November 2, 2008 at 7:41AM
by Deirdre Dolan
Another reader in search of raw milk:
I read in your blog that you, too, cannot travel to far-away farms to purchase your products. You also said you are forbidden to give info on how you do purchase them. But, can you give a HINT??? I live on Long Island, these farms are 500 miles away, can't possibly travel weekly or even twice a month. I have an autoimmune disease, and heart disease, and I am a passionate raw milk advocate.
I get my raw milk from a collective that orders from farmers upstate. The deliveries are once a week in locations all around New York City, from Astoria to Inwood. You're right that most of the farms are a long distance north from you on Long Island, but if you go to Real Milk you will find a list of where to buy raw milk (and other raw products) in every state. If you're ever in New York City you could pick up orders here. Or you could consider a drive to the parts of Connecticut that are closest to you (where it is sold legally) - probably New Canaan, Danbury or New Haven. If you bring a freezer bag you can freeze it when you get home and prolong its life considerably. Or, if you know anyone else on Long Island interested in raw milk you could organize a group and then propose that a co-op (like the FarmFood Creamery) that regularly delivers to Westchester, Rockland or New Jersey consider adding you to their list.
It sounds like some of your autoimmune issues have been helped by raw milk, and as someone with autoimmune issues myself, I'd love to hear some more about how.