Ridley Farm

Shapleigh, ME

Nothing Added, Nothing Taken Away

Ridley Farm has been operating since 1973. They stay busy producing raw, unpasteurized milk (whole and skim) and cream. Deliveries come on Friday straight from being milked that morning. You can’t ask for anything fresher than that! The cap will always tell you the day it was milked for guaranteed freshness.

What’s the deal with raw milk?

Pasteurization is the process of heating a product to kill bacteria. Milk started being pasteurized routinely in the early 1920’s. Prior to that, milk was always drank in the raw form. Pasteurization is the “safer” route. However, when the required strict regulations are followed, those risks are almost eradicated. Raw milk has enzymes, proteins and vitamin’s that are destroyed during the pasteurization process. It also does not have the chemical preservatives that are in store bought milk. Ridley’s dairy cows are pasture raised and fed___. Like meat, you can taste the difference in your milk when the cow is fed and exercised right.