We used to purchase this from Organic Pastures but they stopped carry this after a recent recall on raw milk.
Many of you have been wondering where our Colostrum products (Colostrum, SuperLite, Qephor (a.k.a Kephir)) have been lately and we are very saddened to say that we have been forced to say goodbye to Raw Colostrum for human consumption.
For seven years, OPDC sold raw colostrum in stores as a “dietary supplement” under an exclusive arrangement with the CA Department of Public Health. This arrangement was withdrawn after the recall in November of 2011, even though colostrum was not a subject of the recall.
- Marcy Oliver of Organic Pastures
We now make our own with the recipe below from Organic Pastures. To start with, we purchase Kephir grains (call: 1-877-RAW MILK).
- Whole raw milk (slightly soured or fresh)
- Kephir grains
In a clean glass jar, add whole raw milk. Add some Kephir grains into the jar. (You can reuse these after fermentation is complete.) Cover the top of the jar with cheese cloth to keep out critters (like kitties;-)) Keep the jar at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours. Do not stir. When the milk is soft and jello like, you’ve made kephir. It may separate some, but that’s OK. Once this has happened, pour the mixture through a stainless steel strainer (not aluminum) to retain the Kephir grains.
You now have raw Kephir.
The Kephir grains can be reused. As with a pet, keep them warm and feed with raw milk to grow them, If you want to have them rest, cover them with raw milk and put them in the refrigerator.