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Jul 31, 2011 11:00 AM

Raw Dairy In PA


I will be spending this upcoming Sunday driving from Ann Arbor Michigan to New York City... I can either take I- 80 E the entire way, or split the trip between I-80 E and I - 76 E... I am willing to do either for the sake of raw Dairy!

Does anyone know of any raw dairy farms that are open on Sunday that are in the vicinity of either of these routes? I am willing to veer off a bit to find that "Perfect Dairy Farm."

I am also looking for a GREAT grass fed burger along the way too. Open to all ideas!



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  1. Your big problem is going to be that it's Sunday. The only places I've seen that sell raw dairy are Amish, and they won't do business on Sunday.

    1. Dean Farms' Pasture Maid Creamery may fit your bill. They had some issues a year or two back, but think things are ironed out now:

      One place that may not be too far out of the way for you for a grass-fed burger is a place in Zelienople called Burgh' ers -

      I know this place has a focus on locally-raised beef and produce. But local doesn't always mean grass-fed.

      Another place for a good burger that may be grass-fed, and just a fun place, IMO, and not far off of 80, is North Country Brewing in Slippery Rock.

      For a lot of their meat dishes, you can select a "farm-to-fork" option. Again, this may not necessarily mean grass-fed, but definitely sustainably produced. IMO, if you're going to be coming through 80, North Country would be a great place for a good burger and a good beer.

      Good luck.

      1. The Real Milk website, maintained by the Weston A. Price Foundation, has a frequently updated list of all of the farms in PA (and in other states that allow raw milk sales) that have a raw milk license:

        As you can see, there are a lot of them, but as Estragon points out, your problem is finding one that is open on Sundays. Pennsylvania also permits raw milk to be sold in retail stores, so if a farm bottles its milk for sale in one or more retail stores, you may be able to find it in one that is open on Sunday.

        You didn't specify if you're looking for raw cow's milk or raw goat's milk. The Healthy Grocer, a natural foods store in Camp Hill, carries goat's milk from Caprine Delight Goat Dairy. They are open on Sunday. It's a long way from I-80, but not that far from I-76. If you're interested, I'd call first to be sure they'll have it in stock..