Camel milk is becoming more and more popular the United States, but finding places to buy it can be tricky. The sale of camel milk was only made legal in the USA in 2012, and while demand is growing, the market hasn’t grown enough to make it as widely available as cow milk. Also, much of the camel milk sold in the USA is raw, and not all states allow the sale of raw milk. There are a few American cities where you can find stores selling camel milk, but in most areas, ordering online is your best option.
Camel milk isn’t cheap in the USA. There are few camel dairies, and camels don’t produce nearly as much milk as cows. You can get a better deal buying powdered camel milk, though first read our article about the how powdered camel milk compares with fresh milk.
Camel Milk Sold in Stores
As of now Camel Milk isn’t sold in stores, but you can get some here in the US from the The Camel Milk Cooperative. “The Camel Milk Cooperative” (the “Coop”) was created to bring camel milk to the US consumer utilizing best practices in the emerging US camel dairy market. In doing so, we also bring equity and fairness to the camel dairy industry to ensure that camel dairy farmers can continue to build herds, raise and milk camels in a financially and environmentally sustainable manner.
While reviewing the state of camel milk dairies both in the USA and abroad, the founders of The Camel Milk Cooperative noted that, in addition to being a ‘new’ and emerging market, US camel dairies were typically small and family-owned. Their intensive labor wasn’t earning the returns they deserved. The middlemen were getting most of the revenue, even though the farmers were handling the orders and breeding, raising and nurturing camels around the clock. Their goal was to offer the farmers more support and fair pay. They don’t have time for website and sales support, so they wanted to make it easy on them and their customers who call and write in search of great camel milk.
We pullled the following text from the Camel Milk Cooperatives website:
“Just like our camels, our mission has four legs: (1) to disseminate the power and purity of camel milk to the US market, (2) to ensure the sustainability and growth of the US camel dairy industry by creating equitable and financially sound business practices for camel dairy farmers, (3) to increase consumer access to the camel milk supply chain, and (4) to increase the presence and power of the US camel dairy industry. We created the Coop in accordance with farmer input.
Our vision is to establish the Coop as the premier purveyor of the finest camel milk in the world, by creating and developing industry best practices, all while maintaining uncompromising principles as we march towards the achievement of the vision.
The Camel Milk Cooperative works directly with two farms. Camelot Camel Dairy, in Wray Colorado, and Humpback Dairy in Miller Missouri.”
Camel Milk Products Sold Online
We have done our research and looks like the best place to buy camel milk soap online is through Camel Life . They have excellent customer service as well as an awesome product! They are located in Wellington Florida and they are a family run business.
You can also buy their Camel Milk Products HERE on Amazon.com. Camel Life will soon have a whole line of camel milk products from camel milk shower gel, to camel milk lip balm.