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.
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. 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.
At Desert Farms, we’re aiming to build a good legacy from the very start. We want to leave things better than we found them. We’re striving to do business in an enlightened way, by taking responsibility for our impact on society and the environment, and making it as positive as possible. It’s part of our quest to sustain an ethical business in this wonderful world. Below is what we’ve done so far, plus our strategy for the future.