Grass-Fed, A2A2 Raw Milk

Our small herd of dairy cows are 100% grass-fed, have A2A2 genetics, and are hormone/antibiotic free! Straight Up Outside LLC strives to produce quality milk so that our community has access to this healthy superfood, hassle free!

Why drink raw milk?

Besides the comfort of drinking a locally grown, fresh, and delicious product, there are TONS of health benefits to unprocessed milk consumption. But don’t take my word for it, check out these studies from the scientific community:

Keeps kids healthy!

“Numerous scientific studies have shown that raw milk is correlated with decreased rates of asthma, allergies, eczema, otitis, fever, and respiratory infections.” RawMilkInstitute.org, December, 2019.

“An important study published in 2015 confirms what many mothers have observed—children on raw milk don’t get sick as often.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

A great source of nutrients!

“Raw milk, and especially raw milk from pastured animals… is a great source of calcium, iron, Vitamins A, D & K, phosphorus, zinc, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and omega-3 fatty acids, plus many beneficial enzymes and probiotics.” RawMilkInstitute.org, December, 2019.

“Meat, eggs, and dairy products from pastured animals are ideal for your health. Compared with commercial products, they offer you more “good” fats, and fewer “bad” fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Furthermore, they do not contain traces of added hormones, antibiotics or other drugs.Health Benefits of Grass-fed Products, EatWild.com

“… Moreover, raw milk supplies enzymes and carrier proteins to ensure that 100% of every nutrient is absorbed.” Realmilk.com

It’s delicious!

Our milk is unprocessed (full fat) and over 4.5% butterfat! Here’s a few testimonials about how tasty our milk is:

“Such a delicious treat that made the best ice cream I’ve ever had :)” -Tim G.

“Annie and Nick have such a great source of amazing rich raw milk. As a mom of 3 little kids its been so wonderful to offer them so much unprocessed nutrition in a cup…” – Sara P.

“This farm is a true gem in southern Minnesota. The milk we get here is so incredibly delicious, my kids beg for more…” -Lyndsay D.

But is it safe?

In the 1800s, dairy farms moved into the city and built factory dairies. They soon found people were getting sick from the dirty milk! As a result, pasteurization technology was invented in order to kill off all bacteria.

But pasteurizing milk is just a band-aid fix to a larger problem… poor quality milk.

At Straight Up Outside, we focus on producing high quality milk, utilizing safe and ethical milking practices, and rotational grazing, with frequent testing completed by the Dairy Herd Information Association’s (DHIA) certified lab or with coliform testing strips at home to ensure bacteria counts (coliform) are low… There’s no pasteurization needed!

How about the cows?

In modern day industrial agriculture, a dairy cow will complete about 3 lactations (roughly 4 years of life). In a pasture-based, holistic farming scenario, a cow is known to have 7-9 lactations. Living and producing milk for much longer than a confinement cow! Our relatively young herd consists of 8 Jersey-crosses that are all under 6 years old.

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