Texas vs Real Milk

“Back in the 20’s, Americans could buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in various colors and thicknesses. Today’s milk is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when Americans could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. In fact, a supply of high quality dairy products was considered vital to American security and the economic well being of the nation.

What’s needed today is a return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based dairying and small-scale traditional processing.”

Incredibly, Texas plans to further restrict access to real milk..
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photo by Dave Wild
in favor of this abomination..
Big Farms Manure vreba-hoff medina
confined, stressed animals

So, get educated and take action.  Right now.

Send your comments via email to Gene.Wright@dshs.state.tx.us or by regular mail to:

Gene Wright, Manager
Milk and Dairy Group
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347 MC 1987
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

10 thoughts on “Texas vs Real Milk

  1. I’m on this! As soon as I’m done with this comment I’m writing an email.

    Where near Austin is raw cow’s milk available? I go to school in Corpus, but I’m home in New Braunfels for the summer. The campaign for real milk lists the closest place to me on the other side of San Antonio on the way to Houston.

    1. I guess I’m catching up on all my healthy reviews for San Antonio.

      Strykly Farm is a dairy in Schulenburg. I found them while looking for a place to buy raw milk.

      They delivery their raw milk throughout San Antonio several times during the week. They are one of the few dairies in TX that have a license to sell their milk raw. And oh! It is wonderful! It’s the old style milk that you can skim the cream off the top for cream or shake it up to have a class of healthy whole milk.

      We WILL not buy store-bought milk again. At $5.50/gallon…it is a steal in regards to healthy raw milk!

      As a side note, my husband, who suffers from allergies has had significant improvement since we started drinking raw about 6 months ago.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I live in Florida and feel fortunate to live close enough to a Real Farm that I can buy Real Milk on a bi-weekly basis (as pet food, of couse!). I just won’t drink pasteurized milk anymore. Have you read The Story of Milk? I think that’s what got me interested in raw milk. That, and reading Nourishing Traditions, as well as the cookbook I’m reading now by Jessica Prentice– Full Moon Feast. It’s really lovely.

    Good luck with your real milk battle in Texas!

    1. Thanks!

      Whether it’s from cows, goats, sheep, yak, water buffalo or even reindeer, unheated, unprocessed milk has been a safe, reliable food source for many thousands of years.

      But you can’t get it here.

  3. My parents operate a dairy farm in east texas. I hope these new rules won’t affect them. I don’t think it will because to my understanding they only apply to non-grade A products and they’re a licensed to sell grade A raw milk.

  4. Hi,

    My understanding is that if passed, this specifically would affect your parents with respect to the sale of raw dairy products..

    ‘For several years, raw milk farmers in Texas have struggled with the restriction that raw milk may be sold directly to the consumer “only at the point of production, i.e. at the farm.” The draft rules would make it even harder, by requiring that the farmer “offer for sale and distribute raw milk directly to the final consumer only at the point of production, i.e. at the farm.”

    This new provision would prevent people from picking up their milk through carpools, agent arrangements, etc. The draft rules also require raw milk farmers to turn over a list of their customers to the government, and prevent people from even possessing raw milk that is not labeled and graded outside of their home.’

    The Texas Department of State Health Services is the agency that is working on these rules. They can be reached at (512) 458-7111 or 1-888-963-7111 or at the address in the article above.

    Good luck!

  5. I lived in Italy for a year and while I was there, a couple of milk dispensers were put up. Basically, it’s like the water machines like we see at our grocery stores…you bring your own bottles and pay to get some raw, fresh milk dispensed. It was a great idea!!! I would love it if we could get those here but I know we live too much by fear of food to ever see the gov’t allow that.

    1. Wow, no kidding? That’s amazing!

      Sadly, you’re right about our industry-controlled government. God forbid we should have a healthy populace- how would the drug companies make any money?

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