Ty Llwyd Farm - Long Island Raw Milk

Video: Uploaded by Long Island Naturally Official on 2018-07-13.

Ty Llwyd is a Welsh phrase pronounced "tee clewed" and means brown House. It is a sixth-generation, 33-acre family-run operation founded in 1870 as a potato farm. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places a few years ago.

David, Liz and son Chris Wines operate this family farm in Northville, New York, on the north fork of Long Island. The Riverhead, New York state farm began selling regulated, unpasteurized milk in 2011 and is currently the only raw milk dairy on Long Island. They sell fresh brown eggs, seasonal vegetables, hay, raw milk from Jersey cows, and potatoes. According to this 2018 article New York's Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services oversees all aspects of the state's dairy industry. The farm must have their milk tested regularly for a variety of pathogens like listeria, salmonella and E.coli. Restrictions allow for raw milk to be sold from the farm only. Chris milks Clover, Flower, Seana, Abby and the rest of the cows via machine twice a day, for a total yield of 40 gallons a day, or 80 half-gallon bottles. The dairy is small, however the grass-fed cows produce a superior quality milk customers are prepared to pay for.

The farm has been in the family since 1870 when David’s great, great great uncle (hopefully that is the right number of greats) built the house. A few years ago the farm with the Welsh name became a NY historic site. See the video below for a beautiful look into the bucolic life on Ty Llwyd farm.

Video:  A beautiful look at local organic food and farming on Ty Llwyd Farm. Family owned and operated on Long Island. 

Raw Milk Regulations in New York state

Ty Llwyd farm started producing certified raw milk for commercial consumption in 2009. According to the 2018 article there are now 19 Jersey cows producing close to 67 gallons of milk a day. According to the Raw Milk Nation Map licensed on-farm sales of raw milk is legal in New York state. According to this article, Liz said that inspectors from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets test the milk Ty Llwyd sells for harmful bacteria each month “to make sure it passes the test.”

Below is a 2015 story by the Norforker. Ty Llwyd's Caitlin Grilli teached Sheri Winter how to milk a cow:

Video: Ty Llwyd's Caitlyn teachers Sheri how to milk the Jerseys in the milking parlor. A Times Review News Group video.

Everything I Want to Drink is Illegal?

Video: Sophomore speech competition at Newton South HS March 6th 2015 Noah Kopf, member of Slow Food and Slow Food Youth at the time.

A couple of years ago a teenager then 16 year old, Noah Kopf from Newton, MA and his grandmother Anne Howard visited the farm to learn more about raw milk and to meet the cows. Noah won his school's speech competition with his speech on raw milk: "Everything I Want to Drink is Illegal." The video went viral on social media. 

Please note, it is not certain how up to date the raw milk producers list really is. Raw milk is regulated in the state of New York by the Department of Agriculture. Licensed farm sales have been legal for a decade and there were nearly 50 dairies licensed in 2018. Find a local dairy with Real Milk Finder.