Raw Milk Law in TN
Article by Shawn Dady on July 25, 2012
The only 2 ways to currently
obtain raw milk in the state of Tennessee
At this time in TN, it is illegal for a dairy farmer to sell clean, fresh raw milk from his farm directly to the public FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. There are only 2 ways to legally obtain raw milk in the state of Tennessee right now. Here they are below.
- It is legal for farmers to sell raw milk FOR PET CONSUMPTION only.
It must be labeled as such.
- It is legal to obtain fresh raw milk through share programs. either cow
shares, herd shares, or farm shares. Learn more about cow shares.
Not only can farmers now make raw milk obtainable for their cow share owners, they can also make MILK PRODUCTS available from their own milk, things like butter, cream, and cheeses.
We have been working diligently over the last 10 years to change the laws in the state of Tennessee and we have met with some success. The cow share law was a huge victory for our organization. See the links below for some of the history of what has happened with our raw milk efforts.