Desert Farms Camels

Desert Farms Camels

With more customers convinced in the curative powers of camel milk, the vision of California-based Desert Farms, Inc. to promote camel milk as the next “super food” is slowly being realized.

Outlandish as it may seem at first pass, some studies have suggested that camel milk could help combat insulin resistance and other metabolic issues, while another study published in the Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal linked drinking camel milk to lower levels of oxidative stress and improvements in function and motor skills.

Not surprisingly, the bulk of Desert Farms customers are parents of children with autism.

Camel milk as a tonic against disease is nothing new outside the US. In 2006, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) saw bright prospects for camel dairy products, which could not only provide more food to people in arid and semi-arid areas, but also give nomadic herders a source of income.

“We’re America’s new dairy generation, and we sell camel milk,” says Walid Abdul Wahab, the founder of Desert Farms, the first beverage company producing its own line of camel milk in North America. Wahab wants to provide the U.S. with what he calls a “clean and better dairy alternative” that is already popular in Saudi Arabia, his native country.

“What’s the first thing you’ll say about camel milk? “What does it taste like?” What’s the second thing you’ll say? “It tastes just like milk!” And the third thing you’ll say is “I didn’t know you could milk camels.” If you’re looking for a delicious, natural, nutrient-rich drink that supports your fast-moving life, order up. We’ll send it straight to your door PDQ (pretty darn quick). Then drain a glass. We’ll be here when you come back for more.” 

Desert Farms offers three varieties: raw, pasteurized and kefir, as well as colostrum and other products like soaps and natural skin care. Currently, 150 retailers across the U.S. carry the milk, including Whole Foods, and it’s sold online. Some stores may carry the milk fresh, but most keep the product frozen.

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Our passion for camel milk began in Saudi Arabia, where our founder, Walid, was visiting his family in his hometown of Jeddah looking for raw milk. He was approached by a friend with a plastic bag of camel milk that looked “really fresh—and tasted soo good,” Walid recalls. But then he couldn’t find it anywhere in stores—only the Bedouins sold it. Since you can stop a camel herder by the road in Jeddah, it was no big deal to the locals, right? But he fell in love with it and he knew other people would, too. He found himself attached to the root cause and desiring to improve the health of people around the world.

So when Walid moved to California, he appreciated how people valued a healthy lifestyle. He realized this was the perfect place to start a camel milk company. After selling camel milk at mosques and ethnic food festivals, Walid’s business plan won the Marcia Israel Award from USC, so he decided to leave his corporate real estate position and began his camel adventure.

Having made the big commitment, he went courting the world, trying to spark a Camel Milk Revolution, and found the greatest and most friendly people. While looking for US camel herders, in the Midwest he came across a group known for being polite and down-to-earth, a group who didn’t exist in the Middle East: the wonderful Amish community, who exemplify hard work and cooperation. Watching them work together was and remains awesome to Walid. “Networking through social media just isn’t the same as teaming up with neighbors to build a barn,” he says. “If you ask an Amish farmer why they're successful, don't expect a lot of soul-searching or reflection on what they do right—the Amish will likely pin the praise on anyone else but themselves.” Walid felt that they deserved an easier way to bring their products to market, and he loves the quality of their camel milk!

Desert Farms is now bringing these rural farm families’ products to eager consumers in California and other states. “It’s exciting to bridge gaps between communities that are far apart,” he says. Small start-up companies like Desert Farms can offer real value to customers who care about what’s in and behind their products.

So join us in the Camel Milk Revolution—and thanks to everyone who makes Desert Farms a success!

Farmers are the heart of Desert Farms

Our commitment to local farming communities has created a handful of family farms across America. From the rolling hills of Pennsylvania to the sunny coast of California our commitment remains stronger than ever. After all, great camel milk starts with great local farmers and a healthy herd. All camels are pasture-raised, meaning that they are allowed to eat all the different natural flora and fauna in the pastures, a natural diet their bodies can easily handle  – and one that keeps them happy and healthy.

When you choose Desert Farms as your source of camel milk, you can feel great knowing you’re supporting local agriculture across the country, along with the proud heritage of American family farmers.  We celebrate our family farmers for taking on the incredible task and risk of putting the world’s healthiest dairy on America’s tables with common sense, hard work, and sheer heart.

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What does it taste like?

Answer: It taste just like milk!

Why is camel milk so expensive?

Answer: Camels don’t give lots of milk, but what they do give is precious. They only give milk when they have a baby and lactation lasts from 10 months to over a year. They have long pregnancies, and it’s not easy to breed them, so while the US learns more about camel breeding, we’re thankful to get what we do. Milking camels (cows) produce around 5-6 liters or so a day (imagine three 2-liter bottles of soda). So it takes a whole farm, lots of feed and pasture, veterinary care, and human hands to care for and milk these ladies. If you saw how much labor and expense goes into it, you’d be surprised it’s not more costly. Since many of our customers are parents, we won’t charge more than we think is reasonable.

Can my kids drink camel milk?

Answer: Yes! This product is not intended to cure or diagnose any illness. If you plan to use camel milk as a natural remedy, please consult your local physician and alternative health care practitioner before you introduce a new food to your children’s diet.

Why don’t you use glass bottles?

Answer: We can if you prefer. We like to give options to our customers and have no preference for one or another. However, please note that glass bottles usually increase the price of your shipment.

Is camel milk kosher?

Answer: Camel Milk is not kosher according to Jewish law. The Jewish law requirement is that an animal must have a cloven foot and chew their cud; camels do not have a cloven foot. Both criteria must be met for an animal to be considered kosher. However, a Rabbi may honor exceptions to this rule when there are health issues. Contact your local Rabbi for more information.

Is camel milk halal?

Answer: Yes Camel milk is halal

Where is your production facility?

Answer: We work with Amish and other family farms nationwide. Each bottle is milked, bottled and packaged at the farm to ensure the delicate camel milk is not exposed to contamination. Our camel milk is not and will never be shipped to a third-party contractor for bottling. We try to limit the number of people dealing with your products to ensure freshness and purity.

How should I store my milk?

Answer: Once you receive your order fresh milk has a best by date of 2 weeks if stored in the refrigerator. However, within those 2 weeks you can freeze the milk at any time. Frozen milk can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months. Once thawed or defrosted it is best to consume within 3 - 5 days. It is not unusual for camel milk to last more than 2 weeks in the fridge although it might taste a little bit sour but that does not mean it has expired. The only way to tell if your milk has expired is by its smell. When ever you receive the milk you want to "Use" or "Freeze" the milk within 2 weeks.

Do you ship nationally?

Answer: Yes, please see our shipping rates...

Are you certified organic?

Answer: No, but we work with family farmers who have been leaders in ‘organic’ agriculture from the very beginning before all the certifications came into place. If you would like to see the Certified Organic label on our bottles, give us a call or email us. With greater demand for this, we will be glad to make that investment.

My local store doesn’t carry camel milk! What can I do?

Answer: We’re with you—we want to see Desert Farms products on every shelf too! We’re working on spreading the Camel Milk Revolution, but you can help by asking the dairy manager where you shop to stock a small quantity of Desert Farms Camel Milk to start. It’s good for stores to know what their customers want.

I own a small store, and I like your products. How do I stock Desert Farms?

Answer: Send us an email at Let us know the distributors who supply you and we can work out the details.

What allergens are present in your facility or products?

Answer: Our products are made in a facility that processes camel milk.

Are your bottles recyclable?

Answer: Desert Farms bottles are 100% recyclable, and our sights are set on using fully recycled materials in our future packaging. We seek to recycle, reuse and repurpose.

Your product says ‘non- homogenized’ but I see a little white creamy stuff on the edges of the bottle. What does that mean?

Answer: Although homogenization is a physical process, where pressure is applied to the beverage, we don’t need to do that artificially. Factory homogenization ensures smoothness and prevents separation. But it doesn’t affect the nutritional content. The beauty of camel milk is that it is naturally homogenized, it’s so great that we skip that physical process and provide camel milk in its original form. The white creamy stuff is probably butterfat and we love drinking it. And while you might see a little separation in the occasional bottle of camel milk, that’s just a natural event and doesn’t change the drinkability of the milk. Just shake it up. We do not homogenize Desert Farms camel milk because we believe that milk should be processed as little as possible, and consumed in the most natural state. Homogenization, which is not necessary for any food safety reason, destroys the sweet, creamy taste of fresh milk and alters its molecular structure.

Why do you sell both raw and pasteurized camel milk?

Answer: We offer our customers the choice of both raw and pasteurized camel milk due to customer preferences. We don’t take sides in the debate of raw vs. pasteurized. We believe camel milk is great in both forms.

Is raw milk safe?

Answer: Yes, for most people, but always check the source and take your questions to a doctor.

Can I cook or bake with camel milk?

Answer: Our camel milk is GREAT for cooking – the best part is that you can use the exact same amount of camel milk in cooking and baking recipes as cow’s milk.

Can I use camel milk with coffee?

Answer: Our camel milk will not curdle in your coffee; in fact, it’s become the milk of choice at some of Dubai’s top coffee shops, so you should go ahead and steam it, too!

How long does your product stay fresh?

Answer: Once you receive your order you can store your fresh milk for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or you can freeze it for up to 6 months in the freezer. Once thawed or defrosted it is best to consume your milk within 3 to 5 days. If you receive your milk frozen the best way to thaw or defrost it is by placing it in the refrigerator overnight or you can place it in a bowl of warm water and let it sit for a couple of hours. Once the milk has been defrosted it is completely normal for the fat to separate, just shake and drink up.

Are you going to make your products in smaller sizes?

Answer: You bet! How could we deprive you of our camel milk goodness on-the-go? Stay tuned for the next evolution of the product line to hit shelves in many adventurous flavors! Hint: fancy yourself a date?

Is camel milk vegan?

Answer: No, Desert Farms camel milk is an animal product. Animal lovers can rejoice that our camels are treated well and cherished by each family farm!

Can camel milk be mixed with alcoholic beverages?

Answer: No...

How much camel milk can I consume in a day?

Answer: Drink as much camel milk as you’d like! You’re not limited to the amount of camel milk you can consume.

Do I need to keep my camel milk refrigerated?

Answer: Yes, camel milk should be refrigerated below 40 degrees Fahrenheit before and after opening to preserve the highest quality and taste.

What should I do if the expiration date on the bottle has passed?

Answer: We do not label expiration dates on our raw milk simply because raw milk does not really expire, it ferments by it self and turns sour which is how bedouins drink it. However if you want to consume the products before it turns sour you should do so within 2 weeks upon receiving your package. We only label expiration dates only for the pasteurized milk because once the milk is pasteurized it no longer has that bacteria to allow fermentation. The best way to tell if the milk has expired is to smell it. Sour milk does not mean it has expired. If it smells funky then you should throw it away.

When is the best time to drink camel milk?

Answer: Whenever you feel like it! Before, during or after meals or as a light midnight snack. Here are some of the ways you’ve told us you like to drink camel milk: In the morning for energy with tea or coffee Throughout the day for sustained energy With or without a meal to help control your appetite One hour before working out to build stamina Immediately following a strenuous workout for recovery and replenishment In the evening as a tasty, low calorie dessert replacement

Are Desert Farms’ products okay for people with wheat and gluten allergies? Is Desert Farms camel milk a replacement for breast feeding or infant formula?

Answer: The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that breastfeeding is important for optimal infant and child health and development. We share this view, and we recommend that you consult your health care provider when you are considering changing any aspect of a child’s diet.

Can I refreeze my camel milk?

Answer: Yes, refreezing is completely safe and ok. Sometimes when you order the milk frozen you might receive it partially thawed, do not worry that is absolutely fine, just place it back in the freezer or refrigerator to defrost. Although freezing will not change the milk's nutritional values, in fact it will actually preserve it however, it might change the texture of the milk because of the fat globules separating, just shake and drink up.

How is Desert Farms camel milk packaged?

Answer: We make every effort to use packaging materials that are safe, responsibly sourced and recyclable. Our 16 FL OZ milk bottles are PET and BPA free. Each bottle is hand-packaged by your farmer with extra care and love.

How can I recycle a Desert Farms product?

Answer: Recycling facilities vary from one community to another. If our packages are not being recycled in your community, we urge you to work with your local recycling center to expand their efforts.

Where does Desert Farms get the camel milk?

Answer: From camels… No really, Desert Farms camel milk comes from hard-working and dedicated family farmers around the US. Our family farms supply 100% of our camel milk.

How big are Desert Farms partner farms?

Answer: The farms that provide our camel milk come in all shapes and sizes from every region of the country. But they all share the belief that raw natural camel milk makes sense for healthy families and a healthy planet. The average herd size of a Desert Farms partner farm is 6 cows (what they call female milking camels).

Where can I buy camel milk?

Answer: You can buy camel milk by signing up on our website at Here you can buy the best quality camel milk delivered right to your door.

What do Desert Farms camels eat?

Answer: All Desert Farms camels graze on organic pasture. When they are not on pasture, they are fed only organic; vegetarian feed that has been produced without the use of genetically modified grains or the use of toxic and persistent herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers.

How often Desert Farms camel graze on the pasture?

Answer: In compliance with USDA Organic Regulations, all Desert Farms camels must graze on pasture for at least four months of the year. The grazing season varies depending on geographic region. Camels are required to have year-round access to the outdoors, shade, shelter, exercise areas and direct sunlight. Fresh air and exercise are considered vital to a camel's health, even in the non-pasture season. Every farmer is responsible for creating and adhering to a pasture management plan that’s updated monthly.

Does Desert Farms use any antibiotics or growth hormones on their camels?

Answer: The use of antibiotics is strictly prohibited in Desert Farms. Our policy is 100% raw and natural whenever possible. The first and best defense against illness is prevention. But when a camel does become ill, we rely on natural and alternative methods as our preferred treatment. If a sick animal cannot be restored to full health with organic-approved treatments, we may administer antibiotics or other prescribed medicines to return a camel to good health. However, when antibiotics or other prohibited materials are administered, we hold off on shipping the milk till there is no antibiotic residue in the camel milk, and then we resume. We always consider the well-being of our animals first and never allow an animal to suffer. The use of added growth hormones rBST and rBGH is strictly prohibited on Desert Farms. The use of these substances is not allowed in any organic dairy.

Who owns Desert Farms?

Answer: Desert Farms Camel Milk is a brand within Desert Farms Inc. Desert Farms Inc. is dedicated to introducing authentic and nutritious products originating from the desert through socially and environmentally responsible practices. Desert Farms is a registered trademark of Desert Farms, Inc. Desert Farms is an independent, privately held company incorporated in the state of California.

Where is Desert Farms located?

Answer: The company got its start in Los Angeles, California, in 2014. Our headquarters are located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, CA. Our family farms, which supply 100% of Desert Farms’ camel milk, are in many states around the country.

Am I supporting family farms if I order from any state?

Answer: Absolutely! Desert Farms works with a network of family farms across the country.

Is camel milk natural?

Answer: Yes. All natural.

Do your camels have one hump or two?

Answer: Most of our farmers have Arabian camels or mistakenly known as dromedaries, which are one-humped camels, often used for dairy production. Remember the letter D for Dromedary, D for delicious! Some of our other farmers have a herd of Bactrian’s, which are not currently used for milking and a nice collection of mixed breed.

What does “Make everyday a hump day” really mean?

Answer: Drink Desert Farms Camel Milk daily and you'll know soon enough…

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With no appreciable difference in taste from cow's milk, camel's milk has 50% less fat and about 40 fewer calories per cup.It also has about the same amounts of other nutrients. Desert Farms sells milk raw or pasteurized, with the pasteurized version in most stores.Find out more about Camel Milk and our promise here.

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