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It wasn’t long ago that raw milk was a common medicinal treatment for many ailments from diabetes to cancer. Even today, milk therapy is successfully used in Germany. If you’re worried about the safety of the good stuff, get over it by visiting the campaign for real milk. You’ll see all the dangers of pasteurized milk and how safe real raw milk is.
Here is my first ‘Friday Farm Feature: Claravale Dairy’. Ron Garthwaite and his wife Collette Cassidy purchased the dairy in 1996 from Kenneth Peake. They moved their Cows from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz County, where they enjoyed a rocky existence for almost 11 years. Now they are (I hope comfortably settled) in San Benito County. They are the smallest dairy in the state with around 50 head of Jersey Cows, this makes them extraordinarily unique in so many ways. Those jumbo dairies have as many as 3,000 head of Holstein Cows and milk all day long!
This must be a labor of love, a love of real healthy milk, a love of sustainable and responsible farming and a love of the rich agricultural history of our beautiful state of California. Continue reading »