This writer and his wife had been looking for a reliable source of raw milk – unpasteurized/unhomogenized, like I remember as a child. Then, we were introduced to the Yelm Co-op as a distributor of such a product.
“Dungeness Valley Creamery is a family farm on Towne Road that sells raw Jersey milk from their own herd of Jersey cows. There is nothing quite like real, whole milk. It tastes like ice cream, only better, and the milk from Jersey cattle is possibly the richest, best tasting milk in the world. This is the milk that the English use to make Devon clotted cream, but now you don’t have to go to England anymore to get a taste. You can get it right here in Washington State.
Most milk in this country is produced at big industrial dairy farms and is sold, pasteurized, through big agricultural cooperatives. A dairy farmer is given a simple choice: sell everything through the cooperative, or sell nothing. Leaving the cooperative means making a big jump. The Browns (Jeff, Debbie, Sarah, & Kayla) decided to take it.”
From the Dungeness Valley Creamery November, 2007 Newsletter,
“So why raw milk instead of pasteurized?
Debbie says that “pasteurization kills the good bacteria, plus raw milk tastes better.”
The process of pasteurization is meant to eradicate harmful bacteria, such as those that cause salmonella.
Unfortunately, it also kills beneficial elements such as vitamins C, B12, and B16.
Advocates of raw milk claim that pasteurized milk is responsible for ailments such as heart disease and allergies.”
This writer and wife and another couple drove to Sequim last weekend for a tour of the Creamery and were totally impressed with the fine stewardship this family lives & the love they put into their animals and dairy farm. Congratulations to Jeff & Debbie!
Be sure to check out A Campaign for Real Milk website.
YELM IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE AN OUTLET FOR DUNGENESS CREAMERY PRODUCTS AT THE YELM FOOD CO-OP DELIVERED EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
NOTE: THEY SELL OUT QUICKLY. IF THERE IS MORE DEMAND, THEY WILL STOCK MORE WEEKLY.
PLEASE TELL THEM YOU READ ABOUT DUNGENESS CREAMERY RAW MILK ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!