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Old 03-27-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Default Need raw milk in Humboldt County

I'm moving to Arcata and I rely on RAW milk/cream/butter. Can anyone tell me how I can get raw milk in Arcata? It's banned by the County, I hear, but I'm hoping to hook up with a local dairy farmer that would share some, provided they're not adverse to getting a cash donation for such sharing.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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My understanding is that it's banned not by the County but by State law. Sorry, I don't know of a source unless you buy your own cow. Maybe someone else knows a source.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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it's not banned by the state. My neighbor gets it from a local dairy farmer here, but we're down in sonoma county. (my neighbor also works for the city police department).

I would check here:

Arcata is not on the list, but maybe there's somewhere nearby? (I'm not that familiar with the Arcata area)

http://www.californiarawmilk.org/sit...ity_Sheet1.pdf

http://www.californiarawmilk.org/site/
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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Read this first.

MARI’S CLIMB | Crescent City California News, Sports, & Weather | The Triplicate (http://www.triplicate.com/20091029107351/News/Local-News/MARIS-CLIMB - broken link)
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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There is a reason milk is pasturized - drinking raw milk can cause serious infections. It doesnt happen often but it can be fatal when it does especially for pregnant women, the very young, the very old and people with weakened immune systems.

For health benefit I think drinking raw milk is in the same category as leeches except it's more potentially dangerous.

Please question off the wall health claims and challenge them to show the science that backs it up. You'll find that at best it is a few anecdotal cases or poorly designed studies that has not ever been published in respected peer review journals.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Concur with Bay to Breakers and THANK YOU for the excellent article. Very throrough.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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BaytoBreakers, eureka1, and Brenda-by-the-sea, you have the right to your opinions. However, it doesn't mean you are correct. I happen to have a serious digestive disorder and immune system disease, yet I've been drinking raw milk for the 8 years since I was diagnosed (I did not drink milk before), and it has proven to be one of the few nutrient-dense food sources that I can digest. If I drink pasteurized milk, I have serious digestive problems and joint pain intensely worse; yet raw milk has no adverse effects. But even so, why should anyone's opinion outweigh another's, or be forced on another? What harm is there to you if I choose to drink (and thrive on) raw milk? I don't care if you choose to drink pasteurized milk. I wish for all beings to live in complete freedom, including freedom from others' opinions, however well-intentioned.

Thanks Bellalunatic for the links. I still am in need of a raw milk source, since as I said above, I rely on it pretty heavily. Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I didn't read the articles linked. Didn't need to. As someone who has lived in Spain, I can tell you that brucellosis wasn't a lot of fun. Raw milk, of course was the reason. Just make sure the cow giving the milk is without disease.
How about goat's milk? Funky taste, but easier to digest.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Eureka, Ca
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Default Raw Milk

Finding Raw milk is a bit difficult in Humboldt County as the "Deputy Branch Director Ann Lindsay, MD, Health Officer" is so opposed to it and has convinced the County Board of Supervisor's to ban it . The typical way to acquire it is to ask around and find someone with a milk goat. So it's time consuming but achievable to get that contact/provider. Usually the goats dry up during the winter.
Goat milk is quite rich and in my opinion can be very wholesome.
I've had no luck with the local dairymen as they are large scale and have much too loose.
-=Greg=-
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Thanks much volvomann. I actually do use goat milk (raw) now, my wife makes kefir out of it. I will seek some locals out when I get there. Thanks again.
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