There's nothing like an old fashioned glass bottle of milk with the cream at the top, is there? One of the best things about living in a regional community is you get to hear about great small business ideas in the local area. We take note of this in at Slaters and recently stumbled across a great development that combines progressive business planning, environmental and health concerns and different angle on milk production. The new Raw Milk venture out on 57 Piako Road in Gordonton is pretty cool. Some of us in at the Bryce Street office take an interest in organics and alternative rural production as well as more mainstream practices. We went out and checked it out and spoke with the dairy farmer behind this venture and were pleasantly surprised by the whole setup. There are enormous health benefits to raw milk. It is free from the homogenising and pasteurising processes that are most commonly used in contemporary milk production. converts to raw milk say these can destroy some of the molecular chains and proteins that help with the digestion of the milk and your overall health. Some raw milk converts believe the destruction of these processes can impede milk digestion and this can lead people to mistakenly believe that they are allergic or intolerant of milk. We're not scientists here in at Bryce Street and we don't make claim to be. But what we do know is that some people we've spoken to who previously couldn't cope with ordinary milk are now consuming normal quantities of raw milk with ease and enjoyment. That's a good thing. If you'd like to take a look at this interesting business and the highly efficient and modern way pure raw milk is being offered to our community, then take a drive out to the Raw Milk shop and farm at 57 Piako Road Gordonton. We think you will be amazed and surprised. Have a great long weekend.