Friday, August 6, 2010

Raw

We have officially switched over! We found a lovely farming family that lives about an hour west of us and delivers raw (non-pasteurized) milk weekly to a very local drop off (and now I am even a partial owner of a cow! A dream come true ;-). The cost ends up being the same as organic milk from the store, it is so yummy, and intact with all of the beneficial bacteria, antibodies, and nutrients that are inherent to milk. And this particular family also sells grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, and organic butter, all for a tiny fraction of the cost of similar products in the store.

Now, our milk, meat, and eggs will all be produced locally and humanely-- quite a positive step, if you ask me. And did I mention it's delicious?

Our farmer didn't have to invite me twice out to her scenic farm... I'm already planning a visit. She already has five children. Do you think if I'm really sweet I can get her to take me in too?

6 comments:

Once Upon A Parent said...

Oh you will definitely have to save some for me. So glad we got to chat to day. It really feeds my soul. I am still giggling at the thought of us crocheting at the beach with our brood.

eKay said...

You know I am a true fan of raw milk!! Does a tummy good, even when regular milk doesn't. Save some for me!

Suz. said...

Really wonderful. Such a sense of satisfaction, knowing you've chosen something good!

Kerry said...

How fabulous! I always feel good when I can take another step in the right direction in terms of supporting local businesses, sustainable lifestyle, and healthier food choices. Many more steps to go for us, but every bit counts!

Whirliegig said...

Congrats! I managed to find someone nearby willing to get me some raw milk. I'm so glad to hear you found such a prize!

Adele said...

Thank you all for the encouragement! I always feel like I'm going out on a limb in talking about raw milk (people seem to have strong opinions about it!) so it's nice, as always, to have such support among kindred spirits. :-)