Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Introduced to a Great Resource!

For those of you who would like to get your hands on some raw milk, but don't know where, visit A Campaign for Real Milk to find farms near you.

I had thought that there were regulations against selling raw milk, but apparently that's not the case - it's just complicated here in New York. Nationwide, raw milk is legal for human consumption in only 28 states, and for animal consumption in 33. In New York, "raw milk sales are legal on the farm. The farmer must have a license from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets. The farmer must post a sign at the point of sale that states, 'Notice:Raw milk sold here. Raw milk does not provide the protection of pasteurization.' Raw milk vendors can only sell to consumers." What a pain in the buttocks!

Meanwhile, I found this quote on one of their pages: "Powdered skim milk, a source of dangerous oxidized cholesterol and neurotoxic amino acids..." I remember reading this in one of Michael Pollan's books, but was unable to locate it for my yogurt post. But this is in fact why I want to try making yogurt without the powdered milk, besides the fact that it's not likely to be local.


  1. Pasteurization is so ingrained in me that even though the idea of raw milk appeals to me, I can't help but feel slightly wary. Of course, there are a lot of things that I am wary of that I consume anyway.

  2. Yeah dude, seriously. You just poured vinegar into milk and ATE IT. I'm pretty sure raw milk will be fine.