We were very excited. We went raw for a few months a couple of years ago, but didn't sustain it and would like to try again. We bought some raw milk for £2 for 2 litres, which I thought was very reasonable and we just loved the name of the milk. We could even see the cows sitting nearby, quite happily.
Jonny Crickmore of Fen Farm talks about his milk here: http://www.lovebungay.co.uk/tag/fen-farm-bungay
If you want to find out more about raw milk, this is the place to look:
We also bought a tray of free range eggs (£5) and would have happily bought raw ice-cream, but they had sold out. Shame!
Many years ago Mr Thrifty and I were vegans, but slipped into vegetarianism. I would love to be vegan and maybe raw now, but it feels like a struggle and I know that food is one of my demons. Raw milk sounds great and so much better than pasteurised, but I would like to know what happens to the calves. Maybe I'll stop by next time and ask Jonny. Almond milk is actually very easy to make and delicious too. I just need more time. That's for another blog!
If you want to know more about the treatment of dairy cows, have a look at this video. I am not trying to influence anyone to "do" anything, just exploring ideas, so please don't watch if this isn't your thing. This is something I am really wrestling with at the moment.
Have a great day
Love Mrs Thrifty