The historic Claravale Farm is dedicated to producing the highest quality dairy products using simple, old fashioned, natural methods.
What’s So Special About Claravale Farm Milk?
It’s fresh. Claravale Farm milk is often sold the day it comes out of the udder and is never more than a few days old. Perhaps surprisingly, other milk can be up to a month old before it reaches the supermarket shelf.
It’s high quality Jersey milk. Claravale Farm milk comes from Jersey cows. This breed is world renowned for the quality of its milk, which contains higher concentrations of proteins, solids, butterfat, and beta-caroteen than milk from other breeds. Milk sold in supermarkets comes mostly from Holsteins, which produce larger quantities of more watery milk. Due to their breeding, Holstein milk also contains higher levels of Bovine Growth Hormone than Jersey milk.
It’s natural. Claravale Farm whole milk is entirely natural. Only the cream has been removed from our nonfat milk.
It’s unprocessed. Claravale Farm milk goes from the cow, to the bottle, to you. Other milk may be pasteurized (cooked), homogenized (processed so the cream won’t rise to the top), adulterated with synthetic vitamins and other additives, and standardized. Standardization is the process used by all major producers where milk is separated into its constituent solids and fat, partially dehydrated, and then mixed back together to form a product which just conforms to minimum legal limits for milk. At Claravale Farm, we bottle the milk directly from the cow.
It’s unadulterated. With the exception of removing the cream from our nonfat milk, Claravale Farm milk has not been altered in any way. We add nothing to it nor do we take anything out of it.
It’s nutritious. Claravale Farm milk is raw milk. The natural nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes it contains have not been destroyed or altered by cooking, as is the case with pasteurized products.
It’s marketed direct. We bottle and market the milk ourselves, so we have control over every step of the process. This allows us to produce a quality product and get it to you quickly. Most other producers sell their milk to cooperatives who sell it to processors who sell it to distributors who sell it to markets who sell it to you. Milk from other producers goes through many hands before you get it and is distributed over large areas.
It’s clean. Cleanliness standards for raw milk are stricter than for pasteurized products. Claravale Farm milk is inspected regularly by the California Department of Agriculture and the state veterinarian.
It’s ethically produced. At Claravale Farm we treat our cows with old-fashioned kindness and respect. We feed them nothing but hay, pasture, and grain and house them in comfortable quarters. We never use hormones or other substances to artificially increase milk production. We use environmentally friendly dairying methods and our milk comes in returnable glass bottles which never need to go to the landfill.
It tastes great. Because Claravale Farm milk is natural, pure, clean, and fresh, it tastes wonderful.
It’s real milk. Because it is not processed or adulterated, Claravale Farm milk is the last real, honest milk you can buy.
So, where can I buy it? Fortunately, you can find where to buy raw milk from Claravale Farm right on this website. It's available all over California through a number of independent grocery stores, as well as buying groups (check out Real Food Bay Area) and farmers markets.
What people say about Claravale milk
"Before coming to Southern California we lived on the East Coast and got our milk from a farm in Pennsylvania. It was very good milk, but your milk is far better. The only milk that is a close second to yours, is from a small farm on Mount Desert Island in Maine (also from Jersey cows).
I grew up in Holland - in the country - and had lots of farm fresh milk. None of it came even close to your rich, creamy Jersey milk.
– Amanda, Irvine, CA
"Love, love, love this milk!
My wife drinks it and now our 11 month old daughter has started on Claravale Farm's raw goat milk.
I used to get really gassy and bloated from dairy, plus had a lot of phlegm whenever I consumed it, but ever since drinking raw milk ALL those reactions have disappeared and I can even consume pasteurized dairy again. It's those live enzymes that are alive & well because the milk wasn't pasteurized AND the facilities were in immaculate condition. Raw milk has higher regulations than milk destined for the pasteurization plant!
Take the raw milk challenge and drink a quart a day for a week and see how you feel!"
– Nich, Costa Mesa, CA
"I gave up 'regular milk' about 25 years ago or more. I couldn't digest it. I also used to love rich ice creams like Haagan Dazs and others that were even better but over time my gut lost its ability to digest it and the good flavor of the ice cream wasn't worth the upset stomach.
A while back I decided to try your goat milk thinking that maybe goat milk and especially raw goat milk might be healthy and digestible. I was right and I've been enjoying your milk for some years now."
– Mark Hansen, Santa Cruz, CA