Raw milk. If you are a milk drinker, and you've never experienced milk straight from the cow, you're missing out.
But raw milk will make you sick, they say.
Raw milk from cows and goats that spend their days roaming a grassy field is not only nutritious but also, when collected with the highest standards of cleanliness, safe to drink. We take cleanliness seriously, from the animals to the equipment. And the result is pure, clean, healthy, delicious milk. In fact, there are indications that cow milk that hasn't been homogenized (the mechanical process of breaking up the fat in the milk so that the cream doesn't separate) is healthier than it's homogenized brother. Below is an excerpt from this article:
"The natural homogenization of goat milk is, from a human health standpoint, much better than the mechanically homogenized cow milk product. It appears that when fat globules are forcibly broken up by mechanical means, it allows an enzyme associated with milk fat, known as xanthine oxidase to become free and penetrate the intestinal wall. Once xanthine oxidase gets through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream, it is capable of creating scar damage to the heart and arteries, which in turn may stimulate the body to release cholesterol into the blood in an attempt to lay a protective fatty material on the scarred areas. This can lead to arteriosclerosis."
As with any food product, there is risk associated with drinking raw milk. You will have to determine if the risk is worth the reward.
Beginning Spring of 2020, we will offer our milk for sale under the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services "pet food" program. What this mean is that you will be able to legally purchase our raw milk and other products without having to be a herd share member. In case you were wondering, we harvest milk the same way every single time, upholding our standards for cleanliness.
We will discontinue the herd share program in 2020, and sell exclusively as "pet food".