Further to our last post (see below) about raw milk being driven by consumer demand, here’s a case in point: A 23 year old former librarian now living in northern Louisiana with her husband of 4 years is looking for a legal source of raw milk. Here’s her story, or the beginning of it at least.
“My current quest is to find raw milk.
It’s been going on for a few weeks now.
I believe I finally have a contact or two that will pan out.
I also got in touch with the State Office here and found out the regulations. I don’t want to do anything illegal and I don’t want to get any dairy farmers in trouble!
For anyone interested, it is technically legal to buy raw milk for animal consumption in Louisiana. Hey, the state believes in evolution, so am I an animal?
Well, I don’t really want to do it that way, since I’d be lying (even if the state believes that humans are just highly evolved animals) .
But I can also buy a share in a cow and then pay a handler’s fee or something to the farmer and get milk that way, if I can find a farmer that’s willing. This process will probably only be legal for another couple of years because the state is working on outlawing it.
So there. If I can find a willing dairy farmer, I’m all set. For the next couple of years anyway.
You know, I think it’s easier in this city to buy illegal drugs or for teens to obtain alcohol than for a person to buy raw milk!…”