If you are a milk drinker, and you've never experienced milk straight from the cow (or goat), 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.
What does that mean exactly?
Well, it means that as long as our label includes certain things like "NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION" and "It is not legal to sell raw milk for human consumption in North Carolina" we can sell our raw milk. Clearly the label states that it is a pet treat, and that it is not for human consumption. What you do with it when you get it home is up to you.
We collect our milk with the same care we did a year ago when offering herd shares.
You can purchase our fresh, raw milk directly from the farm.
We often get the question, "What do your cows eat?" Our beef and dairy cows all enjoy the same diet. They are on pasture 24x7, and supplemented with a locally sourced, non-GMO grain to help them maintain body condition (for the dairy cows) and gain weight for marbling (for the beef cows). We provide free choice, loose minerals and a high quality hay when the pastures just aren't holding up (in severe drought or the dead of winter).
Our goats also have access to pasture 24x7 along with high quality hay and free choice loose minerals.
Milk prices are as follows: Goat Milk $9 per half gallon, $17 per gallon Cow Milk $7 per half gallon, $13 per gallon
The above prices assume you take delivery in a plastic jug (just like you see in the store). If you prefer glass, you must either provide jars (you can swap your clean jars with us at delivery) or pay a $3 deposit per jar. If you have questions about the glass jars, please call.
Quantities are limited each week, so we ask that you contact us at least 48 hours in advance to place an order. This will guarantee your milk is as fresh as possible.