Locating Raw Milk and Free Range Eggs

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Although chickens are an option for many, not a lot of us have the means to have our own cow in the back yard.  Bummer.  So where can we find that yummy raw milk?

Check out RealMilk.com to get started on your search.  They also suggest hooking up with a local Weston A. Price Chapter because you know they are gonna know where to get the local goods.

And where there’s milk, there’s probably eggs close by.  But just in case you don’t find any in your travels, research these websites for your local egg connection:

Local Harvest

Eat Well Guide

Eat Wild

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9 Replies to “Locating Raw Milk and Free Range Eggs”

  1. Thanks for posting this info Sadie. For any of y’all who haven’t tried raw milk yet, you definitely need to!! You’ll be amazed at the difference and will shudder at the milk bought from the store. Plus, you can make your own butter, yogurt, sour cream, and even cheese!!

  2. Hey! Thanks for posting this good stuff!
    I’m excited to know about the local Weston Price Chapter!

    We’re already eating local eggs, and drinking local goat’s milk!
    But, once the weather is warmer we will be eating lots of local veggies and fruits! We have a HUGE local farmer’s market here!

  3. Apart from growing our own veg and chcikens for egges milk is quite hard to come by here in Spain. We do get local Goats milk on occassion qhich is a bit of an aquired taste.

    Contemplating getting a pig or two at some point though.

  4. Thanks for the link! I’ve always wanted to try raw milk.. my mom says it makes the best coffee lol. She used to work in a cow farm and squirt milk straight from the utter to her cup. 😀

    Unfortunetly, in my town local food is hard to come by. I do buy Connecticut Farmers milk (I live in CT), and some local produce. But the best is when I’m able to grow my own veggies during nicer weather. 🙂

    1. Sam,
      Contact someone with Connecticut Farmers milk and ask them how their cows are raised: are they primarily pastured?, are they fed primarily grain? (which you don’t want), are the pastures organically & sustainably treated and so on. You can even ask what breed of cows they use ~ heifers aren’t very good for milk, even if they’ve become the biggest producer in the US. A very good milk cow is a Jersey cow ~ they have one of the highest butterfat contents/ratios.
      When we weren’t able to get raw milk we were able to get milk from a relatively local place. They pastured their cows and used several different breeds of cows. So, I felt ok buying their milk, even though it was pasteurized.
      Some brands you can get from the store that are organic are the same way. Organic Valley supports small farms = good. Horizon is organic but they’re practices are just as bad as factory farms (they’re essentially an organic factory farms) & I won’t buy ANYTHING from them!
      Hope this helps some. 🙂 Don’t feel bad if you can’t get raw milk. It can be really hard to find sometimes. But there are always the “next best” things! 🙂

  5. This is great info. It’s tough to find local farms for milk or eggs and all of these sites have great farms that carry local milk and eggs. I have used local harvest in the past, but was not familiar with the other sites.

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