Dungeness Valley Farm is the latest dairy to start providing raw milk to the public, according to Sequim-Dungeness Valley editor Diane Urbani de la Paz.
Since 1992, their milk had been processed by Darigold, which included homogenizing and pasteurizing the milk. With the cutting of ties with Darigold, the farm also changed their name to Dungeness Valley Creamery.
This week, the farm will undergo a series of US Department of Agriculture inspections, which is required prior to licensing. The license is required in order to sell raw milk.
Despite the recent E. coli outbreak at an unlicensed dairy that provided raw milk, the owners are optimistic about the demand for unpasteurized milk. Orders are already coming in as well as inquiries into their product.