Mermaid Farm – Raw Milk, Yogurt, Mango Lassi


This is Mermaid Farm located on Martha’s Vineyard. If you are looking for fresh raw milk on the Island, this is where you get it. They also have yogurt and mango lassi. Yum! You don’t have to call for an appointment. When it comes to payment they are on the honor system. That way you can get what you need, when you need it.


The idea that fat free milk is healthy for you is a myth. During processing they remove all fat and replace it with sugar/chemicals. They add 12 grams of sugar per cup to make it taste good. The American Heart Association suggests no more than 30 grams of added sugar a day. One cup of fat free milk is almost half of your added sugar intake. I don’t drink milk, but if I was going to, Raw Milk is the way to go.

Mango is one of my all time favorite summer fruit. Mango Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt drink from India. Here on the Island you can find fresh home made Mango Lassi at Mermaid Farm.

I am so glad I had the opportunity to try this, because now I am inspired to make it at home on a regular basis. I also think it would be a delicious base to my vanilla Vega Sport Protein powder.

Fall is right around the corner so it is time to squeeze in some last minute, end of the season juicing and Mango Lassi making, while the produce is still fresh and in season.

Anyway, if you are on the Island, Mermaid Farm is definitely worth the quick stop. So check it out. It only takes five minutes to grab what you need.

How do you drink your milk? Do you think dairy is healthy?


  1. Robert August 28, 2013

    We do not drink cow’s milk. It’s awful scary stuff that they sell in the grocery store. The casein to whey ratio is almost exactly opposite that of human milk. It’s also full of IGF-1 (insuling growth factor-1) which cows need because they grow so quickly. But it’s also directly linked to breast cancer (and implicated in others.)

    Our kids drank goat’s milk which is much better. We use rice milk if we need white liquidy stuff.

    I do however eat the crap out of some greek yogurt. So that’s probably a double standard on my part…

    • dorseyml August 28, 2013

      Wow! Thanks for the info. I don’t drink cow’s milk either. But posted this for those who do. For those that drink milk raw is the way to go. But if you want the ultimate healthy way, eliminate all dairy from your diet. On the rare occasion I will have a yogurt. Thanks again for the comment.