So, this week we are going on Friday to get raw milk for the 3rd time! We get our milk from Stryk Dairy, which is one of the few farms certified to sell raw milk. They are inspected every day by the TX health department, which is great because I know that we are drinking milk that is produced with the highest standards, is healthier for us, and tastes great! (Josyan says that the milk from the farm is the best--and he was disappointed when we ran out!)
The claims that raw milk is dangerous are based upon the conditions at factory dairies, where filth and disease run rampant and cows are fed feed, rather than grass. Raw milk from such dairies is dangerous. However, raw milk from a clean, grass-fed cow (or goat!) milked in a clean barn is definitely NOT dangerous. In fact, we happily drank the goat's milk we received when Ryan milked our neighbor's goat back in AZ!
If you are contemplating trying raw milk, I highly encourage you to visit the Campaign for Real Milk site. There are tons of articles explaining the benefits of raw milk. And, before you go buying milk from just anyone, do your research. Make sure that the milk is from grass-fed cows/goats in a clean environment. If you don't have a dairy or a neighbor where you can get good raw milk, you can probably find lightly pasteurized milk in your local health food store. That's a great way to start! :-)