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raw milk in SEA?

allisonw Apr 29, 2008 10:45 AM

I'm reading Nina Planck's excellent book, Real Food, and it's got me thinking about better food. Can a person buy raw milk, or is it completely obsolete? I remember enjoying it as a kid, it was so delicious. What about butter made with whole raw milk? I imagine I can get real eggs at the farmer's market, but not sure about the milk products.

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    GreenYoshi RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 11:00 AM

    Farmer's markets (at the least the one in the U-district) and Whole Foods.

    I can decide if I like it better because it's actually better or because I get whole milk when I'm splurging for raw, whereas I get 1% or skim when I go the supermarket.

    1. Papa Kip Chee RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 11:04 AM

      Raw milk is legal in WA. I get it at the Ballard Farmers market. Kind of couterintuitive though - it costs so much more for something that has less energy and process inputs... I like it, but really can't decide if it's inflated 'premium' market price is worth it.

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        allisonw RE: Papa Kip Chee Apr 29, 2008 11:22 AM

        I'd think the cost is due to economy of scale. So right now I'm buying organic milk at Greenwood Market at $4 for a half gallon--what's a half gallon of the raw stuff going to cost? $4 for a half gallon of "regular" milk already seems pretty steep.

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          GreenYoshi RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 12:02 PM

          I think I paid $6 for a quart of it at Whole Foods. (yeah)
          I don't remember how much it was from the Farmer's Market people.

          I also don't drink much milk, so it's not that big of a deal for me.
          If I was a regular milk drinker though, i don't think I could make this my main milk.

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            allisonw RE: GreenYoshi Apr 29, 2008 12:24 PM

            Any other sources besides the Ballard Farmer's Market and WF? I'm not always around on Sunday, and don't shop at WF because of their problem with unions.

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              oliveoyl RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 12:29 PM

              I buy raw milk at Madison Market on Cap Hill

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                patriciajane RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 01:30 PM

                Well, if you're not around on Sunday, you also might not be around on Saturday, but Sea Breeze Farms is at the U-dist Farmers Market as well on Saturdays.

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          little ms foodie RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 12:47 PM

          Sea Breeze Farms is, I think, the name of the supplier at the Ballard Farmer's Market.

          I've seen it at the creamery in pike place too.

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            Erika L RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 01:01 PM

            Try the Pike Place Creamery in the Pike Place Market.

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              Erika L RE: Erika L Apr 29, 2008 03:14 PM

              Should have mentioned, the Creamery is mentioned in a NYT article on independent dairies and how their products (milk, cream, butter) are diff and better tasting than commercial stuff http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/20/din...

            2. fooey RE: allisonw Apr 29, 2008 08:47 PM

              $6 for a quart of milk! One hopes that's a very pampered moocow.

              Then again, $4 for Starbucks...

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