The market was a good size, but I didn't look around too much. I made a beeline for the Dairy department (something I haven't done in a long time, felt weird!) and looked for the raw milk.
At first, I didn't even see it because I had assumed it would be in glass bottles. But, I found it! It was about $6 for the quart. There was also raw cream, but that doubled in price for half as much, so I just got the quart of milk.
I haven't had plain milk since 2005. I've had it indirectly in chocolates, drinks, and other foods occasionally, but I can't tell you the last time I actually drank a glass of milk. I poured some out into a tea cup, as I didn't want too much for my first time, and very tenderly sipped my first taste of plain milk in years.
My tastebuds weren't quite ready for the milky taste, so I was a little put off at first. After a few more sips, I focused on the taste of the milk. It was very familiar, but it was sweeter. Not terribly noticable, but sweeter than I remember milk to taste. I used to prefer the vegan milks because they were usually sweetened, but this was different. It was a very subtle sweetness, but it was good.
What I really like about the milk, though, is the convenience. On Sunday, my hunny and I usually have his younger siblings over and we hang out with them. We had been cleaning the apartment all morning, and I hadn't eaten anything yet. I was starting to feel really hungry, as I had vacuumed, mopped, swept, and tidied up the rooms. We were planning on taking the kids to lunch, but I didn't think I could wait that long. So, I peeped in the fridge and grabbed the milk and had a cup of it. It kept my hunger at bay until we went to eat lunch (at Chipotle! yum!). I haven't had that kind of food convenience in a while, so that was nice.
While I enjoyed the raw milk, I don't think it will be something that I'll buy all of the time. Not only do I have to drive fairly far to get it, I wouldn't drink enough of it daily to warrent buying it regularly. I have read that raw milk is good for pregnant women, so maybe when that time comes I'll be drinking it more, we'll see!