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?