We have delicious raw goat milk in quart size, and half gallon sizes through September, when our breeding season begins and need to dry off the ladies. We make small batch cheeses from time to time and always have farm fresh gelato at farmer's markets in NH.
We are keeping the number of girls in milk to a dozen or less, we are more focused on their quality of life and just the joy of keeping goats.
Raw goat milk is collected from our goats daily and is not pasteurized. Raw milk is not pasteurized. Pasteurization destroys organisms that may be harmful to human health.
The small, soft, curds, in goat milk are more easily broken down my stomach enzymes, making goat milk more digestible. Goat's milk also has more “prebiotic” carbohydrates called oligosaccharides. These prebiotic enzymes help support the beneficial bacteria in our gut ecosystem.
Goat milk does contain lactose, though less than the levels found in cow milk. Some lactose intolerant people may find it easier to tolerate, but this is highly individual.
When raw goat milk is milked properly it can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge. The average timeframe is 7-10 days.
Absolutely! Raw goat milk is considered the "universal milk," and animals as well as humans benefit from the probiotics inherent to goat's milk.