Met the brother of a friend this afternoon. She'd told me this spring (seems so long ago!) that they were considering offering raw milk. The restrictions and updates seemed too high for him to want to proceed, however, so they put it on the back burner...even turned the burner off, he said today. However, it's been moved forward again. Seems a state official called to see how things were progressing. When he said they weren't, he found out that the state is doing what they can to get more grade A dairies going here due to the high consumer demand for raw milk....which is going hand in hand with little shareholder dairies. And they don't want backyard dairies. I'd read an article recenly (WA tilth?) where there are now 5 or 6 grade A dairies in Washington, and the number is growing. Guess this is why! People have been converting small barns into milking parlors, some rather inexpensively. One was done for about $2500. Guess now's the time to get your grade A up and running around here!