Can you believe I live 20 minutes from this place and haven't been there yet? (Mostly because I have my own raw milk source in my backyard...) But - I am going to remedy that situation one day next week - already have plans to go with a friend. Good video!
Hey Lindsey! Howdy neighbor! I live about an hour from Chambersburg near East Berlin. It's true what he says about lactose intolerant people being able to digest raw milk much better. Pasturized but non-homgenized milk (Creamline that has the cream on top of the bottle) Is also much easier for me to digest. I suspect that my lactose problem has more to do with the homgenization then the milk sugar. Although I can eat lactose free products with no issues. I have been lactose intolerant for 15 years and milk at the grocery store makes me very very sick. I prefer goat milk to cows overall for digestiblity. I go to Apple Valley Creamery in East Berlin for my raw milk. www.applevalleycreamery.comThere is a goat dairy just a few miles outside of Gettysburg called Caprine Dairy and Room to Grow Farm. They have a raw milk license for goat milk and make cheeses. No website though.So glad that PA allows raw milk sales.Heather in PA
Hey Heather! We bought our first two goats from Candy at Caprine Delight/Room-To-Grow... her sign is what alerted us to the fact that she had dairy goats, so when we decided we wanted to "get into goats" we just stopped in to talk, ask questions, and eventually buy two goaties from her. :-)
Lindsey, Small world! I emailed her today about buying cheese and milk this week. I haven't been there yet. What kind of goats does she have? I too, am interested in buying a pair of does and eventually milking. I don't want to keep a buck, and I don't know of anyone that has a quality dairy buck. I know horses, but I still have a lot to learn about goats. :o)Heather in PA
She has Alpines. :) A very nice, quality herd, and she has some nice bucks as well. There's another farm in Dillsburg that has Alpines, and I plan on using one of her bucks to breed with my dry yearling once the breeding season comes 'round again. I hope you can get some does - goats are the best!
Thanks Lindsey, I am really looking forward to getting my first pair. I plan on breeding only one of them every year, so the other will get the year off-switching back and forth. Heather
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