Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cows, Colleges, and Contentment, MN
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Here in Minnesota, the law is that you may not advertise, nor really tell anyone that you have milk for sale. The customer must bring their own container. So the way to find out is to ask through the grapevine - at farmer's markets & such farmers will be really cadgey about it unless they know you well.
Another alternative that we've just started here is to "own" a share in a goat - that way the milk is yours, even if someone else is raising/feeding/milking/breeding it. It's all a legal fiction, but it fulfills the letter of the law.
Also - goat milk can often be easier to find, depending where you are - more small-scale producers. I LOVE our local goat milk! It doesn't have that really goaty aftertaste that the canned stuff has - even the picky husband can't tell the difference. Goat cheese (chevre) is the simplest thing in the world to make, too. And it can be used in the place of cream cheese & ricotta in any recipes, too.