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Old 04-07-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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I've been reading about the benefits of raw milk which are many, but it's really hard to find a supplier here in NM. Does anyone know of any farms or stores that sell raw dairy?
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: ABQ (Paradise Hills), NM
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Sunshine Farms in Bosque Farms was the last raw milk source in the ABQ area that I was aware of. I believe they closed down due to newly implemented regulations/requirements. If you haven't already, you may want to check out the NM Alliance for Raw Milk.

Chap
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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thanks for the info. I tried the sunshine farms ph# but ended up with voicemail.
I shall continue my search... even if it means befriending a farmer, or buying my own cow!
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:01 PM
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Where Can I Find Real (Raw) Milk?


The site lists all sellers of raw milk by state. Sadly, Sunshine dairy doesn't seem to sell anymore. That is where I used to get mine from. It seems like the remaining way to get raw milk is to join a cow share. Good luck! After having tried raw milk, it has been difficult to get used to store bought again.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Yet another article on raw vs pasteurized.

From a reference given in that article:
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New Mexico
Raw milk sales are legal if the farmer has obtained a permit from the state Department of Agriculture. Even though state law allows the sale of raw milk products, it has been the policy of the department to limit the permit to raw milk sales only.

There is a labeling requirement that all containers of retail raw milk must carry the statement "RAW MILK IS NOT PASTEURIZED AND MAY CONTAIN ORGANISMS THAT CAUSE HUMAN DISEASE."

At the present time, there is one farm that has a permit to sell raw goat milk. There are no other retail raw milk licensees in the state.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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If you have any luck, please post. I'm looking for raw milk, too! Just recently discovered it, thanks to a healthy sister-in-law in AZ and was able to down full glasses without any of my usual lactose intolerance side effects. I was amazed! Then, I was quickly disappointed to find I couldn't find it here!
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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It's funny, I just saw a piece on the re-run of The Colbert Report from last night about an incident in California where a raw milk supplier was 'raided' by authorities with their guns drawn. It mainly mocked the people who are into raw milk. I don't know, I don't drink milk enough to care whether it's pasteurized or not. But then again I've never been one of those organic foodie types, either.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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I makes sense to get organic milk rather than regular. Regular milk has a lot of pus and antibiotics in it. They give the cows hormones that make them produce more milk. That causes infections, thus the pus and antibiotics.

Raw milk, on the other hand, is a bit sketchy. It's a good source of bacteria. It's not too dangerous for a normal, healthy person to drink. Most likely, you'd just get violently ill with a slight chance of death. But it's a very bad idea to give it to children, the elderly, pregnant women, or anyone with a weak immune system.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: ABQ, NM
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I makes sense to get organic milk rather than regular. Regular milk has a lot of pus and antibiotics in it. They give the cows hormones that make them produce more milk. That causes infections, thus the pus and antibiotics.

Raw milk, on the other hand, is a bit sketchy. It's a good source of bacteria. It's not too dangerous for a normal, healthy person to drink. Most likely, you'd just get violently ill with a slight chance of death. But it's a very bad idea to give it to children, the elderly, pregnant women, or anyone with a weak immune system.
If the cows are raised correctly and precautions taken, raw milk is very safe to drink. In some cases, the raw milk is safer to drink then the junk sold at supermarkets. I would have no problem giving my child raw milk as long as I know the source well enough.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Raw Milk, New Mexico from website: Where Can I Find Real (Raw) Milk?
Gila: DownTown Raw Milk Dairy, JJ Dabbs, jjdabbs@yahoo.com . Pasture-based raw milk dairy.

Maxwell: Kuchan Ranch, Toni Kuchan, 284 State Road 445, or P.O. Box 301, Cell: (575) 447-2600, Home: (575) 375-2315, Email: kuchanranch@yahoo.com, Web: www.kuchanranch.com. They raise four Guernseys and 15 Nubian and Sable Saanen dairy goats on 300 acres. All natural Grass/Alfalfa based diet. Raw cow or goat milk available through herd share program. They also offer cow cream and goat Chevre and Queso Fresco cheeses.

Santa Fe/Albuquerque/Las Cruces/Clovis: See Pereira Pastures Dairy, Abernathy, TX listing for more information.
WEBSITE: NM Alliance for Raw Milk (NM-ARM)
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/nm.arm

Rich
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