumbaker7@hotmail.com if it’s a listing that can’t be posted on this page! Thank you!!

  3. Hello, We are looking for a herd share/raw milk near Canfield, Ohio (just west of Youngstown). It seems like the closet is to drive to Pittsburgh. Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated!

  4. Does raw cows milk taste different than pasteurized? Would like to start giving raw milk to my family, But wondering if they’ll like the taste enough to make this switch. Also does goats.milk taste very different from cows milk? Also, what’s the average cost per gallon for raw milk? We go through about 2-3 gallons per week. I’m in Columbus – northwest side – looking for a raw milk sorce. Thank you!

    • To me, raw milk varies in taste more than pasteurized. It has more of the “terroir” as they say about wine–the soil, the plants, the sun and rain…all those things change the taste of the milk. And it varies in taste as it ages. It’s still safe to drink but becomes sour, like sour cream, as days go by (because the good bacteria in the raw milk are eating the milk sugars little by little, and producing by products so that changes the taste). Also, I find in spring and fall when wild onions are fast growing and grass not at much, the milk takes on an oniony taste and so I skip it for several weeks at that time.

      Goat’s milk does taste somewhat different, but this also varies widely by type of goat, and all the factors same for cows…soil, plants, sun, rain.

      Seems like you will want to do a taste test with your family–some people are “super tasters & smellers” and others can’t tell one milk from the next. If they don’t like the first kind, try another farmer, they can vary. And keep the spring/fall oniony thing in mind!

      I can’t speak to the average cost of a gallon of raw milk in your area; you can look on this page for the farms closest to you to get an idea.

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