Raw milk sales are going strong in Texas, even in this “down” economy, according to a recent story in the Keene Sentinel titled “Dairy reaps benefits of raw milk movement“. Here’s an excerpt from that:
After visiting the Lucky Layla farm store at Lavon Farms in Plano, Texas, Chris Williams, of Plano, center, leaves with a variety of yogurt and raw milk produced at the farm. Sentinel Source photo
“DALLAS — Like most any mom with young children, Iliana Cantavella is used to making a run for a gallon of milk.
But she goes to the tiny store at Lavon Farms, the last dairy left in Collin County. There, for $8 a gallon, she buys milk that comes straight from the registered Guernsey and Jersey cows grazing in the fields around.
No pasteurization. No homogenization. And no approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Raw milk, it’s called, and Cantavella is a walking infomercial.
“Since we switched to raw milk, they don’t get sick anymore,” the mother of three said, standing outside the farm store with her latest three gallons. “They used to get ear infections all the time.” Continue reading