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#1 of 15 Old 12-07-2006, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I went to the local health food store/market (which carries local meats, eggs as well as other stuff) and asked about a week ago if they could they start to carry non-homogenized, low pasturized milk they said they would look into it.
Well this morning I went by there and asked if they could get the milk, well the order dept. said it was illegal to sell this type of milk. I said it's not raw milk, just non-homogenized, low pasturized-still they told me that I would have to find a farmer that sells that type of milk. But really I didn't know that this type of milk was illegal. I thought is was only the raw milk that couldn't be sold? Is this a state by state thing because my mom brought me some nh,lp milk when she came for Thanksgiving (she purchased it from the hfs in Maryland where she lives).
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I live in the MW and have been able to purchase non-homogenzied vat pasturized milk. Maybe they misunderstood - try using the phrase "vat pasturized"?
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I live in the MW and have been able to purchase non-homogenzied vat pasturized milk. Maybe they misunderstood - try using the phrase "vat pasturized"?

Yes, I will try again. I think as soon as I said non-homogenized, oh boy,
I bet raw milk came to their minds. Thanks for the tip.
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I can get non-homogenized, vat pasteurized whole milk at a local HFS. I think it comes from a farm in Iowa (I live in Indiana). I never asked about raw milk, but one day when I was asking about the NH, VP milk, they thought I was talking about raw milk. They said they have less of it available in the winter because the cows don't give as much in the cold. I said that I thought it was illegal to sell raw milk in Indiana. They said, well, it IS illegal, you just have to tell us that it's not for human consumption:

Just thought I'd say that I got a similar answer while asking for the milk. Might be the case for you, too.
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We can get the non-hom, VAT past. milk here too in the hfs ( colorado)...I m sure its not illegal...

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Try finding a dairy that distributes in your area and asking them if they could get it from them. I think the dairy that it is available from in our area is called Farmers Creamery and is located in IN. (I'm in MO).

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Yes, it is a state-by-state thing. I'm in Tennesee (for a few more days, anyway, then we're moving) and it's illegal to sell ANY raw beverages here, even freshly squeezed orange juice!! The farmers aren't even allowed to sell it. The natural farmers here either have to offer it for "donations only" or market it as formula for sick/orphaned animals, not for human consumption. It's so STUPID.
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Raw milk is definitely of limited availability and often illegal on a state-by-state basis, but the OP isn't referring to raw milk. She's referring to vat pasturized, non-homogenized milk which still pasturized according to law, but is done more gently than the typical stream pasturization on the largest industrial scales.
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In VA here - raw milk is illegal but I can buy non-hom, low past. milk at the grocery store.

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Tanya -
Where in the Denver area have you found vat-pasturized milk?

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^^ I used to live in Colorado and got the Farmer's All Natural Creamery unhomogenized, vat pasteurized milk at Vitamin Cottage. (at least it was there a year ago!)

I get the same one here in MI at Whole Foods.

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i buy from cedar summit in MN which is available at the local coop, hfs and some high end regular supermarkets, it is unhomogenized and not high-heat pastureized and totally legal. not sure what vat pasturized means...
http://www.cedarsummit.com/dairy_cs.htm
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^^ I used to live in Colorado and got the Farmer's All Natural Creamery unhomogenized, vat pasteurized milk at Vitamin Cottage. (at least it was there a year ago!)

I get the same one here in MI at Whole Foods.

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I could buy low-temp pastuerized, non-homogenized milk in SC and I can buy it here in MI. I have never heard of it being illegal. In SC I bought it at a local farmer's store - he brought it in weekly from the dairy in the upstate.

Here in MI I can buy it at the local natural foods grocer and another local grocery store, it's from a dairy about 20 minutes away, a few towns over.

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