Buying Local, Raw Milk in Germany

Organic food is easy to come by in Germany. My husband and I try to eat as local as possible when possible, so Germany is a haven for us. We have access to shopping on base at the commissary and the differences between U.S. sold food versus German food becomes very apparent . Take the eggs, for example. The organic U.S. eggs are bigger and have a yellowish colored yolk, while the German eggs are smaller and have an orange colored yolk. Or let's look at the produce. Any produce, not even the organic variety, will start to mold within 4-7 days when purchased in Germany. The commissary sources their produce elsewhere (at least that's my assumption) and the organic produce lasts for about two weeks. This is not normal! That stuff freaks me out. I'm not crazy about crops and food in its natural state being altered so I think it's weird that we're eating veggies and fruit that comes from genetically engineered seeds. That can't be healthy....glad we are all part of the biggest science experiment in the history of the world. Awesome.

So anyway, we have a fresh milk farm a few miles down the road from our house. The place sells raw, unpasteurized milk and let me tell you it is the best tasting milk I've ever had. Delicious! It goes great with the Ritter Sport chocolate that can be found at their factory another few miles further down the road. This milk turns to cream if you let it sit for a day. It's the best. 

Another perk? It's .80 Euro cents to fill each bottle. I tried looking in Colorado for unpasteurized milk and the only place I found was about $80 a month for four gallons. That's absolutely ridiculous. Hopefully there are cheaper places around than that!

Here's TJ getting change for the little milk machine. You can hear the cows mooing right next to us!

If you let it sit for about a day the top turns to cream! 

This is the dispenser for the liter bottles. I think they're about a Euro.