Looking for fresh goat milk!
Anyone know where to find some fresh goat milk? My wife makes soap and wants to get some fresh goat milk for one of her recipes.
Find some goats and the person that owns them.
STX. Ill start remembering to post that ... i swear
Can you use pasteurized milk versus fresh? If so, check Plaza Extra on STX. PE on STT is carrying cartons of goat milk.
Plaza West definitely sells cartons of goats milk. There are so many goats and farmers on island, I'm sure you'll be able to find someone if you need fresh. Ask Sejah Farms--I go there for vegetables (mostly their wonderful tomatoes!!) and I believe they also sell meat and have goats. They are located in Grove. Or Annaly farms. Someone at either one of those places should be able to point you in the right direction...
I have always found it bizarre that on islands overrun with goats, it is very hard to find goat milk or chevre. Is it just too much work to milk goats?
A good milking doe will produce an average of about 2-3 quarts a day, but that's extremely misleading. The main reason is that most goats will produce a lot of milk— often a gallon or more per day—soon after kidding. After that peak, production declines, sometimes slowly, sometimes not so slowly. A good goat should produce for 9-10 months of the year, although the last part of the lactation (milking period) might only amount to a few cups a day. A not-so-good goat might only produce for a couple of months before going dry.
Goats milk is so great. I was raised on that, not cows milk in TX. Nowdays I LOOVVEE goat cheese. Cheese is defiantly my drug of choice and one thing I refuse to skimp on.