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Looking for raw goat milk in Allentown or Harrisburg:

NonnieMuss Aug 16, 2013 06:13 AM

This might be a weird question, but I live in Kentucky where the raw milk laws are the strictest. A family member is driving down from NYC and offered to stop and pick up some milk for me so I can try my hand at cheesemaking. As retail raw milk sales are legal in Pennsylvania, and as he will be passing through both cities, can anyone help me out? I'm hoping for just a regular grocery type place that's not-too-far off the interstate. Thanks!

  1. NonnieMuss Aug 24, 2013 06:03 AM

    Again, thanks y'all for the info. I now have 2 gallons of raw goat milk in my fridge and a cheese setting up on the counter. This is why I love this website!

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    1. re: NonnieMuss
      centralpadiner Aug 24, 2013 06:37 AM

      That's great! Where did your friend end up stopping?

      1. re: centralpadiner
        NonnieMuss Aug 24, 2013 08:45 AM

        The Healthy Grocer in Camp Hill, PA. Bless his heart, he bought a cooler and ice and everything. I guess he'll expect some cheese as a thank you.

    2. NonnieMuss Aug 21, 2013 08:25 AM

      Thanks everyone so much for the input and research. I have two solid leads now, it just depends on how far out of his way he wants to go for me. Thank you also for not suggesting I just buy goats, as most goat-fans tend to do.

      Hopefully Kentucky will relax its milk laws someday.

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      1. re: NonnieMuss
        pashibaboy Aug 21, 2013 09:11 AM

        I've bought from these people in Gettysburg. That might be close enough for you

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        centralpadiner Aug 21, 2013 08:21 AM

        More research --

        The stand I was thinking of at Central Market in Lancaster is run by Oasis. They apparently have a retail store open M-F 9-5 and Sat 9-12 in Ronks, PA


        But it is also not exactly convenient to I-78.

        Maybe you need to schedule a trip to Amish country! ;)

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          centralpadiner Aug 21, 2013 08:13 AM

          A search led me to wildfoods.com and I found 2 possible sources. If your friends take I-80 W to I-81, they will be close to Cranberry Creek Farm in Cresco (Stroudsburg area).

          Hendricks Farm and Dairy is a little more out of the way, South of Allentown almost half way to Philly.


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            centralpadiner Aug 21, 2013 06:07 AM

            I believe there is a stand at Lancaster Central Market that sells raw goat milk. That would not be a convenient stop, but if traveling on a market day (Tue, Fri, Sat) it is a worthwhile place to visit.

            1. melpy Aug 20, 2013 05:08 AM

              What interstate?

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              1. re: melpy
                NonnieMuss Aug 20, 2013 05:43 AM

                Looks like he'll take 78W to 81S to 70W. I'm not sure at what point any of those are near the referenced cities. Thanks for responding!

                1. re: NonnieMuss
                  melpy Aug 20, 2013 05:50 AM

                  In Carlisle a few blocks off of 81, Appalachian Whole Foods used to sell raw milk.

                  I would call and check if goat milk is one of them.

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