"Tell me about your milk..."
"...it's straight from the cow..."
Raw milk is a pretty controversial topic. Raw means it's unpasteurized. Isn't that bad, you ask? Depending on the cows, depending on the farm. Raw milk from a factory farm is something I wouldn't touch. Raw milk from a grass fed cow, on a small farm? Now I'm interested. Pasteurization kills bad bacteria that can be present in milk (not uncommon with industrial cows), but it also kills a lot of the beneficial bacteria - and nutrients - in the process. The word around here is that it's illegal for farmers to sell raw milk - they can drink their own cows' raw milk, but they can't even give the stuff away. So I thought I was outta luck, until I overheard the above conversation at my local farmer's market. Now I bring 2L of fresh, raw, whole milk home to my fridge every Friday. I am developing a relationship with the farmer, and it feels like more human way to shop. I'd love to take my kids out to their farm soon, for them to really understand where our milk and eggs come from - cows and chickens, not the fridge at the grocery store.

4 Responses to “242: Contraband Milk”

  1. Angie:

    That’s awesome Kim!! I’m definitely interested in the eggs! We’re Almond Milk drinkers around here, but I was just saying to Dale we really need to get hooked up with some fresh farm eggs!

  2. Sher:

    Kim, we need to talk milk. I’ve been getting raw from a small farm just north of here. The city might be more convenient though. What do you know about the farmer and his cows??

  3. Becky Fehr:

    Oh exciting! I would love to hear more!

  4. Kim:

    Sher, yes we should talk. I actually got some from a different farmer this week (Lindsay hooked me up), for half the price I was paying before. Small farm…north of city…maybe the same one? We are hoping to take a trip out there sometime this month yet to check it out.
    Becky & Ang, we’ll talk 🙂

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