Thursday, August 15, 2013

Raw Milk

There's a farmer's market within walking distance of my new place.  We went there last week when Erin's mom was in town.  I got the most delicious blue berries I've ever eaten, some other stuff, and raw milk.  This was my first raw milk experience and I wasn't sure what to expect.

Raw milk is not pasteurized and is not homogenized.  This means that there is more bacteria living in it and that you have to shake it before drinking.  I was hard pressed to tell the difference between drinking raw milk and drinking conventional milk.  If someone would have given me raw milk without warning, I would not have ever thought "hey, something's different with that milk."

I'm not sure how much of it I'll drink in the future (it was expensive).  I seem to have a great alternative of a local dairy (running distance from my house) that uses returnable glass bottles!  I don't know if the local dairy offers raw milk or not.  I've only been there once so far and got really tasty ice cream sandwiches.  Everyone says that the creamery at PSU is amazing (they do have killer ice cream but not so great milk).  I wonder just how good this local place might be.  I intend to find out what the local dairy has to offer over the next few weeks.

If you've been thinking about trying raw milk but are hesitant, then just go for it.  If nothing else, it will be a fairly unremarkable life experience.
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