We have gotten many questions about where to get A2 milk. The thing is if you buy milk in the grocery store you more than likely are buying A1 milk- Holstein milk. However I could be wrong so I would say that you contact the farm, find out what cows they have and ask them about A1 and A2 or better yet go check out the farm- but if you buy from big companies like Kemp's or Land O' Lakes that might be hard since their milk comes from hundreds if not thousands of farms. So the milk you are drinking could literally be milk from 100 different cows, 10 different farms and who knows how many states, and that might even be conservative. But when you buy right from the farm you know what kind of cows they have- because you can see them- you know how many cows milk is in that gallon of milk- because you can count the cows- you know what state the milk is from- because you know where they live. And while you are concerned about A1 and A2 I would also like to point out you should be buying the milk raw (unpasteurized). Read the excerpt below from Mark McAfee's guest post on Hartke is Online.
Again is your health worth cheap foods? If you were to buy a car many would go to consumer reports take the car for a test drive- find out what it's crash test rating is. But what about the food we eat- as Americans it seems all we are interested in is how much is it. Finding out how safe that car is to carry your kids is important but what you fuel their bodies with is also so important. We don't trust other drivers on the road to not crash into us but do you trust the companies making your food not to poison you- you shouldn't.
Okay, so maybe you are not ready for real milk yet, there are plenty of small dairies that you can buy milk from in the store. Small-scale creameries supplying to local co-ops and health food stores. Do your homework, if they won't let you come out to the farm and look around don't buy milk from them. If you are ready for real milk there are lots of great farms to get wonderful organic, grassfed, hormone free, A2 milk from and if you need help finding them I can certainly help- that is if you don't live close to us- or don't want to drive:)
"With the advent of the pasteurizer in 1893 (first called the par boiler) far more than bacteria were killed. The pasteurizer killed personal responsibility. The pasteurizer disconnected and marginalized the farmer and made his quality efforts irrelevant. The pasteurizer killed enzymes and good bacteria and nutritional values. The pasteurizer produced a dead partial food out of a once vital alive and complete whole food. The pasteurizer started milk markets toward a 100 year long slow death as more and more people could not drink dead milk and became sick from it.
This was a death marked by dairy lies that covered its own demise and cover stories of its false benefits and a racist blame game against broad categories of people for their innate deficiencies from a pasteurized dairy invented deficiency called “lactose intolerance” or “Lie” (abbreviated and very true in deed). Literally no one has lactose intolerance…instead it is “ pasteurization intolerance” and nearly anyone can drink raw milk just fine. Yet the dairy industry has invented a blame game that tells Asians and blacks and American Indians that they are not white enough to drink milk. That they have a deficiency. This is a false science and a huge dairy lie. It was their dead food product made toxic by their own shelf life extending technologies that was the problem. It was not the consumer’s fault, regardless of race. The pasteurized milk industry has created a racist blame game and this is the very tip of the iceberg….many more lies lay deep in the political and economic game of selling dead food from industrial farms that do not know any of their customers, personally."