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Nov 27, 2013 08:03 AM

Raw goat milk in Philly?

I buy raw cows milk at Reading Terminal's Fair Food stand.

I'd like to transition to raw goat milk after reading the book: Devil in the Milk (which talks about A1 vs A2 beta casein protein).

Any thoughts or tips??

Mike in Center City Philly

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  1. I know that Lancaster Co. Dairy in RTM carries goat milk. I am not sure if it is raw or not.

    1. I love raw goat's milk! We get it whenever the Fair Food Farmstand has it available. The label on the container in our fridge says it's from Shellbark Hollow Farm. There website lists a number of places where it's sold:

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      1. re: gina

        Gina, you rock!

        Thanks for the link.

        I guess I never noticed the raw goat milk there because I was into raw cow milk.

        This solves both my objectives: avoiding A1 cow milk, and avoiding pasteurization.

        Sometimes, the answer is right in your own back yard!

        Happy Thanksgiving,


        1. re: mike2401

          Thank you, hope you had a good one, too!

          Yeah, I agree with what you're trying to do. From what I've been reading, goat milk is just more compatible all-around with human bodies. Some articles I've come across point out that cow milk is formulated to feed a baby that quickly grows into a 1,000-1,500 adult; which could explain why many of us have issues with it.

          1. re: gina

            To be perfectly honest, I expected to get a bunch of responses suggesting that I was a nut for drinking raw goats milk. I'm delighted to have found a safe source of it, as well as the friendly helpful reply. Thanks again! Mike