On Christmas eve monring, we let the 13 weaned piglets out of the lean-to portion of our new barn because their mother was finally dried up. One of our awesome weekly farm
I love my family more than anything else in the world—as I’m sure you do too. The commitment to feed your family the most nutrient-dense food on the planet–food that not only creates a more abundant life, but can potentially heal the body– often requires making difficult decisions. For many, the decision to feed your family raw milk involves many hours of research and thoughtful consideration.
Every year there are people who die from food borne illnesses. Raw milk has a bad rap for potentially causing illness–even though statistically more people die from raw spinach than raw milk. Because I believe in the POWER of food produced as God intended, my family has gone to great lengths, including investing our whole life savings, to produce clean, healthy raw milk for our family. Because I believe in the POWER of COMMUNITY and loving, committed RELATIONSHIPS, we’ve chosen to sell our milk to other families too.
From a financial perspective, producing raw milk to sell is the stupidest decision we could have made–huge risk and extremely low likelihood of any financial return on investment. But I love my family too much to ask my children to risk everything that we’ve all worked so hard to create together.
I already lose enough sleep over the health of my herd, whether or not we’ll get enough rain to grow grass, and ensuring the milking equipment is meticulously clean. I simply can’t lose any more sleep worrying that someone is going to get sick drinking my milk and sue me, and I’m going to lose everything we’ve worked so hard for.
And the truth is, whether or not a person gets sick from drinking raw milk is also dependent upon their overall health, including their gut and immune health–not just how clean the milk is.
So this the deal. I promise that I would never sell food to your family that I don’t feel 100% safe feeding my own babies. But if you choose to drink my milk, I ask that you take your share of the risk and responsibility for the decision to feed your family nutrient-dense raw milk. I’m asking you to give me your word that even if you or someone in your household drinks my milk and gets sick and–heaven forbid– even dies, you will not seek any financial damages from me, my farm, or any business I may own. If you aren’t willing to accept that level of accountability, then I’m sorry, but I can’t sell you my milk.
If you are willing to make that commitment, I will just need you to make the same promise to my attorney by giving me your initials and signature below.
Rachel Moser (and Scott and the kids!)