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  • Found...... Raw Milk!

    I've been searching for a nearby source of raw, grass fed, organic (but not certified cause that is $$$) milk and FINALLY have found it.

    Local small farmer with Jersey, Guernsey, and Ayrshire cows. The Ayrshire will freshen soon, so the first few purchases at least should be good rich Jersey/Gurnsey.

    Getting a gallon of milk and a couple of pints of cream on friday for making some really rich Greek yogurt. And I'm already doing a happy dance!

    Because my "dogs" (as per FL law all raw milk sales are to be for pet or agricultural use only) are going to love this!

    I may even give a test run with some milk to test for lactose intolerance reaction. Not really thinking it will go well as even cream usually causes issues if it's more than a splash.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.


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    Oh my, my family's getting some soon and I can't wait to try some cream in my coffee, ooooooooh and some homemade grassfed butter. *drool*. The only problem is, It'll probably irritate my psoriasis more....but worth a try!
    Making adventure out of this thing called life

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    • #3
      Congrats...Enjoy!
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      • #4
        Commercially produced milk gives me all the lactose intolerance symptoms, but raw milk does not. I think "your dog" will be just fine with it.

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        • #5
          Lucky... it's downright illegal for ANY purpose here in Nevada. :/ Stupid government, get outta my kitchen!
          ~elaine. twitter, primal journal.


          Originally posted by vontrapp
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          • #6
            Raw milk is legal in Washington state and is sold by the local food co-op. The animal have to be tested monthly for disease. I haven't heard of there being any problems. Granted years ago my dairy farmer friend would just bring in some milk from the barn(milking shed) for everyone to drink. Never had any problems then either.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by elainevdw View Post
              Lucky... it's downright illegal for ANY purpose here in Nevada. :/ Stupid government, get outta my kitchen!
              How far into Nevada? Far from ID and CA?
              I have to travel 240 miles round trip to a place that sells pure RAW cream that's $ 5.99 for 2 cups! Well worth it though since we also get wild fish, grassfed buffalo, duck and elk and other goodies from there.

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              • #8
                I'm excited. I haven't had fresh milk from a cow since I helped to milk my great uncle's two girls when I was growing up. Yes, I would drink it warm from a cup... right in the barn.

                I'm welcome go to the farm and have a look at everything, including the ladies and the milk barn.
                It's a small farm, the owners only have a few good dairy cows... not a big operation at all... and this is the first time they've opened sales to new customers in quite a while.

                It's pretty close , about 40 min. drive. But if I pick-up from her mothers house (who she visits each Friday) is only abut 10 min.
                Prices are not high either IMO.... whole milk is 10/gal and cream is $5/pint.
                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by elainevdw View Post
                  Lucky... it's downright illegal for ANY purpose here in Nevada. :/ Stupid government, get outta my kitchen!
                  Same in Delaware and it's illegal to go to Pennsylvania buy it and bring it back across the state line. I have to be content with Pasteurized, non-homogenized grassfed milk.

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                  • #10
                    It's illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption in Australia as well but someone we know hand milks their 2 cows. Grass fed, free ranging, no grains, no added hormones. We collect it the day it is produced and use it for yoghurt and making our own butter. We think we are very lucky.
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                    Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.

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                    • #11
                      Flash- pasteurization is the next best thing and leaves many nutrients intact.
                      Kerrygold and Lurpak are 2 that I can think of right now. Make sure the cows/goat/sheep were fed the right stuff. Goats are related to deer and avoid grass whenever they can. It gives them bloat and they prefer weeds over grass, which is too wet for fermentation in a goats stomach. Goats naturally reach up and high to avoid parasitic infections, like deer do, too. They love young willow branches, bark of young shrubs and trees, flowers of weeds (dandylion etc).
                      So when you get goats milk and they've been fed e.g. dried peas and alfalfa (some carrots and apples thrown in, etc) it is a correct diet and no need to freak out over this milk not being 'grass-fed'.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Issabeau View Post
                        How far into Nevada? Far from ID and CA?
                        I have to travel 240 miles round trip to a place that sells pure RAW cream that's $ 5.99 for 2 cups! Well worth it though since we also get wild fish, grassfed buffalo, duck and elk and other goodies from there.
                        I'm only about an hour away from a California town with a health food store that stocks local raw milk -- I haven't had the chance to get up there and get some yet! And yes, it is illegal to bring it back into Nevada, but the ag stop is only from NV to CA, not CA to NV.

                        Someone needs to convince Nevada that raw milk is a vice like gambling and hookers, then maybe they'd legalize it. And probably tax the bejeebus out of it too.
                        ~elaine. twitter, primal journal.


                        Originally posted by vontrapp
                        CoWorker: What? Cmon live a little.
                        Me: No thanks, I'd rather live a lot.

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                        • #13
                          Wouldn't pouring raw cream into hot coffee pasturize it?

                          I live in northern california and have never had raw milk - aside from my ma, many years ago.
                          I really need to find me some - I'm curious about how it tastes. I'm glad to know that there are stores here that sell it - which means it's legal (yay!)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lily Marie View Post
                            I'm curious about how it tastes.
                            It tastes like milk.
                            Slightly better than the Vitamin D/full fat you'd buy at the store.
                            I love my raw milk, but honestly, the choirs of heaven don't exactly reign down Ode to Joy or anything

                            on that note, HOORAY FOR RAW MILK!
                            I highly recommend making yogurt from the cream & just eating it straight up that way. It's called creme bulgare, and I promise it's, like, the voice of God
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by elainevdw View Post
                              And yes, it is illegal to bring it back into Nevada, but the ag stop is only from NV to CA, not CA to NV.
                              And there aren't any ag stops between Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Next time I visit my mom...
                              Durp.

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