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anyone know how to get raw milk in LA?

post #1 of 51
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Hi...I live in Lafayette, LA. I'm just beginning to learn all about raw milk, and I'm VERY ANXIOUS to get my hands on some! (just short of buying my own cow!)

I've read that it's illegal in LA...does anyone have any connections with any dairy farmers or know where I can go to find some raw milk?

Thanks so much!
Jennifer
post #2 of 51
Well, I'm in Shreveport and I've found my own source here. I got it by word of mouth. I posted on freecycle (yahoo group, join it in your area if you haven't already) to give away some kefir grains and the lady that responded told me about her raw milk provider. You could try some vets in rural areas that might know of people with goats or cows. There's a co-op here that buys goat milk in TX and brings it over to LA.
post #3 of 51
Ack... I'm in Thibodaux. I didn't realize it was illegal in Louisiana, but we have been trying to find raw milk here for about a year or two now.
post #4 of 51
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Ack... I'm in Thibodaux. I didn't realize it was illegal in Louisiana, but we have been trying to find raw milk here for about a year or two now.
It's technically illegal to sell for human consumption, but you can either buy a share in the cow (pay a one time sum and then be an owner of the cow, so you can drink your own cow's milk and pay a handling fee), or buy it for your "animals" to drink.

Or just do it very quietly and no one will care.

This lady talks about it on her blog (back when she lived in LA). You might ask her, I think it was south Louisiana. http://jacksonmom.blogspot.com/2008/05/cow-share.html
post #5 of 51
A little off topic, but I am new to LA, specifically NO, and we are having a hard time finding fresh eggs. We have tried the Farmers Mkt with no success. Any ideas?
post #6 of 51
Look on craigslist, I found some there before. Also drive around the less urban areas, if you can. A lot of people will have signs up in their yards for things like that. Or post on craigslist yourself, looking for some.

Good luck.
post #7 of 51
Hi Jennifer!

I live in Lafayette too! (at least for the moment ) I definitely had to find raw milk by word of mouth here because it is illegal to sell for human consumption. I drink raw goat's milk so I can't help with cow milk if that's what you're looking for. I have a source for raw goat but I won't post it on here. If you'd like to know more, you can pm me!

Tracy
post #8 of 51
Jennifer, have you found a source yet? I know of someone in the Lafayette area. PM me.
post #9 of 51
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A little off topic, but I am new to LA, specifically NO, and we are having a hard time finding fresh eggs. We have tried the Farmers Mkt with no success. Any ideas?
have you tried the hollygrove market? i think they have fresh eggs. i know they have chickens on site, as well as a farmer offsite who brings the eggs.
you pay $25 for a box and then go into the market and pick up whatever you want to fill the box.
post #10 of 51
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have you tried the hollygrove market? i think they have fresh eggs. i know they have chickens on site, as well as a farmer offsite who brings the eggs.
you pay $25 for a box and then go into the market and pick up whatever you want to fill the box.
Just went to Hollygrove last weekend, they indeed have eggs, $5 a dozen
Any of you Nola mamas want to get together??
post #11 of 51

raw goats milk

I'm trying to find raw goats milk.....when I lived in WA we had to "agree" it was for a baby animal...my kids have milk allergies, I do too but not as bad (my 19 month old had some of his dads milkshake and screamed for 4 hrs lastnight in horrid pain and really bad gas) anyway, I would like help if anyone can help I just moved here a week and a half ago!!! I'm so lost, all I know is I am in slidell and that NO is like 30 mins lol


I don't know anyone and would LOVE to find a play group or something....I am a SAHM and I also care for my disabled MIL
post #12 of 51
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Just went to Hollygrove last weekend, they indeed have eggs, $5 a dozen
Any of you Nola mamas want to get together??
I picked up a few local papers today there a bunch of farmers markets! Not sure when but I think we might go sat...hubby will most likely come...he has a degree in cullinary arts and get s a kick out of the farmers markets! although he doesnt always admit it...but I'm kinda directing him to follow in my crunchy ways lol!
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post #14 of 51
I'm on the hunt for some raw milk as well (cow or goat, though I think I'd prefer goat), but I live in north LA, quite near Arkansas. My MIL lives near El Dorado and she's also looking for some, so a source accessible to either of us would be great, but she says she's having no luck, either.

I had stopped looking as I hoped to have my own goat milk from home soon, but my doe just miscarried her twins, so it'll be probably 6 months, now, before I can get any from her.
post #15 of 51

Raw Milk

Even though I don't live in Louisiana anymore (that's my blog linked up there) I'd like to try something out. There are two things I get hits on my blog for - squatting for childbirth and raw milk in Louisiana. I still have a lot of friends there who are desperate for raw milk. So, I'd like to start gathering information that will NOT be made public about raw milk providers in the state. That way, we could have and off-record way to share information. I would be diligent in keeping this information safe...as several of my personal friends would be the providers.

What do you think?
post #16 of 51

Raw milk in Louisiana

Hi Jennifer,

I found your post regarding raw milk in LA as I was searching for a source near New Orleans. I'm moving there next month from Seattle where raw milk is plentiful and legal. Have you found a source near you?

Thanks for any info you can offer,
Kelle
post #17 of 51
i live in Plaquemine, about an hour from Lafayette, hour and a half from New Orleans, and ten minutes from Baton Rouge. If your pet is in need of some raw goats milk I know someone who sells raw goats milk in my area for ANIMAL COMSUMPTION only. PM me for more info.
post #18 of 51
Just curious if anyone found cow share or resource in North LA? I'm banging my head against a wall around here. Everyone has cows but not dairy & they certainly are not milking. I had a source but he is now 86 and sold his cows without letting me know!!! We have a calf but it will be at least 2 years before we can milk.
post #19 of 51
I've found one source in the Caddo parish area. Where are you?
post #20 of 51
I'm in Caldwell so that's too far for us.
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