Sanborn and Chan-Muehlbauer bought raw milk from Hartmann Dairy through a delivery system that appears common in raw milk circles. They paid Hartmann directly for milk and other food, which was dropped off weekly at a “depot” — one customer’s home — where it was then distributed to other customers. There are about 15 to 20 families in their distribution group, and apparently multiple distribution depots.
Sanborn, Chan-Muehlbauer and two other members of their distribution group — all of them professional, middle-class women with children — elucidated a similar food world view. They shun traditional supermarkets, buying their food largely from coops, farmers markets and Hartmann’s farm.
Their goal: Buy as much local and natural food as possible.