I've been basking in Claravale milk (and to a lesser extent Organic Pastures) for the better part of 8 months and can positively say I have not noticed a marked improvement (or deterioration) in my health.
But what concerns me is coming across this link from Larga Vista Ranch in Colorado: http://www.largavistaranch.com/grass-fed-dairy-cow.php. WOW! HOLY MOLLY. How beautiful is that milk?! They use irrigation and their feeding and milking methods are somewhat different than that those described by the CA raw dairy farms. Their emphasis is to make the milk as nutritious as possible by feeding the cows rapidly growing grass (ala the observations of a certain renowned dentist).
So my question is: is it even worth to continue this ghostly-white and expensive CA stuff? Is the beautiful orange hue a viable indicator, like butter, of milk's nutrition density?
Your thoughts are all welcomed! Thanks.
asked byWyatt (15)
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on July 28, 2012
at 05:59 AM
The raw cream (and milk, occasionally) that I buy from a small local farmer with Jersey cows is definitely more like the color of the Larga Vista stuff you linked to above. He does all grass feeding with the exception of a grain treat at milking. I know that the color is the most intense during the spring and summer, when there is fresh pasture to graze on.
Edited to add: if you tolerate it well, yes, it's nutritious...but not necessary.