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.
We are now approved by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to sell our raw milk as pet food.
You can purchase our fresh, raw milk directly from the farm, or in Oxford at the LittleJohn Oxford Farmer's Market on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00.
Our goat milk is available in half gallon or gallon plastic jugs for $9 or $17, respectively. If you prefer glass, we are happy to offer the option of purchasing our milk in Ball half-gallon canning jars for $8 each (plus a $3 deposit per jar). We will waive the jar deposit if you bring clean jars and lids to swap for each full jar you take.
Quantities are limited each week, so we ask that you contact us at least 24 hours in advance to place an order.