From Carmen Juri/The Star Ledger, on NJ.com:
A herd of Jersey Cows feeds on a Orchard grass mix in addition to eating field grass at Birchwood Farms. Mike Tierney, owner of Birchwood Farms in Pennsylvania, sells raw milk he produces form a herd of 34 Jersey Cows. Farmers cannot sell raw milk in New Jersey, but that doesn't stop New Jersey residents from traveling out of state to get their fix. A large number of his customers are from New Jersey. Photo: Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger
When Tina Shallis runs out of milk, it’s time for a road trip.
The Edison resident drives 90 miles round trip to Birchwood Farms in Pennsylvania to buy six gallons of unpasteurized milk — enough to last 10 days for drinking and making ice cream or kefir.
And, here’s the kicker: She pays $8 a gallon, about twice the amount of a gallon of pasteurized milk at the supermarket.
“It is well worth it,” said Shallis, a mother of two. Continue reading