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Carhootel's Avatar Carhootel 08:27 PM 03-18-2010
So I'm curious about raw milk, I've never had it but after reading about it here on MDC and through a few other sites I think I'd like to give it a try, but now I need to know where to find some. According to this site there is only this one company for the triangle area that brings raw milk in from out of state but I would love to find something locally - anyone know of anything in the area? Has anyone ever contacted Maple View Farms about raw milk before?

Thanks in advance!

root*children's Avatar root*children 10:55 PM 03-18-2010
unless you get your own cow, it's all coming from out of state since it's illegal to sell in NC. Not hard to find from SC, tho
sapphos's Avatar sapphos 11:16 PM 03-18-2010
how funny because I was just coming here to post and ask about raw milk coops in Asheville area. I know there is an old post in the health threads but it's really really old and the woman who was doing a coop never responded in her forum and there haven't been any updates since last year

So are there any coops??? I did read about one place near Swannanoa and of course there is the low heat pasteurized that is brought into Fairview but I want real raw
WuWei's Avatar WuWei 12:21 AM 03-19-2010
You all want to check about the amount of (GMO)grain the cows are being fed. It is hard to get 100% grass-fed raw milk, unfortunately. We get partially grain-fed raw milk from SC, but I always culture it.

You probably have a lot better chance finding nearly all grass-fed raw goat's milk locally. I'm thinking of going that route myself. Feeding grain is really unhealthy for cows (and their milk).


Pat
sapphos's Avatar sapphos 12:51 AM 03-19-2010
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You all want to check about the amount of (GMO)grain the cows are being fed. It is hard to get 100% grass-fed raw milk, unfortunately. We get partially grain-fed raw milk from SC, but I always culture it.

You probably have a lot better chance finding nearly all grass-fed raw goat's milk locally. I'm thinking of going that route myself. Feeding grain is really unhealthy for cows (and their milk).


Pat
I need to find out if Happy Cow supplements any grain. From their website it seems counterproductive to what he's trying to do with grassfed milk but we never know. Although it's not raw, it's as close as I can get if I can't get raw. I will have to check out the goat's milk, although I'm not a fan of goat's milk except for cheese

Where are you locate by the way?
WuWei's Avatar WuWei 11:51 AM 03-19-2010
We're in Charlotte.


Pat
paaprints's Avatar paaprints 02:00 PM 03-19-2010
I'm not in NC yet - but I have already checked this out. It's available you just need to join a herdshare. Check out the WAPF site.

http://www.westonaprice.org/chapters/index.php#nc
WuWei's Avatar WuWei 05:28 PM 03-19-2010
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I'm not in NC yet - but I have already checked this out. It's available you just need to join a herdshare. Check out the WAPF site.

http://www.westonaprice.org/chapters/index.php#nc
I'm not sure about this. I recall a year or so ago, something legislative about wanting cowshares to be legal. Maybe it was approved for milk, or for beef? There was some issue about paying for the "service" of milking separately. I believe there were efforts to halt that loophole, unfortunately. I"m not up on the law, since we can get milk from SC "easily" (an hour's drive each way).

Yeah, I believe the linked resources in NC are for a "co-op" which does the milk run to SC, not for owning a portion of a cow.


Pat
jenoline's Avatar jenoline 09:34 PM 04-07-2010
I might be able to help if you send me a pm/email.
pearl2's Avatar pearl2 10:42 AM 04-09-2010
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beanma's Avatar beanma 02:37 PM 04-09-2010
IIRC, raw milk is available in NC only as "pet milk" (as in intended for your pet) and is not intended for human consumption. It's illegal to sell it for human consumption. Of course what you do with it once you get it is up to you. NC has cracked down at times, though so a lot of farmers don't wanna chance selling "pet milk" even.
pearl2's Avatar pearl2 05:07 AM 04-11-2010
WuWei's Avatar WuWei 11:27 AM 04-11-2010
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Fabulous articles! I just shared them on Facebook. Thanks for the links!


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