I'm looking to buy purely grass fed milk and live in San Francisco. I don't care at all if it's raw, unhomogenized, organic, any of that; I just want no grain in the cow's diet. Anyone know any places around the Bay where you can buy this?
FWIW, if you're in Washington State, http://www.pureeiredairy.com/index.cfm this is the best milk I've ever had. Available at PCC in Seattle, and other places in the less populated areas. :)
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on June 24, 2011
at 01:49 AM
This is probably not as useful of an answer you're looking for, but I figured it was at least helpful... I have been on the same hunt!
Kelona SuperNatural claims grass fed, but I've only seen their yogurt/cream here in Cali (but milk/cream in other states). Might be worth checking into or asking stores that carry their other products: http://www.kalonasupernatural.com/our-process/
Organic Pastures (http://www.organicpastures.com/) also claims grass fed, but I believe it's "mostly" grass fed... so I am not positive if that's 100% year round. Andronico's carries them, and I've seen it at farmers markets. Also: raw, not cheap.
Ditto Claravale, which makes a statement for cows not being pastured year round here: http://claravaledairy.com/faq.html
Clover has cows pastured half the year: http://www.cloverorganicfarms.com/Ask_Clo.asp
I haven't seen/tried this before, but Humboldt Creamery says they "graze year-round in lush, open green pastures": http://www.fosterfarmsdairy.com/?p=175
on June 24, 2011
at 04:42 AM
so, the answer you're not going to like is: pretty much all dairy cows of any breed are fed grains of some type, whether that means barley, wheat, corn, etc. because it is untenable financially to feed them only grass and/or hay. the grains make them produce more milk. i think the best you can do is pay the money (around $20 a gallon) and buy into a cow or herd share where you (kinda-sorta) own the cow. if you want info on jersey A2 cowshare in berkeley, just pm me or something. i'm dairy intolerant, but if it works for you go for it.
on July 29, 2013
at 06:55 AM
Organic Valley's Grassmilk is 100% year round grass fed. They specify that as well as "No Grains" on the carton. It's organic, pasteurized but not homogenized, so the cream goes to the top (you gotta shake it).
I get it at Whole Foods Franklin Store in San Francisco. I assume most of the area Whole Foods has it. Price is reasonable for 100% grass-fed organic running at about $5.50/half gallon carton. It is really good and the only milk I use now.
on June 12, 2012
at 12:10 AM
I am interested in the berkeley cow share, how do i get more information?