Want Raw Milk? Find it here!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
So you've read all about raw milk and are ready to try it, but you live in an area where it's either illegal or unavailable in retail stores. What to do? Well, you have a few options which we'll examine below.
The first, and probably best place to go for information on obtaining raw milk near where you live is a site run by the Weston A. Price Foundation. Here you'll find a treasure trove of information pertaining to raw milk and the the political storm swirling around it.:
Go here to find a supplier near you (also on the realmilk site, but just to save you a few clicks):
Another option, not for the faint of heart, would be to purchase your own cow! You can read all about it in Joann Grohman's excellent how-to book, Keeping A Family Cow, available on the Selected Books page.
If you're too far from suppliers and aren't inclined to go out and get your own cow, it's time to write letters. You want clean, raw milk available in stores near your home.
It's absolutely your right and duty to demand that your political representatives take steps to allow you access to clean raw dairy products. People just aren't dying in droves in the handful of states where retail sales of raw milk is legal.
Go here to find the names and addresses of your elected representatives at all levels:
Look for the state and local "Elected Officials" link in the 'Directories' section on the lower left. Write actual snail-mail letters. They have more impact and are harder to dispose of than e-mail letters.
It's been said that each letter received by a politician speaks the same sentiments as 100 other people who didn't take the time to mail one. Get busy demanding your right to clean, healing raw milk.
While you're in letter writing mode, also fire one or ten off to your State Department of Agriculture. That's usually the agency which decides whether raw milk can be sold or not. Often, they'll allow sales if the product is labeled "For Pet Use Only."
Firmly, but politely request that you be given the right to access clean raw milk as a food choice. Remind them that this food fed millions of Americans long before any government agency decided to regulate our food supply.
Go here for a list of all 50 State Departments of Agriculture and get busy writing:
State Agriculture Departments
Tell them what's on your mind. You can make a difference!