Whether or not you drink raw milk, or prefer pasteurized, local milk tastes exceptionally better than some of the white-colored water in the grocery stores. And don’t be afraid of regular fat products. They taste so good that you will be able to eat less and be just as satisfied. Take your time and really enjoy the taste and texture of your excellent local dairy! As for eggs, you will be able to taste the difference. And finding a double-yolked egg is always a little magical!
Before you go “Hey, this is the same from the Produce Page”, the links will take you to the meat, eggs and dairy-specific pages.
Resources for Dairy and Eggs –
CISA: Communities Involved in Supporting Agriculture – This page is a nice way to start to find sources of dairy and eggs. Be aware that some of the information might be a little out of date, and also you will need to specify what part of the state you would like to look in by clicking on the appropriate area on the MA map at the right-hand top of the page.
NOFA’s Raw Milk Directory – Also a good place to look for raw milk.
Eggs are interesting and easy to find, as many farms that have meat and dairy often have eggs. Your neighbor might have fresh, happy eggs for all you know. We get our eggs from Red Fire Farm through the CSA’s egg share.
Maybe try having your own hens… Backyard Chickens are cool. We are going to get some one day.
Resources for Meat –
CISA: Communities Involved in Supporting Agriculture – If you look to the left of the page, you can narrow down your selection of what type of meat you want to find. Be aware you will need to specify what part of the state you would like to look in by clicking on the appropriate area on the MA map at the right-hand top of the page.
Here are the Meat CSA’s in MA that we are aware of:
Let us know who we have missed. These were some of the easier choices that we have tried or know enough about to present to you.